Postponed: Kentucky Event

Because of an impending snowstorm, my talk in Kentucky tonight has been cancelled. We’re working on an alternative date/time. But if you were planning on coming, stay home and stay safe tonight!

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Confirmation Hearings Begin Today for Kansas Court of Appeals Nominee, a Lawyer with Ties to Christian Right Group

Because Kansas isn’t screwed up enough yet, check out Gov. Sam Brownback‘s latest nominee to the state Court of Appeals, Kathryn Gardner (below):



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New York Times: The Shooting of Three Muslims in Chapel Hill Was Probably *Not* Over a Parking Dispute

For weeks now, there have been a couple theories floating around about why Craig Stephen Hicks killed three Muslims (below) in Chapel Hill: One is that he was an atheist killing Muslims in a hate crime, while the other said he was furious over some parking dispute.

The New York TimesJonathan M. Katz reports today that the parking theory seems very unlikely:

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Jimmy Kimmel Keeps Pressure on Anti-Vaxxer Parents by Sharing Over-the-Top Reactions to Last Week’s Segment

Last week, Jimmy Kimmel aired a fantastic rant against anti-vaxxers by simply explaining the reality of the situation — there’s no link between vaccines and autism, for example — and sharing what the vast majority of medical professionals recommend:



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Political Columnist Ana Marie Cox “Comes Out” as Christian

Ana Marie Cox, the founder of the Wonkette blog and a generally progressive commentator, made a surprising revelation the other day:



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