GOP lawmaker wants Dallas to throw out LGBT protections and for schools to teach creationism

GOP lawmaker wants Dallas to throw out LGBT protections and for schools to teach creationism

Bethania Palma Markus After Houston voters struck down an ordinance protecting LGBT people from discrimination, a creationist state senator would like Dallas to reconsider its own 13-year-old law that protects the group. Freshman State Sen. Don Huffiness (R) has been holding town hall meetings to advocate bringing the protections for LGBT people, which have been

Defense Secretary Carter fires senior military assistant over ‘allegations of misconduct’

Defense Secretary Carter fires senior military assistant over ‘allegations of misconduct’

Reuters U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Thursday he had removed his senior military assistant, Lieutenant General Ron Lewis, from his position “after learning about allegations of misconduct.” Carter said he had referred the matter to the inspector general of the Defense Department. “The Department of the Army will then take action as appropriate,”

Authorities investigate vandalism at University Of Missouri Black Culture Center

Authorities investigate vandalism at University Of Missouri Black Culture Center

International Business Times

Tensions continued at the University of Missouri Thursday after police said they were investigating a report of vandalism at the Columbia campus’ black culture center, the Associated Press reported. Police said someone spray-painted over a part of a sign at the center. The word “black” on a sign at the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center was apparently…

Larry Wilmore mocks Starbucks ‘cuprage’ sparked by ‘douche-y vertical video’ by ‘angry guy in a parking lot’

Larry Wilmore mocks Starbucks ‘cuprage’ sparked by ‘douche-y vertical video’ by ‘angry guy in a parking lot’

Travis Gettys Larry Wilmore mocked the controversy over Starbucks’ insufficiently celebratory holiday cups. Starbucks is going with a minimalist design for its holiday cups — and some evangelical Christians are pretty upset that they won’t see seasonal symbols such as snowflakes and snowmen. “No snowmen? How am I going to celebrate the birth of Jesus?”

Colorado will vote next year on single-payer health care system — and insurers are already freaking out

Colorado will vote next year on single-payer health care system — and insurers are already freaking out

Medical Daily

First legalized marijuana, now universal health care? As reported by the Denver Post, Colorado is now poised to consider the possibility of expanding its health coverage in a way never before seen in the United States via a single-payer insurance system — thanks to a successful campaign run by ColoradoCareYES. The grassroots group presented 158,831 signatures…

For the fourth time this week, a racist threatened to massacre black college students — this time in Michigan

For the fourth time this week, a racist threatened to massacre black college students — this time in Michigan

Travis Gettys Another person has been arrested for making racist threats against black college students — this time in Michigan. Police said they took a suspect into custody Thursday afternoon in connection with an anonymous threat posted on social media directed at students at Michigan Technological University, reported The Detroit News. The university’s Department of

Ben Carson mocks allies and defends anti-science views at religious college: ‘There’s no Canadian dream’

Ben Carson mocks allies and defends anti-science views at religious college: ‘There’s no Canadian dream’

International Business Times

After Ben Carson defended his life story during Tuesday night’s Republican presidential debate, the retired neurosurgeon continued to use his personal history during speeches Wednesday during which he emphasized religious freedom and American exceptionalism. “Have you ever noticed there’s an American way, an American dream?” Carson asked. “There’s no French dream. There’s no Canadian dream. This…

Trevor Noah: Campaign spending has gotten so ‘insane’ that millionaires are just mocking us now

Trevor Noah: Campaign spending has gotten so ‘insane’ that millionaires are just mocking us now

Travis Gettys Trevor Noah tackled the insane amount of cash pouring into the presidential election — with an estimated $5 billion in contributions expected to be made before Americans choose someone to lead the executive branch. That’s double the amount spent in 2012, when Barack Obama was re-elected over Mitt Romney, and the most astonishing