Star Wars Actor Rips Game of Thrones: ‘No Black People’

In a recent interview with GQ, Star Wars actor John Boyega took a shot at HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones, decrying a lack of black actors in the show. “There are no black people on Game of Thrones,” said Boyega, who directed a similar complaint at Lord of the Rings. “I ain’t paying money

Community Helping to Build Jail Playroom for Visiting Children

Jail is not an easy environment, especially not for the children seeing their incarcerated loved ones behind bars. One jail in Danville, Kentucky is trying to make visitation easier on those children. On Monday, the Boyle County Detention Center started turning a bleak hallway into a children’s playroom. The idea came from noticing kids sitting in

Snapchat Miniskirt Video Highlights Dangers of Feminism in Saudi Arabia

Recently, a snapchat user posted a video of a woman walking though the Saudi Arabian city of Ushayqir in ~gasp~ a miniskirt and a crop top. Outrage sparked an investigation, and she’s since been found, arrested and detained for the crime by the mutaween (Islamic Religious Police). The woman, who on snapchat goes by the name “Khulood”,

Bad News for Agorists: The Latest Deep Web Market Has Been Shut Down

Digitally circumventing the laws of the land just got harder. Over the last week the FBI, DEA, and Europol took coordinated action to shut down and seize the operators of deep web markets, Alphabay and Hansa. Arrests are underway for the creators and clients of these markets. Alphabay’s alleged founder was taken into custody and has been

How Fiscally Healthy Is Your State?

The Mercatus Center has released its fiscal rankings of each state in the nation. Find your state in the map above to see how highly (or lowly) it may have ranked: Here’s what the report’s authors, Eileen Norcross and Olivia Gonzalez, had to say about the five states occupying the fiscal basement in 2015, Illinois,

With ACA Repeal, Democracy Would Provide Politicians the Incentive to Oppose Voters

Politics is only a team sport if the end goal is winning elections rather than changing public policy. Certainly, electoral gains by one party or another can be a means towards an end, but the only people filled with incentives to see it as an end in and of itself are politicians. The fact that

Deranged Duterte Threatens to Cannibalize ISIS Members

Last week, the ridiculous and reprehensible President of the Philippines continued his malevolence towards opposition by threatening to eat the livers of ISIS affiliates that have been terrorizing the island of Mindanao. For most of President Rodrigo Duterte term, areas of Mindanao have been under martial law. On July 4th the Philippine’s Supreme Court found that

Communists in China are Afraid of Winnie the Pooh

Chinese censors have set their sights on Winnie the Pooh, or “Little Bear Winnie”, as he’s known there. Searches and comments with references to him, have been blocked with the error message “this content is illegal.” Although the Chinese government hasn’t given an official reason, censorship in China is used almost exclusively to protect the

Social Security is Sinking

Via Money.CNN: “In an annual report released Thursday, trustees of the government’s two largest entitlement programs — Social Security and Medicare — urged lawmakers to act quickly to assure Americans they’ll be able to get their full retirement benefits. The trustees projected that the Social Security trust fund will be tapped out by 2034. While

American Airlines Withholds Children from Father Over Clerical Error

Written by Alyce Auman American Airlines needs to get it together! A father shouldn’t have to fight to pick his kids up from an airport. Kids should not have to be put through this. Families shouldn’t suffer for corporate mistakes. This is what happened to a father, Jeremy Kareken, in New York earlier this week: