Colorado man goes on murderous rampage after 911 dispatcher lectures panicked caller on open carry law

Colorado man goes on murderous rampage after 911 dispatcher lectures panicked caller on open carry law

Travis Gettys A neighbor might have helped stop a Colorado man from killing three people as he roamed around with a military-style rifle, but the state’s open carry law apparently prevented police from following up on her concerned report. Naomi Bettis called 911 Saturday after spotting her neighbor, who she recognized but did not know

Ben Carson thinks many Americans are stupid

Ben Carson thinks many Americans are stupid

International Business Times

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, whose poll numbers have taken off thanks to enthusiastic populist support, seems to hold a more skeptical view of voters than he usually displays on the campaign trail. In a speech from last year, Carson said in reference to the American people, “Many of them are stupid,” Mother Jones reported Tuesday.…

Holy war: Louisiana students fight Christian indoctrination at public high school

Holy war: Louisiana students fight Christian indoctrination at public high school

David Ferguson A Baptist pastor and an evangelical Christian high school principal are fighting the ACLU and students over a pattern of intense Christian indoctrination at Airline High School, a public school in Bossier Parish, Louisiana. According to Slate, Pastor Mike Welch of Bistineau Baptist Church and Airline principal Jason Rowland are angrily retrenching after

Creepy Christian principal says sexist school dress codes help preserve girls’ virginity for their ‘one and only’

Creepy Christian principal says sexist school dress codes help preserve girls’ virginity for their ‘one and only’

Bethania Palma Markus A Christian high school principal is being criticized for an op-ed where he says dress codes imposed on young women help protect the “gift” of their virginity, which should be preserved for their “one and only.” The piece, published in MLive by Jim Bazen, principal of Plymouth Christian High School in Grand Rapids,

Discovery of molecular oxygen in comet tail forces rethink on how the solar system formed

Discovery of molecular oxygen in comet tail forces rethink on how the solar system formed

The Conversation Scientists have for the first time detected molecular oxygen (O2) in a comet’s coma, the cloud of gas surrounding it when it moves close to the sun. The discovery, which challenges our understanding of how the solar system formed, was made by the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft orbiting comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko . The

WATCH: Chomsky explains why progressives need to focus more on movements than candidates

WATCH: Chomsky explains why progressives need to focus more on movements than candidates

Arturo Garcia The closing minutes of Telesur host Abby Martin’s interview with Noam Chomsky last week provided a blueprint for progressives to follow after several setbacks on Tuesday. Martin asked the MIT professor and philosopher about grassroots involvement, which prompted Chomsky to mention Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) campaign for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. “He’s

Houston measure protecting LGBT workers from discrimination rejected by voters

Houston measure protecting LGBT workers from discrimination rejected by voters

Los Angeles Times

HOUSTON — Houston voters rejected a controversial measure Tuesday that would have barred discrimination against gays and transgender people in the wake of an 18-month battle that pitted advocates of gay rights against those who believed they were defending religious liberty. The vote had been expected to be close. But with about 30 percent of precincts…