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Rodney King on LA riots: You can’t fight violence with violence

Rodney King, the victim in a police brutality case that ignited the Los Angeles riots in 1992, said Monday that he hoped that what happened to him could no longer happen today. After the officers who beat him with batons were acquitted, thousands of people in LA rioted. “My reaction…

Ron Paul and Paul Krugman debate economic theory

Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) and economics professor Paul Krugman debated political economy Monday on Bloomberg TV. Paul made his case for Austrian economics, arguing for a limited government that keeps its hands off the economy. In contrast, Krugman made the case for Keynesian economics, arguing that a completely unmanaged economy…

CODEPINK’s Medea Benjamin interrupts Brennan to condemn drone strikes

Medea Benjamin, the co-founder of the anti-war group CODEPINK, interrupted a speech by White House counter-terrorism advisor John Brennan on Monday. While Brennan was speaking, Benjamin stood up in the audience and began giving her own speech for more than one minute. “What about the hundreds of innocent people we…

Rep. Walsh: Country voted for Obama because he’s black

Rep. Joe Walsh of Illinois, a tea party Republican, said at a town hall event over the weekend that President Barack Obama was an “accidental president” who was only elected because of his race. “Again, lets not overlook the fact, guys and gals, he was a historic figure,” he said.…

Methodists in Tampa rally against private prison industry

The United Methodist Task Force on Immigration held a rally in Tampa over the weekend to protest against the growing private prison system in the United States. “Is this an immigration rally or is this a prison rally? It is a justice rally,” Bishop Minerva Carcano said. More than 500…

Perino: Equal pay issue is a ‘distraction’ for just ’48 hours’

Former White House press secretary Dana Perino felt on Fox and Friends Monday morning that the discussion around the Paycheck Fairness Act for equal pay for women is a “distraction” for likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to discuss. The legislation, which Senate Democrats will soon bring up for a…

Radio host: Contraception mandate like Muslims forcing you to ‘kill your family’

Conservative radio host Matt Barber say that the federal government’s requirement that all health insurance cover contraception for women is comparable to Muslim terrorists forcing you to “kill your family.” During a Monday segment on Liberty Counsel’s Faith and Freedom radio program, Barber hailed Catholic bishops for taking on President…

Jay Smooth: Trayvon’s parents show us how to ‘push’ for justice

Renowned hip-hop radio host Jay Smooth roundly commended the decorum of Trayvon Martin’s parents in his latest video commentary about the aftermath from the murdered teenager’s story. “What’s been remarkable to me is the amount of optimism that’s been at the root of these protests,” Smooth said. “Because Trayvon Martin’s…

Paul Ryan loves Catfish noodling: ‘Crazy but exhilarating’

It seems that cutting Medicare and programs for the poor isn’t Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) only favorite pastime. In an interview published by The New York Times on Sunday, the chairman of the House Budget Committee declared his love for Catfish noodling. In many Southern states, Catfish “noodlers” use their…

Doocy: Dan Savage ‘bullying’ Christians by calling Bible ‘bullsh*t’

Fox News host Steve Doocy on Monday suggested that sex columnist Dan Savage was “bullying” Christian journalism students with a speech where he said that Bible passages about homosexuality were “bullshit.” Savage, who created the anti-bullying “It Gets Better” project, became a target for conservative websites like Fox News and…

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