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Daily Archives: January 8, 2014

VIDEO: Was Police Union’s Swearing Toddler Facebook Post Racist?

Police in Omaha, NE, have sparked debate for posting a video of an African-American toddler swearing and referring to it as a “cycle of violence and thuggery” in their community. The video shows adults directing obscenities and racial slurs at … Read More

Megachurch Pastor’s New Book Says Obama Will Spark Antichrist Arrival

In one what could easily be the most absurd statement so far in 2014, a megachurch pastor in Texas claims that the actions of President Barack Obama will lead to the arrival of the Antichrist. Dallas-based pastor Robert Jeffress, writes … Read More

Former Reagan Economic Advisor On Federal Minimum Wage: Just Black Teenage Unemployment Act

Former Ronald Reagan economic advisor, Art Laffer, suggested to get rid of the federal minimum wage. Laffer argues that a federal minimum wage would cause more unemployment and make teenagers less productive in society. He said the minimum wage is … Read More

Man Breaks Hunger Strike After Federal Stay Halts Same-Sex Marriage in Utah

On Jan. 6, Utah man Trestin Meacham ended the hunger strike he vowed to continue until  same-sex marriage was nullified in Utah. Posting a picture of himself eating on Facebook on Monday,  the same day as the Federal courts issued a stay temporarily … Read More

Three Ways the Right-Wing is Trying to Convince You that Climate Change Doesn’t Exist

Climate change denial is big business, with a recent report finding that the majority of the rhetoric was fueled by millions of dollars of so-called ‘dark money,’ or funders who remain in the shadows while using others to promote their agenda.  During … Read More

MSNBC Anchor Says He Avoided Weed Arrest Because He’s White

MSNBC host Chris Hayes revealed that he should have been arrested for marijuana possession while covering the Republican National Convention in 2000. The TV anchor claimed that when he attempted to go through the security check-in for the Philadelphia convention, … Read More

Top 10 Revelations From Robert Gates’ Tell-All Memoir

Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, who served under both George W. Bush and Barack Obama, has published a 600-page memoir called Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War. The book includes a rare insider look into the war, particularly … Read More

The Pro-Life Debate Behind the Sad Case of Jahi McMath

The much-publicized story of a 13-year-old girl who went into the hospital for surgery in early December and suffered cardiac arrest leading to catastrophic ‘whole-brain death’ has taken another turn.  Late Sunday night, Jahi was released into the care of … Read More