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A Children’s Treasury of NYT Commenters Who Love Eternal Detention

The New York Times posted an op-ed online Sunday night that's jarring not only because of its content but because of its very existence: It's a column from a prisoner at Guantánamo Bay that explains how degrading and painful...

Hero Wyoming Judge Defends Privacy Of Oppressed Corporate Ground-Poisoners

It's a situation that's happened before, but it's aggravating every time it happens: There are some environmental groups in Wyoming who requested documents about fracking from the state's Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, see, and state officials and courts...

Gay Marriage Killing Straight Parents Everywhere, Quick, Someone Save The Children

The Supreme Court yesterday heard oral arguments in Hollingsworth v. Perry, the Prop 8 gay marriage case. It was to be an intriguing day for observers of the anti-gay movement, because when you go before the Supreme Court, you...

Hero Sen. Rob Portman Courageously Endorses Equal Rights For His Family Members

A Republican did a good thing today, guys. In a story that came out mere moments after midnight, it was revealed that Ohio Sen. Rob Portman is now in favor of gay marriage. It's true! He didn't always feel...

Conservatives Still Unskewing Polls With Super-Smart Anti-Gay Math

As you found out a few weeks ago, we are on the Family Research Council's mailing list. And as we found out yesterday, they are still doing that fun thing where they can look at polls and say, "Nah,...

What Do You Mean Connecticut’s ‘Women’s Day’ Isn’t About Boobs?

Yesterday was Connecticut's "Women's Day at the Capitol," an annual get-together in which entire office buildings are full of women. This is a great thing to do — it's an exciting day of discussion and learning, sure, but who...

Tennessee Legislators Stand Up For Sad, Gay-Hating Therapists

Are you in graduate school to get a counseling degree? Are you a Christian? Do you hate having to talk to sluts and gays? Well you are in luck! The Tennessee state legislature is standing up for your religious...

It Is Time For Pope Francis To Release His (Or Her) Birth Certificate, Whatever, Who Can Ever Possibly Know?

Congratulations are in order to Jorge Bergoglio, who was elected pope of the world yesterday. It's a little shady how he collected enough votes, and maybe there was some voter fraud among the cardinals, but Bergoglio is the one,...

Mitt Romney Back In Private Equity, Everybody Hide Your Pensions

We have been so very concerned for our dear friend Willard, who has lost too many elections now to be able to keep trying not to lose them. Where would he go? What would he do? A man's gotta...

Arkansas Limits Abortions To Six Or Seven Minutes After Conception

Existing abortion rulings — including that big shiny one from the Supreme Court — make it pretty clear: Women have a right to abortion access in the period before the child is viable outside the womb. Unable to push...

In Which We Wait For Rand Paul To Have To Pee

Hey! Check out C-SPAN2! Sen. Rand Paul has been talking, without pause, since 1997, and today he accidentally wandered in front of a microphone, and now the Senate can't vote on John Brennan becoming CIA director! After 115 cloture motions...

LifeNews Finally Proves Link Between Abortion And Breast Cancer (By Making It Up)

LifeNews.com is a pretty cool website, at least for the people who say "pro-life" instead of "anti-abortion." It brings together all the news that makes abortion look like it is not only killing full-grown toddlers, but their mothers and...

All Logic And Reason Still Says Gay Marriage Is Gross

We thought maybe it was time for a quick reminder about the whole "gay marriage" issue, as it's been a while since somebody said something hyperbolic about it, and we were worried that perhaps you'd forgotten how horrible gay...

Heroic Right Wing Columnists Taking Malaysian Bribe Money, Is That Not OK?

When Buzzfeed tells you that a "covert Malaysian campaign touched a wide range Of American media," do not go thinking it is actually a "wide range." The covert campaign touched a cabal of flag-waving right-wing columnists who, it seems,...

Bloomberg Businessweek: Why Are All These Colored People Wrecking Everything Again?

Have you heard the news? The housing crisis is over! Instead, minorities are rolling around in houses full of cash. It is craziness! This must be the case, because it's all over the cover of Businessweek, and they have...

U.N. Actually Responsible For Something Terrible: Black Helicopters Were Full Of Cholera The Whole Time

Almost 650,000 Haitians have contracted cholera since a giant earthquake struck the island in 2010. This is kind of a weird thing to have happened, since cholera is caused by a bacterium called Vibrio cholerae and not by being...