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John Oliver Takes A Look At The Other Ways We Can Make Corporations More Like People

On Sunday night, ahead of this Monday's ruling by the Supreme Court, where they once again decided that corporations are "people" Last Week Tonight's John Oliver had a list with some other suggestions on what other ways we can make them...Show More Summary

Open Thread - Et Tu, Mick Jagger?

h/t Susie Madrak via boingboing. The final Python show (July 20) at the O2 will be broadcast in movie theaters in 100 countries. To find a cinema near you, enter your zip code at the Python website. Open Thread below...

Charles Krauthammer: ACA Defines Preventive Care As 'Pregnancy Is A Disease Needed To Be Prevented'

Conservatives have been trying their damnest to support the Supreme court's decision on Hobby Lobby all day long and blast lefties for being apoplectic about the decision. They've been saying how narrow the decision really is, Ruth Bader...Show More Summary

Defrocked For Abusing Boys, Catholic Archbishop To Face Trial

It's a good start: LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The Vatican has defrocked Archbishop Josef Wesolowski, the former Vatican ambassador to the Dominican Republic following an investigation into his sexual abuse of boys. He is the...Show More Summary

David O Atkins • Virtually Speaking With Jay Ackroyd

A local elected official and Democratic party officer in Southern California, David joins Jay to discuss the Senate runoff in Mississippi, involving Thad Cochrane's seat. Formerly writing at Daily Kos as ThereIsNoSpoon, David blogs at...Show More Summary

19 Million People Are In Path Of Tonight's Imaginary Global Warming

It's all in your head, it's not really happening. Just ask any GOP congress member! A complex of thunderstorms erupting over Iowa this afternoon may consolidate into a powerful squall line or derecho that rips through the Upper Midwest...Show More Summary

Obama On Immigration Today: 'Pass A Bill, Solve A Problem. Don't Just Say No'

This is as closed to pissed off as I've seen Obama get, and who can blame him? The Do Nothing Congress has done everything but tie him in a chair to prevent any actual progress: n the face of an unyielding Congress, President BarackShow More Summary

Miss. College GOP Chairman Gets Fed Up With Tea Party 'Extremists,' Switches To Democrat

The chairman of the Mississippi Federation of College Republicans (MFCR) said on Monday that he had resigned, and was in the process of switching his party affiliation to Democrat because of the extremism of Tea Party members. In a resignation...Show More Summary

As Usual, SCOTUS Wingnuts Find The Answers They Wanted To Find

Let's talk about heartfelt beliefs for a minute. Some people believe the U.S. can win the World Cup. Others really, truly believe the moon landing -- and the Newtown shootings -- were a hoax. Some people (we call them Mormons) believe...Show More Summary

Matt Lauer Gets Slammed By Deborah Norville Over His Sexist 'Mommy' Comments

Matt Lauer of NBC News has been heavily criticized for his sexist interview on the Today Show of Mary Barra, the first female CEO of GM when he repeatedly asked her if it was possible that she could be a good mom and...and a good CEO...Show More Summary

The Unprincipled Insiders Did It Again

They say that no good deed goes unpunished and nothing illustrates the truth of that old trope more vividly that the Human Rights Campaign endorsing Maine Senator Susan Collins over her Democratic opponent, the stalwart defender of human rights and civil liberties, Shenna Bellows. Show More Summary

Karl Rove Continues To Conflate Birth Control With Abortion

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Faux "news" contributor and former Bush chief of staff Karl Rove was shamelessly conflating the morning after and other methods of birth control with abortion on Fox a couple of years...Show More Summary

Justice Ginsburg Writes Blistering Dissent On Hobby Lobby

Justice Ginsburg has some problems with the Hobby Lobby 5-4 decision. Some excerpts from her dissent via Mother Jones: "Religious organizations exist to foster the interests of persons subscribing to the same religious faith. Not so of for-profit corporations. Show More Summary

Another House Taken, Another Reason Why We Should Repeal Forfeiture Laws

These civil forfeiture laws are nothing but plunder against the poor in the name of the state, and this is a particularly egregious case. Philadelphia is about to knock possession of marijuana down to a misdemeanor, but our ambitious...Show More Summary

Carly Fiorina Repeats Lie That Raising Minimum Wage Harms Low Wage Workers At Clinton Global Initiative Forum

My first question when I saw that Carly There's No Given American Jobs Fiorina was a member of the panel at Bill Clinton's forum earlier this week was, why in the hell was this woman invited for a seat at the table? It seems there'sShow More Summary

KLM Airlines Trolls Internet After Dutch Defeat Mexico

The great Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal was less than impressed, tweeting back his response which he also later deleted. via Yahoo Sports Following the Netherlands' controversial 2-1 win against Mexico, the Dutch airline KLM decided...Show More Summary

SCOTUS Hands Hobby Lobby A Narrow Win

In another 5-4 decision, Hobby Lobby wins their right to gain limited corporate personhood for their family-owned (or closely held, as the court refers to it) corporation. The scope of the ruling was narrowed to businesses which areShow More Summary

Supreme Court Limits Public Unions' Power To Require Dues

In a 5-4 decision authored by Justice Samuel Alito, the court created a new class of employee called a "partial public employee" and ruled that they could not be compelled to contribute union dues. This is a 'splitting the baby' decision that doesn't gut union membership but certainly hobbles it. I will update after I read the opinion and dissent.

Why Are Pundits Ignoring The Other Big SCOTUS Case Pending?

Any discussion of the Supreme Court on Sunday's shows was limited to the Hobby Lobby case and whether it will come down on the side of some amorphous corporate right to force owners' religious views on employees. It's certainly a hot-button...Show More Summary

GOP Rep. McCaul: Obama More Interested In Prosecuting Khattalah Than Foiling Terrorism

The media consistently brings on many more Republicans to let them air out their grievances against President Obama's foreign policy whether there's any validity to their complaints or not. This outrageous statement by Rep, McCaul, for...Show More Summary

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