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Jon Stewart: It takes a brain injury for Republicans to support marriage equality

On his show Monday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart lampooned the nation’s current debate over allowing gay and lesbian couples to wed. After taking some time to poke fun at some of the Obamas recent gaffes, Stewart turned his attention to same sex marriage. He noted Democrats frequently…

Phil Donahue: Bush used other people’s kids to prove he’s tough

Phil Donahue, who was fired from MSNBC for speaking out against the Iraq war, explained Monday night that making a documentary about a young paralyzed veteran was akin to a “spiritual experience.” His 2007 documentary “Body of War” told the story of veteran Tomas Young, who joined the Army following…

Columnist Star Parker tells Hannity: Slave plantations were run by liberal Democrats

Columnist Star Parker of the Scripps Howard News Service on Monday night alleged that liberal Democrats were “slave overseers.” “When we look at who is behind this strategy, the liberal Democrats have not changed their M.O,” Parker said amid a discussion among African American conservatives on Fox News’ Hannity. “This…

Montana lawmaker rips conservatives who voted against bill to decriminalize being gay

Montana state Rep. Amanda Curtis (D-Butte) slammed her Republican colleagues on Monday for supporting a state law that makes homosexuality a felony. A bill to repeal the obsolete law was passed by the state’s House Judiciary Committee, but 38 Republicans voted against it. Curtis noted that during debate over the…

Researcher explains why federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act is needed

New research from Rice University shows that non-discrimination laws protect LGBT individuals from being unfairly denied jobs. Though currently no federal law prohibits job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act would change that. The proposed law has been introduced in nearly every…

Conservative radio host Mark Levin: Purge ‘all the cockroaches’ from the GOP

On his radio show Friday, conservative host Mark Levin called for the Republican Party to be completely purged of what he viewed as non-conservative figures. He noted that Republican National Committee Chief of Staff Mike Shields recently said the party needed to distance itself from “the professional right.” The suggestion…

Brad Paisley: ‘Accidental Racist’ song about hardships of showing ‘Southern pride’

Country singer Brad Paisley explained to Entertainment Weekly that his new “Accidental Racist” song illustrated the difficulties of displaying his “Southern pride.” “I just think art has a responsibility to lead the way, and I don’t know the answers, but I feel like asking the question is the first step,…

Federal officials won’t rule out Fukushima nuclear disaster for beached sea lions in California

Officials with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) stopped short of dismissing the theory that fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan is to blame for a recent rash of beached sea lions around Southern California. “Radiation is being looked at, just like everything else. We haven’t ruled…

Glenn Beck: MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry part of UN conspiracy to collectivize American children

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck on Monday linked an MSNBC promotional advertisement about public education to conspiracy theories that contend the United Nations plans to use mind control to establish a communist dictatorship and that the Obama administration is using school testing standards for “leftist indoctrination.” Last week, conservative websites…

Tests underway on drug that could ‘cure’ meth addiction

Scientists are testing a relatively common anti-inflammatory drug called Ibudilast for its potential to block the cravings of methamphetamine addicts, and the first round of results shows promise. The Huffington Post noted recently that the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) fast-tracked more human trials after researchers at the University of…

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