Christian “Celebrity” Accuses Starbucks Of Waging A War On Christmas

Every single holiday season, we are subject to the same tired old stories about the “War on Christmas” from the conservative media and the religious right. If you were to believe the annual narrative, liberals and atheists are in a Grinch-like, devious plot to take Christ out of Christmas. This year is no different, and […]

Abortion Rates Decline Nationwide, Except In Two Conservative States

Abortion rates are on a major decline across the United States, and while social conservatives will point to this as proof that anti-abortion laws that were passed in red states work, it’s not as simple as that. While abortion rates were down in nearly all states that data was available for, Louisiana and Michigan actually […]

How to Be a More Active Progressive in Seven Easy Steps

a re-reissuance Something is wrong in the United States.  Really wrong. So wrong that a woman who was very near to becoming the Vice President thinks that the First Family lives at the Willard Hotel. (Nice place, by the way—stayed there once myself. Even the storage closet starts at $250 a night. But it ain’t […]

Hobby Lobby May Have Their Own Presidential Candidate In 2016

I’m going to go ahead and fire up the speculation machine, since almost everyone else in the political blogosphere has been doing that since the day after the 2012 election. Truth be told, there’s not a ton of speculation to be done here; Bobby Jindal has been making his intentions quite obvious by spending so much […]

Satanists Using Hobby Lobby Ruling to Shield Women from Anti-Choice Laws

I learned a long time ago to be careful what you wish for.  When the Supreme Court ruled that Hobby Lobby could use its religion to violate parts of a federal law, anyone with half a brain knew that the floodgates had just been opened. Because that ruling wasn’t just about Hobby Lobby being given […]

Woman Citing ‘Religious Freedom’ Suing Clinic That Wouldn’t Hire Her Because She Won’t Prescribe Birth Control

And this is what people talked about when they said the “floodgates” had now been opened up following the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling a few weeks ago. Now there’s a woman in Florida suing a health clinic that wouldn’t hire her because, if given the job, she wouldn’t prescribe most forms of birth control. […]

Overlooked Supreme Court Case Pits Workers Against People With Disabilities

If you’re like me, you were probably following the Hobby Lobby V Birth Control Supreme Court case for the last year or more, so Monday’s ruling was highly anticipated. It was also nigh impossible to not witness countless arguments on the subject. While it was and is and will be an important case and needs to be […]

George Takei: What if Muslims Owned Hobby Lobby and Tried Imposing Sharia Law on Employees?

I’ve often said that these conservatives wading into the tricky waters of claiming “religious freedom” to justify breaking (or passing) laws should really be careful what they wish for.  It’s advice I’d give to all of those conservatives who are celebrating the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling. And based on his brilliant response to that ruling, […]

10 Questions Every Liberal Should Ask Every Republican, 7th Edition

Welcome to the seventh edition of my series titled 10 Questions Every Liberal Should Ask Every Republican.  As always, the premise is straight forward and simple.  Every few weeks I write this feature with 10 new questions I believe liberals should present to their conservative counterparts to have them answer. The questions are generally fairly […]

SC Restaurant Owner Refuses To Serve Blacks, Cites Religious Beliefs

In South Carolina, a BBQ restaurant owner claimed that he was within his rights to refuse service to blacks based on his religious beliefs. In the case brought before the Supreme Court, Maurice Bessinger stated that his religion required him to keep black people from eating in his restaurant, although he was perfectly OK with […]