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Teen denied Eagle Scout for disobeying ‘duty to God’ by being gay

The Boy Scouts of America on Thursday said that they had denied a gay California teen Eagle Scout honors because he had not lived up to the principle of “duty to God” with his sexual orientation. The Scoutmaster for Troop 212 in Moraga decided that Ryan Andresen was “no longer…

Colbert: Lying worked for Romney, so f*&k it

On Thursday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert broke down former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA)’s performance at Wednesday night’s presidential debate, saying that of course the governor excelled at a debate that was squarely in his area of expertise, “soul-crushing boredom.” “The first half hour was an…

Jon Stewart: Obama should have just said ‘liar, liar’ for two minutes

On his show Thursday night, Daily Show host Jon Stewart blasted President Barack Obama’s lethargic performance at the first presidential debate. He slammed the President for losing despite the fact his challenger threatened Big Bird. “And here is the thing, Obama lost even though Romney was lying his ass off…

Romney guns down Big Bird from above in Conan’s new campaign ad

On his show Thursday night, Conan O’Brien noted that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney had promised to cut funding for PBS, even though he “loved” the Sesame Street character Big Bird. Conan then unveiled Romney’s latest campaign ad, in which he appeases his conservative base by getting rid of Big…

West Wing actor Richard Schiff: Romney like a used car salesman

West Wing actor Richard Schiff on Thursday night said Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney had the demeanor of a “car salesman.” “It’s so easy to pick a lie and stick to it,” he told Current TV host Cenk Uygur. “It’s much harder, if you have any semblance of wanting to…

Lewis Black: Romney won debate by looking mildly more alert

Thursday on CBS This Morning, comedian Lewis Black railed against the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and his challenger Mitt Romney. He questioned why Americans were only able to listen to the candidates for two-minutes at a time, complaining that it wasn’t even possible to explain how to…

Science explains: What actually happens to the brain on marijuana?

It’s a cultural zeitgeist in America that “your brain on drugs” is a brutish, violent experience that produces nothing but euphoria at the moment at the expense of the user’s future. But science is a bit more nuanced than that. The increasingly popular YouTube account AsapSCIENCE has carried some pretty…

New Mexico Republican official caught training polls challengers to suppress votes

A liberal group in New Mexico claims to have undercover video showing the vice chair of the Sandoval County Republican Party training poll challengers to use illegal tactics that could suppress voters’ rights. ProgressNow New Mexico on Wednesday published video of a September 26th official “Poll Challenger Training,” in which…

Minority students attacked with ‘bleach bombs’ in Texas

Authorities in Austin are investigating claims that black, Hispanic and Asian students at the University of Texas have been attacked with balloons full of bleach — but many at the school are insisting that it’s not a hate crime. “A bleach-bomb fell and hit me, my roommate; well almost hit…

Rights group: Unsafe abortions kill 47,000 women worldwide every year

The Guttmacher Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of sexual and reproductive health and rights worldwide, has released a video entitled “Abortion Worldwide” to raise awareness of some of the issues surrounding abortion rights in the U.S. and other parts of the world. According to Guttmacher’s research, regardless…

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