This Single Mother is Serving Life Without Parole for the Most Absurd Reason You Can Imagine

After watching her life spiral out of control, Alice Marie Johnson was shocked when a nonviolent crime landed her behind bars forever.

My College Dream Might Be This Generation's Nightmare

Against all odds, I attended college. But you might not.

The One Flow Chart That Finally Explains Obamacare in Terms You Can Understand

With all the changes that have happened in the last few months, it's pretty damn hard to keep up. This should help.

Two Banned Pesticides That Are Still Hurting Women

A new study links two banned pesticides in women’s blood with an increased risk of endometriosis — so why does the U.S. still allow corporations to manufacture and export these toxic chemicals?

Why is It That "Everything's Amazing But Nobody's Happy?"

Real historical perspective makes our technological abilities look like superpowers, surpassing our ancestors' wildest dreams. So why aren’t more people still dreaming wildly?

Why Would a Teenager Shoot Up Bryant Park Over a Jacket?

After digging into this sad, frustrating story, I found myself unable to reconcile the two competing strains of thought on the issue.

The BRAIN Initiative: Over-hyped or Undervalued?

Government officials address concerns about President Obama's Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative.

A New "Hero" Roams the Streets of Denver

If you're smoking weed outside in Denver, watch out for the Nasal Ranger.

The Number One Reason Why I Want My Government To Be Transparent

Why we should all advocate for transparency in government and why it is important to hold elected officials accountable for their actions.