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Sen. Leahy: Mass incarceration and indefinite detention ‘tragic failures,’ like segregation

In a wide-ranging speech at the Human Rights First Summit last week, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) spoke out against indefinite detention, mass incarceration, the landmine treaty, torture, and drones. “As we all know, the history of the United States has been one of groundbreaking human rights leadership, and tragic failures,”…

California man fatally shoots wife and sister in suspected ‘double mercy killing’

A California man calmly surrendered on Wednesday after police said that he shot and killed both his wife and sister in what were suspected to be mercy killings. According to Los Angeles Police Department officials, officers arrived at Country Villa Sheraton Convalescent and Rehabilitation Hospital on Wednesday to investigate a…

Fox News host Megyn Kelly tells kids: Jesus and Santa are both white guys

Fox News host Megyn Kelly on Wednesday assured children viewing her program that both Jesus Christ and Santa Claus were white men even though some liberals were trying to make them black. In a column for Slate earlier this week, Aisha Harris wrote that she had always been confused as…

Experts question school’s decision to suspend 6-year-old boy for ‘sexual harassment’ kiss on hand

As a result of kissing a fellow student on the hand during class, 6-year-old Hunter Yelton now has a permanent record.;   boy…

Glenn Beck: The pope is Person of the Year because ‘progressives are fascists’

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck on Wednesday reacted to Pope Francis being named Time‘s 2013 Person of the Year by naming Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) as his “Man of the Year.” “It makes me nervous about the pope, quite honestly,” Beck said, drawing a comparison between the head of the…

Connecticut dad arrested for allegedly bullying his autistic son’s bullies

Police in Naugatuck, Connecticut arrested the 40-year-old father of a 12-year-old boy with autism when the father allegedly threatened a pair of boys who he believed had been tormenting his son. According to WFSB Channel 3, police opened an investigation into the incident not long after Carlos Stuart confronted the…

Hearing erupts into chaos after GOP rep. compares Kathleen Sebelius to North Korea

Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) became so frustrated with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Wednesday that he made a botched attempt to compare her to North Korea. While debating whether health services were really free to the consumer under the Affordable Care Act, Shimkus eventually interrupted the secretary…

GOP holds ‘factual’ climate hearing and decides half of scientists are global warming deniers

Republicans in the House of Representatives on Wednesday held a so-called “factual” hearing about climate change and used the testimony of skeptical witnesses to conclude that about half of scientists suspected global warming was a hoax. At a Subcommittee on Environment hearing titled “A Factual Look at the Relationship Between…

Right-wing radio host Bryan Fischer says First Amendment only protects Christians

Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association said Tuesday that the founding fathers intended the First Amendment to only protect Christianity, not Islam or any other religions. On his radio program, called Focal Point, Fischer said the word “religion” in the First Amendment referred to Christianity alone. That is why,…

No charges after man pulls gun on ‘b*tch’ with disabled kid over Walmart parking delay

Police in Colorado say that an Aurora man will not be charged after he admitted pulling his gun on a woman with four children — including a disabled child — because she was taking too long to park her car. Shakia Bush told KMGH-TV that she was waiting for a…

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