Fiorina Fudges on Fossil Fuels and the Environment


Carly Fiorina did an interview with Katie Couric about her energy plan, which can be summed up in this statement: Meet the new fossil fuel regime, same as the old fossil fuel regime. It was just a rehash of dishonest talking points against wind and solar energy and nonsensical talk about "clean coal" (which simply does not exist; it is by far the worst polluting form of energy production). The Star-Ledger did some fact-checking: … [Read more...]

Worldnetdaily Columnist Destroys a Straw Feminist


Patrice Lewis is the author of an insipid piece of drivel at the Worldnetdaily entitled "Are Feminists Insane?" It's nothing more than the ritual disembowlment of one of the commonly invoked straw feminists, the Evil Feminist Who Hates Women Who Choose to Be Mothers. Unable to find any actual feminist who believes that, she quotes from an obscure Salon writer who says the opposite, that in at least one sense she actually envies stay-at-home moms. … [Read more...]

Palin Interviews Trump. Hilarity Ensues.


Sarah Palin interviewed Donald Trump on some previously unheard of news network called One America News on Friday and it was nothing more than an infomercial for the candidate. Palin gushes and gets all folksy and Joe Six-Packey with him. At one point she says, "I know that's where your heart is, in the working class." Oh yeah, if there's one thing Trump is known for, it's looking out for the working class (you know, like all those people whose homes he paid the government to seize to make way … [Read more...]

What Will Happen With the Oklahoma Ten Commandments Monument?

Church and State

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled that the Ten Commandments monument placed on the state capitol grounds a few years ago is a violation of the state constitution and they've reaffirmed that ruling when the state filed a motion to reconsider. But it's still up because the governor and the legislature have been playing games with it. A district court has now scheduled a hearing to determine what will happen to it. … [Read more...]

Barber Babbles About Judicial Review


Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel and BarbWire has his weekly column at the Worldnetdaily and it's pretty much the usual diatribe about the evils of judicial review. He makes the argument that the Supreme Court's opinions are advisory only and that neither the president nor Congress is required to follow them. He does this by quoting newspapers reacting to the Dred Scott decision as though it had anything to do with anything. … [Read more...]

The Classiest Political Ad Ever Made

Donald Trump has yet to put out a campaign commercial, so Jimmy Kimmel created one for him. And it's the biggest, classiest, most amazing political ad ever made. It reveals Trump's secret plan to do something incredible to fix every problem there is, unlike all those other loser candidates who are just stupid. Trump is the best thing that ever happened to campaign commercials. … [Read more...]

Court Rules Ten Commandments Monument Illegal, but Irrelevant

Church and State

Here's one of those very frustrating situations that happens a lot in church/state separation lawsuits. A federal district court in Pennsylvania has ruled that a Ten Commandments monument at the entrance of a public school is a violation of the Establishment Clause, but because the plaintiff has already graduated the ruling is mooted and no injunction to remove it has been issued. … [Read more...]

Indian Village Council Orders Continual Gang Rapes

This is one of the most horrifying stories I've ever seen. A town council has ordered two young women to undergo repeated gang rapes, among other punishments, because their brother ran off and eloped with a woman from a different caste. The sisters are asking the India Supreme Court to intervene and protect them, but I find it hard to believe that they could actually do so if that is the attitude prevalent in their communities. … [Read more...]

Alex Jones and the Jesus Picture

Church and State

As I've reported here, a public school in Kansas removed a portrait of Jesus from a hallway after the Freedom From Religion Foundation wrote a letter telling them that they risked a lawsuit they would lose if they didn't. The school's attorneys confirmed that they would lose that lawsuit. But Kit Daniels at Alex Jones' InfoWars site seems more than just a bit confused about the whole thing. … [Read more...]

Rafael Cruz, Still Lying for Jesus


Rafael Cruz, father of Ted, is still telling the same ridiculous lie he's been telling all along about imminent Christian persecution, but now he's attempting to add in a bit of constitutional law analysis to make it even more ridiculous. He claims, absurdly, that since the same-sex marriage ruling was based on the 14th Amendment (and it really wasn't), churches will now be forced to hire gay ministers. Oh, and the devil too. … [Read more...]

The Bible, King Donald Trump Version


Here's a great reason to love Twitter. Since Donald Trump is professing his undying love of the Bible but thinks it's too personal to share his favorite verse -- because he doesn't have one, because he doesn't give two shits about the Bible -- Twitter users have created the hashtag #TrumpBible and they're coming up with some truly hilarious verses as Donald Trump would write them. Some of my favorites: … [Read more...]

Pro-Reform Iranians Strongly Support Nuclear Deal


Friend and colleague Kaveh Mousavi, an atheist blogger who lives in Iran, has been posting a lot of important things about the nuclear deal between our two countries and how it is affecting reality in that country already. One of the arguments he has been making is that the agreement strengthens the hands of reformers who want to push Iran to be more democratic, free and equal. And a whole bunch of them are enthusiastically supporting the agreement. … [Read more...]