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Watch this performance poet cleverly trash misogynistic Twitter trolls

Performance poet Meg Beech in the United Kingdom showed her support for feminist and historian Mary Beard on Monday with some cleverly worded verses condemning Twitter trolls. “I am finding it tough to grow up in a world where Twitter is littered with abuse towards women, where intelligent, eminent, eloquent…

Maddow: Think NSA spying is just being used against terrorists? Think again

The immense surveillance powers of the U.S. government are not just aimed at foreign terrorists, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained on Monday night. Maddow said that, at least politically, the National Security Agency’s domestic surveillance operations seemed far more acceptable when they were being used to stop terrorists. Documents obtained…

Atheist blogger Hemant Mehta: I don’t hate God, I just think believers are delusional

Atheists don’t hate God, atheist blogger Hemant Mehta explained Tuesday, they just don’t believe the supposedly divine being actually exists. “But I guess if you lived in a country where all of the representatives, all of the politicians were religious and everywhere you went everyone just assumed you are religious,…

Republican Super PAC encourages people to slap Hillary Clinton with crude online game

A Republican Super PAC that claims to be the “only thing standing between Hillary and the White House” is urging people to visit their website so they can smack the potential 2016 presidential candidate around. The Hillary Project released a webpage Monday which allowed visitors to play three games involving…

Tea partiers get rowdy at town hall after GOP rep. says ‘no’ to govt. shutdown

A Republican lawmaker in North Carolina faced a grilling from a group of tea party members on Monday after he said that he would not force the federal government to be shut down if President Barack Obama’s health care reform law was funded. During a town town hall meeting at…

Ex-Navy chaplain uses Martin Luther King Jr. to justify homophobia

Disgraced former Navy chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt attempted to justify anti-LGBT discrimination on his most recent broadcast of Pray in Jesus’ Name by linking it to Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech, in which King touched on the idea of judging a person by their character rather than…

Virginia group buys land to fly Confederate battle flag over I-95

A group of Virginia residents say that they are purchasing a plot of land and intend to use it to fly a 15-foot Confederate battle flag in the view of motorists driving on Interstate 95 near Richmond. In a message on the Free North Carolina website, Susan Hathaway explained that…

Fugelsang defends Al Jazeera America against ‘right wing insanely fake Christian hate-monkey trolls’

Even though he will not be part of Current TV’s transition into Al Jazeera America, Viewpoint host John Fugelsang still insisted on defending the nascent network against the right-wing trolling that has followed its impending launch. “Even though I work for Current, I was getting called a terrorist on Twitter…

Kentucky gunman ambushes wife at work before turning gun on himself

A Kentucky man killed himself on Tuesday after police say he ambushed his wife at her place of work and shot her multiple times. Fort Thomas Police Lt. Rick Whitford told reporters that officers responded to reports of shots fired shortly after 8:00 a.m. at an office building on at…

Arizona firefighter’s widow denied benefits over city’s ‘seasonal employee’ claim

The widow of one of the 19 Arizona firefighters killed battling a wildfire on June 30 is being denied salary and health benefits due to her despite her husband being a full-time employee, CBS News reported on Monday. “I said to them, ‘My husband was a full-time employee. He went…

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