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‘Religious Freedom’ Jesus Crow Laws a Perfect Campaign Issue For 2016

by Tommy Christopher | In one of the most stunning cases of socially conservative overreach in political memory, Indiana’s discriminatory Trojan horse “religious freedom”…

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ATF May Care More About The NRA Than You And Me

by Stuart Shapiro | Last week the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) announced that it was indefinitely delaying a proposal to ban armor piercing bullets.  They cited an outpouring of public opposition to the proposal.  In my latest column, I argue that it’s not the public that…

GOP Keeping Holder In Job

by Stuart Shapiro | It’s not surprising that those of us on the left are happy to see Eric Holder stay on the job as long as possible but who would have thought the Senate GOP would be help us out. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and his…

The Worst Thing About The Hillary Email Story

by Stuart Shapiro | I think that Hillary made an error in judgment in emailing from her personal account. …

Mullahs Respond To GOP Senators

by Stuart Shapiro | It’s satire but it rings of truth: We are in great admiration of Sen. Cruz.…

Auto Bailout Saved 500K-1 Million Jobs

by Stuart Shapiro | A new study evaluates the impact of one of the key moves by the Obama…

McDonald’s To Boycott Chicken With Antibiotics

by Stuart Shapiro | There have been plenty of reasons to criticize McDonalds over the years.  But to give…

The Consequence The Supreme Court Obamacare Challenge

by Stuart Shapiro | The Supreme Court hears the latest challenge to Obamacare this week.  The consequences of a…

Discrimination Happens When You Don’t Even Realize It

by Stuart Shapiro | Couple of excellent pieces on the state of bias from this past weekend.  First Nicholas…

‘Religious Freedom’ Jesus Crow Laws a Perfect Campaign Issue For 2016

by Tommy Christopher | In one of the most stunning cases of socially conservative overreach in political memory, Indiana’s discriminatory Trojan horse “religious freedom” law has suddenly thrust politically poisonous anti-gay politics into the 2016 election cycle. In less than a week, Indiana’s “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” has gone…

Trevor Noah’s Tweets Saved Comedy Central From Making Huge Mistake

by Tommy Christopher | The virtual ink was barely dry on the tweet announcing Trevor Noah as Jon Stewart’s replacement in the Daily Show anchor chair before his Stewart-ship of the show came to an almost certain end. Noah is in deep internet doo-doo over a raft of posts…

Half a Million People Generously Agree To Ogle Hot Stretch Mark Bikini Mom

by Tommy Christopher | In a culture that relentlessly pushes unrealistic and harmful body images on women and girls,…

My First White House Meerkat, And Why I’ll Be Using Periscope Next Time

by Tommy Christopher | There’s a battle shaping up between competing live Twitter video services Meerkat, which has a…

White House Pressing Netanyahu For Peace, Preparing For None

by Tommy Christopher | Ever since Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won reelection last week, White House has been offering…

Is The White House Worried That Ted Cruz Might ‘Repeal’ Common Core?

by Tommy Christopher | Senator and future Republican presidential debate fireworks display Ted Cruz (R-TX) has been a hot…

President Obama Denies Netanyahu Shelter On Two-State Shuffle

by Tommy Christopher | At a joint press conference with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in the East Room Wednesday…

Who Was First To Speculate About Terrorism In Germanwings Crash?

by Tommy Christopher | On Tuesday morning, Germanwings Airlines flight 4U 9525 crashed in the French Alps, likely killing…

Through The Looking Glass With Rand Paul

by Tengrain | It behooves us once again to see what is the state of Schrödinger’s favorite candidate for 2016, Senator Rand Paul. Open the Box! It was only last week that the Washington Post Fact Checker gave him three of the much-coveted Pinocchios for his twice-stated misstatement that he has…

There’s A Shot For That

by Tengrain | Schroedinger’s Candidate Senator Rand Paul continues to hold all sides of many positions. Is he for vaccinations or against them: let’s open the box to see what his position is today. On Monday, February 2, 2015 (Groundhog Day) he said: “I have heard of many…

In Which Rand Paul Steps On A Rake

by Tengrain | Senator Rand Paul, potential 2016 candidate, made a funny: You see, it’s about how Americans…

Mike Huckabee’s Unintended Consequences

by Tengrain | On the Hugh Hewitt radio show, we were treated to an unusual interpretation of the…

GOP Women Are Revolting

by Tengrain | There continues to be some glitches in obvious anagram Reince Priebus’ epic rebranding of The…

The Strange Bedfellows of Bobby Jindal

by Tengrain | Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is going to the UK to give a speech at something…

Bush Is Not A Word; It Is a Sentence

by Tengrain | Yesterday, long past his shelf-date, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush tweeted: I am excited to…

Schroëdinger’s Candidate Speaks!

by Tengrain | And so we find ourselves once again wondering when we open the box will there…

Will Durst: Crazy Cruzy

by dave-dr-gonzo | Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent gets excited over the sighting of the nominational robin.…

Will Durst: Bush V Clinton II

by dave-dr-gonzo | Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent dreams a big dream.…

Will Durst: E Is For Evidence

by dave-dr-gonzo | Podcast: Play in new window | Download <img class=”alignright size-full wp-image-147285″ src=”http://www.alan.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Durst_redblue-267×300.jpg” alt=”” width=”267″ height=”300″…

Will Durst: Message, Message, Who’s Got The Message?

by dave-dr-gonzo | Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent gets all bent…

Will Durst: Up Is Down

by dave-dr-gonzo | Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent is confused by…

Will Durst: The New Tar Pits

by dave-dr-gonzo | Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent weighs in on…

Will Durst: Misremembering

by dave-dr-gonzo | Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent takes a trip…

Will Durst: Red Velvet Ropes

by dave-dr-gonzo | Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent speaks from right…

The Real Meaning And Context Of Homosexuality In The Bible And The Ancient World

by Bob Cesca | (Image: The Apostle Paul) For the better part of a week now, it’s been frustratingly accepted that anti-gay Christian business-owners can legitimately cite one or more solid religion-based justifications for refusing equal service to LGBT customers and same-sex weddings. The reality is this: they really,…

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence: An Anti-Gay Conservative Who Won’t Admit It

by Bob Cesca | If there’s an upside to Gov. Mike Pence (R-IN) signing the pro-discrimination SB101 “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” (RFRA) into law last week, it’s this: the bigots, homophobes and neo-segregationists have been coaxed out of the woodwork, exposing themselves for what they really believe. My Twitter…

Ted Cruz Is Trying And Failing To Weasel Out Of His Obamacare Duplicity

by Bob Cesca | Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is a master at what Al Franken used to call “weasel…

The Good, The Bad And The Infuriating Aspects Of Ted Cruz Signing Up For Obamacare

by Bob Cesca | On one hand, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) signing up for an Obamacare health insurance policy…

Your Handy Guide To Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz

by Bob Cesca | The first GOP candidate to declare his intentions to run for president was Dr. Ben…

That Melting Antarctic Glacier Isn’t Nearly Enough To Snap Us Out Of Our Climate Apathy

by Bob Cesca | This will likely be the least-viewed article I write all week, but it’s difficult to…

That Story About Clinton Not Signing A State Department Exit Form Is Utter Horsesh*t

by Bob Cesca | Hillary Clinton conspiracy theorists throughout political Twitter are hard as rocks today following the latest…

Your Handy Conspiracy Theorist’s Guide To Reading All Of Hillary Clinton’s Emails

by Bob Cesca | Let’s say you’re a Clinton conspiracy theorist and you’re desperate to single out Hillary Clinton…