Constitution-loving Rand Paul wants to kill the postal service — which is established in the Constitution

Constitution-loving Rand Paul wants to kill the postal service — which is established in the Constitution

Travis Gettys Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), like most libertarian-leaning conservatives, love to boast about their strict fidelity to the U.S. Constitution. But it’s never entirely clear that they have actually read the nation’s founding document. Paul vowed Thursday during a radio interview with a pro-slavery Iowa broadcaster that, if elected president, he would consider eliminating

Unsurprised by Missouri: Scholars explain the roots of racial unrest on Mizzou campus

Unsurprised by Missouri: Scholars explain the roots of racial unrest on Mizzou campus

The Conversation On Monday afternoon, after days of protests against his failure to address urgent concerns over racism on campus, the University of Missouri’s President Tim Wolfe resigned. This may have alleviated the immediate tension in Columbia, Missouri, but the wider debate over race relations on campuses is now spreading across the country. On Wednesday,

Pastafarian wins the religious right to wear spaghetti colander in MA state ID picture

Pastafarian wins the religious right to wear spaghetti colander in MA state ID picture

Bethania Palma Markus A member of the atheist spoof religion Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster has won the right to wear a spaghetti colander on her head in her driver’s license photo, according to the American Humanist Association. Lindsay Miller is a “pastafarian,” which is how members of the group identify themselves. But the Massachusetts

Ben Carson stands by shady business associate and ‘best friend’ who pleaded guilty to healthcare fraud

Ben Carson stands by shady business associate and ‘best friend’ who pleaded guilty to healthcare fraud

Tom McCarthy, The Guardian Ben Carson is continuing to stand by his business associate and “best friend” Alfonso Costa following revelations that Costa pleaded guilty in federal court in 2007 to healthcare fraud. Costa, a former dentist from Pittsburgh, is a self-employed real estate speculator with properties in Pennsylvania, New York City, Florida and elsewhere.

Utah judge reverses decision to remove baby from lesbian foster parents

Utah judge reverses decision to remove baby from lesbian foster parents

Newsweek

A Utah judge on Friday reversed his decision forcing two lesbian parents in Utah to give up their foster daughter, after facing widespread criticism. Court officials on Friday released an order signed by Judge Scott Johansen that will allow April Hoagland and Beckie Peirce to keep the 1-year-old. Heterosexual couples, Johansen ruled earlier this week, are…