Opinion: Republicans Grant Men, Even Rapists, Purview Over Women’s Bodies

"There is zero part of me that understands why a rapist or someone who got someone pregnant against their will, maybe incest, would have any right in that decision.”

The Last Nail in the Duggar Media Coffin. Gimme the Hammer!

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The parents and the church are enablers in this case through their naive belief that all is well. It's not, and if I were in the vicinity of the Duggar clan and the parent of a small child, I wouldn't buddy up with Josh or, frankly, his parents.

Christian Counseling and Homeschool Program Embraced By Duggars Funded By Hobby Lobby

Hobby Lobby has, for years, provided substantial financial support to Bill Gothard, the Christian fundamentalist who founded the ATI homeschool program and the Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP). IBLP is the Christian sexual treatment center the Quiverfull Duggars sent their son Josh to for "Christian sexual counseling."

Bible Belt Victory As Arkansas Town Upholds Anti-Discrimination Ordinance By Huge Margin

Voters in Eureka Springs, Arkansas voted overwhelmingly to uphold the city's anti-discrimination ordinance by a 71-29 percent margin.

Defiant Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal Says He Will Stand Firm On Opposing Gay Marriage

Louisiana Republican Governor Bobby Jindal penned a defiant op-ed in The New York Times, defending his opposition to gay marriage.

Sen. Tom Cotton Thinks All Is Copacetic Because Arkansas Doesn’t Hang Gays Like Iran

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Senator Tom Cotton argues that discrimination against gays in the US shouldn't be a priority, since we aren't hanging them like Iran does.

Hey, Religious “Freedom” Laws Open The Door To Discrimination Against Women Too

One day people will wake up and wonder why they can no longer get the pill in their state, let alone an abortion. They can thank a Republican for the RFRA.

Conservative Defense of Indiana’s Hateful RFRA is Awash in a Sea of Lies

Republican and Religious Right damage-control over Indiana's RFRA is chaotic and entertaining, and as dishonest as the day is long

Hobby Lobby Ruling Opened Floodgates For Indiana Discrimination Law

Americans are witnessing the profound and dangerous impact of the High Court's Hobby Lobby decision to dismantle the 1st Amendment's religious clauses and exempt religious devotee's from adhering to state and federal laws.

California Attorney-General Fights To Void Deadly Anti-Gay Ballot Initiative

The far right's war on the LGBT community took a variety of turns this week.

General Accuses Tom Cotton and 46 Other Republican Senators Of Mutiny

Major Gen. Paul D. Eaton stopped short of calling Cotton and 46 Republicans traitors. As a career military man Eaton used the appropriate label for Cotton's lack of ethics and knowledge of his place as a congressional representative.

GOP Iran Letter Was A Push For A Regime Change War And Defense Industry Profits

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The truth, and true purpose of the letter, has really never been in question; specifically because the filthy little neo-con who originated it has broadcast the purpose for the world to hear for months.

Jon Stewart Completely Exposes Mike Huckabee’s Beyonce Criticism Hypocrisy

During Monday night's broadcast of The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart tore into former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee over his criticism of singer Beyonce.

Mike Huckabee’s Unconscionable Attack on the First Lady and Beyoncé

Huckabee, whose son hung a dog, attacks Michelle Obama for letting her kids listen to Beyoncé, and accuses Jay-Z of pimping his wife

“Muslim Free” Shooting Range In Arkansas Turns Away Brown-Skinned Non-Muslim Customers

In an example of purely ignorant racism, a shooting range in Arkansas turned away two prospective customers because the owner believed the men are Muslim.

Child Homelessness and Poverty Are Rising So Republicans Plan Harsh Program Cuts

Coupled with inhumane austerity cuts, the GOP is getting precisely what they apparently live for; more despair and destitution among the poor, especially children.

Religious Purity Movement By Right-Wing Fanatics Threatens Faith in America

What is curious, is that although America is not, was not, and never will be a Christian nation, there are signs that a religious purity crusade is gaining traction.

Rachel Maddow Reveals How Minimum Wage And Pot Ballot Measures May Push Dems To Victory

During Monday night's episode of The Rachel Maddow Show, host Rachel Maddow discussed popular ballot measures in a number of red or swing states that could help swing the tide in many close gubernatorial or Senate races.

Don’t Let The Republican Tactic of Suppress and Confuse Steal Your Voice

One of the ironies of court wars over vote suppression laws lies in the fact that proponents of suppressing the vote argue they want to preserve the "status quo" in the name of preventing confusion among voters.

Possible Voter Fraud Gets Arkansas AG Candidate Kicked Off Voter Rolls

It is a different story, though, when a white Republican is kicked of voter rolls in Arkansas that not only incited the state party's outrage against their own vote suppression law, it drove the candidate for state attorney general who lost the right to vote into a rage.