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Lawrence O’Donnell airs greatest hits of ‘big Dick Morris’ after Fox News drops him

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell on Tuesday recalled some of Dick Morris’ most ridiculous statements as Fox News announced that he would no longer be appearing on the network. Earlier in the day, a spokesman for Fox News had told Deadline that Morris’ “contract is up and we will not be…

Colbert reexamines his bias against hatchet-wielding hitchhikers

The curious case of a homeless Californian called Kai, Stephen Colbert said Tuesday, was cause for him to rethink his longstanding prejudice against ax-wielding hitchhikers. Kai’s story of impromptu heroism has become an online hit after his colorful interview with KMPH-TV last week, in which he explained how he saved…

Jon Stewart mocks Republican’s transparently Orwellian rebranding

On his show Tuesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart ripped into Republicans for attempting obscure their political philosophy by changing the language they use. Conservative strategist Frank Luntz, for instance, has called on Republican candidates to “adjust” their “language errors.” “See, Republicans aren’t bullshitting you, they’re adjusting language…

Karl Rove: ‘God bless President Obama’ for killing U.S. citizen al-Awlaki

Republican strategist Karl Rove ripped the media on Tuesday for attacking Bush administration officials who justified the use of torture. He also praised President Barack Obama for using drone strikes to kill suspected terrorists, including U.S. citizens. The former Bush adviser said on Fox News that officials like Alberto Gonzales,…

Zack Wahls: Defenders of Boy Scout’s gay ban rely on ‘biblical literalist fundamentalism’

Zach Wahls, the founder of Scouts for Equality, said Tuesday he expects the Boy Scouts of America to lift their ban on openly gay members. The proposed change has been endorsed by President Barack Obama, but decried by social conservatives like Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R). “A lot of folks…

Tennessee Republican compares homosexuality to ‘shooting heroin’

The author of the so-called “Don’t Say Gay Bill” said Tuesday that homosexuality was “very dangerous” and compared it to injecting heroin. During an tense interview with TMZ, Tennessee state Sen. Stacy Campfield (R) said homosexuality was dangerous because of HIV/AIDS. “The homosexual community gets AIDS at a 50 times…

Physicist Lawrence Krauss on teaching creationism: It’s a form of child abuse

In brief video published by Big Think on Monday, physics professor Lawrence Krauss said that teaching school children incorrect facts about the age of the planet was a form of abuse. Krauss noted that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) recently declined to say how old the Earth was, insisting it was…

UK lawmakers approve marriage equality

British lawmakers voted in favour of legislation allowing gay marriage on Tuesday despite a split in Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative party. Members of parliament voted by 400 to 175 to approve the draft law allowing same-sex couples to marry in England and Wales. In a late intervention just two…

Immigrant rights groups re-make ‘So God Made a Farmer’ Super Bowl ad

Dodge crafted a video that became one of the most-talked-about Super Bowl ads on Sunday, but immigrant rights groups responded with their own version of the ad, pointing out that Dodge’s whitewashed version of farming doesn’t necessarily reflect today’s reality. Isaac Cubillos posted his version of the ad, similarly set…

City workers tow car after painting ‘handicapped parking’ markings around it

A Tel Aviv woman says that surveillance video proves that city workers used paint to designate her car’s parking spot as being reserved for disabled before having it towed. In video posted to Facebook on Monday night, several workers are seen painting white lines around Hila Ben Baruch’s car and…

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