Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley -- Washington State House

Bundy-loving GOP lawmaker loads up gun-rights bill with fake Founding Father quotes

In the bill’s long introductory section is a quote attributed to Thomas Jefferson stating: “Those who hammer their guns into plowshares will plow for those who do not” -- which is fake.
Image: Sen. Ted Cruz, R-TX (Gage Skidmore, Flickr Creative Commons)

Adult film company offers Ted Cruz $1 million to star in his boyhood fantasy ‘teen t*t film’

Vivid's Hirsch also said he would be amenable to making the sex film in Cruz’s “home country of Canada.”
Ted Cruz (Screenshot/YouTube)

Neurologist explains why it’s hard to look at Ted Cruz’s creepy ‘unsettling’ face

As he has risen in the polls, more attention is being paid to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s overall electability as a man who looks, as one fellow Princeton classmate described him: “about as telegenic as an undertaker.”
Black child sitting on porch - Shutterstock

The NYPD is evicting poor minority families from their homes — even when they haven’t committed a crime

The nuisance abatement law was created in the 1970’s to combat the sex industry in Times Square. Since then, its use has been vastly expanded, commonly targeting apartments and mom-and-pop bodegas even as the city’s crime rate has reached historic lows.
Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont speaking at a town meeting at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Is the US ready for a socialist president?

Sanders has never hidden his political background and has left much for critics to pick over. But it is his steadfast determination not to run from the label “democratic socialist” that causes most confusion
Young Ted Cruz - Campaign handout

Ted Cruz college classmates ‘horrified’ he might become president: ‘He called my mother a wh*re!’

“I was stunned that he would be the one that ended up [running for] president out of our class, because he’s about as telegenic as an undertaker.”
Miami Fraternal Order of Police president Javier Ortiz (Facebook)

President of FL police union cyber-bullies woman who ‘pulled over’ speeding cop in viral video

After the video went viral, the head of the Miami Fraternal Order of Police, Javier Ortiz, began hounding Castillo on Facebook, posting her business card online and urging people to call her work and her cell phone.
McKayla Dyer (WKRN)

11-year-old ‘bully’ to spend childhood behind bars after cold-blooded shotgun murder of 8-year-old neighbor

An 11-year-old Tennessee boy was ordered to spend the rest of his childhood in juvenile detention for the cold-blooded killing of his 8-year-old neighbor — but officials aren’t exactly sure how to handle his incarceration.
Jared Taylor of American Renaissance -- CNN screen grab

WATCH: White nationalist explains why Trump’s racist message ‘appeals’ to ‘ordinary white people’

"When Donald Trump talks about sending out all the illegals, building a wall and a moratorium on Islamic immigration — that’s very appealing to a lot of ordinary white people,”
Illustration of a human brain (Shutterstock)

A cognitive neuroscientist explains why brain-enhancing stimulants should be legal

One of the hottest topics in the bioethics world involves the use of cognitive enhancers—also known as “smart drugs”, “brain boosters”, and “nootropics”—to achieve elevated mental and physical performance.

School suspends trans boy for using boys’ restroom — after girls complained he was using theirs

“Let the transgender kids be themselves,” his mother said. “Let them be safe and let them be comfortable. Let them have their education in an environment where they are not harassed or felt to be unsafe.”