Archive for April, 2013

Alex Jones Gets His Own Legislation

To show you just how deeply the Republican party has mainstreamed the crazy, there is now a bill in Congress based on the idiotic and immediately debunked conspiracy theory that the government is buying up all the ammunition to keep people from being able to buy it for their own guns. Read more

Gohmert Brings the Crazy

Rep. Louis Gohmert, who would need a promotion to get to be merely a moron, is still bringing the crazy. You know what that means — it must be a day that ends in Y. His newest bit of stupid is that the Obama administration is just overrun with Muslim Brotherhood members. Read more

MS School Sued for Mandatory Religious Assembly

The Rankin County School District in Mississippi has been sued by the American Humanist Association on behalf of a student after the school held several mandatory school assemblies for Christian proselytizing at Northwest Rankin High School in Flowood. You can read the full complaint here. Read more

Israeli Court Rules in Favor of Women at the Wall

I’ve written several times about the ongoing controversy in Jerusalem, where a group called Women at the Wall have been challenging the custom and law that has prevented them from praying at the Western Wall in traditional prayer shawls. Ultra-Orthodox Jews there think that only men should be allowed to do that and the police have repeatedly arrested women who attempted it. Now a court has ruled in favor of the women. Read more

Muslim Terrorism vs. Right Wing Domestic Terrorism

Mother Jones has a story that details all of the terrorist violence in the United States since 9/11 (terrorism being defined as violence committed to make a political, religious or ideological statement). The article is based largely on this report from the New America Foundation (I spent a weekend at a conference a couple years ago with Steve Clemons of the NAF; very, very smart guy and a virtual encyclopedia when it comes to foreign policy). Read more