How The Airlines Fought Together To Ground Arizona's Anti-Gay Bill

Last Wednesday night, justice prevailed, and Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed Senate Bill 1062, which would have allowed businesses to invoke religion and deny service to openly gay patrons. » 3/02/14 11:03am 3/02/14 11:03am

Fear of Irradiated Ladyparts Limits Missions for Female Astronauts

It’s hard enough to be an astronaut. You basically have to be a genius physical specimen with enough intelligence to understand astrophysics, but not enough self-awareness to fear being strapped to a rocket and hurled into low orbit by a column of fire. For aspiring female astronauts, though, the selection process… » 9/03/13 12:07pm 9/03/13 12:07pm

Fox Sports 1 Launched With A Major Discrimination Lawsuit Problem

Fox Sports 1 (and 2) launched Saturday to the media world's rapt attention. It did so despite one major division of Fox Sports coming under fire in the courtroom, with multiple lawsuits alleging discrimination in the company's music department. » 8/19/13 4:58pm 8/19/13 4:58pm

Air Marshals: The Assholes Of The Sky

Anyone who travels regularly wants to believe that federal air marshals are friendly heroes who are aboard every single flight. (C'mon, it's possible). But the reality, unfortunately, is not so sunny. According to a new government report, air marshals might be fine to share a three-hour flight with, but they don't… » 2/08/12 12:05pm 2/08/12 12:05pm

Study: Taxis Won't Go to Your Neighborhood

As part of Mike Bloomberg's neat little war against cab drivers who don't pick up certain people or drive to certain places—although they're required to by law!—the city did a little study. Surprise: cabbies hate outer boroughs. » 3/10/11 10:15am 3/10/11 10:15am