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Sex Work Should Be Legalized

Like many of the other bloggers on this network, I think it’s high time that sex work be legalized for both principled and pragmatic reasons. The principle is obvious — it isn’t the government’s, any government’s, business what two consenting adults want to do with each other in private. Here’s part of the pragmatic case: Read more

FL Legislator Wants D’Souza Film Shown in Schools

A Republican (of course) legislator in Florida loved Dinesh D’Souza’s latest bit of inane propaganda against Obama so much that he wants it to be shown to every student in that state’s public school. In fact, he wants to pass a law making it mandatory. Read more

Poor Gretchen Carlson is Being Persecuted

There’s yet another ridiculous Christian persecution film out and it’s called, cleverly enough, Persecuted. It’s a dark, dystopic tale of a future where all Christians will be framed for murder if they don’t bake cakes for gay weddings, or something. The Worldnetdaily loves it, of course, and they claim that Gretchen Carlson of Fox News, who appears in the film, is being “persecuted” for that fact. Read more

Klayman: Obama ‘Literally Destroying the World’

Larry Klayman, the dumbest lawyer in America not named Mat Staver, sometimes lets his rhetoric get away from him just a bit. In his latest Worldnetdaily column, he declares that Obama is “literally destroying the world” before launching into a list of reasons he thinks Obama is a Muslim. Read more

Reagan: Far More Undocumented Immigrants Than Obama

PolitiFact takes a look at a claim by Deirdre Imus that under President Reagan, illegal immigrants weren’t “pouring in” to the United States like they are now under Obama. The reality? Illegal immigration was far higher under Reagan than under Obama. The number of people arrested crossing the border averaged more than a million a year under Reagan, just over 400,000 under Obama. But that’s just the start: Read more