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Tarantino: Drug incarcerations are ‘slavery’ from ‘fear of the black male’

Django Unchained director Quentin Tarantino says that race relations in America have gotten a lot better, but that that the so-called War on Drugs has “decimated the black male population” and it is continuing for “all the same reasons they had for keeping slavery going.” “It’s very depressing,” Tarantino told…

Fox News asks Santa if the ‘War on Christmas’ is real

The host of Fox & Friends on Thursday decided to find out once and for all if the “War on Christmas” was real by asking a mythical figure who listens to the fantasies of children. “I like to think that I’m a Santa for boys and girls of all ages,”…

Maddow explains why we should be glad Robert Bork was not confirmed

Wednesday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow offered a eulogy of sorts for conservative icon Judge Robert Bork, whose extreme right-wing views made him too conservative for a U.S. Supreme Court that has made bench room for men like Justice Antonin Scalia. Bork passed away on Wednesday…

Rep. Cohen: Assault weapons ban can’t survive in GOP-led House

During an appearance on Current TV, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) said Wednesday that Democrats would probably not be able to pass an assault weapons ban in the House of Representatives. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has vowed to introduce the assault weapons ban on the first day that Congress reconvenes in…

Rabbi slams Christian right’s reaction to Newtown as the ‘ultimate statement of heresy’

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach on Wednesday blasted Christian conservatives like Bryan Fischer who suggested that Americans were to blame for the tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut because they had abandoned God. “The fact is that is the ultimate statement of heresy,” he said on CNN. “This is not a religious man.”…

Leno thinks Kerry would be great top diplomat: He’ll bore our enemies to death

Late-night comedian Jay Leno on Tuesday poked fun at reports that President Barack Obama plans to appoint Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) as his next Secretary of State. “It looks like President Obama is going to pick John Kerry as our next secretary of state,” he joked. “This is a very…

Anonymous member: We aim to take Westboro Baptist Church offline permanently

A nameless member of the hacker activist group “Anonymous” took credit on Wednesday for releasing a trove of information pertaining to members of the Westboro Baptist Church and claimed his group is planning to permanently wipe the hate group off the Internet. “We’re starting out with their websites,” the person…

Camden gun owners turn in record 1,100 guns after Connecticut shootings

The New Jersey Attorney General’s office said on Tuesday that a record 1,137 firearms had been turned in as part of cash-for-guns program in just two days after last week’s shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. At least five semi-automatic assault rifles were among the weapons collected at the “Guns for Cash”…

Fox News guest: Sandy Hook victims will remember the massacre in heaven

Fox News host Gretchen Carlson on Tuesday asked an author selling a book that claims to offer proof that heaven is real whether or not the 20 children killed in the Newtown massacre on Friday remember how they died now that they’re supposedly in the Christian afterlife. Insisting to viewers…

Press refuses to ask about guns during Obama’s first-ever gun control press conference

Following last week’s slaughter of 20 children in Connecticut, President Barack Obama on Wednesday held his first-ever press conference about gun control, but the press corps insisted on asking at least the first six questions about the so-called fiscal cliff. The president took to the podium in the the James…

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