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MS Senate candidate blames ‘hip-hopping’ culture that ‘values prison’ for gun violence

Comments made by Mississippi Republican Senate candidate Chris McDaniel on conservative radio about “hip-hopping kids” being responsible for increased gun violence in the United States may derail his bid for the United States Senate. In a teaser for the syndicated program Right Side Radio published by the Dark Horse Mississippi…

Richard Dawkins suggests that belief in God is nothing but narcissism writ across the universe

In an interview with the 92nd Street Y released today, renowned atheist Richard Dawkins suggested that the desire to believe in God arises from deists’s overestimation of their own intellect. “It does seem to me that if there is a supernatural, superhuman intelligence that worked it all out, in a…

Catholic school to married gay man: Get divorced or get fired

The former Vice Principal of Eastside Catholic high school who was fired when administrators discovered he had married his male partner revealed today that he could have kept his job if he had gotten a divorce. Mark Zmuda said in an interview with one of his former students that the…

Colorado fights back against anti-vaxxers amid possible whooping cough epidemic

In the wake of recent outbreaks of preventable diseases like measles and whooping cough, Colorado officials are mulling plans that would make it more difficult for parents to acquire vaccination exemptions for their children. At the moment, all a parent needs to do to exempt their children from otherwise mandatory…

Stephen Colbert shreds ‘buzzkill’ David Brooks’s argument against legal weed

Stephen Colbert returned from his winter hiatus in fine form Monday night, attacking New York Times columnist David Brooks for his recent anti-legalization column. Colbert began by discussing the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in Colorado. After showing a clip in which an anchor declared that over $1 million…

Atheist blogger seeks donations to help pastor who was fired for ‘giving atheism a try’

A former pastor at a Seventh-day Adventist church who decided to perform an experiment in which he would be an atheist for a year has…

Conservative snow-trolling of global warming expected to reach record highs today

Conservatives are having a field day “sticking it” to liberals about the weather. They have no time for scientific theories like “Arctic amplification,” which only perfectly models how general warming trends can lead to increasingly severe cold snaps. After all, like evolution, Arctic amplification is “just a theory.” The common…

Noam Chomsky: The drug war is the latest manifestation of a centuries-old ‘race war’

Noam Chomsky recently took part in a video conference with Foundation Degree students about the legacy of the American Civil Rights movement, where he described the war on drugs as a “race war” against poor minorities. When a student asked how “important Martin Luther King was to the movement,” Chomsky…

Conservatives stage ‘uprising’ demanding sheriffs ‘take back’ Utah from ‘homosexuals’

On Saturday, the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA) organized what it called an “uprising” in Utah to protest a federal court’s decision that struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby struck down the ban, then upheld his ruling three days later, leading…

Epilepsy drug turns out to help adults acquire perfect pitch and learn language like kids

A team of researchers from across the globe believe they have discovered a means of re-opening “critical periods” in brain development, allowing adults to acquire abilities — such as perfect pitch or fluency in language — that could previously only be acquired early in life. According to the study in…

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