'New Girl' Gets Away With Racism — And We Can't Let That Slide in 2013

Incorporating two non-white main characters might seem progressive, but 'New Girl' falls prey to all the same old stereotypes, tropes, and all-out racism we hoped had faded away.

What is a Jesuit: 5 Facts About "The Company of Jesus"

Pope Francis I, the recently elected pope, is Argentine and a Jesuit. But what exactly is a Jesuit?

Same-Sex Marriage Bill in Illinois 12 Votes Shy Of Passing

After passing the Senate 34-21, House Speaker Madigan says the bill is 12 votes shy of getting passed to the governor's desk. Reports say the opposition is coming from African-American lawmakers.

Pi Day: 5 Greatest Mathematical Discoveries in History

Thursday is Pi Day, an annual celebration of Pi, mathematics and nerdy equations that have a fundamental impact on our lives. Here are the five greatest math discoveries ever made.

6 U.S. Cities With the Worst Reputations

In the U.S. today, there are many cities facing great hardships. Many of these woes stem from complete economic breakdown, making them bleak places to live and work. These cities are in peril.

Herkimer Shooting: Calls NY SAFE Act Into Question

The same day most of the provisions of the SAFE Act went into effect, New York state suffered its first mass shooting under the new law. Is the act really increasing public safety?

New Pope 2013: Pope Francis Not What Today's Catholics Need

The new pope won't improve the status of women or take a more progressive approach to the religion, only disappoint Catholics calling for reform.

15 Unconventional Matchmaking Sites That Prove There's a Dating Site For Everyone

There's a matchmaking program for everybody, as proven by these niche dating sites.

What is a Jesuit: 5 Facts About the Catholic Order Known For Education

Pope Francis is a Jesuit and his selection has brought renewed attention to this Catholic order. Here are five facts you should know.

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Pope Francis Women's Issues Record is Abysmal

As the voice of God, will Pope Francis speak for everyone?

'How I Met Your Mother' is the 'Seinfeld' For Millennials

'How I Met Your Mother' and 'Seinfeld' have similar characters, catchphrases, and running jokes, but beyond the obvious parallels, the two shows also reflect their respective generations.

Immigration Reform 2013: Gang Of Eight to Drop National ID Card From Bill

The bipartisan group of senators behind comprehensive immigration reform have dropped the E-Verify system from their proposal, citing high costs and error rates.

'Justice League' Movie: Only Make It After the 'Wonder Woman' Movie

The Justice League movie is closer to being made, however Wonder Woman is the movie that should be made.

Government Shutdown 2013: Encouraging Signs That It Will Be Avoided Emerge

Something serious is going on in Washington. The House passed a bill to avoid a government shutdown and both the Senate and White House may approve it.

Kimani Gray Protests Fight Police Brutality in East Flatbush

The NYPD shot and killed 16-year-old Kimani Gray over the weekend, sparking protests against police brutality towards the African American community.

Bill Gates Says Government Should Be Run More Like a Business: Why That's a Bad Idea

In criticizing government for not behaving enough like a business, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates ignores the distinct priorities of business and government.

Until the GOP Stops Demonizing Gay People, Millennials Will Never Be Republicans

Millennials will not listen to a party that continues to demonize gay people. If the GOP is going to appeal to young voters, we must push the Christian Right out of the driver's seat.

Joe Biden Slap Gaffe: VP Accused Of Saying Some Domestic Violence is "Garden Variety"

In his most recent gaffe, Vice President Joe Biden attempts to draw the line between warning signs of domestic abuse that lead to homicide and just your garden variety slap.

3 Quotes That Prove Rand Paul is Just Another Republican

Despite all of the buzz generated by his 13 hour filibuster, Rand Paul's new reputation as a defender of civil and human rights is as hollow as the rest of the Republican Party's.

Maduro Says Hugo Chavez Told Jesus to Pick Pope Francis

Venezuelan Acting President Nicolas Maduro says that Hugo Chavez may have influenced Jesus Christ to guide the College of Cardinals in electing the first Latin American pope.

YouTube CPAC 2013 Allen West Speech Video: Watch West's CPAC Speech Online

Former Florida Congressman Allen West addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Thursday.

Bobby Knight 'The Power Of Negative Thinking': Argument Totally Wrong

Though the basketball coach's new book argues otherwise, optimism will do a lot more for you than pessimism, both in life and your career.

NASA Curiosity Rover Gives Us a Reason to Send Humans to Mars

Curiosity has found that ancient Mars had the qualities of a habitable place, such as Earth. This is the best reason to date for NASA to start sending humans back out into the stars.

CPAC 2013 Schedule: Full Hour-by-Hour Schedule

CPAC 2013 gets underway on Thursday and we're bringing you the full hour-by-hour schedule to all the speakers and panelists. Find out more here.

Spring Breakers Movie Review: More Than Just a Trashy Film

Throw three scantily-clad teen stars and a corn-rowed James Franco into a spring break gone wild video and you have 'Spring Breakers.' But is there more to this movie than debauchery and bikinis?

9 Things That Are Horribly Wrong With Kansas

From homophobia to creationism, something is very much indeed "the matter with Kansas."

70% Of Americans Want Birth Control to Be Free

Despite the multiple lawsuits filed against the Obamacare birth control mandate, a majority of Americans believe that the cost of birth control should be covered under insurance plans.

Republicans Keep Striking Out With Women, But Welcoming Libertarian Views Could Change That

Republicans have been losing key voting blocs recently, especially women. Adopting some Libertarian principles could help the GOP bring women back over to their side.

Higgs Boson Finally Discovered, and It's Glorious

CERN confirmed on Thursday that the particle discovered by the Large Hardon Collider last year is, in fact, the Higgs Boson. What does this mean for the future of science?

Immigration Reform: English Language Requirement is Ridiculous

An English-language requirement for immigration reform is selfish at best and xenophobic at worst.

SEC 2013 Tournament Schedule, Bracket, and Predictions

Find everything you need to know about the 2013 SEC Tournament, including when, where, and who will win.

Steubenville Rape Case Shows Sexual Assault Laws in America Are Outdated

Only two Steubenville football players are on trial for rape, but should there be more on trial?

CPAC 2013 Schedule: Full CPAC Events List

Preview and complete schedule for CPAC 2013, including speaking appearances by Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Sarah Palin, Donald Trump, and Jeb Bush.

5 Fun Movies to Watch If You're Spending Spring Break At Home

If you're heading back to mom and dad's house for spring break rather than somewhere warm, you can turn to these movies and watch lots of fun things play out on screen.

Christian Dubstep: The Second Coming of Christ Will Have a Sick Bass Drop

A new heart-pumping trend is crashing onto the music scene, and it has everyone dancing to the beat of the Lord's drum ...

Battleground Texas: The Absolute Worst Thing For Texas

Battleground Texas wants to increase Democratic voters in Texas to challenge for the state's 38 electoral votes, but embracing D.C.-style profligacy would be a disastrous policy.

Big 12 Tournament Schedule, Bracket, and Predictions

The Big 12 Tournament starts Wednesday. Kansas looks to be the favorite, will Oklahoma State or Kansas State challenge for the win?

Pope Francis Twitter: Can Social Media Help the Catholic Church With Its Millennial Problem?

The Catholic Church has attempted to reach out through new forms of communication, such as social media. Will this be the thing that brings millennials back to the flock?

Can Republicans Win Over Millennial Voters On the Economy?

Republicans have been losing this generation by wide margins for the last two presidential elections. How can they use the economy to win over younger voters?

Big 10 2013 Tournament Schedule

The Big 10 Tournament starts up Thursday, check out the schedule, bracket, and predictions.

Big East Tournament History: Ray Allen Vs. Allen Iverson

Relive the final moments of one of the greatest Big East Championships ever.

Immigration Reform 2013: Domestic Workers' Plight Must Be Reversed

Immigration reform must take into account the plight of domestic workers in an increasingly precarious labor market.

March Madness Predictions: Who Will Win the Tournament?

Who's in your Final Four? Who's going to win it all? Let us know!

Assault Weapons Ban Debate: Dianne Feinstein to Ted Cruz, "I'm Not a Sixth Grader"

Democrat Dianne Feinstein and Tea Party darling Ted Cruz go at one another during debate over gun control measures.

Immigration Reform 2013: Republicans Need to Stop Generating Gridlock

Elected officials are supposed to go to D.C. to solve problems, not drag their heels and make it impossible to get anything done. But that's exactly what the GOP is doing on immigration reform.

Big 10 2013 Tournament Schedule and Predictions

March Madness 2013 is upon us. Check back with this blog for live scores, updates, predictions, video, and highlights.

Matt Keys Anonymous Scandal: Reuters Employee Accused Of Working With Hacker Group

Reuters employee Matt Keys stands charged with giving the hacker group Anonymous a username and password that compromised news outlets.

YouTube Marco Rubio CPAC 2013 Speech Video: Watch the Full Address Online

Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), a Tea Party darling and a potential 2016 presidential candidate, addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) 2013.

March Madness 2013 Locations: What Are the Venues?

The Final Four is in Atlanta, but where are the rest of the NCAA tournament games being held?

New Pope 2013: Francis' Argentine Past Could Haunt Him

Bergoglio has been accused of conspiring with the Argentine military junta in 1976 to send two Jesuit priests to their deaths. Will these allegations hurt his papacy?

FinCen Spy Plan Would Allow the Government to Peer Into Your Financial Records

A new Treasury Department proposal would allow spy agencies to access American financial transactions, the next possible infringement of civil liberties in the War on Terror.

Ieng Sary, the Romeikes, and Your Guide to Remembering Genocide

The death of a former Khmer Rouge official and the case of German asylum seekers in Tennessee raise important points about how we view genocide in the public memory.

Matthew Keys, Reuters Journalist, Charged with Conspiring With Anonymous

The Department of Justice has charged 26-year-old social media editor with three counts of conspiracy.

5 Terrifying World Leaders and Their Celebrity Friends

Everybody has that one special person ... a soul mate, if you will. Even scary politicians and celebrities. This list provides photographic proof.

Venezuela Election: Why Nicolas Maduro Won't Improve Relations With the United States

Hugo Chavez's handpicked successor for the Venezuelan presidency will continue an antagonistic relationship with the United States if he defeats Henrique Capriles in the upcoming elections.

Netanyahu Coalition Government Offers New Hope Towards Resolving Israeli-Palestinian Crisis

Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu's new coalition government offers the best hope in years of settling the Palestinian question.

CPAC 2013: What the GOP Can Learn From Libertarians

After a demoralizing election defeat, a growing number of Republicans are seeing that the direction of their party needs to change and welcoming libertarian values would help meet that end.

New Pope Francis: Why He Will Be the Savior Of the Catholic Church

Pope Francis enters the scene at a grim juncture for the Catholic Church. Why the humble Jesuit will be a catalyst for change.

In the Race for Social Media Dominance, the GOP is Getting Crushed

When it comes to using social media to engage millennial voters, Republicans are stuck in the past century. Here's how to catch up.

5 Argentines Who Used to Be More Famous Than Pope Francis

Being pope has a weird way of broadening your name recognition. But before Jorge Bergoglio stole their thunder, these five Argentines also had their motherland on the map in a big way.

Veronica Mars Movie: Kickstarter Campaign Raises Over $2 Million Setting New Record

In 10 hours, 'Veronica Mars' fans donated more than $2 million to the Kickstarter project, which aims to create a film adaptation of the TV show.

Big East 2013 Tournament Schedule and Predictions

March Madness 2013 is upon us. Check back with this blog for live scores, updates, predictions, video, and highlights.

Venezuela Election Results: LIVE Updates as Venezuelans Choose Chavez's Successor

Following Hugo Chavez's death, an election will determine his successor and a potentially new direction for the coutnry. Follow along here for Venezuela election results and live updates.

Pope Francis: Is He, Or Any Pope, Relevant to Millennials?

With the number of young Americans rejecting Christianity growing, what does the pope mean to them, anyhow?

North Korea: Strange Behavior Of Late Leads to Even Stranger Conclusions About Its Aims

Over the last four weeks North Korea balanced extreme brinkmanship by opening itself to the world through a variety of different ways, giving considerable insight into the country.

Charlotte Richmond Bizarre Ending: Atlantic 10 Tournament

Charlotte beat Richmond in the A-10 Tournament thanks to one of the most bizarre endings a basketball game has ever seen.

ENDA Can Put An End to Anti-LGBT Discrimination in the Workplace

As it stands, LGBTQ Americans can be fired or denied employment for their sexual orientation in 29 states, but the Obama administration has the chance to change that.

CPAC 2013 Straw Poll: Full List of Candidates

The CPAC 2013 straw poll is a closely watched event that tends to indicate who the Republican base is throwing its support behind. Who will it be this year? Here's the full lis tof candidates.

YouTube Buzzer Beater: Laettner Shot Replica

They drew up the the Grant Hill to Christian Laettner Play. It worked.

Big East Tournament 2013 Schedule

Big East quarterfinal action gets underway Thursday at Madison Square Garden, find the tournament schedule and what to watch for.

YouTube Rand Paul CPAC 2013 Speech Video: "The GOP Has Grown Stale"

The 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference begins Thursday and is an annual "shot in the arm" for conservative activists. Follow along here for live updates.

Pope Francis Inauguration: Boehner Declines WH Invitation to Papal Investiture

Pope Francis's inauguration is on March 19. And Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) declined the White House invitatio to join the American delegation attending the papal investiture.

'Veronica Mars' Movie: Proving the Merits Of Collective Ownership

With the enormous success of the "Veronica Mars" Kickstarter campaign reaching far beyond the $2 million goal, it's clear there's more to be said about the collective ownership model.

March Madness Predictions: The Art Of Picking a Perfect Final Four

Learn the art of picking a final four, from upsets to champions.

Championship Week Schedule 2013: Conference Tournaments Results

Championship Week 2013 is in full swing with conference tournaments coming to a close and starting up. Tune into PolicyMic for all the March Madness news.

CPAC 2013 Live Update: Conference is More Diverse Than You Might Think

CPAC and the conservative movement tends to get dissed for being homogenous, but it's much more diverse than you think and this year's conference proves it.

SXSW 2013: Cory Booker's "Social Mayor" Conversation

Corey Booker gave a widely praised and informative talk about social media and American politics this week. Here's a great follow-up interview he did with Tech Crunch.

Big Ten Tournament Buzzer Beater: Illinois and Brandon Paul Win

Illinois beats Minnesota in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament with a buzzer beater by Brandon Paul.

Cincinnati Adidas Shorts: A March Madness Faux Paux

Cincinnati is taking the Big East Tournament by storm, but mostly because of their shorts.

Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and CPAC: Is it Libertarians' Moment to Shine?

At CPAC 2013, some Tea Party darlings and libertarian-leaning politicians like Senator Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are getting top billing. Is it libertarianism's moment to shine?

CPAC 2013: Rand Paul Speaks

Rand Paul of Kentucky jokes about the sequester.

Marco Rubio CPAC Speech: Wants Republicans to Take the High Road

Marco Rubio gives a speech at CPAC on Thursday in which he calls on Republicans to take the high road in their disagreements with President Obama.

CPAC 2013: Senator Rand Paul's Speech

Following his speech to CPAC Rand Paul of KY tweets to his followers.

March Madness Dates: Key Days to Mark On Your Calendar

Leave these dates open on your calendar: you have a TON of basketball to watch.

Young Americans Foundation CPAC Speech: Conservatives Must Capture the Imagination of Millennials

The head of the Young Americans Foundation highlighted President Obama's habit of visiting a college campus once every nine days. Conservatives must learn to do the same.

March Madness 2013 Tickets

Want to follow your favorite team on their road to the Final Four? Once the brackets are released Sunday, here's how to get tickets to the game.

March Madness History: How I Learned to Approach Race As a White Boy Playing Basketball

This is the story of how I came to love basketball and Michigan's Fab Five, and what race meant to a white kid growing up in a mostly white Midwestern town of 5,000.

Big Ten Tournament Takes Only 40 Minutes to Get Crazy

March Madness 2013 is upon us. Check back with this blog for live scores, updates, predictions, video, and highlights.

Score Recaps from the Early Games

March Madness 2013 is upon us. Check back with this blog for live scores, updates, predictions, video, and highlights.

Atlantic 10 Tournament Schedule

Atlantic 10 Tournament is taking place in Brooklyn starting Thursday. Check for schedule, bracket, and predictions.

Crazy Ending to Opening Round Game in the Atlantic 10 Tournament

March Madness 2013 is upon us. Check back with this blog for live scores, updates, predictions, video, and highlights.

CPAC Updates: Voter ID Laws Represent Catch-22 For the GOP

Judicial Watch gave a presentation at CPAC that lays bare the problem with voter ID laws: the GOP is damned if they do and damned if they don't.

Score Recaps from More Early Games

March Madness 2013 is upon us. Check back with this blog for live scores, updates, predictions, video, and highlights.