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Economics professor smacks down Bill O’Reilly: He has no idea what a ‘nanny state’ is

Appearing Monday on “Democracy Now,” Richard Wolff, an economics professor who taught for 35 years at the University of Massachusetts, said that Fox News host Bill O’Reilly has absolutely no idea what he’s saying when he rants about so-called “nanny states.” Wolff’s comments were a reaction to a clip of…

Albany police: SWAT used poor black neighborhood for training because it’s ‘realistic’

The chief of police in Albany, New York says that his department just wanted a “realistic” setting when it frightened residents in a poor, predominately African-American neighborhood with SWAT training exercises that included firing blank ammunition and exploding flash grenades. On Thursday, Albany’s SWAT team shocked nearby residents when it…

MSNBC contributor: ‘Level of anti-Semitism’ against Bloomberg over gun control

MSNBC contributor Mike Barnicle on Monday said that he had seen a “level of anti-Semitism” against Michael Bloomberg after the Jewish mayor began to push for gun control in response to the December mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. During a panel discussion on Morning Joe, former Romney adviser Dan Senor…

Man fatally shot 10 times with assault rifle outside California Carl’s Jr.

Authorities on Sunday confirmed that a man in California was shot 10 times with a military-style assault rifle while he was standing outside a fast food restaurant. A county Medical Examiner’s office report obtained by KNSD indicated that a 43-year-old victim died after being gunned down in the parking lot…

Gay activist schools Tony Perkins: LGBT people won’t ‘use up all the marriage licenses’

Evan Wolfson, the founder of the one of the country’s top same sex marriage advocacy groups, on Sunday assured Family Research Council President Tony Perkins that “the gay people are not going to use up all the marriage licenses” if the Supreme Court strikes down marriage discrimination. CBS host Bob…

Lesbian pundit smacks down ‘pro-family activist’: Procreation is ‘not the point of marriage!’

In a heated confrontation on Sunday, lesbian Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen shot down Faith and Freedom Coalition Chairman Ralph Reed after he argued that the primary purpose of marriage was procreation. During a NBC panel discussion about the Supreme Court’s decision to consider the federal government’s Defense of Marriage Act…

Karl Rove jokes that black Democratic strategist ‘owes me some fried chicken’

Republican strategist Karl Rove engaged in some friendly — if not tone deaf — banter with Democratic strategist Donna Brazile on Sunday, joking that she owed him some “fried chicken.” During a panel discussion on ABC, Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan noted that many conflicts within the Republican Party…

NBC host confronts LaPierre: NRA ‘thwarting the will of Americans’ on gun control

NBC host David Gregory on Sunday confronted National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre for “thwarting the will” of the public by opposing universal background checks while a vast majority of the public supports them. Following an interview where New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that he planned to use part…

Gary Bauer: ‘Polls are skewed’ if they support marriage equality

The president of a conservative organization which opposes rights for LGBT people on Sunday rejected the notion that public opinion now supports marriage equality because “the polls are skewed.” Speaking to American Values President Gary Bauer, Fox News host Chris Wallace wondered if conservatives should oppose the federal government interfering…

Rand Paul: Give LGBT Americans a flat tax instead of marriage rights

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Sunday suggested that implementing a flat tax could assuage gay and lesbian Americans who want equal marriage rights because straight marriages would not get a tax break. During an interview on Fox News, host Chris Wallace pointed out that the Supreme Court would be hearing…

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