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GOP Has Gone Completely Off The Rails In Defense Of Mass Murder

The GOP is heading towards a disaster they may not easily recover from. In the last couple of weeks, they seem to have ratcheted up the crazy to a level beyond their typical insanity. As a good friend of mine put it, "It's like they've all contracted syphilis and have gone completely …

Guns

ISIS soldiers told to rape women 'to make them Muslim'

<b>Lalish, Iraq (CNN) —</b> Sitting on a shabby green sofa somewhere in the ISIS-controlled city of Mosul, Iraq, the militants laugh and joke as one of them films their excited chatter.<p>"Today is the female sex slave market day, which has been ordained," explains a skinny, black-clad Jihadi, gesturing at …

Yazidis

Scott Walker: 'I Don't Know' If People Are Born Gay Or If It's A Choice

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told CNN’s “State of the Union” that he “doesn’t know” whether being gay is a choice or if people are born gay.<p>Walker, the front-runner in polls of the Iowa caucus, made this declaration amid questions from CNN’s Dana …

LGBTQI

Landmark deal reached on Iran nuclear program

<b>Vienna (CNN) —</b> After arduous talks that spanned 20 months, negotiators have reached a landmark deal aimed at reining in Iran's nuclear program.<p>The agreement, a focal point of U.S. President Barack Obama's foreign policy, appears set to reshape relations between Iran and the West, with its effects …

South Asia

Political correctness 101: Praising America, virtues of hard work dubbed 'micro-aggression' on campuses

Simply asking someone “Where are you from?” or calling America "the land of opportunity” is now considered offensive at some colleges and universities, where such "micro-aggressions" are detailed in training programs and seminars for new faculty and staff.<p>Other examples of “offensive” statements …

Higher Education

Legal experts say trooper had the law on his side when he shot unarmed escaped convict

A New York State trooper had the law on his side when he shot unarmed escapee David Sweat, apparently in the back, as the convicted killer ran toward a forest near the Canadian border.<p>State and federal law allows the use of deadly force to prevent an escape if the officer believes the suspect poses …

Crime

Why a Black Church?

When Dylann Roof opened fire at Emanuel A.M.E., he attacked the historical heart of the African American community in the South.<p>Late on Wednesday night, nine people were murdered and one person was wounded while praying at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South …

South Carolina
Guns

The Confederate Flag Is a Racist Symbol of a Failed Rebellion. It's Not a Debate.

There are white Southerners who venerate their Confederate ancestors as heroes, even patriots. One of mine was a deserter. I wish he hadn't fought at all.<p>My great-great grandfather was conscripted into the Confederate Navy and assigned to a ship guarding Mobile Bay, in Alabama. In August 1864, …

United States

OUTRAGE: Sniper Shoots Down Confederate Flag At S.C. Statehouse

In a crime that has outraged locals, a sniper has reportedly shot down the beloved Confederate flag that traditionally graces the Statehouse in Columbia, South Carolina. "This was clearly one very disturbed individual," said Council Chairman Harvey "Harve" Jeffcoat. "And I can tell you with …

Guns

Mike Huckabee’s apocalyptic pledge: Why his presidency would leave America in economic ruin

The 2016 GOP hopeful signs a pledge to make recessions worse and screw the poor for literally no reason<p>Over the weekend, Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee promised America that as president, he would do everything he could to send the country spiraling into economic ruin. He didn’t …

Economics