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Young Turks: Religion is dying in America

Friday night on Current TV’s “The Young Turks,” host Cenk Uygur looked at new surveys of U.S. public opinion and posited that this country is following the countries of Europe in an increasing trend toward secularism. “There’s a new poll out on religion,” Uygur said, “and it is fascinating.” A…

Maher: ‘Sh*t-kicker’ conservatives don’t know ‘America has moved on without them’

Friday night on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher dedicated part of his weekly “New Rules” segment to asking why such a tiny number of angry, out-of-touch conservatives can wield such a disproportionate amount of power of the Republican Party and over national policy. From the NRA to…

Rachel Maddow and Bill Maher: proposed Ryan budget is ‘laughable’

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow joined Bill Maher on Real Time Friday night to discuss the two conflicting budgets released by Republicans and Democrats earlier this week. Maddow and Maher both took issue with Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) “laughable” budget proposal, saying he’s offering the same measures he and Mitt Romney introduced…

Greyhound bus riders terrorized by roach infestation

Riders on a Greyhound bus bound for New York City were terrorized by an infestation of roaches that started to drop from the ceiling and crawl all over the seats and floor just minutes after the bus left Atlantic City, reported NBC 6 South Florida on Friday. The bus, which…

Defeated Romney: I’m not pessimistic about America

In his first major speech since his US presidential defeat, Mitt Romney urged fellow Republicans Friday to buck up and set course for the White House, as he sought to uplift conservatives. Despite sharing a bill with a parade of charismatic potential 2016 Republican candidates, the man who lost last…

Yale scientist tells Bill Moyers we need to end the silence on climate change

In an interview with veteran journalist Bill Moyers on Friday, scientist Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, described the dire need to reinvigorate communities across the globe in the fight against climate change — a subject Leiserowitz says is as much a communications challenge as…

CPAC attendee defends slavery because slave owners provided ‘food and shelter’

A white attendee at the Conservative Political Action Committee defended slavery by saying that slave owners provided food and shelter for African-Americans on Friday, Think Progress reported. An attendee, 30-year-old Scott Terry of North Carolina asked the panelist that Republicans were reaching out to southern minority voters “at the expense…

Gov. Chris Christie calls African-American man ‘boy’ during town hall meeting

BlueJersey.com reported Friday that during a town hall meeting at a church this week in Paterson, NJ, Governor Chris Christie let a racial slur slip when he called an African-American man a “boy,” a term closely related to the more severe “N” word. Christie has, in the past, touted a…

Texas inmate accidentally hires sheriff as hitman

A Texas man already in jail for assaulting his wife could now spend life in prison for allegedly attempting to hire a local sheriff to kill her. KXAS-TV reported on Thursday that 53-year-old Tab Denny Johnson was indicted on March 7 on two counts of solicitation of capital murder after…

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day: This is how science describes a hangover

With St. Patrick’s Day coming up on Sunday, now’s a good time to rethink the traditional approach to the Irish high holiday and give a second look at what all that boozing really does to your body. The best tips from a recent post to the Bytesize Science YouTube channel:…

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