Ever since Rachel Maddow compared Donald Trump winning the presidency to the Cuban Missile Crisis, I've doubted there is another politician who can provoke her to such hyperbole. I was wrong, there is. His name is Mike Pence.



Remember when How to Get Away with Murder's creator, Peter Nowalk, promised to use gay sex "to right the wrong of all of the straight sex that you see on TV?" On Thursday’s show, he uses a gay threesome as the tonic for Connor's (Jack Falahee) broken heart.



The Hulu original Difficult People, starring Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner, got political in episode 7 of the second season. The pair concoct a plan to make a historical musical like the Broadway smash “Hamilton,” name it “Carter,” and yet somehow manage to find a way to bash President Ronald Reagan. 



Hollywood Oscar-winner Charlize Theron was selected as the opening ceremony speaker at the 2016 International AIDS Conference this week. In front of thousands of attendees, the South African actress and founder of the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project shared a pretty astounding fact – bigotry is the reason AIDS is still ravaging the globe.



In an Internet meme from President Obama’s first term, George W. Bush asked America, “Miss Me Yet?” Even though The Daily Beast’s Michael Tomasky is a liberal, he does miss Dubya, after a fashion. In a Monday column, Tomasky called Bush “one of the worst presidents” ever but conceded that when he was POTUS, the Republican party was a mere “war-starting, economy-wrecking” outfit, while today’s GOP is far worse in terms of “open racism and paranoid sociopathy.” Tomasky sees Bush as well-positioned to spearhead the reform Republicans need: "After Trump (hopefully) loses, Bush should try to lead the GOP back to planet Earth…The best remaining way for Bush to salvage his reputation is to trash Trump’s.”



In spite of CDC statistics documenting the dramatically higher rate of HIV infection among homosexual males in contrast with the general population -- so much so that more than 60 percent of AIDS patients are homosexual men -- CNN host Anderson Cooper and medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta on Thursday's Anderson Cooper 360 seemed befuddled at why the Obama administration FDA would bar homosexual men from donating blood in the aftermath of the Orlando nightclub terror attack.



The New York Times is not only covering up for gay activists gone mad, it is lying to its readers. I say lying because we corrected the record in January, notifying its public editor, Maggie Sullivan, about it.



Hillary Clinton broke a cardinal rule of the angry left –saying something nice about a Republican who recently passed away. After she was savaged for saying Nancy Reagan had been out front in confronting AIDS, an angry backlash ensued, and Clinton quickly fell into line. Reporter Amy Chozick really let the leftist insults fly in the longer online version, hitting both the Reagans and Hillary in a nasty tone, under the solemn circumstances: "The problem with Mrs. Clinton’s compliment: It was the Reagans who wanted nothing to do with the disease at the time." Then she quoted notorious Reagan-hater Larry Kramer.



Appearing as a guest on Thursday's New Day on CNN to promote his latest film, The Brothers Grimsby, comedian and actor Sacha Baron Cohen recalled that audiences who have seen the movie have cheered at what he called the "fairytale ending" of Donald Trump contracting HIV.

A bit later, as he discussed whether he and his writers have lines they do not cross in their comedy, he concluded that, "at the end of the day, we're putting a movie out there, and we want it to be a good force in the world. Which is why Donald Trump gets AIDS in it."



According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sasha Baron Cohen’s new movie for Sony Pictures will feature Donald Trump being infected by AIDS when the blood of the assassinated Harry Potter flies into his mouth. Or something.



As GOP presidential candidate and Ohio Governor John Kasich appeared as a guest on Monday's The Situation Room, CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer pressed him to apologize for "insulting" women because the Ohio governor recently recounted that in the 1970s some women "left their kitchens" to campaign for him. The CNN anchor then moved to forwarding charges that, by ending state funding of Planned Parenthood, he is "pandering" to "the most conservative wing" of his party.



A Vienna-based magazine that calls itself Vangardist -- and a “progressive men’s magazine” -- is seeking to renew interest in the rise of HIV and AIDS around the world this week by printing a select number of magazine covers using ink infused with HIV-infected blood.

The 3,000 copies of the publication's special edition also features stories of "HIV heroes" at a time when the editors say too many people have grown complacent about the disease.