Questions for Elena Kagan

With a reliably liberal justice like John Paul Stevens stepping down from the Supreme Court, his potential replacement Elena Kagan has a lot to prove when looking for support. Since her nomination hearings are set to begin Monday, groups are weighing in on what the Judiciary Committee should be asking her. The Secular Coalition for [Read More...]

Updates on LGBT Heroes

A couple stories from the LGBT world. Constance McMillen, the girl whose school canceled prom rather than allow her to attend with her girlfriend, will appear at the White House today to celebrate LGBT Pride Month. I hadn’t heard this part of her story before, but it looks like Itawamba County Area High School had [Read More...]

Republican’s Idea to Fix Economy: Outlaw Abortion

Congressman Zach Wamp (R-TN) is running for Governor of the state this year. He spoke at a Tea Party convention in Gatlinburg recently and explained why his hometown city of Chattanooga has a booming economy: “Let me tell you one of the reasons why Chattanooga is a very blessed city today, why we have so [Read More...]

Mike Huckabee’s Faith

The New Yorker has a lengthy piece all about former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and his faith… because you really can’t have the former without the latter. A few excerpts are below. On homosexuality: Huckabee found the reflexive piety of his community “very pharisaical in nature” when he was young. “People would say boys and [Read More...]

A Fatwa on Facebook?

There were a few different Draw Muhammad Day groups on Facebook. Facebook cowardly banned those groups after they learned of them, but that doesn’t seem to matter to Pakistani officials. They want Facebook to die. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is being investigated by Pakistani police under a section of the penal code that makes blasphemy [Read More...]