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Daily Archives: December 30, 2013

Guns, Alligators and Big Ticket Parties: How the GOP Raised Funds in 2013

The American public recently ranked itself dead last among influencers in Congress, believing lobbyists, campaign contributions and even the media had a far greater impact on elected officials than their vote. Overall, only 11 percent of the American public still … Read More

Singer Ani DiFranco Cancels Feminist Retreat At Slave Plantation Site After Backlash

After much backlash, Ani DiFranco has canceled a feminist retreat that was scheduled to be held next year at the site of a former slave plantation. The folk singer has scheduled a four-day “Righteous Retreat” at the Nottoway Plantation Resort … Read More

Washington Lawmaker Apologizes For Calling Arizona ‘Racist Wasteland’

A state representative from Washington has publicly apologized for calling Arizona a “racist wasteland” in a Twitter rant over a football game. Democratic lawmaker Joe Fitzgibbon responded to the Seattle Seahawks recently losing to the Arizona Cardinals by tweeting, “Losing … Read More

Atheist Author: ‘Conservatives are Biblically Illiterate’

Best-selling atheist author CJ Werleman has taken aim at the religious right’s reliance on scripture to support their political views.  Focusing on their recent coverage of food stamps cuts, Werleman said in a recent op-ed that the ‘what would Jesus … Read More

The 5 Most Vulnerable Senators in the 2014 Elections

The National Journal has compiled a list of the incumbent Senators who are most vulnerable in their 2014 re-election bids. Unlike previous years, the list doesn’t focus on Senators who could see a strong general election challenge but rather those … Read More

A&E Lifts Phil Robertson “Duck Dynasty” Suspension Caused by Anti-Gay Comments

“Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson will return to star in the popular A&E reality series after the network decided to lift a suspension dealt over anti-gay remarks made less than two weeks ago. A&E had suspended Robertson following a GQ … Read More

White Man Charged With Hate Crime In Knockout Game Attack On Black Man

Texas native Conrad Alvin Barrett has become just the second person to be charged with a hate crime in relation to knockout games, which involve trying to render an unsuspecting victim unconscious with a single punch. Barrett, 27, attacked a … Read More

Are Corporate Campaign Donations the Real Reason Behind Sickening Prison Fare?

A billion dollar company that recently went public may be responsible for making prisoners sick.  Aramark Holdings Corporation, whose investors include Goldman Sachs, provide over 1 million prison meals daily, many for under $1 a plate. New Jersey corrections officer … Read More