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Texas deputy sues woman for ‘mental anguish’ after he kills her son-in-law

A Texas deputy has filed a lawsuit against a woman for past and future “mental anguish” after he was called to her house last year on a 911 call and forced to kill her son-in-law, who was allegedly behaving irrationally after using drugs. According to the Houston Chronicle, Harris County…

Seattle police distribute marijuana education via Doritos bags at annual Hempfest

Seattle police plan to mingle with the 85,000 people expected to attend this year’s Hempfest to hand out bags of Doritos with information about what is and is not legal now that Washington’s Initiative 502 has been passed. The vote legalized possession and established a statewide system of regulations for…

Priebus throws Romney under the bus: Policies were ‘racist’ and ‘horrific’

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Thursday shocked reporters by blasting his own party’s former presidential nominee’s immigration policies as “racist” and “horrific.” According to Business Insider’s Brett LoGiurato, Priebus was asked about former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s “self-deportation” policy following Thursday’s “Rising Stars” presentation at the RNC…

Colbert on fracking: Why can’t my car just run by burning the innocence of children?

On Thursday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert took on the permanent gag order placed on an entire Pennsylvania family whose health and family farm were wrecked by a nearby natural gas drilling operation. Range Resources, Inc., the company that owns the fracking well, gave the family…

John Oliver on San Diego Mayor Bob Filner: F*ck this guy!

Thursday night on The Daily Show, John Oliver “tidied things up” for Jon Stewart by following up on some of the previous stories he had covered. One such story was the continuing sexual harassment scandal involving San Diego Mayor Bob Filner. Oliver joked that Filner looked like “the Joker” from…

Creationist radio ad: Evolution cannot be debunked with reason

You cannot convince people that evolution is false with logic, according to the founder of the Creation Museum in Kentucky. In a 60-second radio ad released Thursday, Answers in Genesis President Ken Ham admitted there was no scientific evidence that conclusively demonstrated that evolution was a lie. But that didn’t…

CNN highlights how marijuana prohibition harms children

“Think of the children,” is usually the rallying cry of opponents of drug legalization. But CNN on Thursday highlighted how marijuana prohibition was actually harmful to some children who were denied the potentially life-saving drug. In a segment on The Lead, CNN host Jake Tapper interviewed a man whose young…

Texas deputy accused of raping mother in front of her children resigns

A deputy in Texas accused of raping a woman in front of her children has resigned, according to KHOU 11 News. Lisa Rodriguez of of East Harris County told local media outlets earlier this week that the deputy came to her home to question her about harassing phone calls. During…

Jesuit video series: ‘A gay identity can inspire and deepen a Christian faith’

A new Catholic video series makes the case that gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people are as much a part of the Catholic faith as their straight counterparts. “A gay identity can inspire and deepen a Christian faith,” author John Paul Godges, an openly gay Catholic, told the Ignatian News…

Catholic bishop: I switched to Republicans because Democrats’ social agenda ‘just awful’

Bishop Thomas Tobin, the Roman Catholic leader of Rhode Island, said Tuesday night he recently switched his political affiliation to Republican after 44 years of being a Democrat. Speaking at a Rhody Young Republicans event in Providence, Tobin explained that he could no longer consider himself a Democrat because of…

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