Milo Yiannopoulos Disinvited From CPAC After Pedophilia Comments

Conservatives were fine with Milo’s bigotry, but him advocating for sexual assault finally crossed the line. [Read more…]

The Trump Family Is Costing Taxpayers Much More Money Than The Obamas

The Trump’s expenses in the first month are about as much as the Obama’s first year. [Read more…]

Bill Maher And Milo Yiannopoulos Find Common Ground In Their Bigotry Towards Transgender People

Thankfully Larry Wilmore was there to call them out. [Read more…]

Florida’s Abortion-Wait Law Has Been Blocked By Supreme Court

Florida recently passed bill a through its legislature that required women to wait 24 hours and visit the doctor twice before getting their abortion. The Florida Supreme Court has now ruled this to be unconstitutional. An excerpt from their ruling states: “Today, we make clear, in Florida, any law that implicates the fundamental right of [Read More…]

Introducing The According To Matthew Podcast

I’ve had a great time writing about religion, social justice, politics, and science on this blog and I am now taking it to the next level with my new podcast! The podcast is also called “According to Matthew” after this blog and will cover many of the same issues. I will be interviewing activists, scientists, [Read More…]

Oklahoma Advances Bill That Would Require Men To Approve All Abortions

Republican representative Justin Humphrey introduced a bill that would require written consent from a woman’s sexual partner before she could receive an abortion. This bill just advanced from the Public Health Committee to the House with a vote of 5-2. If this bill becomes a law, men would dictate if women can have abortions in Oklahoma. Beyond requiring written [Read More…]

The Gates Foundation Plans To Give Birth Control To 120 Million Women Worldwide By 2020

As Gates mentions, women who can plan their pregnancies are better able to attain their goals. [Read more…]

Advocating For Diversity Is Not Political

The March for Science will be taking place on April 22 to advocate for science, research, and evidence-based policies. This is a response to the current administration that doesn’t seem to value evidence very much.  Mobilizing and organizing to fight for scientific progress seems like a good idea for anyone who cares about science, but a few [Read More…]

This Rapist Was Ordered To Not Have Sex Until Marriage Instead Of Going To Prison

Cody Herrera pleaded guilty to raping a 14-year old girl in 2015. According to the criminal report, Herrera snuck into the girl’s room and raped her as she pleaded for him to stop. Judge Randy Stoker from Twin Falls, Idaho was considering sentencing Herrera 5 to 15 years of prison time, but changed his mind. Instead, Herrera [Read More…]

Republican Proposes Bill That Would Destroy Department of Education

The extremely unqualified Betsy DeVos has become our new Secretary of Education via a Mike Pence tie-break vote. On the same day, Republican Representative Thomas Massie from Kentucky has proposed a bill that would eliminate the Department of Education.  The bill is pretty short and states that the Department of Education should terminate in a [Read More…]