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Yes, Florida Gov. Rick Scott Is Breaking Ranks With the NRA and Trump. No, We Shouldn’t Celebrate Just Yet Yes, Florida Gov. Rick Scott Is Breaking Ranks With the NRA and Trump. No, We Shouldn’t Celebrate Just Yet

The student-led push to finally bring a semblance of gun control appears to be working in Florida. Gov. Rick Scott and other state lawmakers on Friday offered a series of proposals that would mark “the most significant move toward gun control in Florida in decades.”

NRA Spokeswoman Dana Loesch Continues Her Crusade to Become the Worst Woman in the World NRA Spokeswoman Dana Loesch Continues Her Crusade to Become the Worst Woman in the World

I didn’t know who National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch was before the Parkland, Fla., school shooting that took the lives of 17 students and teachers, and I wish it had remained that way. Sadly, I and the rest of CNN watchers have unfortunately had to see her smug, heartless face way too much.

Black Women Are Black Panther's Mightiest Heroes Black Women Are Black Panther's Mightiest Heroes

As more and more of the public flocks to theaters to catch a Black Panther screening, much of the conversation’s been dedicated to comparing and contrasting T’Challa and Killmonger’s opposing views on the role Wakanda should be playing—and should have played—outside of its borders. But the reality is that Black Panther…

Rick Gates Becomes 3rd Member of Trump’s Campaign to Plead Guilty to Lying Rick Gates Becomes 3rd Member of Trump’s Campaign to Plead Guilty to Lying

The bricks in the Kremlin wall, also known as the Trump administration, continue to crumble as former presidential campaign aide Rick Gates becomes the third person close to Donald Trump to make a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller after pleading guilty to conspiracy and making a false statement.

Florida Considers Porn a Health Hazard, Doesn’t Ban Assault Rifles but Agrees to Have More God in Schools Florida Considers Porn a Health Hazard, Doesn’t Ban Assault Rifles but Agrees to Have More God in Schools

Everyone can stop worrying about guns and mass shootings in schools because a Florida lawmaker has just introduced groundbreaking legislation that will surely be adopted by other areas throughout the nation and will definitely put a halt to gun violence.

Trump’s Justice Department Doesn’t Care About Civil Rights: Report Trump’s Justice Department Doesn’t Care About Civil Rights: Report

In news that would shock only an alien who just landed in the United States on his way to Pluto and was unfamiliar with the legacy of fuckboy shit that the Trump administration has pulled, the Department of Justice, headed by Jeff “King Keebler” Sessions, has pursued fewer civil rights cases than previous…

Oprah Delivers the Most Elegant, Unbothered Clapback to Trump’s Twitter Nonsense Oprah Delivers the Most Elegant, Unbothered Clapback to Trump’s Twitter Nonsense

Leave it to Oprah Winfrey to hit snooze on the bullshit.

Special Counsel Mueller Files New Charges of Money Laundering Against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates  Special Counsel Mueller Files New Charges of Money Laundering Against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates 

Special counsel Robert Mueller is not playing any games when it comes to this Russia investigation and the big fish he has caught in the wide net he cast. On Thursday he issued a new indictment against former Donald Trump campaign officials Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, charging them both with money laundering.

Deranged NRA Spokeswoman: The Media Loves Mass Shootings, and Crying White Mothers Are Ratings Gold Deranged NRA Spokeswoman: The Media Loves Mass Shootings, and Crying White Mothers Are Ratings Gold

National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch knows exactly what she is doing. Her job as a mouthpiece for the NRA is to shift the focus from looking at gun laws to looking at anything but gun laws.

Trump Had to Check His Notes to Remember to Care About Mass-Shooting Victims Trump Had to Check His Notes to Remember to Care About Mass-Shooting Victims

Wednesday’s White House meeting on school safety was a triumph in successful vetting and presidential hand-holding. While billed as an opportunity for victims of the Parkland, Fla., mass school shooting to voice their concerns to the president, it quickly devolved into moving but ultimately worthless tragedy porn that…

Trump Can’t Seem to Get His NRA Objectives Together, Now Backtracking on Teachers Carrying Guns Trump Can’t Seem to Get His NRA Objectives Together, Now Backtracking on Teachers Carrying Guns

News coming out of Lex Luthor’s secret cave, aka the Trump White House, continues after the president threw a Twitter hissy fit because news folks supposedly misunderstood his call to arm some teachers as a call to arm all teachers.

South Carolina Lawmakers Want to Ban Baggy Pants Because What Other Political Issue Could Possibly Be More Pressing? South Carolina Lawmakers Want to Ban Baggy Pants Because What Other Political Issue Could Possibly Be More Pressing?

While the rest of the country clamors for gun control, South Carolina lawmakers have chosen to home in on the real issues, like banning baggy pants.

Pioneering Educator and Founder of Washington, DC’s Duke Ellington School of Arts Dies Pioneering Educator and Founder of Washington, DC’s Duke Ellington School of Arts Dies

Peggy Cooper Cafritz, a socialite, social activist and founder of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, died this past weekend in Washington, D.C.

‘Patriotic’ Trump Supporter Finds Out She Was Tricked by Russian Trolls and Her Reaction Is Hilarious ‘Patriotic’ Trump Supporter Finds Out She Was Tricked by Russian Trolls and Her Reaction Is Hilarious

Florine Gruen Goldfarb loves America. She is a real, down-home patriot. So much so that she unwittingly promoted Russian-coordinated events on Facebook in support of Donald Trump. Goldfarb, who runs the Team Trump Broward County Facebook page, was one of the 53 percent of white women who backed Trump in 2016 and…

Can We Stop Blaming Russian Bots for White People’s Racism, Please?! Can We Stop Blaming Russian Bots for White People’s Racism, Please?!

Special prosecutor Robert Mueller on Friday dropped a 37-page indictment charging 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities with election fraud. The entire indictment focused on how the charged parties used social media to organize pro-Donald Trump and anti-Hillary Clinton rallies and took on fake social media…

Mitt Romney Is America’s Thirstiest Politician Mitt Romney Is America’s Thirstiest Politician

In case you didn’t see the news last week, Mitt Romney has decided that he will run for Senate from the great state of Utah in the 2018 midterms. Under most circumstances, a failed presidential party nominee running for a Senate seat wouldn’t be big news. It’d be the equivalent of LeBron James retiring to become a…

Why Are You Like This? Far Right Cooks Up Conspiracy Theories, Bullies Survivors of Parkland, Fla., Shooting Seeking Gun Reform Why Are You Like This? Far Right Cooks Up Conspiracy Theories, Bullies Survivors of Parkland, Fla., Shooting Seeking Gun Reform

The far right doesn’t want you to “politicize” recurring national tragedies like the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting. They just prefer that you make up a bunch of wild-ass garbage about those tragedies.

There’s a Theory That if Black People Buy Guns, It Could Stop the NRA’s War on Kids; It Won’t  There’s a Theory That if Black People Buy Guns, It Could Stop the NRA’s War on Kids; It Won’t 

Before one begins any discussion about the gun debate, it is necessary to dismiss the slow-thinking zealots from the room by pointing out that two things can be true: I can believe that Church’s fried chicken is actually deep-fried Triceratops raised on a secret Jurassic Park-type farm, and it tastes delicious. I also…

Republican Florida Lawmakers Care More About Guns Than They Do About Children Republican Florida Lawmakers Care More About Guns Than They Do About Children

If you needed further proof that the lawmakers in this country care more about their damn guns than they do about the children who keep getting killed by them, read this story.

Why I Decided to Become a Black Conservative Why I Decided to Become a Black Conservative

A few months ago, The Root began a series of stories under the name “I Tried It,” chronicling the experiences of writers who were willing to step outside their comfort zones to try things they normally wouldn’t consider.

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