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Republican Senator Blocks Resolution Stating Climate Change is Real, Then Gets Humiliated by His Colleague

When Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) spoke at last month's Secular Coalition for America Lobby Day event, he talked about the problem of science denialism. You can see video of that at the 9:59 mark of the video below:

Alfredo Jaar's iconic 1987 Times Square intervention 'A Logo for America' returns in August

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

This August, The Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts, in collaboration with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, present a reenactment of Alfredo Jaar?s iconic 1987 intervention in Times Square, A Logo for America. Show More Summary

Did the Hobby Lobby Decision Make You Want to #KnitABrick?

What was your reaction to the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling? The staffers at the Secular Coalition for America were angry, but they know that anger alone won't change anything. They opted instead to create a visual that might stick...Show More Summary

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) Speaks at the Secular Coalition for America’s Lobby Day Event

At the Secular Coalition for America's Lobby Day, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) was one of the featured speakers and video of his talk is now online:

CA: Jobs to Move America Coalition Statement on Cancellation of Amtrak and California High Speed Rail Authority Joint Request for Proposals

On June 20, the California High Speed Rail Authority and Amtrak canceled their joint manufacturing plan for 43 modern high speed trains, concluding that the needs of the two transit agencies were too different to be addressed in a single contract.

Rep. Rush Holt Speaks at the Secular Coalition for America’s Lobby Day Event

At the Secular Coalition for America's Lobby Day last week, Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) was one of the featured speakers and video of his talk is now online:

Christie: Obama Has Caused 'Catastrophic Effects Every Corner of the Globe'

On Friday, Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) addressed the Faith and Freedom Coalition held in Washington, D.C. and with a theme of declaring it is time for America to face some "big and solemn truths." The governor said, "It strikes me that...Show More Summary

Herman Cain: ‘Stupid People Are Ruining America

last monthNews : Mediaite

Herman Cain has a message for all you "stupid" people out there in America: Don't vote! The former Republican presidential primary frontrunner brought his particular brand of showmanship to the Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference on Friday, where he lamented the fact that "stupid people are ruining America."

Herman Cain: A First Grader Could Run America Better Than Obama

Failed Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain—remember him?—laced into President Obama and his administration at the annual conference of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, a confab for evangelicals and pro-life activists. Cain said the Obama administration was suffering from "a crisis of crises" on the home front and abroad. Show More Summary

Diplomacy Instead Of Drones?

Matt Steinglass encourages the US to embrace a supporting, rather than primary role, in confronting ISIS: It is much easier and less risky for America to aid the Iraqi government as part of an anti-ISIS coalition with Turkey and Iran than to do so in the guise of Iraq’s leading patron or ISIS’s archenemy. And […]

Big Cable fronts fake anti-Net-Neutrality group whose "members" never joined

2 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

Broadband For America is an anti-Net Neutrality group entirely funded by the National Cable and Telecom Association -- Big Cable's lobbying front, that has represented itself to the FCC as a broad-based coalition that demands as much Cable Company Fuckery as the Commission can deliver. Show More Summary

Two More Members of Congress Added to Secular Coalition for America’s Lobby Day Lineup

Controversy over Edwina Rogers aside, the Secular Coalition for America's annual Lobby Day and Secular Summit will still take place June 12-14, and they just announced two additional members of Congress joining their roster of speakers: Rep. Robert Scott (D-VA) and Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA):

Why Was Edwina Rogers Fired from the Secular Coalition for America?

After the news broke on Friday that the Secular Coalition for America had fired Executive Director Edwina Rogers (below), we were left with a lot of unanswered questions, including why exactly she was let go. Was it because she was a...Show More Summary

Secular Coalition for America Has Fired Executive Director Edwina Rogers

Just over two years ago, the Secular Coalition for America -- the largest lobbying group in Washington, D.C. representing non-religious Americans -- announced that its new Executive Director would be a Republican who had worked under President George W. Show More Summary

Um, not sure I'd use the phrase 'drive a wedge' when defending a NOM event

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

The Coalition of African-American Pastors, which works in tandem with the National Organization for Marriage to cultivate discrimination here in America, recently posted a truly disgusting video that directly compares same-sex marriage's supposed affront to Black people to actual blights...

Despite team up for the 21st Century Privacy Coalition, America’s telecoms giants really aren’t looking out for your privacy

2 months agoTechnology : Pando Daily

You could be excused for mistaking a group with a grandiose name like the 21st Century Privacy Coalition for being fierce advocates for better privacy standards. You’d be wrong though. On a surface level, yes, the 21st Century Privacy Coalition — a pack of seven major US telecommunications companies, Verizon, Comcast and AT&T and their ilk, alongside industry groups —...

Reps. Rush Holt (D-NJ) and Barbara Lee (D-CA) Will Also Speak at Atheist Group’s Lobby Day Event

The Secular Coalition for America's annual Lobby Day and Secular Summit will take place June 12-14, and they have now announced that Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) will be joining Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse as keynote speakers:

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) Will Speak at Atheist Group’s Lobby Day Event

The Secular Coalition for America's annual Lobby Day and Secular Summit will take place June 12-14, and I just received word that Rhode Island's Senator Sheldon Whitehouse has confirmed that he will be the keynote speaker:

The 10 most dangerous US cities for pedestrians

2 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

Which American cities are the least and most safe for human beings on foot? Here are the stats, from “Dangerous by Design 2014” [PDF], a study by the Smart Growth America and the National Complete Streets Coalition. The report calculates a “Pedestrian Danger Index” to identify where a person who is walking is most or least likely to get hit by a car. Read the rest

Christian Coalition: Reactions to Tebow, Sam Show Elite Media's Double Standard

The Christian Coalition of America blasted the elite press for their double standard regarding Michael Sam, who embraced his sexual orientation, and Tim Tebow, who openly embraced his Christian faith. Michele Combs, of Christian Coalition of America, told CBS St. Show More Summary

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