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Warden’s offer of Christian rehab suggests Black Panther’s 35 years in solitary was political

The warden of America’s largest prison said that he was considering letting a Louisiana inmate out of solitary confinement for the first time in decades so that he could participate in religion-based rehabilitation programs. Kenny “Zulu” Whitmore has spent 35 years in what officials call closed cell restriction since being…

NY grandma jailed for violating protection order used to ‘quell dissent’ outside drone base

A New York grandmother was sentenced to a year in jail for violating a protection order filed by an Air National Guard commander against anti-war protesters. Mary Anne Grady-Flores violated the protection order filed by Col. Earl Evans, prosecutors said, when she stepped on the grounds of Hancock Air Base…

Tucker Carlson on model who killed gazelle: ‘Where do people think food comes from?’

Tucker Carlson and the other host of Fox & Friends asserted over the weekend that L’Oreal should hire a model who bragged about killing a gazelle because it was “totally appealing.” Earlier this month, the French cosmetics company gave a job to 17-year-old Belgian model Axelle Despiegelaere after a photo…

Kentucky Baptist church schedules first gay wedding only hours after ban ends

Only hours after a judge overruled Kentucky’s ban on same-sex marriage, a Baptist church announced that it would be holding its first ever gay wedding. On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II ruled that same-sex marriage was legal in Kentucky, but temporarily stayed his ruling while a federal…

Miss. college GOP chairman switches to Democrat over Tea Party ‘extremists’

The chairman of the Mississippi Federation of College Republicans (MFCR) said on Monday that he had resigned, and was in the process of switching his party affiliation to Democrat because of the extremism of Tea Party members. In a resignation letter obtained by The Clarion-Ledger, Evan Alvarez says that the…

Greenpeace and EFF launch protest blimp over NSA data center in Utah

By Jennifer Dobner SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) – Three activist groups flew a blimp emblazoned with the words “Illegal Spying Below” over the National Security Agency’s data center in Utah on Friday in protest against the federal government’s mass surveillance programs. The one-hour flight over the high-tech facility was launched…

Louie Gohmert demands Obama stop ‘luring’ lice and scabies-ridden immigrant children

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) on Wednesday objected to President Barack Obama’s immigration policies because he said that they were “luring” diseased children to the United States. Speaking at a House Judiciary hearing titled “An Administration Made Disaster: The South Texas Border Surge of Unaccompanied Alien Minors,” Gohmert accused President Obama…

Colorado Springs councilwoman: ‘Get rid of homeless’ with a ‘bus ticket’ instead of homes

Colorado Springs Councilwoman Helen Collins this week proposed that the best program to “get rid” of homeless people was to “give them a bus ticket” out of town. At a Tuesday council meeting, council members discussed an Action Plan for the use of federal block grant funds to deal with…

Russell Brand: Fox News is ‘fanatical, terrorist, propagandist’ and ‘more dangerous than ISIS’

Comedian Russell Brand on Tuesday blasted Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro for taking a position on bombing Iraq that he said was even “worse” than the militant group ISIS which has taken over a large portion of the country. In what BuzzFeed called “the craziest rant a Fox News…

Albuquerque infiltrates, films anti-shooting protest with undercover cop who shot someone

The Albuquerque Police Department insisted over the weekend that it sent an undercover officer who shot someone to infiltrate and film protests against deadly force in order to ensure the safety of demonstrators. On Saturday, protesters gathered at Roosevelt Park for a mock trial of Police Chief Gorden Eden because…

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