Mitt Romney made a campaign stop in Sanford, Florida one day before the election.
Parallels with Ronald Reagan‘s 1980 speech at the Neshoba County Fair near Philadelphia, Mississippi to tout “states’ rights” should be obvious. But Romney’s signaling Monday seemed even more brazen. Of all the places across America to visit on Election Eve, why would Romney choose the site of America’s most racially-acrimonious episode in years? Sanford, if it needs to be said, is where George Zimmerman shot dead an unarmed black teen, Trayvon Martin, in February. This was subsequently swept under the rug by local police. When word finally percolated up the media food-chain, a national controversy ensued, prompting incredible vitriol from certain unsavory elements of the populace… [Read more...]
American Humanist Association Tells Newly-Elected Members of Congress Not to Join Congressional Prayer Caucus
The American Humanist Association sent a letter to the winners of last night’s Congressional races urging them not to join the Congressional Prayer Caucus: [Read more...]
A Decade After Ten Commandments Monument Fiasco, Roy Moore Has Been Re-elected Chief Justice of Alabama Supreme Court
Roy Moore is the former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court who installed a monument of the Ten Commandments into his courthouse. When he was told to remove it, he refused. He was later removed from office — which made sense since you don’t want a man who doesn’t follow the rules to himself be in charge of ruling on the law.
The first open atheist in Congress just lost the seat he has held for nearly four decades.