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Pew Report Details the Sorry State of Religious Tolerance in the World

Pew tells us restrictions on religion were high or very high in 39% of countries and that Muslims are as…

8 years ago

Marco Rubio Flip Flops On Immigration Reform, Recasts Himself As Border Hawk At CPAC

Friday morning, at CPAC, Senator Rubio told an audience that he had learned that his previous support for immigration reform…

8 years ago

David Barton Lies That Lawsuit Which Did Not Take Place Proves He Doesn’t Lie

David Barton tried to refute his long history of lying by falsely claiming a lawsuit which never took place proves…

8 years ago

It’s Time to Break Up With Texas

Suspending a boy for threatening with a magic ring that doesn't exist to trying to change the nature of math…

8 years ago

Debate on Gun Violence Limited by Either-Or Thinking

There have been 101 school shootings since Newtown. Obama said afteward, "the time is now." It is now well past…

8 years ago

Lawmakers Ban Open Carry In Washington State Capitol After Gun Nuts Storm Building

Approximately 200 gun rights activists demonstrated at Washington's state capitol building on Thursday morning to ostensibly protest the passage of…

8 years ago

Bishops Join GOP Drive To Make Women Celibate Or Birth Machines

American Catholic bishops are taking advantage of the power bestowed on them by the conservative Catholics on the Supreme Court…

8 years ago

Republicans Condemn North Korean Human Rights Violations While Ignoring Their Own

The hypocrisy of this nation co-sponsoring a resolution condemning anyone country for human rights abuses (torture) is beyond the pale.…

8 years ago

Republican Kasich Forces Public Schools To Partner with Religion Or Lose Taxpayer Funding

Ohio Governor John Kasich made that "religious extremist duty" mandatory in Ohio. Kasich issued a statement through a spokesman informing…

8 years ago

Open Carry Texas Activist Arrested For Shooting And Killing Husband And Stepdaughter

Veronica Dunnachie, an Open Carry Texas activist is facing capital murder charges in the slaying of her husband and his…

8 years ago

Rick Perry Quotes Jesus To Justify Income Inequality and Poverty

Perry's message is clear; there is no reason to address poverty, income inequality, or make any effort to help those…

8 years ago

No Texas Messiah: A Requiem for Rick Perry

Rick Perry is another in a growing collection of GOP banditti. In the old days, the Texas Rangers would have…

8 years ago

Rick Perry Getting Ready to Inflict Himself on America in 2016

Rick Perry is putting together a 2016 run that is certain to fail as spectacularly as his ill-fated 2012 run

8 years ago

Bold Democrat Mary Landrieu Should Be Truthful About KeystoneXL

It may have been Democrat Howard Dean who said not long ago that if given a choice between voting for…

8 years ago

If Only Santa Anna Had Been a Better General, Texas Would not be OUR Problem

Just think of it: Rick Perry and Greg Abbott and Ted Cruz and Louie Gohmert would all be Mexico's problem…

8 years ago

Texas Legislator’s Biblical Proposal Abolishes Constitutional Equal Rights

Republicans and religious conservatives detest the 14th Amendment for myriad reasons, but chief among them is the guarantee of equal…

8 years ago

Ted Nugent Observes Veterans Day By Calling Animal Rights Activists “Subhuman Mongrels”

Draft-dodging ammosexual Ted Nugent went back to the well and reused a favorite insult of his when he referred to…

8 years ago

Pat Buchanan Says Democrats Have Forced GOP to Become Party of White People

Pat Buchanan presents an America where Republicans are the black voter's best friend and where whites are forced to be…

8 years ago

Conservatives Turn on McConnell And Anoint Ted Cruz The Leader Of Congress

The real conservatives look forward to Cruz's plan to push "his" Republican-led Senate to be as conservative and confrontational as…

8 years ago

Militia Member Met With Greg Abbott Days Before His Arrest On Illegal Weapons Charges

K.C. Massey, a member of a militia that 'patrols' the Texas border, met with and posed for photos with Texas…

8 years ago

Extremist Christian Banned From Daughter’s School After Making Terrorist Threat

Last week, the hate mongers' efforts finally paid off and drove an extremist Christian into a rage that earned him…

8 years ago

Republicans Amp Up The Fire and Brimstone By “Joking” That Wendy Davis Is Going To Hell

"Hear the one about Wendy Davis going to hell?" At an event held at a Tex-Mex restaurant in Frisco, Greg…

8 years ago

Ted Cruz Has Disqualified Himself from Public Office

A series of episodes of egregious dishonesty this past week have clearly demonstrated Ted Cruz's unsuitability for public office

8 years ago

In One Fell Swoop Obama Announces Solar Jobs For 50,000 Veterans and Takes On Climate Change

Since Republicans have relentlessly obstructed jobs programs for America's Veterans, the President took it upon himself to enact the program…

8 years ago

Texas Voter Turnout Was Higher On Its First Day of Early Voting Than It Was In 2010

Wendy Davis with help from groups that support her is leading the way in the people's fight against vote suppression.

8 years ago

Supreme Court Allows Texas To Enforce The Most Draconian Voter ID Law in The U.S.A.

By a vote of 6-3 The Supreme Court is allowing Texas' draconian voter ID law to be enforced for this…

8 years ago

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…

8 years ago

Even Fox Defends Wendy Davis Ad About Abbott’s History of War Against Justice For Texans

The focus of Davis' latest ad is to chronicle Abbott's history of believing in justice for some while denying it…

8 years ago

Victory for Democracy as Wisconsin and Texas Voter ID Laws Come Tumbling Down

Democracy called checkmate against Scott Walker's attempt to rig Wisconsin's vote, while a Federal Court slapped down Greg Abbott's attempt…

8 years ago

Six House Democrats Call on DOJ to Investigate Texas AG- Greg Abbott’s Dirty Dealings with TEF

So far, Greg Abbott has used his power as Attorney-General of Texas to obstruct the release of documents that would…

8 years ago

The Supreme Court Enjoins Republican War on Voting in Earnest

The Supreme Court's anti-democracy wing; Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, Alito, and Kennedy issued an announcement that their decision was not on…

8 years ago

Fox Bristles At Colorado Students Thinking For Themselves Beyond Pizza And The Bible

During the past week, hundreds of students in Colorado were protesting conservative efforts to infuse their ideology and religion in…

8 years ago

If Upheld, Evidence Shows That Texas Vote Suppression Law Will Disenfranchise 600,000 Voters

On Monday, a U.S. District Court heard closing arguments in the case that challenges the most militant and vicious vote…

8 years ago

The Right of Self Defense in Texas Completely Depends on Race

The Texas cases are telling in that there are two dead police officers as a result of not identifying themselves…

8 years ago

Texas Turmoil: Greg Abbott Fakes Support By Busing In People For Debate With Wendy Davis

Texas Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott is being forced to bus in supporters to create a false impression of strength…

8 years ago

Panicked Greg Abbott’s Latest Ad Uses Debunked Talking Points To Attack Wendy Davis

With his latest political ad, Greg Abbott is showing all the signs of a panicked candidate. The ad is filled…

8 years ago

Jon Husted Freaks Out When Another Court Blocks His Latest Attempt at Vote Suppression

On Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge Peter Economus blocked the Republican Party's attempt to suppress the vote in Ohio.

8 years ago

Court Humiliates Greg Abbott (Again) And Crushes his Unconstitutional Attack on Public Education

This time, an Austin judge dealt a devastating blow to Greg Abbott's campaign against public education

8 years ago

Rick Perry Takes a Break from Bullying Texans to Attack Obama

At a Republican gathering in New Hampshire, Perry took time to attack Obama for the economy his party destroyed and…

8 years ago

Republicans Embrace Bizarre Conspiracy That Obama Is Behind Immigrant Surge

During the Thursday broadcast of his radio show, right-wing mouthpiece Rush Limbaugh discussed the possibility that President Obama is responsible…

9 years ago

Wendy Davis Shows Leadership in Her Letter To Rick Perry on the Influx of Unaccompanied Children

With children fleeing violence and poverty in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador; there is a humanitarian crises in our border…

9 years ago

The Right To Bear Arms…If You’re White?

The right to bear arms is going crazy. People, mostly white males, are carrying rifles everywhere. Their reason? Because if…

9 years ago

Republican Attorney-General Greg Abbott Humiliated in Federal Court Ruling

In a ruling on attorney's fees related to a redistricting case, a Federal Court Judge dealt Texas Attorney General Greg…

9 years ago

Rick Perry Doubles Down On Stupid During Same-Sex Marriage Discussion

Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry, who is contemplating a 2016 run for the White House, appeared on CNBC Monday morning…

9 years ago

Rick Perry Believes That Homosexuality Is Like Alcoholism And Can Be Treated

Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry addressed the Commonwealth Club of California Wednesday night. He shocked the crowd, and perhaps put…

9 years ago

Louie Gohmert Tells Americans Without Jesus, They’re All Going to Hell

Gohmert asks, "So, you do not believe somebody would go to Hell if they do not believe Jesus is the…

9 years ago

The Republican Hate Platform Isn’t Working In Texas

Here is a roundup of Texas press reaction to the GOP party platform -- they seem more than a little…

9 years ago

Ted Nugent’s He-Man Bromance with Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach

Nugent claims, "Kris Kobach is our ass kickin BloodBrother & on the frontlines taking on the America hating ObamaGang at…

9 years ago

The NRA Backtracks and Apologizes To Gun Fanatics That Are Terrorizing The Public

By apologizing, and acquiescing to the lunatic OCT demand for a retraction and mia culpa, the NRA made a bold…

9 years ago

‘Downright Weird’ Gun Nuts May Lead to NRA Finally Losing the Political Battle On Gun Laws

On Monday, a poll, conducted by Huffington Post and YouGov, was released. The poll asked Americans their feelings about open-carry…

9 years ago

Gun Advocates Are Suing a Texas City For The Right to Terrify Motorists

A Texas city is being sued in federal court for violating the heavily-armed men's 1st Amendment rights to exercise their…

9 years ago

The Republican Effort To Rollback Workplace Safety Regulations is Literally Killing Americans

The fact that not adhering to regulations kills workers never seems to bother Republicans, or their business sector supporters which…

9 years ago

Texas State Senator Claims That Obama ‘Thinks He’s God’ During Republican Debate

Republican State Sen. Dan Patrick of Texas is currently in a primary runoff with Texas' current Lieutenant Governor, Republican David…

9 years ago

Freedom? Republican Run States Are Now Telling People What They Can and Can’t Buy

In a relatively new form of Republican fascism and regulatory overreach, Republican states have told consumers what they can and…

9 years ago

After Killing Your Job and Your Healthcare Republicans Are Now Targeting the Air You Breathe

Republicans are methodically defunding the Environmental Protection Agency to either abolish the agency or eliminate its ability to protect Americans…

9 years ago

Republicans Who Praise Ted Nugent Should Be Regarded as Nazi Sympathizers

There is a saying that a person is known by the company they keep, and the Republicans praising, excusing and…

9 years ago

Ted Nugent Defiantly Gives Non-Apology For Calling President Obama A ‘Subhuman Mongrel’

During an interview with conservative radio host Ben Ferguson on Friday, has-been rocker and right-wing nutjob Ted Nugent gave a…

9 years ago

Ted Cruz Stands Up For Hateful Racist Ted Nugent During CNN Interview

In an interview with CNN's Dana Bash, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) defended Ted Nugent as a passionate fighter for Second…

9 years ago

Crazy Steve Stockman Could Force Senator Cornyn Into Runoff in TX GOP Primary

A newly released poll shows Tea Party Congressman Steve Stockman closing the gap on Senator Cornyn, setting up a possible…

9 years ago

Rand Paul Says Earrings and Tattoos Will Save Texas for GOP

Rand Paul believes that if the Republican Party gets hip by embracing tattoos and earrings, they can appeal to more…

9 years ago

Anti Marriage Equality Lawyers Try To Fool Supreme Court With Sham Study

The lawyers defending Utah's ban on same-sex marriage before the Supreme Court of the United States don't have the law…

9 years ago

The Christian Right Boycotts Girl Scout Cookies Over Wendy Davis

The fanatical Christian-right is targeting Girl Scout USA's annual cookie sales for a boycott because the group listed Wendy Davis…

9 years ago

Tea Party Darling Steve Stockman Gives Pathetic Excuse For Being MIA This Month

Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX), who is running a primary challenge for Sen. John Cornyn's seat this year, came out of…

9 years ago

An Absurd Texas Religious Law Has Compounded the Suffering of Marlise Muñoz’s Family – Updated

Marlise Muñoz collapsed and died at home a week after Thanksgiving, but an absurd religious law forced the hospital to…

9 years ago

Obamacare Delivers Knockout Blow To GOP As Majority Of States Have Expanded Medicaid

The further we go along into the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and more people see what it offers…

9 years ago

Ann Coulter Calls Wendy Davis ‘A Gold-Digger Who Found A Sugar Daddy’

In an article that was published on Real Clear Politics Thursday morning, Ann Coulter claimed that Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy…

9 years ago

Southern Republicans Are Using Charter Schools To Inject Religion Into Public Schools

There is a concerted effort in primarily southern Republican-controlled states to use sketchy and horribly underperforming charter schools to inject…

9 years ago

Wendy Davis’ Ex-Husband Admirably Refuses To Play GOP’s Gotcha Game

On Tuesday, Jeff Davis declined CNN's request to appear in an on-camera interview regarding Wendy Davis' personal life story. Instead,…

9 years ago

Individual Donations Help Wendy Davis Soar Past GOP Opponent In Fundraising

On Tuesday evening, Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis released her campaign's fundraising figures for the last half of 2013…

9 years ago

Republican Deregulation Culture to Blame For Water Poisoning West Virginia Chemical Spill

Freedom Industries knew the 70 to 80 year-old tanks were in desperate need of replacement and did not want to…

9 years ago

Texas Gets Between a Doctor and Patient After The Religious Right Demands It

Republicans have no qualms using the government to come between a patient and their doctor if the religious right demands…

9 years ago

Texas Republicans Would Murder Truth – And the Biblically Unapproved

The Texas gubernatorial race features very little science and more than a little bloodshed

9 years ago

Study Finds That Red States Rejecting Medicaid Expansion Will Lose Billions Over Time

The Commonwealth Fund found that states rejecting Medicaid money will lose billions over time.

9 years ago

Don’t Miss Catch an Illegal Immigrant Day Tomorrow

"The purpose of this event is to spark a campus-wide discussion about the issue of illegal immigration, and how it…

9 years ago

The Republican War on the ACA Is An Attack On Women

The ongoing war against the ACA by Republican messiah Ted Cruz is an attack on women that he enlisted ALEC's…

9 years ago

The Left Must Accept that Ted Cruz is the Dominionist Messiah

God is about to begin his "rule and reign" and the anointed Ted Cruz will oversee a big "end-time transfer…

9 years ago

Texas Voter ID Law Prevents Women from Voting while Married

If you're a woman in Texas, getting married or divorced could cost you your vote, especially if you drive too.

9 years ago

Ted Cruz: Has the Tea Party ‘Golden Boy’ gone too far this time?

Ted Cruz has had the ear and hearts of the Tea Party and right-wing almost from the day he arrived…

9 years ago

Family Research Council Says Starving Children is Christian Thing to Do

Ken Blackwell of the Family Research Council (FRC) says there is "nothing more Christian" than cutting food stamps

9 years ago

Red State Racists Give Paula Deen a Ten Minute Standing Ovation

Paula Deen's popularity in a Republican state like Texas is not an aberration. It appears to correlate with the level…

9 years ago

Rick Perry Compares Obamacare to Titanic

Rick Perry and Martin O'Malley engaged in a debate over Obamacare on CNN's Crossfire and Rick Perry promised Texans the…

9 years ago

Republicans Substitute Conservative Ideology For Science and History In Public Schools

Republicans are using public school funds to teach Christian conservative ideology in place of science and American history.

9 years ago

Louie Gohmert Suggests Defunding Executive Branch to Punish Obama

Louie Gohmert wants the Obama administration to come clean about non-existent scandals or face being defunded

9 years ago

A Single Picture Perfectly Sums Up The Republican Anti-Woman Agenda

Most people have heard the adage that a picture is worth a thousand words, but it is seldom the case…

9 years ago

In Defiance of Christ’s Teachings Right Wing Evangelicals Become Gun Toting Maniacs

There has been a shift among evangelical Christians of late to openly oppose everything Jesus taught and trade in Christ…

9 years ago

The Obama DOJ Challenges Texas’ Voter Suppression and Redistricting Law

The DOJ announced has announced that it will challenge Texas' voter ID law because the law violates the Voting Rights…

9 years ago

Rick Perry Under Investigation for Coercion of a Public Servant

It is no surprise that Rick Perry now finds himself being investigated for abuse of office charges and coercion revolving…

9 years ago

Republican Led Texas Is a National Role Model For All The Wrong Reasons

It is true that Texas is a large state and its prideful and devoted residents, but the areas the state…

10 years ago

Republicans Seek to Decriminalize Rape and Other Crimes Against Women

Republicans seek to assuage the crime of rape by redefining it to prevent women from abortion services, claiming it is…

10 years ago

Eric Holder Puts Texas On Notice: Everyone’s Voting Rights Will Be Respected

Republicans see threat to white privilege in Eric Holder's announced plans to make Texas obtain federal approval for changes to…

10 years ago

Ted Cruz Says Obama’s Trayvon Remarks Prove He is Coming for Our Guns

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) admitted he hadn't watched Obama's remarks about Trayvon Martin and Stand Your Ground laws, but complained…

10 years ago

Fundamentalists Want to Drive Your Womb Like a Clown Car

Get breeding ladies. There's lots of great catches like Fischer and Deace lining up to drive your womb like a…

10 years ago

Devout Christian Jimmy Carter Calls Out The Use of Religion to Attack Women’s Rights

The 39th President and devout Christian addressed a human rights event and lashed out at all religious doctrines that contribute…

10 years ago

Republicans Around The Country Are On A Law breaking Rampage

There is a definite patten among Republicans of finding some means of of ignoring , breaking, or circumventing laws that…

10 years ago

Republicans Have Gone From Hating the Government to Hating America

it is glaringly obvious that Republican hatred is directed toward the American people as much as the government meant to…

10 years ago

The Tyranny of Flag Waving Rights Stealing Republicans Tarnishes Independence Day

A growing segment of the population are exploring new ways to subvert other citizens' freedoms and expressing their desire to…

10 years ago

America is Under Siege As The Koch Brothers Look to Replace The Constitution

America is one election away from total dominance by the Koch brothers billionaire club and is on the verge of…

10 years ago

Democrats Dance Around Protecting the Right To Choose Out Fear of the Extreme Right

In Congress and Republican-controlled states, and instead of decrying the loss of choice, Democrats dance around the issue out of…

10 years ago

Rick Perry Takes A Very Personal Cheap Shot at Wendy Davis

Rick Perry takes it very personally what choices Wendy Davis and her mother have made and demands that all women…

10 years ago

A Look Inside A State Democratic Convention A.K.A. Vote for Colbert Busch Tomorrow

There's a lot of listening, clapping and jumping up and down at a Democratic state convention. Other than that, very…

10 years ago