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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

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This Extremist Group Vows to Picket the Charleston Funerals. Anonymous Vows to Stop Them.

Westboro Baptist Church, the notorious group of religious extremists that is basically just one family, has said that it will attempt to picket the funerals of people killed in the Charleston shootings. In recent tweets, Westboro has suggested that the shooting was God's punishment for late pastor and state Sen. Show More Summary

What Is Going On With This Bobby Jindal Announcement Video?

Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal launched his presidential campaign on Wednesday by releasing a video—a very strange video. In it, he and his wife, Supriya, break the news to their three kids that he'll be spending much of the next six months (at least) in Iowa. Show More Summary

Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker Says State's Confederate Symbol Belongs "in a Museum"

When Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) was asked on Sunday about removing the Confederate cross from his state's flag, he demurred. That decision "should be up to the Mississippi legislature and the people of the state," he argued. But 48 hours later, he's changed his mind. Show More Summary

Strom Thurmond's Son Just Called For the Removal of the Confederate Flag

On the floor of the South Carolina Senate Tuesday, the son of longtime US Senator and segregationist Dixiecrat Strom Thurmond made an impassioned call to remove the Confederate flag from the statehouse. Republican State Sen. Paul Thurmond...Show More Summary

America Sucks at Affordable Housing. The Supreme Court Might Make It Even Worse.

In the coming days, the Supreme Court will hand down a decision that could weaken the Fair Housing Act's ban on racial discrimination in housing. The timing couldn't be worse: The nation's housing affordability crisis is growing, according...Show More Summary

Medical Examiner Rules Freddie Gray's Death a Homicide by Fatal Blow to the Neck

A leaked autopsy report shows that Freddie Gray suffered a fatal "high-energy" blow to the neck, the Baltimore Sun reported late Tuesday. From the Sun: The state medical examiner's office concluded that Gray's death could not be ruled...Show More Summary

Watch the First Black Woman Who Served in the US Senate Go Off on the Confederate Flag

With South Carolina poised to remove the flag from its statehouse, and with momentum growing toward the removal of the Confederate emblem from state flags in Mississippi, Alabama and Virginia, the symbol's enduring official status in the American South may finally be winding down. Show More Summary

Rand Paul Super PAC Slams "Bailout Bu$h" in Bizarre Web Ad

Here come the crazed attack ads. More than seven months out from the first votes in the 2016 presidential primaries, America's Liberty, a super PAC backing Sen. Rand Paul's bid for the Republican nomination, has put out an online ad attacking Jeb "Bailout" Bush. Show More Summary

How Mississippi's Mediocre Football Team Helped It Evolve on the Confederate Flag

On to Mississippi. Just hours after South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley asked the state legislature to pass a law removing the Confederate flag from the grounds of the state capitol on Monday, Mississippi's Republican house speaker Philip Gunn issued a call for his state to follow suit. Show More Summary

Mississippi House Speaker: Time to Remove Confederate Symbol from State Flag

On the heels of South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's call to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the state's capitol on Monday, Mississippi's Republican House Speaker, Philip Gunn, announced his support to remove the Confederate symbol from his own state's flag. Show More Summary

Why Jeb Bush Wants the United States to Be More Like Estonia

On Monday, Jeb Bush posted a column on Medium touting the need for ramped-up cybersecurity efforts. "Given the reliance of the United States government and the private sector on the internet, it is disturbing we remain vulnerable toShow More Summary

South Carolina's Gov. Finally Calls for Removing the Confederate Flag From the State Capitol Grounds

Following days of mounting pressure, Gov. Nikki Haley just announced her support for removing the Confederate flag from the grounds of the state capitol. "It's time to move the flag from the capitol grounds," Haley told reporters atShow More Summary

Marijuana Research Just Got a Green Light From the Obama White House

The White House today lifted a longstanding restriction on medical marijuana research, giving a green light to a growing group of mainstream scientists who are interested in investigating the potential health benefits of pot. Such research...Show More Summary

Mexican Piñata Maker Takes Revenge on Donald Trump

Dalton Javier Avalos Ramirez has given people a way to beat up on Donald Trump, and receive candy as a reward. Ramirez, a craftsman from the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, told The Independent that after hearing Trump announce his candidacy...Show More Summary

Yep, Obama Said the N-Word. Here Are the Other Candid Things He Said.

Appearing on comedian Marc Maron's WTF podcast on Friday, President Obama shared his views on gun violence and racism in America—two topics that have been thrust to the forefront of a national conversation following the massacre in Charleston, South Carolina last week. Show More Summary

Huckabee Says the Confederate Flag Shouldn’t Be a Campaign Issue. Except That Time He Made it One

On Sunday, just days after a gunman killed nine African-American parishioners at a Charleston church, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee argued on Meet the Press that presidential candidates should not have to answer questions aboutShow More Summary

Here's How a Supreme Court Justice Writes an Opinion About Spider-Man

On Monday morning, the Supreme Court didn't issue any of the highly anticipated rulings on the remaining marquee cases of the session (same-sex marriage, Obamacare). But the first opinion issued by the court this morning carried an eye-catching name: Kimble v. Show More Summary

Finally, Conservatives Begin To Back Away From the Confederate Flag

The death of nine innocent worshippers may achieve what decades of civil rights activism failed to do: Force South Carolina to remove the Confederate battle flag from grounds of its capitol building. The Confederate battle flag flewShow More Summary

Families of Charleston Shooting Victims: "We Forgive You"

As Dylann Roof, the gunman accused of killing nine people inside a church in Charleston, South Carolina, appeared in court on Friday to formally hear the charges against him, representatives of the victims' families came forward to deliver...Show More Summary

Allen Ginsberg Wrote a Poem for Bernie Sanders and It's Pretty Great

The Guardian's Paul Lewis wrote a great profile of Sen. Bernie Sanders' years as mayor of Burlington, Vermont. There's a lot of interesting stuff in there, including excerpts from Sanders' correspondence with foreign heads of state,Show More Summary

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