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Harvard professor tells Moyers: Snowden’s fear nothing will change ‘is the most likely outcome’

Harvard professor Laurence Lessig told Bill Moyers on Friday that former defense contractor Edward Snowden’s concerns about popular apathy regarding his revelations of government data gathering are well-founded. “I think the thing he most fears is the most likely outcome,” Lessig said on Moyers & Company, citing the relative lack…

Military rape victim fights defense claim that the prosecution is political

Master Sgt. Ronald E. Bohlayer was charged this week with raping a 23-year-old Washington, D.C. woman last July in the Marine Barracks just a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol, a move that his attorney claims is due to the increased “publicity” given to military sexual assaults recently. “In my…

‘Cliff’ from ‘Cheers’ wants Allen West to spread his ‘gene pool’ across America

Conservative actor John Ratzenberger, who is best known as the character “Cliff” from the television sitcom Cheers, on Friday called for former Rep. Allen West (R-FL) to take “something from his gene pool” and “put it everywhere across this great country.” Ratzenberger was introducing West at the Faith and Freedom…

Jeb Bush: ‘More fertile’ immigrants needed to care for aging Americans

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) told a conservative conference on Friday that comprehensive immigration reform could be turn around a trend of lower birth rates in the U.S. because “immigrants are more fertile.” “Demography is destiny,” Bush explained to the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority conference. “We’re…

Maine man arrested for shooting dog with BB gun 100 times

A man in Maine has been arrested for animal cruelty after allegedly shooting a dog with a BB gun over 100 times, WGME reported on Friday. The Waldoboro Police Department announced on Thursday that Aaron Armstrong had been charged with class C felony aggravated animal cruelty. Earlier this week, the…

Top Nazi SS commander found living in Minnesota

A top commander of a Nazi SS unit has been secretly living in Minnesota since shortly after World War II, The Associated Press revealed on Friday. According to records obtained by an AP Freedom of Information Act request, Michael Karkoc lied about his service in the SS-led Ukrainian Self Defense…

Maddow: Republicans are stuck in ‘downward facing dogma’

On Thursday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow continued to chronicle the Republican Party’s inexorable slide to right in a segment called “Downward Facing Dogma.” She chided the GOP for its ongoing obsession with culture war issues and gravitation more and more toward fringe ideologies. First…

Netherlands accused of ‘casting away’ the elderly as Republicans attack HHS mandate

House Republicans, along with one Democrat, spent roughly one hour attacking the Department of Health and Human Services’ 2012 contraceptive rule on Wednesday night. The HHS mandate requires employers to provide health insurance plans that cover FDA-approved contraceptive drugs and devices at no cost. Though the federal department proposed an…

Texas Gov. Rick Perry: Americans have no right to freedom from religion

During an announcement of the signing of the so-called “Merry Christmas Bill,” Texas Gov. Rick Perry and state Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) said Thursday that freedom from religion was not included in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. “I’m proud we are standing up for religious freedom in our…

Catholic League president: ‘Nest of homosexual priests’ should be ‘rooted out’

Catholic League President Bill Donohue has called for the church to track down the “nest of homosexual priests” and make sure that they are “rooted out.” Newsmax host Steve Malzberg on Wednesday asked Donohue what Pope Francis meant when he recently admitted that a “gay lobby” was influencing the Vatican.…

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