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Maine Republican regrets saying men should rape women if abortion is legal

A Republican state lawmaker from Maine says he regrets making decades worth of offensive comments about gays, rape, and abortion that were compiled recently by a liberal activist. Blogger Mike Tipping dug up several offensive comments made by state Rep. Lawrence Lockman (R-Amherst) from old news reports he posted on…

Washington Dem: We will end the drug war

LOS ANGELES – Walking around the 2011 Drug Policy Alliance conference, one gets the sense that fighting the drug war is really starting to go mainstream. Never is that more the case than when talking to Washington State Rep. Roger Goodman (D), a candidate for Congress in his state’s 1st…

ACLU sues over Philly ‘stop and frisk’ searches

A civil liberties group filed a federal lawsuit Thursday challenging the use of “stop and frisk” searches by Philadelphia police, alleging that the policy is violating the rights of blacks and Latinos who have done nothing wrong. The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania filed the lawsuit on behalf of…

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