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Rand Paul ‘happy to compliment’ Obama for winding down the racist war on drugs

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Tuesday offered some praise for President Barack Obama’s recent efforts to scale back the war on drugs. During an interview with former Obama adviser David Axelrod at the University of Chicago, Paul said that white people were a majority in the United States and used…

NASA chief touts deep space exploration: We can only survive if we are a multi-planet species

NASA administrator Charles Bolden said Tuesday that humanity faced certain extinction unless it developed the technology to colonize other planets. “We today are Earth-reliant,” he said at the Humans to Mars Summit 2014, held at George Washington University in Washington. “We are dependent on being on this planet. We are…

You’re more likely to gorge on fatty foods when you think obesity is a disease, study finds

On June 18, 2013, the American Medical Association officially recognized obesity as a disease. The nation’s largest physician organization said the new classification would help turn more medical attention toward obesity, as well as increase reimbursement for obesity-related drugs, surgery, and counseling. “Recognizing obesity as a disease will help change…

Creationist Carl Kerby insists dinosaurs were on Noah’s Ark: They took the younger ones

One of the founding border members of the Creationist organization Answers in Genesis believes that dinosaurs accompanied Noah on his Ark as the entire world was flooded by God. Speaking to Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association on Thursday, Carl Kerby insisted it wasn’t infeasible for the giant reptilian…

Oops! CNN’s Headline News erroneously identifies Jewish host as ‘former neo-Nazi’

CNN’s Headline News on Tuesday night used a photo of a Jewish host while interviewing a former neo-Nazi about an anti-Jewish hate crime in Kansas. The incident occurred as Dr. Drew was doing a phone interview with Frank Meeink about Kansas shooting suspect Frazier Glenn Miller Jr. A photo of…

Bundy Ranch supporters lash out at Glenn Beck after he suggests they should avoid violence

Conservative on social media have blasted Glenn Beck for declaring he did not support protesters at Bundy Ranch in Nevada who seemed to want an armed confrontation with law enforcement. Monday on his radio show, Beck said that as a fellow rancher he had sympathy for Cliven Bundy, who refuses…

Funny or Die’s ‘Creationist Cosmos’: God created everything — except for gay people

Creationists who believe God created the entire universe in six days about 6,000 years ago have been aghast at the reboot of Carl Sagan’s legendary “Cosmos” series. Some creationists have demanded their views receive equal airtime on the show to provide balance. Others have complained that astrophysicist and host Neil…

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell flown to U.S. after being injured in car accident

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell and his brother Michael were injured in a taxi accident on Saturday while vacationing out of the country, according to the news network. Both men were transported back to the United States, where they are expected to make a full recovery. MSNBC said that the host…

Religious Oregon teens wear ‘Gay Is Not OK’ shirts to school to protest lack of ‘straight day’

A small group of Oregon teens have provoked controversy by wearing shirts that read “Gay Is Not OK” and “Gay Day Is Not OK” to their high school. “I just made it say ‘Gay Day is not OK,’ because I don’t believe that it’s OK,” Oregon City High School student…

Lewis Black praises socialism as ‘enforced Christianity’ in National Press Club speech

Comedian Lewis Black on Monday explained why he considered himself a socialist, and mocked those who accused President Barack Obama of being one. “I do say that I’m a socialist, and I am a socialist, and that is about as powerless a position as you can be in the United…

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