First Amendment

Pressure Causes Trump To Crack As He Accuses Jack Smith And Judge Of Conspiracy

Pressure Causes Trump To Crack As He Accuses Jack Smith And Judge Of Conspiracy

Former president Trump is falsely accusing Special Counsel Jack Smith and the judge in the DC case of conspiring against…

7 months ago

Watch Jamie Raskin Explain The First Amendment To Republicans

Rep. Jamie Raskin took the steam out of the House Republican hearing about Twitter by explaining the First Amendment to…

1 year ago

Susan Collins Calls Police on Sidewalk Chalk Urging Her to Protect Women’s Rights

Republican Senator Susan Collins called the police after concerned citizens left a message in chalk outside of her home urging…

2 years ago

Opinion: #Cancel Culture: Jeffery Toobin, Chris Matthews, and Journalism

Recently, former MSNBC host Chris Matthews published “This Country,” his memoir of major historical moments in America. You may have…

3 years ago

Opinion: Trump’s Abuse of First Amendment as Racist Club Aligns with Republican, Right-Wing Supreme Court Practices

While Donald Trump has been involved in a dispute with Twitter, speciously and ignorantly crying that the social media company…

4 years ago

GOP Seeks to Destroy First Amendment and Democracy Itself

As Don Draper, the central character of AMC’s hit show Mad Men, likes to say, “If you don’t like what’s…

5 years ago

Opinion: Trump Defends Cyber-Bullies As Melania Holds Annual #BeBest Campaign

The bullies of America know that Donald Trump has their backs. The bully can  even be a race horse, for…

5 years ago

Literary Group Sues Trump For Illegal Attacks On the Press

In a suit filed Tuesday in federal court in Manhattan, the PEN American Center (PEN America) alleges that “official acts”…

5 years ago

Opinion: Trump Tried To Weaponize Security Clearances to Silence Dissent

Donald Trump is abusing presidential power again. This time he threatened, via Sarah Sanders, to strip several people of their…

6 years ago

U.N. rights expert assails Trump administration on press treatment

A United Nations rights expert voiced concern on Wednesday that Trump administration actions would be harmful to a free press…

6 years ago

Trump’s Assault On the First Amendment Takes Root In Public Louisiana High School

In a tweet, Shaun King shared a chilling announcement from a public high school principle in Louisiana. It's the first…

6 years ago

DHS Goes After First and Fourth Amendments With Expanded Social Media Surveillance

The DHS is ready to put digital Star of David armbands on every immigrant, and every naturalized American, according to…

6 years ago

Trump May Have Broken the Law When Calling for Boycotts if the NFL Doesn’t Fire Peaceful Protesters

When Donald Trump tweeted for a boycott of the NFL if team owners didn’t fire players for protesting racism, Trump…

6 years ago

House Unanimously And Symbolically Condemns Erdogan’s Assault On The 1st Amendment

Today, the House of Representatives voted unanimously to condemn the assault by Turkish “security personnel” on peaceful protesters.

7 years ago

HHS Secretary Price Displays Ignorance of First Amendment Following Reporter’s Arrest

What does a lawmaker do when a journalist asks a question they don’t like? In American, it used to be…

7 years ago

Opinion: SCOTUS Hears Arguments To Tear Down Church and State Barrier

A ruling for theocracy will effectively demolish church-state separation and neuter the First Amendment’s religious clauses.

7 years ago

Opinion: Judge Rules Trump Inciting Violence Against Protesters is Not Protected Speech

The judge ruled when Trump “repeatedly...instructed, and commanded” supporters to “get em’ out of here” the result was protesters being…

7 years ago

Pat Robertson Says People Who Oppose Trump Are Revolting Against God

The First Amendment says "there is no...infringing on the freedom of the press." Not by Donald Trump. Not even by…

7 years ago

The Press Reacts to Trump Calling Them ‘The Enemy of the American People’

"On Planet Trump, the MSM is the enemy of the American people, but Russia -- which hates us & has…

7 years ago

Trump Expected To Announce One of Three Extremists As His Supreme Court Nominee Next Week

Democrats are gearing up to fight Trump’s nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died nearly a year…

7 years ago

To Remain Free, the Press Can No Longer Afford to be Stupid About Donald Trump

The mainstream media has proved guilty of two sins - repeating fake news generated by Trump, and failing to report…

7 years ago

Vice President Mike Pence Wants the Bible Taught As Science

The evangelical fundamentalists, all 13.2 percent of them, are appealing to vice president-elect Pence by petition and demanding that he,…

7 years ago

Trump’s Proposed Changes To White House Press Corps Would Undermine The Flow Of Information

Members of the incoming Trump administration are floating ideas that would radically bring changes to the White House Press Corps.…

7 years ago

Trump Surrogate Calls on FBI’s Comey to “Crackdown” on Peaceful Protests

The latest outrage, one that should alarm every American alive, is a call from a Trump acolyte in a Trump-related…

7 years ago

Trump Renews Attacks On First Amendment Rights In Latest Victory Tour Stop

If we start giving an unhinged president the power to choose which forms of speech should be free, it sets…

7 years ago

Justice Denied for Merrick Garland and the American People

Justice has not only been denied to a worthy Supreme Court nominee and the work of the high court. It…

7 years ago

Trump Surrogate Still Promoting Prison for Journalists

Trump routinely made vague proposals to limit basic elements of press and internet freedom. His intent and disregard for the…

7 years ago

Senate Republicans Kill Trump’s Dream Of Throwing People In Jail For Flag Burning

After Donald Trump suggested that people be put in jail for burning the flag, top Republican Senators Mitch McConnell and…

7 years ago

Mika Brzezinski Suggests Flag-Burning is a Form of Hate Crime

Scarborough relished the idea of "putting Democrats in the position...to come down on the side of flag burning" but what…

7 years ago

Twitter Absolutely Destroys the #BoycottHamilton Movement

"The irony of the #BoycottHamilton movement is that it's mostly folks who already boycott both hip-hop and knowledge of history."

7 years ago

Michael Flynn Called Islam “A Political Ideology” Hiding Behind “Being a Religion”

"It’s like cancer...So it’s like cancer. And it’s a like a malignant cancer, though, in this case. It has metastasized."

7 years ago

Times Responds to New Trump Attack That They Will Cover News ‘Without Fear or Favor’

"Failing @nytimes story is so totally wrong on transition. It is going so smoothly. Also, I have spoken to many…

7 years ago

Trump Supporter Sports T-Shirt Proposing the Lynching of Journalists

Trump fan in Minnesota sports t-shirt saying 'Rope. Tree. Journalist. Some Assembly Required.'

7 years ago

Newt Gingrich Says Pastors Have a Duty to Fight ‘Totalitarian Secularism’

"I think you have a duty...to have the courage to stand up and tell the truth; tell the truth about…

7 years ago

Trump Says We Have No Choice, a Muslim Student’s Emotional Appeal Shows We Do

Trump asks, "Do we really have a choice?" to which Aleena Khan says, "And all I ask is for acceptance…

7 years ago

Republicans Obsessed with Idea Witches Are Running Our Country – Yes, Really

“I know that there’s demonic forces in that city. I have personally met people that refer to themselves as witches,…

7 years ago

At Values Voter Summit Donald Trump Promotes An America Where We Live ‘Under One God’

"Imagine what our country could accomplish if we started working together as one people, under one God, saluting one flag."

7 years ago

Bill O’Reilly Says NFL Player Kneeling for Anthem ‘Disrespects Our Entire System’

Bill O'Reilly has a problem with Denver Broncos football player Brandon Marshall, who before the Thursday night season opener against…

7 years ago

‘Moderate’ Republican John Kasich Flips Out Over Actor Daniel Radcliffe’s Atheism

"You know that Daniel Radcliffe has declared himself an atheist? I’m serious. What a weird thing. Why would a guy…

7 years ago

The National Review Says Because Theocracy Has Been Held Off, the Threat Never Existed

On the contrary, we have seen religious laws against abortion, contraception, marriage equality, religious diversity, education, and even global warming

7 years ago

Judge Decimates the GOP’s Religious Freedom Concept – Strikes Down Mississippi Law

Judge Reeves noted that “the title, history and text of the law showed it to be the State’s attempt to…

8 years ago

An Outraged CNN Schools Wannabe Dictator Trump On The First Amendment

CNN took the presumptive Republican presidential nominee to school, as Dana Bash explained to Trump the meaning of the First…

8 years ago

Parents Push Religion at ‘Jesus Lunches’ at Wisconsin High School

A group of parents at a high school in MIddleton Wisconsin use food to bribe students to listen to them…

8 years ago

Trump Says Freedom of the Press Must Go Because He’s ‘Not Like Other People’

“With me, they’re not protected, because I’m not like other people...We’re gonna...have people sue you like you never get sued…

8 years ago

Franklin Graham Freaks Out, Claims Secular Government is New to U.S.

Graham's big lie: “You talk about us being a secular government, a secular society — that’s only taken place in…

8 years ago

Constitutional Dunce Scalia Needs To Be In An Asylum, Not SCOTUS

Scalia may have surpassed charlatans like David Barton in an attempt to "establish Christianity" as the nation's state religion

8 years ago

A Very Texas Christmas – Evangelicals Force Another Nativity Scene To Be Taken Down

Texas' governor claimed that the sentiment that others celebrate the holidays in their own way was bullying and persecuting Christians

8 years ago

The So-Called First Amendment Defense Act Will Destroy the First Amendment

Feeling persecuted by people suddenly having equal rights, GOP bigots developed legislation protecting just one set of beliefs - their…

8 years ago

House Republicans Introduce A War on Christmas Resolution

It was inevitable that at some point, the radicalized United States House of Representatives would become involved in an official…

8 years ago

Fox News Upset That School District – Like Jesus – Told Coach to Pray in Private

Liberty Institute says if Coach Joe Kennedy isn't allowed to continue praying - against Jesus' wishes - they will sue…

8 years ago

Ben Carson Reassures the Faithful He’ll Only Screw Over Liberal Colleges When He’s President

Carson said "it's not appropriate for public funding to be used to indoctrinate students in one direction" but it apparently…

8 years ago

Ben Carson Falsely Claims Founding Fathers Would Have Rejected Muslim President

Ben Carson claims the Founding Fathers would have rejected a Muslim president, but their words show him to be a…

8 years ago

CNN Host Drops U.S. Constitution Truthbomb on Ben Carson Supporter

Alisyn Camerota read the "No Religious Test" clause out loud and said, "Carson's belief system violates that part of the…

8 years ago

Texas and South Carolina Take Two Very Different Views of the Confederate Flag

The State of Texas won't allow the Confederate flag on its license plates, while South Carolina won't even lower their's…

9 years ago

Bob Vander Plaats Says Exercising First Amendment Rights Mocks God

Yes, actually exercising your First Amendment right to have your own beliefs is a "huge concern" with "spiritual ramifications" in…

9 years ago

As Religious Tyranny Arrives, Religious Freedom Lovers Flee Indiana

Indiana is the latest state to proclaim religious tyranny, and the reaction (no NCAA?) is anything but what Hoosier bigots…

9 years ago

Mike Huckabee Says He Has Magic Powers and Will Use Them to Kill You

Mike Huckabee thinks he can call down fire from heaven to smite his opponents, an act (phew!) in violation of…

9 years ago

Bryan Fischer Fired, but Jews Still Lack First Amendment Rights, Says AFA

The GOP has tied itself to a hate group - the AFA - which insists America is for Chrisitans only…

9 years ago

Right-Wing Justice Scalia is Crusading to Establish Religion by Constitutional Fiat

Koch and Vatican surrogate Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia delivered a judicial sermon at Colorado Christian University and informed 400…

9 years ago

Hypocrisy Alert: SCOTUS Keeps Its Own Buffer Zone While Telling Women They Don’t Need One

It is impossible to overlook the fact that women's reproductive rights have been systematically eroded with personhood amendments, TRAP laws…

10 years ago

The Truth is, Religious Bigots, if Islam is Not a Religion, Neither is Christianity

David Barton presents a geo-political Christianity Rev. Jody Hice says Muslims can't have, meaning Barton's Christianity is not a religion

10 years ago

Why Conservatives Hypocritically Won’t Advocate for Marriage Equality Supporting NFL Player

The First Amendment gives citizens the right to voice their opinion without repercussions, unless that opinion is contrary to Conservative…

10 years ago

Dysfunctional Republican Christians Vow To Destroy the First Amendment

Two-hundred and twenty-two years after the First Amendment was ratified, there is a large segment of the population that cannot…

10 years ago

Free Speech Is an Unclear Concept to the Tea Party

Like most things including the second amendment, the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party has a special way of…

11 years ago

Conservative Christians Claim They Should be Able to Spew Hate Without Consequence

Conservative Christians want to be able to spew hate and lies but for nobody to have the right to disagree…

11 years ago

The Republican Party and the un-Founding of America

Republicans claim to be the defenders of the Constitution; this while wishing to do away with every amendment save the…

11 years ago

Grandmother Says She is Persecuted if She is Not Allowed to Convert Grandson

Visiting Grandma should not carry with it the prerequisite of conversion

11 years ago

Buster Wilson Wakes Up to Discover He’s a Hate Monger

Buster Wilson complains that if he believes what he says the Bible says about homosexuality, he is a hate monger

11 years ago

NBA Player Jason Collins Comes Out – Religious Right Apoplectic

NBA player Jason Collins says he's gay; the religious right says he is immoral and aberrant and so are we…

11 years ago

Fox News Says Rep. Keith Ellison Is ‘Very Dangerous’ Because He’s a Muslim

Apparently if you actually exercise your First Amendment rights to be something other than Christian, you're dangerous.

11 years ago

Bryan Fischer Says Liberals Hate America and Christianity

Bryan Fischer dishonestly says liberals hate America and Christianity because they want to replace America as it was founded

11 years ago

The GOP’s Boston-inspired Insanity

The GOP: Sodomizing our shared reality - and you

11 years ago

Pat Robertson Says You Have Demons in Your Underpants

Pat Robertson thinks there are demons in your underpantsr, so be sure to rebuke them before heading out of the…

11 years ago

America’s Capitalism Has Embraced White Slaves as Well as Black

American capitalism supported white indentured servitude before and alongside black slavery and relinquished it only reluctantly.

11 years ago

Joseph Farah Says America Needs Ten Commandments – Wants Money

Joseph Farah is putting up 10 Commandment billboards in "Sin City" - Las Vegas - and he wants your dollars…

11 years ago

Buster Wilson Claims Obama Wants to Declare Christians to be Mentally Ill and Lock Them Up

Buster Wilson lets go of his meat long enough to claim Obama thinks he's crazy and wants to lock him…

11 years ago

Ralph Reed Invokes MLK’s Fight for Freedom in Defense of his Fight to Oppress

So Ralph Reed of the misnamed Faith and Freedom Coalition, took exception to my findings yesterday, that the Bible is irrelevant…

11 years ago

Right Wing Bigots Claim Immigration Reform Path to Citizenship Violates the Bible

Ralph Reed, mistaking the Bible for the US Constitution, believes his holy book should govern US immigration policy

11 years ago

Bryan Fischer Condemns Interfaith Prayer and Counterfeit Gods

Some have realized that people might be praying to the same god or gods and that mixing it up isn't…

11 years ago

Conservatives Release the Propaganda Hounds in Defense of Religious Bigotry

A collection of WTF Boy Scout moments, brought to you by the party that hasn't read the Bible they're using…

11 years ago

The Conservative Obsession with Liberal Media Bias is Right Wing Propaganda

The "Liberal Media", is a tiresome and wholly inaccurate screed that is the centerpiece of right-wing propaganda.

11 years ago

Fundamentalist Says Refrigeration Removes Sin. Tough Luck Gays and Lesbians!

Oklahoma Pastor James Taylor says if you can refrigerate something (like shellfish) it isn't an abomination anymore

11 years ago

The Right Claims Liberals Have a Dull-Witted, Self-Defeating, Abjectly Wicked Worldview

Conservatives seem completely confused and befuddled by reality, as evidenced by Liberty Counsel's Matt Barber and his recent scree

11 years ago

Misremembering is the Conservative Way of Treating Martin Luther King

As our nation celebrates Martin Luther King Jr, conservatives choose NOT to remember him, but to misremember him as a…

11 years ago

The Tea Party’s Intolerable Acts Are a Parting Shot from George III

The Tea Party's actions in Wisconsin and Michigan show them to owe their inspiration not to the Patriots of 1776…

11 years ago

GOP: Refusing to do What We Want You to Do is a Violation of the Constitution

The Republican Party seems to think if Obama doesn't do what they want him to do, he is violating the…

11 years ago

Right Wing Insanity Boils Over With Claim Marriage Equality Caused Noah’s Flood

Right wing Pastor Scott Lively hit a new level of crazy even for the far right by claiming that same…

11 years ago

Obama Uses the First Amendment to Smack Down Deport Piers Morgan Petition

The White House has responded to the deport Piers Morgan petition by giving the right wing a little refresher course…

11 years ago

A Desperate Religious Right Renews the War on Marriage Equality

With growing desperation, the Religious Right tries to stem the liberal tide of toleration, equality, and genuine religious liberty

11 years ago

The GOP Needs to Shed its God Problem Before it’s Too Late

The Republican Party needs to shed its God problem before its unhealthy obsession destroys America

11 years ago

When Your Doctor Offers to Pray for You

We go to medical doctors for medical care based on the most recent medical science, not for prayers

11 years ago

Piers Morgan Says Flawed Bible Must be Amended

Piers Morgan, already being attacked for his stance on guns, has truly thrown caution to the wind by proclaiming that…

11 years ago

This Holiday Season Do Your Own Thing and Damn the Critics

Conservative Christians despise atheism as being a subjective form of morality, ignoring the history of their own subjective belief system

11 years ago

The Religious Right Wants You Dead in God’s Name

The endless chorus from the Religious Right that all that plagues our society is the result of divine wrath has…

11 years ago

David Barton Says We’ve Got to Have the Same Guns the Government Has

David Barton says the Founding Fathers would want us armed with the same weapons available to the government - because…

11 years ago

Sanity Prevails in New Orleans as Revisionist Texas Textbooks Banished

Six schools have been saved for science in New Orleans, where humans will never walk with dinosaurs and Noah's flood…

11 years ago

James Dobson Says Sandy Hook is God’s Judgment on America

James Dobson says America has turned its back on God and Sandy Hook is God's response: the murder of our…

11 years ago

Religious Right: God Will Kill Our Children Until We Turn Schools Into Churches

Fundies are determined to scare you into allowing school sponsored prayer back into our public schools: God will kill your…

11 years ago

Bryan Fischer Claims Homosexuality is a Birth Defect

The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer misrepresents a scientific study to claim that homosexuality is a birth defect

11 years ago

Federal Judge Says North Carolina’s Choose Life License Plates are Unconstitutional

A federal judge has ruled that North Carolina cannot offer choose life plates without also offering pro-choice plates

11 years ago