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Culture critic Christopher John Farley mocks ‘Accidental Racist’ song: Obviously an epic fail

Christopher John Farley, senior editor of the Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog, mocked the new country song “Accidental Racist” on CNN Tuesday, saying it was “obviously an epic fail.” The song by Brad Paisley and LL Cool J was intended to be a frank discussion of race relations in the…

Filmmaker tells California Senate: Show ‘Christian compassion’ by ending drug war

Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki addressed the California Senate for 40 minutes on Monday, describing the war on drugs as an “abject failure” and urging the lawmakers to show “Christian compassion” by ending it. He warned that imprisoning young Americans for drug offenses was increasing crime rather than reducing it. Jarecki said…

Nugent calls Obama ‘the Chicago gangster’ and asks NRA host to ‘help me shoot somebody’

Conservative rocker Ted Nugent on Monday insisted that he had just been using a metaphor when he called President Barack Obama “the Chicago gangster” and then asked a NRA television host to “help me shoot somebody.” In an interview on NRA News, host Cam Edwards explained that the president’s proposed…

Pat Robertson: Mass shooters ‘usually under the influence of psychedelic drugs’

Televangelist Pat Robertson says that he opposes President Barack Obama’s efforts to limit high-capacity magazines and require universal background checks because most perpetrators of mass shootings are “usually under the influence of psychedelic drugs.” On Tuesday’s edition of The 700 Club, Robertson noted that the president had traveled to Connecticut…

Young immigrants blame high fees as deportation deferral applications drop dramatically

Interest in the two-year deferred-deportation program has flagged heavily in recent months, with some immigrants pointing to high application fees as an obstacle to taking part. Univision News reported on Monday that applications to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative have decreased steadily (PDF) since October 2012, when…

‘Fox & Friends’ proposes IQ test for politicians sponsoring gun control legislation

The hosts of Fox & Friends on Tuesday suggested that politicians should be required to take an IQ or competency test to prove that they were knowledgeable about guns. Host Steve Doocy pointed to a Monday New York Post column where Glenn Harlan Reynolds first floated the idea of an…

Former Navy chaplain: ‘Biologist’ Jesus opposed ‘three women and a dog’ marriage

A disgraced former Navy chaplain explained on Monday that Jesus Christ was effectively a “biologist” because he knew that “three women and a dog” can’t make a baby. In a Monday interview, Internet talk show host David Pakman asked conservative former Navy Chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt if he acknowledged that there…

Tennessee politician arrested for habit of masturbating out car window at 90 mph

Three women testified last week in the trial of former Mount Carmel, Tennessee Vice-Mayor William Blakely, who is charged with exposing himself to multiple women while driving over the course of years. According to Johnson City’s WJHL News Channel 11, Blakely repeatedly harassed women while driving, even going so far…

4-year-old New Jersey boy shoots 6-year-old playmate in the head

A 6-year-old New Jersey boy is reportedly in serious condition after being accidentally shot in the head by a 4-year-old boy on Monday. Authorities at the Toms River Police Department said that the two were among many children playing in the Cedar Grove Road neighborhood on Monday night when the…

Republican rep. on Cuba trip probe: ‘The diva of Beyonce’ is not ‘above the law’

A Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives vowed on Tuesday to press forward with an investigation into a trip to Cuba taken by singers Beyonce and Jay-Z last week even after sources at the Treasury Department suggested that the trip had been authorized. During an interview with Rep.…

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