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Atheist Group to Distribute Pamphlets in Schools of Cartoon Bible Sexually Assaulting Woman

An atheist group is planning to distribute a pamphlet in several Florida public high schools that depicts an illustration of a cartoon Bible sexually assaulting a young woman. According to a report by Brittany Hughes at,Show More Summary

Generation Exploiter

A thought experiment: could we say that this generation embraces the notion that culture workers should not be paid?

Open thread: Nuns, seniors and PTSD

What's coming up on Sunday Kos... The battle for the senior vote, by Jeff Singer When will the American people finally get fed up with the media-hyped right wing fearmongering, by Laurence Lewis It's time for Myth McConnell to go, by...Show More Summary

Truly Frightening — Hillary Clinton Says: Don’t Let Anybody Tell You Corporations and Businesses Create Jobs

Whaa? At a Democratic rally in Massachusetts, Hillary Clinton’s attempt to attack “trickle-down economics,” resulted in a spectacularly odd statement. Clinton defended raising the minimum wage saying “Don’t let anybody tell you that raising the minimum wage will kill jobs, they always say that.” She went on to state that businesses and corporations are not […]

Fox Pundits Use Latest Zombie Lie To Attack President Obama Over Ottawa Shooting

All that's old is new again over in Fox-land. From this Saturday's Cavuto on Business, Neil Cavuto and his guests Ben Stein, Sandra Smith and Geri Willis all took turns reading from Uncle Rupert's latest set of talking points, pretending that President Obama did not call the shooting in Ottawa an act of terrorism. Show More Summary

New Twin Peaks Series! 3 Bands That Belong On The Soundtrack

You may have heard: THERE'S GOING TO BE A NEW TWIN PEAKS SERIES!!! THERE'S GOING TO BE A NEW TWIN PEAKS SERIES!!! THERE'S GOING TO BE A NEW TWIN PEAKS SERIES!!!  When I first heard the big news, my mind instantly turned to the soundtrack. Show More Summary

Federal Recognition of Gay Marriage Now Matches Public Opinion

As of today, the number of people who live in states where same-sex marriage is recognized is more or less the same as the number of people who don't oppose it.

GMOs Expose Dangerous Science Disconnect in Agriculture

A contentious issue in the upcoming Colorado and Oregon GMO labeling referendums is the perceived safety of consuming genetically modified foods. Question a representative of the National Corn Growers Association or the American Farm...Show More Summary

Sunday Talk Preview: Ebola, Midterm Elections in Spotlight

The latest developments on Ebola and the midterm elections will be discussed on the Sunday news shows.

Iran executes 967th person under Hassan Rouhani. And it’s a woman

Not that the rest of the world doesn’t have its share of bad news, but this is just a reminder...

Goodbye to Jack Bruce.

The Cream bassist has died, at the age of 71.Here's an hour of him showing you how to play the bass:

Open Carry March in St. Louis Didn’t Go Down Well, Met With Awesome Counter Protesters

An Open Carry group marched today in St. Louis, with the full intention of being being given a citation in order to take their case to court, thus ridding the state of any implementation of gun sense laws. The group takes issue with a bill which they feel (but they aren’t sure) suggests that carrying [...]

Pakistan to make cannibalism illegal after two brothers caught making curry from corpses

Unbelievably, it is not illegal in Pakistan to eat human bodies. This should finally be changing after repeated acts of cannibalism by two brothers there, who made the meat into

WHAT THEY DON’T TELL YOU ABOUT EGG-FREEZING: “I am a former patient of three clinics in the Bay are…

WHAT THEY DON’T TELL YOU ABOUT EGG-FREEZING: “I am a former patient of three clinics in the Bay area, all of which were happy to sell me services as long as I could pay the bill. I had multiple fresh and frozen embryo transfers. Instead of taking home a baby, I came away with tremendous […]

Record Number Of Americans Renouncing Citizenship

The motivation appears to be avoiding taxes. There are 776 names on the Treasury Department list published Friday for the third quarter of 2014. That’s the third highest quarterly figure ever, according to Andrew Mitchel, an international tax lawyer in Centerbrook, Conn., who tracks the data. The total number of published renouncers so far in [...]

Texas Threatens Woman with Jail for Seeking Voter ID

An Austin, Texas woman told MSNBC she was threatened with jail time for having an out-of-state driver's license when she went to apply for a voter identification card so she could vote under the state's controversial ID law. She said she was so intimidated she left without getting the ID she needed -- and which she'd been trying to get for a year. Show More Summary

Ebola and the Fear That Makes Us Stupid

Who says that ordinary Americans can't make a difference? Last week, a few hundred frightened, insular people in Oklahoma City got millions of Africans scratching their heads on just how stupid Americans can be. The story may have been...Show More Summary

CA Father, Son Killed in the Line of Duty: Same Date, 26 Years Apart

On October 24, Placer County Sheriff's Deputy Michael David Davis Jr. was killed in the line of duty – exactly 26 years to the day after his father--Riverside County Sheriff's Deputy Michael David Davis--was also killed in the line of duty. Show More Summary

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