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Westboro Baptist Church’s Plan To Protest Robin Williams’ Funeral Thwarted By Love

Love wins every time. The Westboro Baptist Church is trying to spread its vile message of intolerance with a disgraceful protest of Robin Williams’ funeral, but Planting Peace is not letting the hate take root… Planting Peace, a nonprofit organization founded in 2004 with a mission to spread love and equality around the globe, is [...]

The Internet is either the greatest database ever created, or it’s a sewer. Robin Williams’ grieving daughter Zelda Williams has quit social media after internet trolls and insensitive posters added to her despair… Initially requesting her supporters to report the trolls, who posted what appeared to be photoshopped images of her dad onto her account, [...]

House Republicans have vote 13 times to defund ACORN, an organization that no longer exists. They may have finally gotten the message. The demise of ACORN didn’t end the Republican crusade against the organization. Again and again, the House GOP passed appropriations bills with language specifically banning the use of any funds for ACORN — [...]

Raymond Burse is taking $90,000 off his $350,000 a year salary so minimum wage workers can get more. Burse told the Lexington Herald-Leader that “My whole thing is I don’t need to work. This is not a hobby, but in terms of the people who do the hard work and heavy lifting, they are at [...]

Dee Dee Benkie, a ‘Republican strategist,’ usually gets attention by making shallow remarks such as “If you don’t want to be called fat, then don’t be fat!” and now she’s weighing in on “whitey.” A Twitter user jumped in to call her a “vacuous idiot” and she responded by suggesting that it was racist for [...]

Glenn Beck joined Brian Stelter for an interview Sunday on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” and admitted to the divisiveness in our political discourse, and the part he’s played in it. He said,“When you live your life five hours a day on live television or radio — you’re going to say stupid things.” Beck admitted that calling [...]

Anti-abortionists think Planned Parenthood is all about abortion, even though that is a fraction of what they do (and with no taxpayer dollars, thank you very much). Maybe before they scribble out their signs they should know exactly what and where they are protesting. The new Planned Parenthood location in South Minneapolis provides access to [...]

The Arkansas Republican objects to a judge’s ruling striking down the his state’s same-sex marriage ban. That, of course, means we should be more like Saudi Arabia. State Sen. Jason Rapert appeared on the Dave Elswick radio show last week, where he discussed Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza’s decision that overturned the state’s constitutional [...]

Archie Comics is not the only place where culture and issues are driving change. WaPo‘s Soraya Nadia McDonald looks at a tectonic shift at iconic pop culture institution Marvel Comics: Marvel already released one piece of world-shattering news this week (okay, comic-world shattering) and you think that’d be enough, but the comics behemoth wasn’t done [...]

The lawyer who is representing John Boehner in his suit against President Obama has already argued that the suit has no legal standing. Elizabeth Price Foley wrote in the Daily Caller in February: When a president delays or exempts people from a law — so-called benevolent suspensions — who has standing to sue him? Generally, [...]

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