Rachel Haynes

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McConnell’s spin and sabotage: Claiming credit for a rising economy while pushing awful policies

McConnell says the GOP is responsible for the recent economic uptick, and now he wants to hamstring the recovery<p>In the run-up to last year’s midterm elections, President Obama did what he could to convince everyone that the economy, after years of post-recession fits and starts, was finally putting …

9 ways the Bible condones torture

Of course Christian wingnuts are willing to excuse the CIA. They’re simply taking their cues from the Good Book<p>The first half of December 2014 was painful to many moderate American Christians who see their God as a God of love. A Senate inquiry revealed that the CIA tortured men, some innocent, to …

The Birth of a New Civil Rights Movement

2014 was an epochal year for social justice. 2015 could be even more dramatic.<p>The shattering events of 2014, beginning with Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri, in August, did more than touch off a national debate about police behavior, criminal justice and widening inequality in America. …

ObamaCare fines rising in 2015, IRS prepares to collect

Don't have health insurance? Get ready to pay up.<p>The ObamaCare-mandated fines for not having insurance are rising in 2015 -- and for the first time, will be collected by the Internal Revenue Service.<p>The individual requirement to buy health insurance went into effect earlier this year. But this …