Orlando Massacre Victim Amanda Alvear's Snapchat Recorded the First Gunshots at Pulse Club

This 25-year-old's Snapchat is some of the first footage coming out of Pulse.

In Wake of Orlando Nightclub Shooting, Twitter Has Begun to #PrayForOrlando

People are asking for prayers in the face of the Orlando shooting with #PrayForOrlando.

Now Students Are Using Spy Gear to Cheat on Tests

Teachers beware.

Here Are 10,000 Reasons to Start Taking Bernie Sanders Seriously

This crowd was massive, and a sign that he's picking up steam.

Schools Are Using These Gross Food Analogies to Slut-Shame Teen Girls

No, this is not The Onion.

Meet the Adorable 4-Year-Old Boy Who Hates His iOS 7 Upgrade Just As Much as You Do

In only 17 seconds, this little boy expresses every frustration you're feeling with the new Apple upgrade.

Vincent Gray Divisively Blames D.C. Navy Yard Massacre On Sequester

DC's mayor points to the sequester cuts as a possible factor behind the tragedy.

Immigration Reform 2013: America's Brightest Minds Support It and You Should, Too

Call in the cavalry. Immigration reform is getting a much needed backing from our nation's brightest minds.

Hassan Rouhani Continues Israel-Bashing Tradition

Iran's new President, Hassan Rouhani, has made his first overtly anti-Israel comments, joining his predecessor and confirming his fears of Israel and its allies.

The Most Dishonest State in America is Exactly What You Think

An Honest Tea experiment reveals a fact that many in the nation already accepted: Washington D.C. is the least honest place in the nation.


This Week At PolicyMic: Millennials Take On Climate Change

This week, millennials tackle one of the hottest issues facing our generation: climate change.

Is Independent Media Beginning to Replace the Mainstream?

Independent, progressive, and mainly Internet-based media is conquering what used to be the news media. Have they replaced traditional news?

Boston Marathon Bombing Reaction: We Need to Be One Nation Again

It’s not enough to be interested; we all need to be better towards one another.

After Newtown Shooting, the Gun Control Debate Has Become a Discussion to Nowhere

America turned its attention to the gun debate following a sensasionalized story, and now the story's not going away (like most sensasionalized stories do).

Jack Dorsey Mayor Run Should Be in St. Louis, Not New York

The entrepreneur behind Twitter and Square is interested in running for mayor of NYC, but a more intriguing opportunity is there for the taking in his hometown of St. Louis, Mo.


Sequestration 2013: Few Americans Following Because Congress Cries Wolf So Much

A poll reveals few Americans are following the sequestration closely. Congress has been crying “wolf” on our problems for too long, so when we’re really in trouble, we won't be paying attention.

Jyoti Singh Pandey: Lawyer Makes Case For Police Corruption in Rape Case

Live updates of the discussion the world's largest democracy is having about women's rights, Jyoti Singh Pandey trial, and Delhi's anti-rape protests.

Jyoti Singh Pandey: Lawyer makes case for police corruption

The world's largest democracy has finally started to have a discussion about women's rights and cultural change. Follow along here for continual updates.

Debt Ceiling Deal: What Should We Cut?

Until we get some consensus on our national priorities and whether to cut Medicare, Social Security, or national defense, we will continue doing battle over the budget.

Voter Intimidation and Suppression Reported in California, Virginia, and Colorado

Epic lines, voter intimidation, and other tactics may play a role in deciding this year's election between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

Kris Jenner Breast Implant Interview Airs on Today Show During 9/11 Moment of Silence

NBC neglected to include a moment of silence for Tuesday's anniversary of 9/11 and instead replaced it with an interview with Kris (Kardashian) Jenner discussing her new breast implants.

DNC and God: Religion Present at Both Conventions, But in Very Different Ways

Through the prayers offered at the RNC and DNC both parties reveal their values. But how should we as Americans live out those values?

Alexander Cockburn Death Marks Loss of Classic Journalism

With the deaths of Alexander Cockburn and Anthony Shadid, journalism seems to be losing some of the greats. But all is not lost in the age of the internet and NPR.

OWS and the Death of the American Dream

Just as the Hippies of the 1960s failed to right the errors of our ways, the Occupy Movement seems doomed to a similar fate.

Trayvon Martin Killing Draws Hundreds to Protest Stand Your Ground Laws

Trayvon Martin's killing brought hundreds of people to the headquarters of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Thursday to rally against the extremist legislation that it pushes.


Debating Occupy Wall Street

List the reasons you are drawn to the Occupy Wall Street movement. What policy solutions do you hope to achieve?

Egypt's Activists: Now I Tweet in Arabic

Egyptian activists still have work to do in order to preserve democratic change and keep the revolution from losing steam.

Egypt's Activists: Democracy is a Practical Process

At a recent roundtable discussion in Cairo, young activists argue that lasting change will come from the Egyptian people, not Facebook or Twitter.