Conservative media does ghoulish victory dance over Paris attacks

Conservative media does ghoulish victory dance over Paris attacks

International Business Times

Conservatives across the American media landscape are speaking with one voice after the attacks that left scores of French civilians dead and hundreds maimed Friday: Terrorism has a religion, and it is Islam. The messaging has not been subtle. “The Barbarians Are Inside, And There Are No Gates,” declared author and Fox News contributor Mark Steyn.…

Michigan’s Tea Party governor halts efforts to settle Syrian refugees after Paris attacks

Michigan’s Tea Party governor halts efforts to settle Syrian refugees after Paris attacks

David Ferguson Michigan’s conservative Tea Party Gov. Rick Snyder (R) announced that his state is halting its efforts to settle refugees from Syria. The Detroit Free Press reported that Snyder is responding to the horrifying attacks in Paris that killed more than 150 people and prompted France to declare its first nationwide state of emergency

New York plastic surgeon performs ‘most extensive’ face transplant ever

New York plastic surgeon performs ‘most extensive’ face transplant ever

Martin Pengelly, The Guardian A plastic surgeon at New York University’s Langone Medical Center has performed the “most extensive” facial transplant ever. Related: Face transplants – a short history Dr Eduardo Rodriguez performed the transplant over 26 hours in August. In that time, he gave a 41-year-old former firefighter from Tennessee, Patrick Hardison, the face

Minnesota House candidate says ISIS isn’t so bad, really — then abruptly quits campaign

Minnesota House candidate says ISIS isn’t so bad, really — then abruptly quits campaign

David Ferguson A Democratic candidate for the Minnesota state house posted a controversial message to the social medium Twitter, then backtracked and then abruptly ended his campaign. According to the New York Daily News, candidate Dan Kimmel tweeted on Saturday night, “ISIS isn’t necessarily evil. It is made up of people doing what they think

Ted Cruz exploits Paris attacks in speech to anti-LGBT conference: ‘Christians are under siege’

Ted Cruz exploits Paris attacks in speech to anti-LGBT conference: ‘Christians are under siege’

Liberaland

Ted Cruz, like some of the other Republican candidates, have nuzzled up to the Family Research Council and Pastor Kevin Swanson. This weekend he held a “Rally for Religious Liberty” as if that’s somehow lacking in America. Cruz made the case that the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday night proved that Christians are under siege,…

Hundreds quit Mormon church at Salt Lake rally protesting decision to label gay members ‘apostates’

Hundreds quit Mormon church at Salt Lake rally protesting decision to label gay members ‘apostates’

Tom Boggioni Over 1,000 Mormons and their families rallied at a Salt Lake City park on Saturday, with hundreds formally resigning from the church over policies labeling gay members “apostates,” reports the Salt Lake Tribune. According to organizers, they were surprised at the overwhelming show of support when a larger than expected crowd showed up.

Trump focuses his attacks on Carson as rival slowly chips away at his support

Trump focuses his attacks on Carson as rival slowly chips away at his support

Reuters Donald Trump has dramatically escalated his attacks on his nearest rival for the Republican presidential nomination, Ben Carson. A new Reuters/Ipsos poll may explain why: the billionaire real estate magnate is bleeding support among avid church-goers and women to the retired neurosurgeon. While the unconstrained Trump has a comfortable double-digit lead over the soft-spoken