OMG! Obama’s Turning the Boy Scouts Gay!

Chuck Norris has a Worldnutdaily column, which may well have been written by someone else, using the familiar rhetorical trick of “just asking questions.” Hey, he’s just asking questions, the presumed answers to which point to a rather silly conspiracy theory that Obama is trying to create a “pro-gay Boy Scouts.” His evidence for this? A member of the Boy Scouts national board who wants to change the organization’s official discrimination against gays has ties to Obama.
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Right Wing Reactions to Health Care Ruling

It’s going to be fun to watch the right wing put out their pre-written responses to the Supreme Court upholding the individual health insurance mandate. You know everyone had multiple statements written in advance depending on the outcome, right? My favorite so far is from Ross Kaminsky at the American Spectator, under the breathless headline: “Roberts Wrecks America.”
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Crouches Accused of Covering Up Granddaughter’s Rape

Things may have just gone from bad to worse for Paul and Jan Crouch, owners of the Trinity Broadcasting Network. One of their granddaughters is already in court alleging massive financial fraud by the organization and now another granddaughter has filed suit claiming they covered up her rape by a TBN employee.
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Health Insurance Mandate Upheld

Reports are out that the individual mandate has been upheld by a 5-4 ruling, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the four liberal members of the court in upholding the mandate under Congress’ power to tax. I’m not shocked by this. The law was written that way on purpose, enforcing the mandate through the tax code because the Constitution explicitly grants the power to tax to Congress. No link to the ruling yet.
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SCOTUS Overturns Juvenile Life Sentences

In another very important decision, the Supreme Court, by a 5-4 margin with Justice Kennedy joining the four more liberal justices, ruled that mandatory life sentences for juvenile offenders violates the 8th Amendment prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment. You can read the full ruling here.
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