State Department Calls for End of All Blasphemy Laws

The U.S. Department of State issued a very strong statement calling for the end of all blasphemy laws in every nation in the world. It notes that such laws exist, in forms that range from relatively innocuous to outright barbaric, in half the nations of the world. … [Read more...]

Raid to Find Critical Blogger Ruled Unconstitutional

When a Louisiana sheriff raided the home of someone he thought might be an anonymous blogger who had been criticizing him a few weeks ago, it was quite obvious that the search was unconstitutional despite a judge having signed the warrant. An appeals court has now ruled as such. … [Read more...]

Horowitz Wants Soros Sued or Jailed to Be ‘Shut Down’

David Horowitz, the former communist turned right wing gasbag, still apparently loves the idea of the gulag for his political enemies. In an interview with JD Hayworth, he said he wants George Soros either sued or jailed in order to shut him down. … [Read more...]

State Dept. Religious Freedom Report Strongly Criticizes Blasphemy Laws

The U.S. State Department puts out a report every year on religious freedom around the world and this year's report strongly criticizes laws that punish "blasphemy," which are enforced primarily, but not exclusively, in Muslim countries. … [Read more...]

Trump Trying to Legally Intimidate Ghostwriter

Tony Schwartz, the man who wrote Donald Trump's book The Art of the Deal spoke out this week about the dangers of putting Donald Trump in the White House and now Trump, true to form, is trying to legally intimidate him into shutting up: … [Read more...]

A Quick (or Not) Look at the Republican Platform

I've been perusing the 2016 Republican platform and thought I'd point out some of its most terrible ideas. A lot of them come on education, where they call for nothing but abstinence-only sex education and want the Bible taught in public schools. … [Read more...]

Flag Burner Won’t Be Charged

As I knew would happen, the man from Urbana, Illinois who was arrested "for his own safety" by local police will not be charged. The prosecutor knows damn well that it would be a complete waste of time to charge and try to convict him under a law declared unconstitutional almost three decades ago. … [Read more...]

Police Arrest Man for Burning a Flag — For His Own Safety, of Course

A man from Urbana, Illinois posted a video of himself burning an American flag this weekend, which of course prompted a torrent of death threats from uber-patriot authoritarians. So the police, instead of arresting the people who made those threats, arrested him. … [Read more...]

Another Wingnut is Clueless About the First Amendment

By now I'm sure you heard about the candidate for the Tennessee state legislature who put up a billboard that said "Make America White Again." Others in his county have put up their own billboards in response, which he somehow thinks denies him his First Amendment Rights. … [Read more...]

Robert Davi Wants Flag Burning to be a Felony

You know Robert Davi even if you don't recognize the name. He's one of the That Guys you see in a million movies, but never as the star. He's also a big fan of Donald Trump. And a big fan of putting people in prison for burning an American flag, which makes him an authoritarian asshole. … [Read more...]

Paladino: How Dare You Call Trump Racist!

Carl Paladino, former Republican candidate for governor of New York, has a long history of racism. He's also Donald Trump's honorary campaign co-chair. So it's not a surprise that he's very upset that people are calling Trump a racist for attacking the ethnicity of a judge. … [Read more...]

Perry Loses It, Demands Censorship for Revelations About Chris Kyle

Last week The Intercept reported that Chris Kyle, the man about whom the movie American Sniper was made, had inflated his military achievements. This was documented by official Navy records and confirmed by the Pentagon, but the right wing is still flipping out over it. Rick Perry wants the article censored and people punished over it. … [Read more...]


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