Justice Kennedy: Public officials who refuse to follow the law should resign

Justice Kennedy: Public officials who refuse to follow the law should resign

International Business Times

Justice Anthony Kennedy, who authored the Supreme Court’s landmark June ruling on marriage equality across the U.S., said that public officials should step down instead of doing something they saw as “morally wrong,” seeming to refer to Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, SFGate.com reported Tuesday. Davis had refused to issue marriage licenses to homosexuals on religious grounds…

Psychologist: Pharma Bro’s success contains the seed of his eventual destruction

Psychologist: Pharma Bro’s success contains the seed of his eventual destruction

Bethania Palma Markus Negative attention is better than no attention, and ‘Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli is hardly short on it. But a psychologist with Yahoo Health cautioned that while his flagrant narcissism has made him a household name, it could also be his undoing. Karla Ivankovich, professor of psychology at the University of Illinois, Springfield,

Black teen attacked by school cop has multiple injuries — and is an orphan who recently lost her mother

Black teen attacked by school cop has multiple injuries — and is an orphan who recently lost her mother

Travis Gettys An influential South Carolina Democrat plans to represent a teenage girl thrown to the ground by a school resource officer — and he intends to change a state law that allows police to arrest students for being disruptive in class. Richland County Deputy Ben Fields was fired Wednesday for violating agency policy when

Texas school district: Assignment teaching God is a myth was ‘ill-conceived’

Texas school district: Assignment teaching God is a myth was ‘ill-conceived’

Washington Times

Texas school district: Assignment teaching God is a myth was ‘ill-conceived’

A Texas school district is apologizing after complaints that a seventh-grade teacher gave students an assignment teaching that God is a myth. Jordan Wooley, a Methodist student at West Memorial Junior High School in Katy, said the assignment was to identify “factual claims, commonplace assertions and opinions.” She said she originally answered the statement “there is…

GOP campaigns whine about debate green rooms

GOP campaigns whine about debate green rooms

Newsweek

In less than 10 hours, Republican presidential candidates will take the stage for the third GOP debate. But it’s the scene backstage that’s riling up several lower-polling GOP campaigns. According to a Politico report, staffers for Chris Christie and Rand Paul are disgruntled about the state of their candidates’ green room spaces at the Coors Event…

Ben Carson’s budget plan makes absolutely no sense

Ben Carson’s budget plan makes absolutely no sense

Brian Tashman, Right Wing Watch CNBC is hosting tonight’s Republican presidential debate, and the business news network is likely to press candidates on their views on fiscal and economic policy. This presents a great opportunity to raise questions about the proposals offered by the new GOP frontrunner, Ben Carson, who is leading polls among Iowa

Missouri court reluctantly sides with employer who fired gay worker he called a ‘c*cksucker’

Missouri court reluctantly sides with employer who fired gay worker he called a ‘c*cksucker’

Bethania Palma Markus The Missouri Court of Appeals was forced to uphold the firing of a gay man because the state doesn’t have specific non-discrimination protections for LGBT people on the books, the Columbia Daily Tribune reports. James Pittman endured seven years of workplace harassment, including being called a “c-cksucker” by Joe Jurden, president of Cook

Mass graves and evidence of cannibalism found in South Sudan

Mass graves and evidence of cannibalism found in South Sudan

International Business Times

A report released late Tuesday by the African Union said mass graves and evidence of horrific crimes, including forced cannibalism, have been discovered in South Sudan. The report said hundreds of members of the ethnic Nuer were captured, tortured and killed by alleged government forces or their allies, according to the Associated Press. The African Union…