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Clueless white Texas commissioners accidentally vote to back slavery reparations

The Dallas County Commissioners Court on Tuesday backed monetary reparations for African-Americans whose ancestors were slaves in the United States — even though the commissioners probably didn’t mean to. The Dallas Morning News reported that commissioners thought they were honoring an annual holiday when they voted unanimously for the “Juneteenth…

Mayor Bill de Blasio takes on Teamsters and Liam Neeson as he tries to ban New York’s horse carriages

The city mayor’s stand on animal welfare is facing heavyweight opposition – but he won’t back down On the corner of 59th and 5th, Marcello, a 12-year-old, chocolate-brown draught horse, has his nose in a bucket of feed. Most days he and his Sligo-born owner, Karl Bruen, can be found…

Plain-clothes Philly cops shoot hoodie-wearing pizza man who thought he was being robbed

A pizza deliveryman was in critical condition after two plain-clothes police officers in Philadelphia broke department protocol and opened fire on his moving vehicle, claiming their lives were in danger. The officers were responding to reports of gunfire on Tuesday night when they saw 20-year-old Philippe Holland with his hands…

Students push Oregon Christian university to allow trans student to live in male dorm

Students rallied this week to support a transgender male student at George Fox University in Newberg, OR who wants to transfer to the school’s men-only dormitory. According to KOIN, Jayce M became legally male this month and feels that he no longer belongs in the Christian college’s female dorm. “In…

Prominent Jesuit: Pope Francis’s first major issuance ‘almost a direct refutation’ of the GOP

Pope Francis’s first major publication can be read as an attack on the Republican philosophy of low taxes for the wealthy and reduced support of welfare programs, according to a prominent Jesuit professor. During a panel discussion at Georgetown University last month, American Jesuit and Boston College professor David Hollenbach…

Jesse Ventura slams minimum wage foes: Pure capitalism robbed us blind

Friday on his show “Off the Grid,” former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura called for the minimum wage to be raised and warned that unfettered capitalism was unsustainable. “Well, it can smell like socialism all you want,” he said, responding to a viewer’s comment, “but why should a guy pushing a…

U.S. wealth inequality in one chilling video

This video demonstrates a few crazy things. One: US wealth inequality is even much greater than most Americans think. Two: US wealth inequality has grown tremendously in the past few decades. Three: US wealth inequality is absolutely insane. The visualizations……

Colorado GOP candidate calls Obama birth certificate a ‘myth’ in uncovered video

Democrats in Colorado have uncovered a video of a Republican candidate for governor suggesting that President Barack Obama’s birth certificate was a myth. In an interview in 2010, radio host Stan Solomon asked Bob Beauprez, who is currently running for governor, if he agreed that the president’s birth certificate was…

Westboro Baptist met by counter-protesters with ‘Sorry for your loss’ sign at Lorde concert

Members of the notorious Westboro Baptist Church staged their first protest Friday night after the death of the church’s founder Fred Phelps on Thursday. According to Kansas City’s KSHB Channel 41, the stridently anti-LGBT demonstrators were met with a counter-protest outside a concert by New Zealander pop sensation Lorde. The…

Chris Christie explodes at hecklers: ‘Get out! We’re done with you!’

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) shouted down a series of hecklers who were escorted from one of his events on Thursday. During a town hall at the Mount Laurel YMCA, as many as six people were forced to leave by police after they heckled the governor over various issues.…

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