Intelligence Community Confirms: Muslim Ban Pointless

The Resistance: fighting the Trump administration's Muslim Ban and other poliicies

Despite assurances from the Trump administration a report would be forthcoming proving the need for a new “travel ban” from the seven predominantly Muslim countries targeted in his original unconstitutional executive order, the intelligence community this evening leaked a three page report the Department of Homeland Security attempted to bury showing those seven countries pose little to no additional risk to […]

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Trump Attacks Press at CPAC; Bans MSM Outlets at WH Briefing

Trump Attacks Press at CPAC; Spicer Bans MSM Outlets at White House Briefing

Following another attack on free press during his CPAC 2017 speech today, Donald Trump and his administration banned several mainstream media outlets from an off-camera question and answer session held by Press Secretary Sean Spicer this afternoon. Among the outlets banned are CNN, the New York Times, The Hill, Politico, BuzzFeed, the Daily Mail, BBC, the Los Angeles Times and the New […]

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Kentucky: GOP Pushing Bill to Force Bible Study into Schools

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Legislation just passed through the Kentucky state House today that would legalize forcing elective Bible study classes into public schools at taxpayers’ expense. Calling the Bible study courses “Bible literacy,” congressional conservatives argue such classes would focus on “biblical content, characters, poetry and narratives that are prerequisites to understanding contemporary society and culture.” The Lexington Herald-Leader reported on the vote today: The bill […]

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“Alternative” Realities: Making Evidence & Facts Great Again

Making Evidence & Facts Great Again

Bizarre as he is, Donald Trump does embody the GOP’s longstanding effort to substitute fantasy for evidence, and to act on the basis of the former.   Forbes Magazine recently reported that Republican lawmakers have buried a report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, because the findings debunked their preferred  (fanciful) economic worldview. The research study found absolutely no correlation between […]

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Arizona GOP Seeks to Criminalize Peaceful Protesting

Arizona GOP Seeks to Criminalize Peaceful Protesting via SB1142 SB 1142

In a move pulled directly from Vladimir Putin’s playbook, the Arizona GOP just passed legislation through the state Senate that would not only allow police to arrest anyone in a peaceful protest that turns violent or destructive, but to actually preemptively arrest (as well as seize the personal assets of) those planning protests whether they’re violent or not . The Arizona Capitol Times reported […]

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Atheist Family Threatened After Ten Commandments Decision

Valley High School Ten Commandments monument

Following a lengthy legal battle, the Ten Commandments monument outside Valley High School in New Kensington, Pennsylvania will be removed after the school district reached a settlement with Marie Schaub and her daughter with the help of the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF). Though they won in court, the Christian conservatives in their community who fought to keep the monument on school grounds have […]

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“Moral” Lawbreaking: Wyoming’s Anti-Gay HB 135

Wyoming GOP Rep Cheri Steinmetz just proposed legislation targeting LGBTQ people for discrimination - HB 135

Remember the lyrics of that old cowboy song, “Don’t Fence Me In”? Oh give me land lots of land under starry skies above don’t fence me in Let me ride through the wide open spaces that I love don’t fence me in. I found those “wide open spaces”–they’re between Wyoming legislators’ ears. A bill has been introduced into the Wyoming […]

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Trump Rescinds Transgender Student Protection Guidelines

Trump attacked LGBTQ rights by rescinding the Obama transgender Title IX guidelines

Despite assurances he would take no action against the LGBTQ community, Donald Trump rescinded the guidelines issued by the Obama administration clarifying Title IX protections afforded to transgender school children. The guidelines – issued by a joint DOJ / DOE statement under Obama – protected transgender students’ rights to use gender-segregated facilities based on their gender identity. The removal of Obama’s guidelines does […]

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The Unarguable Benefits of Universal Healthcare

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As political posturing over the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) continues, the fiscal and social benefits of expanded access to healthcare become steadily more obvious. The journal Health Affairs recently reported an 8 percent increase per year in the number of early-stage colorectal cancer diagnoses since passage of the ACA. Extrapolated across the country, the researchers estimate the ACA led to approximately 8,400 […]

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Milo Yiannopoulos Resigns from Breitbart after Scandal

Milo Yiannopoulos

Following the pedophilia scandal that broke over the weekend following his appointment as keynote speaker at CPAC 2017, Milo Yiannopoulos just resigned from his Breitbart position today. The resignation marks the third in a series of events following the illumination of previous interviews including the loss of his speaking position as well as his Simon & Schuster book deal. In a statement released a few moments ago, […]

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