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April 11th, 2019 - 11:42 am § in Politics

Pence bashes gays, then claims he’s a victim

He opposes gay marriage, and as Indiana governor, he signed legislation allowing businesses to discriminate against LGBTQ people. But when South Bend mayor and Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg called him out on it, Pence complained his religion was under attack. Read story here. Look, [...]

April 10th, 2019 - 3:43 pm § in Politics

This GOP legislator wants to execute women who have abortions

His name is Tony Tinderholt, and he represents a suburban district in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in the Texas House of Representatives. In 2017 and 2019, he sponsored legislation that would impose the death penalty for having an abortion. Because Tinderholt is trying to kill people for engaging in l[...]

April 6th, 2019 - 10:50 pm § in Politics

Aacdemic Freedom Dies in China

Xu Zhangrun Has Written About Democracy, a Now Forbidden Topic in Xi’s China. (China Digital Times) On Monday, law professor Xu Zhangrun was suspended from teaching and other roles at Tsinghua University in apparent response to a series of politically critical essays. In the most prominent p[...]

April 5th, 2019 - 3:34 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Privatizing Border Patrol hiring cost taxpayers $13.5 million per hire.

When Trump came into office and pledged to hire 7,500 more Border Patrol agents, Customs and Border Patrol (CPB) hired a private contractor called “Accenture” to do the recruiting and hiring. But Accenture’s performance was so bad even Republicans couldn’t stomach the poor re[...]

April 3rd, 2019 - 2:16 pm § in News Media, Politics

Georgia Republicans want to regulate journalists

Bill would penalize reporters if a “journalism ethics” board decides their reporting is “unfair” This story is so shocking it’s best told in Huffington Post’s own words: “A group of Republican state representatives in Georgia on Tuesday introduced legislatio[...]

March 31st, 2019 - 2:51 pm § in Politics

What if Republicans had to choose between guns and police lives? It’s not a hypothetical anymore.

On Dec. 31, 2017, a deranged meth user with a history of mental breakdowns ambushed and shot five sheriff’s deputies and two neighbors at a Colorado apartment complex before being killed by a SWAT team. One of the deputies, Zackari Parrish, 29, a husband and father of two young daughters, died[...]

March 21st, 2019 - 10:33 am § in Donald Trump, Politics

Is Trump a Fascist?

Sighhh …  Trumpists take offence at that name and the analogy to brownshirts by .saying Trump has not killed Jews.  That is true. It is also true that Hitler had not killed any Jews in 1932 and there were Jews Nazis at that time.  Nor has Trump placed immigrants on Dachau or declared war on[...]

March 15th, 2019 - 6:58 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Trump’s chameleon rhetoric

There’s what Trump says for public consumption, and there’s his political rhetoric. They’re very different. What he says for public consumption: “My warmest sympathy and best wishes goes out to the people of New Zealand after the horrible massacre in the Mosques. 49 innocent [...]

March 14th, 2019 - 10:54 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Democrats shred Trump official’s lies on census question

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross must have felt like a cheeseburger after Democrats on the House Oversight Committee finished grilling him about who requested a controversial citizenship question in the proposed 2020 census. The Department of Commerce is responsible for the census, but Ross — a [...]

March 14th, 2019 - 9:30 pm § in Politics, Religion

NEW ZEALAND HORROR

White supremacist slaughters dozens in mosques A self-described “Trump supporter” with virulent white supremacist, anti-Muslim, and anti-immigrant views attacked two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Thursday. Within minutes, he killed 49 people and injured 48 more. Police said th[...]