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 likely to be persecuted as Christians
Pew tells us restrictions on religion were high or very high in 39% of countries and that Muslims are as likely to be persecuted as Christians
Friday morning, at CPAC, Senator Rubio told an audience that he had learned that his previous support for immigration reform was a mistake.
David Barton tried to refute his long history of lying by falsely claiming a lawsuit which never took place proves his innocence
Suspending a boy for threatening with a magic ring that doesn’t exist to trying to change the nature of math are just a few of Texas’ sins
There have been 101 school shootings since Newtown. Obama said afteward, “the time is now.” It is now well past time, and nothing has been done
Approximately 200 gun rights activists demonstrated at Washington’s state capitol building on Thursday morning to ostensibly protest the passage of I-594. A day after this display, Lt. Governor Brad Owen, a Democrat and President of the Senate, announced that openly carried firearms are now banned from the public viewing area.
American Catholic bishops are taking advantage of the power bestowed on them by the conservative Catholics on the Supreme Court in the Hobby Lobby ruling. As is typical of the bishops, their aim is controlling American women and forcing them to either become celibate or perpetual birthing machines.
The hypocrisy of this nation co-sponsoring a resolution condemning anyone country for human rights abuses (torture) is beyond the pale. Particularly in light of the recent Senate Intelligence Report verifying what the world has known for several years; America is guilty of committing gross human rights abuses on its own citizens and “suspected terrorists” held in captivity.
Ohio Governor John Kasich made that “religious extremist duty” mandatory in Ohio. Kasich issued a statement through a spokesman informing Ohio schools that if they fail to align with Christian organizations, they will lose funding.
Veronica Dunnachie, an Open Carry Texas activist is facing capital murder charges in the slaying of her husband and his adult daughter.
Perry’s message is clear; there is no reason to address poverty, income inequality, or make any effort to help those suffering, and people in Texas are suffering, but not because it is written in scripture.
Rick Perry is another in a growing collection of GOP banditti. In the old days, the Texas Rangers would have been hunting him down. In today’s Texas, he was their boss
Rick Perry is putting together a 2016 run that is certain to fail as spectacularly as his ill-fated 2012 run
It may have been Democrat Howard Dean who said not long ago that if given a choice between voting for a Republican, or a Republican-lite, voters of both parties will always opt for the real Republican; because they cannot trust a Democrat pandering for votes as a Republican. It is a lesson Senator Mary Landrieu, and soon-to-be-former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, would do well to heed.
Just think of it: Rick Perry and Greg Abbott and Ted Cruz and Louie Gohmert would all be Mexico’s problem today if Santa Anna had won
Republicans and religious conservatives detest the 14th Amendment for myriad reasons, but chief among them is the guarantee of equal rights for Americans not in the biblical mold championed by Neo Christians; single mothers, atheists, Muslims, non-compliant Christians, and particularly gays.
Draft-dodging ammosexual Ted Nugent went back to the well and reused a favorite insult of his when he referred to animal rights activists as “subhuman mongrels” on Tuesday.
Pat Buchanan presents an America where Republicans are the black voter’s best friend and where whites are forced to be Republicans by racist leftist politics
The real conservatives look forward to Cruz’s plan to push “his” Republican-led Senate to be as conservative and confrontational as “his” Republican-led House.
K.C. Massey, a member of a militia that ‘patrols’ the Texas border, met with and posed for photos with Texas Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbot just four days before his arrest on illegal weapons charges.
Last week, the hate mongers’ efforts finally paid off and drove an extremist Christian into a rage that earned him banishment from the Maryland high school his daughter attended for making what amounts to a terrorist threat against school officials.
“Hear the one about Wendy Davis going to hell?” At an event held at a Tex-Mex restaurant in Frisco, Greg Abbott was introduced by apparent jester-in-chief, state Rep. Pat Fallon.
A series of episodes of egregious dishonesty this past week have clearly demonstrated Ted Cruz’s unsuitability for public office
Since Republicans have relentlessly obstructed jobs programs for America’s Veterans, the President took it upon himself to enact the program at American military bases and provide job training for at least 50,000 veterans.
Wendy Davis with help from groups that support her is leading the way in the people’s fight against vote suppression.
By a vote of 6-3 The Supreme Court is allowing Texas’ draconian voter ID law to be enforced for this year’s election.
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.
The focus of Davis’ latest ad is to chronicle Abbott’s history of believing in justice for some while denying it to others.
Democracy called checkmate against Scott Walker’s attempt to rig Wisconsin’s vote, while a Federal Court slapped down Greg Abbott’s attempt to suppress votes in Texas.
So far, Greg Abbott has used his power as Attorney-General of Texas to obstruct the release of documents that would shed light on Governor Rick Perry’s oversight of Texas Enterprise Fund and its mishandling of millions of Texas taxpayer dollars. However, the demand for answers increases from a variety of sources, including Wendy Davis and…
The Supreme Court’s anti-democracy wing; Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, Alito, and Kennedy issued an announcement that their decision was not on the merits of the case because they had not yet heard any oral arguments defending voting restrictions. They just believed so strongly that since Ohio’s Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted invested such an incredible amount of time and energy to disenfranchise minority and working-class voters, and labeled his “appeal” an emergency.
During the past week, hundreds of students in Colorado were protesting conservative efforts to infuse their ideology and religion in textbooks for an advanced high school history class.
On Monday, a U.S. District Court heard closing arguments in the case that challenges the most militant and vicious vote suppression law in America.
The Texas cases are telling in that there are two dead police officers as a result of not identifying themselves as law enforcement while breaking into private residences in the early morning hours. It is also revealing that a grand jury found that a white man who shot and killed what he thought was an armed intruder acted in self-defense, while a Black man in identical circumstances is charged by a prosecutor with capital murder and faces the death penalty.
Texas Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott is being forced to bus in supporters to create a false impression of strength ahead of his debate with Democrat Wendy Davis.
With his latest political ad, Greg Abbott is showing all the signs of a panicked candidate. The ad is filled with talking points that have been debunked by facts and fact checkers.
On Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge Peter Economus blocked the Republican Party’s attempt to suppress the vote in Ohio.
This time, an Austin judge dealt a devastating blow to Greg Abbott’s campaign against public education
At a Republican gathering in New Hampshire, Perry took time to attack Obama for the economy his party destroyed and has done nothing to fix
During the Thursday broadcast of his radio show, right-wing mouthpiece Rush Limbaugh discussed the possibility that President Obama is responsible for the surge of immigrants coming in from Central America in recent months.
With children fleeing violence and poverty in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador; there is a humanitarian crises in our border states.
The right to bear arms is going crazy. People, mostly white males, are carrying rifles everywhere. Their reason? Because if they do not do this, they’ll lose their rights…huh?
In a ruling on attorney’s fees related to a redistricting case, a Federal Court Judge dealt Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott two doses of humiliation.
Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry, who is contemplating a 2016 run for the White House, appeared on CNBC Monday morning to talk with Squawk Box host Joe Kernen. The interview did not go well for Perry.
Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry addressed the Commonwealth Club of California Wednesday night. He shocked the crowd, and perhaps put the final nail in the coffin of his Presidential ambitions, when he compared homosexuals to alcoholics.
Gohmert asks, “So, you do not believe somebody would go to Hell if they do not believe Jesus is the way, the truth, the life?”
Here is a roundup of Texas press reaction to the GOP party platform — they seem more than a little dismayed by the growing extremism.
Nugent claims, “Kris Kobach is our ass kickin BloodBrother & on the frontlines taking on the America hating ObamaGang at every turn”
By apologizing, and acquiescing to the lunatic OCT demand for a retraction and mia culpa, the NRA made a bold statement that they support gun fanatics terrorizing the public to make a point that, one way or another, gun zealots will not rest until their 2nd Amendment rights to frighten the public into staying safely ensconced in the homes are fully secured.
On Monday, a poll, conducted by Huffington Post and YouGov, was released. The poll asked Americans their feelings about open-carry gun laws and whether or not they were comfortable with armed customers in shops and restaurants.
A Texas city is being sued in federal court for violating the heavily-armed men’s 1st Amendment rights to exercise their 2nd Amendment rights to terrify motorists stuck in traffic.
The fact that not adhering to regulations kills workers never seems to bother Republicans, or their business sector supporters which is why they vehemently oppose regulations; especially those enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Republican State Sen. Dan Patrick of Texas is currently in a primary runoff with Texas’ current Lieutenant Governor, Republican David Dewhurst. The two candidates locked horns in a debate on Tuesday. Patrick said something unbelievable.
In a relatively new form of Republican fascism and regulatory overreach, Republican states have told consumers what they can and cannot purchase, and enacted regulations forbidding one company from conducting business in their states.
Republicans are methodically defunding the Environmental Protection Agency to either abolish the agency or eliminate its ability to protect Americans from poison in the water they drink and toxins in the air they breathe.
There is a saying that a person is known by the company they keep, and the Republicans praising, excusing and defending Ted Nugent should be regarded as Nazi sympathizers.
During an interview with conservative radio host Ben Ferguson on Friday, has-been rocker and right-wing nutjob Ted Nugent gave a non-apology for his comments last month
In an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) defended Ted Nugent as a passionate fighter for Second Amendment rights
A newly released poll shows Tea Party Congressman Steve Stockman closing the gap on Senator Cornyn, setting up a possible May runoff.
Rand Paul believes that if the Republican Party gets hip by embracing tattoos and earrings, they can appeal to more voters. He thinks that the Republican Party can save a state like Texas from marching towards turning blue with cosmetic changes.
The lawyers defending Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage before the Supreme Court of the United States don’t have the law on their side, nor do they have valid facts.
The fanatical Christian-right is targeting Girl Scout USA’s annual cookie sales for a boycott because the group listed Wendy Davis as an incredible woman of the year.
Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX), who is running a primary challenge for Sen. John Cornyn’s seat this year, came out of hiding on Sunday evening.
Marlise Muñoz collapsed and died at home a week after Thanksgiving, but an absurd religious law forced the hospital to use Muñoz’s dead body as an incubator.
The further we go along into the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and more people see what it offers them, the less likely the GOP is going to be able to do anything about the law and will have to accept it.
In an article that was published on Real Clear Politics Thursday morning, Ann Coulter claimed that Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is nothing more than “a gold-digger who found a sugar daddy.”
There is a concerted effort in primarily southern Republican-controlled states to use sketchy and horribly underperforming charter schools to inject a healthy dose of religion into science and history classes using funding for public schools.
On Tuesday, Jeff Davis declined CNN’s request to appear in an on-camera interview regarding Wendy Davis’ personal life story. Instead, he gave them an email response stating that he feels that Wendy Davis “would make a very capable governor.”
On Tuesday evening, Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis released her campaign’s fundraising figures for the last half of 2013 and they were nothing short of amazing.
Freedom Industries knew the 70 to 80 year-old tanks were in desperate need of replacement and did not want to spend the money to repair them because regulations did not require them to.
Republicans have no qualms using the government to come between a patient and their doctor if the religious right demands it, and that is what is happening in Texas since a week after Thanksgiving.
The Texas gubernatorial race features very little science and more than a little bloodshed
The Commonwealth Fund found that states rejecting Medicaid money will lose billions over time.
“The purpose of this event is to spark a campus-wide discussion about the issue of illegal immigration, and how it affects our everyday lives”
The ongoing war against the ACA by Republican messiah Ted Cruz is an attack on women that he enlisted ALEC’s assistance to continue.
God is about to begin his “rule and reign” and the anointed Ted Cruz will oversee a big “end-time transfer of wealth.”
If you’re a woman in Texas, getting married or divorced could cost you your vote, especially if you drive too.
Ted Cruz has had the ear and hearts of the Tea Party and right-wing almost from the day he arrived in the Senate. That could be changing.
Ken Blackwell of the Family Research Council (FRC) says there is “nothing more Christian” than cutting food stamps
Paula Deen’s popularity in a Republican state like Texas is not an aberration. It appears to correlate with the level of racism in former Confederate states.
Rick Perry and Martin O’Malley engaged in a debate over Obamacare on CNN’s Crossfire and Rick Perry promised Texans the freedom of the grave
Republicans are using public school funds to teach Christian conservative ideology in place of science and American history.
Louie Gohmert wants the Obama administration to come clean about non-existent scandals or face being defunded
Most people have heard the adage that a picture is worth a thousand words, but it is seldom the case that one picture sums up a movement’s agenda on a specific issue.
There has been a shift among evangelical Christians of late to openly oppose everything Jesus taught and trade in Christ for the NRA.
The DOJ announced has announced that it will challenge Texas’ voter ID law because the law violates the Voting Rights Act as well as the 14th and 15th amendments of the U.S. Constitution.
It is no surprise that Rick Perry now finds himself being investigated for abuse of office charges and coercion revolving around the Texas Public Integrity Unit.
It is true that Texas is a large state and its prideful and devoted residents, but the areas the state leads the nation in are embarrassing and put it at the bottom of some very pathetic categories.
Republicans seek to assuage the crime of rape by redefining it to prevent women from abortion services, claiming it is a blessing or legislating medical instrument rape to teach women their place.
Republicans see threat to white privilege in Eric Holder’s announced plans to make Texas obtain federal approval for changes to voting laws
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) admitted he hadn’t watched Obama’s remarks about Trayvon Martin and Stand Your Ground laws, but complained that Obama was going after white folks’ guns again.
Get breeding ladies. There’s lots of great catches like Fischer and Deace lining up to drive your womb like a clown car.
The 39th President and devout Christian addressed a human rights event and lashed out at all religious doctrines that contribute to political leaders passively accepting violence against women.
There is a definite patten among Republicans of finding some means of of ignoring , breaking, or circumventing laws that they disagree with.
it is glaringly obvious that Republican hatred is directed toward the American people as much as the government meant to serve them.
A growing segment of the population are exploring new ways to subvert other citizens’ freedoms and expressing their desire to reinstate the conditions that drove colonists to break away from England.
America is one election away from total dominance by the Koch brothers billionaire club and is on the verge of replacing the Constitution with Milton Freidman’s Capitalism and Freedom.
In Congress and Republican-controlled states, and instead of decrying the loss of choice, Democrats dance around the issue out of fear of retribution from evangelical extremists.
Rick Perry takes it very personally what choices Wendy Davis and her mother have made and demands that all women make the same choices.
There’s a lot of listening, clapping and jumping up and down at a Democratic state convention. Other than that, very little for delegates to except try to mobilize voters for Elizabeth Colbert Busch.