Christian pregnancy centers freak out after California turns tables and forces them to disclose abortion rights

Christian pregnancy centers freak out after California turns tables and forces them to disclose abortion rights

David Edwards For years, conservatives have been placing roadblocks to make it harder for women to get an abortion, but the state of California has turned the tables, forcing Christian pregnancy crisis centers to notify women of their reproductive rights. NPR reported this week that a number of so-called pregnancy crisis centers were suing the

‘Iron ass’ Dick Cheney says Bush Sr. describing him as a power-hungry warmonger is a compliment

‘Iron ass’ Dick Cheney says Bush Sr. describing him as a power-hungry warmonger is a compliment

Bethania Palma Markus Controversial former Vice President Dick Cheney brushed off criticism by George H.W. Bush, who said in a new biography that members of his son’s administration damaged the reputation of the United States. Bush Senior’s comments were made in a new biography about the 41st president, Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey Of George

Morning Joe hosts scorch Ben Carson: Does he think Noah built the Eiffel Tower, too?

Morning Joe hosts scorch Ben Carson: Does he think Noah built the Eiffel Tower, too?

Bethania Palma Markus The Morning Joe crew found themselves wondering about Ben Carson’s worldviews after learning the 2016 candidate still believes that the biblical figure Joseph built the pyramids in Egypt to store grain. Carson’s theory first came to light when Buzzfeed found a video of his commencement speech at Andrews University, in which he said,

St. Louis suburb funds itself by increasing nuisance ticketing on black homes by 495 percent: lawsuit

St. Louis suburb funds itself by increasing nuisance ticketing on black homes by 495 percent: lawsuit

David Edwards A small suburb of St. Louis where 95 percent of residents are black has allegedly found a new source of revenue by increasing municipal citations by 495 percent since 2010, a lawsuit claimed this week. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the Institute for Justice’s office filed a lawsuit seeking class action status

Oregon cops wrong to pry apart drug suspect’s buttocks in ‘Crack Alley’ arrest: court

Oregon cops wrong to pry apart drug suspect’s buttocks in ‘Crack Alley’ arrest: court

Travis Gettys An appeals court overturned the conviction of an Oregon man who was arrested on drug charges after police pried apart his buttocks and found cocaine. Herbert Lee Scruggs Jr. was arrested in November 2011 after police spotted him meeting two suspected drug buyers in Portland’s “Crack Alley,” reported The Oregonian. Officers said Scruggs,

How the power of money in politics has disenfranchised America’s silent majority of socialists

How the power of money in politics has disenfranchised America’s silent majority of socialists

The Conversation It took the excitement generated by the political campaign of a self-described socialist, Bernie Sanders, to put into stark relief the extent to which the United States political system fails to reflect and respond to the aspirations of most Americans. That’s because decades of income stagnation have transformed political attitudes in ways that

Senate Democrats block defense spending bill

Senate Democrats block defense spending bill

Reuters Democrats blocked the fiscal 2016 defense appropriations bill for a third time in the U.S. Senate on Thursday, amid a broader fight with Republicans over tax and spending policy. The vote was 51-44 for the bill, short of the 60 votes required under Senate rules to move ahead. Democrats have vowed to block all

What the World Congress of Families tells us about the global ‘pro-family’ movement

What the World Congress of Families tells us about the global ‘pro-family’ movement

Peter Montgomery, Right Wing Watch The World Congress of Families — an organization that hosts an annual global gathering of “pro-family” advocates — brought together more than 3,300 people in Salt Lake City last week. The summit included authors and counselors focused on strengthening marriages as well as academics talking about the social and economic

Illinois cop who committed suicide tried to hire gang member to kill local official: report

Illinois cop who committed suicide tried to hire gang member to kill local official: report

Reuters A northern Illinois policeman who officials said committed suicide while concerned about an audit that would have exposed his embezzlement tried to arrange for the killing of a local administrator, the Associated Press reported on Thursday. Fox Lake Police Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz sent a text about the hit last April and asked for