Cuomo Vetoes Important Indigent Defense Bill

New York's public defender system is a disaster and has been for a long time. After losing a major lawsuit over it, the legislature voted unanimously for the state to provide funding and control of indigent defense from counties, but alleged liberal Andrew Cuomo just vetoed it. … [Read more...]

Miami Cops Fired for Joking About Using Blacks for Target Practice

So this is apparently what it takes to get fired as a police officer. Three cops in Miami have been fired after they exchanged messages about looking for a shooting range and suggesting that predominately black neighborhoods should work because they have "moving targets and they don’t charge." … [Read more...]

Pratt Lies About Obama and Police Shootings

Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America, so far to the right that he thinks the NRA are a bunch of liberal wimps, has a habit of telling lies. On a daily basis, he predicts that the government is going to come seize your guns at any minute. Now he's lying about Obama's reaction to police shootings. … [Read more...]

Supreme Court To Hear Important Criminal Justice Case

Did you know that in many parts of the country, the police charge you a fee for being arrested even if you're completely innocent and no charges are ever filed? The Supreme Court is set to hear two cases challenging that practice as unconstitutional. … [Read more...]

Sessions is Very Upset by Challenges to Civil Asset Forfeiture

George Will has one of his occasionally intelligent columns, this time about Jeff Sessions, Trump's nominee to be the next attorney general. You know what really gets Sessions upset? Anyone who challenges the blatantly unconstitutional practice of civil asset forfeiture. … [Read more...]

Yes, Humanists Should Partner with Black Lives Matter

When I was on my Texas speaking tour in October, I got to meet Sean Omar Rivera, the leader of the Secular Student Alliance at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He impressed the hell out of me. This tireless activist makes the case for why secular humanists should align with Black Lives Matter and similar movements. … [Read more...]

DeLay: I’m Not a Racist, the Anti-Racists are the Racists

Tom DeLay went on a Newsmax show and said what every clueless, racist, privileged white conservative seems to think, that there is no racism in America except for the racism of those who oppose racism. They're the real racists, you know. … [Read more...]

O’Reilly Blames Heroin Problem on Obama

Bill O'Reilly strains mightily to find a way to blame President Obama for the growing heroin problem in the United States, including just making shit up off the top of his head. See if you can make any sense at all of this gibberish: … [Read more...]

MI Trump Supporter Convicted of Election Fraud

Brandon Hall, a massive douchebag here in West Michigan with a long history of supporting Republican candidates including Donald Trump this year, has been convicted of ten counts of election fraud for faking names on a petition to get a candidate on the ballot. … [Read more...]

David Clarke is Constitutionally Clueless

David Clarke, the ridiculous cowboy hat-wearing sheriff of Milwaukee County who is one of Trump's potential picks to run the Department of Homeland Security, has some rather bizarre and extremist views that show he is constitutionally clueless. … [Read more...]

Roy Moore’s Son Arrested for 8th Time in Recent Years

The son of Christian fascist Roy Moore, Caleb, has been arrested for the 8th time in recent years. His tally includes three arrests for DUIs and three for drug offenses, which explains why he works for his father's Foundation for Moral Law in "ministry." … [Read more...]

Trump Backs Down on ‘Lock Her Up’ and Right is Furious

After spending the last several months whipping his crowds of mindless authoritarians into a frenzy with chants of "lock her up," Donald Trump has suddenly decided he has no interest in doing so even if he had the power to (which he doesn't, and never did). And some of those supporters feel betrayed by it. … [Read more...]