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By Erin Aitcheson | September 2, 2015 | 10:04 AM EDT

It seems like Hollywood these days is only capable of pumping out movies with violence, gore, sex, and drugs, or zillion-dollar comic book effects. So how is it that a movie with none of those things managed to come out second in box office ratings? Did we mention the movie centers around prayer? Perhaps prayer really is that powerful.

Filmmaking brothers Stephen and Alex Kendrick have shocked Hollywood again with the success of their most recent movie, War Room, a film depicting an African-American family with a shaky marriage and the very real presence of prayer.

By Dylan Gwinn | September 2, 2015 | 9:32 AM EDT

It seems as though the “Chi-coms” have found a new right “enumerated in the penumbras” of human history.

The right to snowboard.

By Curtis Houck | September 2, 2015 | 7:08 AM EDT

One day after denouncing the media for their double standard in the portrayal of the tea party compared to the Black Lives Matter movement, Kelly File host Megyn Kelly returned Tuesday night and along Townhall editor Katie Pavlich, the pair squared off against Fox News Channel contributor Richard Fowler in a heated debate with Fowler excusing members of the movement who have chanted violent, anti-police rhetoric.

By Brent Baker | September 2, 2015 | 1:21 AM EDT

A Tuesday USA Today preview of the movie Truth, which presumes Dan Rather’s 2004 “Memogate” hit piece against President George W Bash was accurate, conveyed the hostility of actor Robert Redford, who plays Rather, toward Bush. But Redford also undermined the “truth” premise by relaying that “loyalty” was Rather’s main motivation in defending his flawed story.  

By Curtis Houck | September 1, 2015 | 11:54 PM EDT

Deeming it not pertinent for their viewership, ABC’s World News Tonight refused to cover on Tuesday night the latest round of Hillary Clinton’s e-mails released by the State Department despite having briefly reported on them on Monday hours before they were actually released. Joining ABC in their zero coverage of Clinton was Spanish-language network Telemundo (which also failed to mention the scandal on Monday’s Noticiero Telemundo before the e-mails were made public).

By Curtis Houck | September 1, 2015 | 9:53 PM EDT

As part of President Barack Obama’s visit to Alaska this week to promote climate change, Tuesday’s NBC Nightly News showcased investigative correspondent Cynthia McFadden’s trek to Arctic Alaska ahead of Obama to meet “some of America’s first climate change refugees” due to rising seas near their villages.

By Tom Johnson | September 1, 2015 | 9:42 PM EDT

In a Tuesday post, David Roberts opined that “nativist conservatives” won’t accept that America shares responsibility for climate change, or for any other “ills in the world,” because they believe that the very idea is “unpatriotic.”

“Conservative psychology is averse to ambiguity and nuance,” asserted Roberts, “so for ideological conservatives America is either God's chosen country, a force for good, or not. Any discussion of American culpability or responsibility is interpreted as an argument for the latter.”

By Mark Finkelstein | September 1, 2015 | 9:35 PM EDT

The cavalcade of liberal contempt for conservatives continued on Chris Hayes' MSNBC show on Tuesday night, as Esquire's Charlie Pierce, formerly with the Boston Globe, described the Republican Iowa caucuses as being controlled by "a political party that's gone insane. The Iowa caucuses are a freakish mechanism that have been controlled since about 1988, by a freakish minority of a freakish Republican party."

By Ken Shepherd | September 1, 2015 | 9:03 PM EDT

The "Pigs in a blanket. Fry 'em like bacon!" chant by Black Lives Matter activists this weekend at the Minnesota State Fair was taken out of context, an organizer told MSNBC's Chris Hayes tonight, insisting that the chant was sort of an inside joke, in a "playful" context between activists and the cops who were escorting the marchers. 

By Ken Shepherd | September 1, 2015 | 6:45 PM EDT

You kind of have to give it to MSNBC.com for publishing this article, if only because it shows the folly that inevitably comes with demeaning the office of the president with cheap pop-culture stunts.

By Randy Hall | September 1, 2015 | 6:30 PM EDT

During Monday morning's edition of the Fox & Friends program, co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck asked black guest Kevin Jackson: “Why has the Black Lives Matter movement not been classified yet as a hate group?”

The segment drew a tremendous negative online response, with one of the most unusual coming from Hasselbeck's former co-host on The View ABC program, who tweeted that “some r slow 2 wake.”

By Jorge Bonilla | September 1, 2015 | 5:54 PM EDT

The nation’s two top Spanish-language public affairs shows led once again this week with coverage of Donald Trump’s campaign, with many interesting takeaways and conclusion from both programs. At this point, Univision is about to transform into The Trump Channel, so prevalent is its coverage of Trumpmania.

By Dylan Gwinn | September 1, 2015 | 5:28 PM EDT

Curt Schilling took his suspension from ESPN last week for a tweet that compared the number of Muslim extremists to the number of German extremists in Nazi Germany. However, he’s not taking it lying down

By Scott Whitlock | September 1, 2015 | 4:54 PM EDT

Actor Andrew Garfield, who after two films was dumped from his role as Spider-Man, lamented on Monday how broadly the films were promoted, sneering that he had to appeal to American "bigots." He complained of Sony's marketing for the comic book movies: "The pressure to get it right, to please everyone… it's not going to happen." 

By Kyle Drennen | September 1, 2015 | 4:44 PM EDT

Fretting over Hillary Clinton’s ongoing e-mail scandal on Tuesday, MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell wondered: “Is she ever going to get out of this cycle?” The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza bemoaned: “...when the federal judge ordered the release of these things at pretty regular intervals....this was the worst outcome for her presidential hopes....We're not talking about her plan for college affordability. We're not talking about energy. We're not talking about income inequality.”