Gay woman sues Mississippi town for ‘conspiracy to deny’ license to her bar. And I hope she wins and takes all their money.

Meet Butch Matthews, A Republican Who Came To Love Obamacare After Realizing It Will Save Him $13,000. This is what Republicans are afraid of: that people will realize just how much Obamacare will help them, and they’ll leave the party because of it.

The Top Five Vitamins You Should Not Take. Multivitamins aren’t helpful unless you have a vitamin deficiency. If you take to many vitamins, they could be harmful.

How can we be better than the fundamentalists? Fundamentalism draws people because it offers community. We have to do the same thing if we want to compete with them.

How to reduce the gender gap in one (relatively) easy step. The gender gap in academia is large, but here’s one way to shrink it.

The Killing of Jonathan Ferrell. [TW: Racism, Police Brutality] In the United States, police have broad powers to kill anyone they believe is threatening them. This often has lethal consequences for innocent people mistaken as dangerous.

If It Happened There … the Government Shutdown. A report on the shutdown written with the tone US media employs to describe events in other countries.

Thunderf00t and Wasps and Mountain Lions and Rape. [TW: Rape Apology] Rebecca Watson responds to Tf00t’s atrocious video.

The Reign of Morons is Here. A pitch-perfect response to the government shutdown.

An Open Letter to the Editors of the Los Angeles TimesWhy won’t the LA Times print letters from flat-earthers?

Lessons from #AtheismPlus. This is just all kinds of amazing. I especially like #8, that’s something I’ve been advocating for a while.