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Rand Paul announces anti-NSA spying lawsuit

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has launched a wide-ranging class action lawsuit against the Obama administration over its omnibus collection of phone data. Speaking to Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Friday, Paul said that, theoretically, every American with a cell phone is a potential litigant. The question, he said, is whether or not a single

Tommy Chong on marijuana legalization: Everyone is waking up to the truth

Comedian Tommy Chong is excited about marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington state, which goes into effect on New Year’s Day. “It’s incredible because everybody is waking up to the truth,” he told CNN on Monday. “The truth is that marijuana is healthier than anything recreationally used — you know, alcohol or tobacco or

Bill Nye tells Obama: You should be more of a science guy

In the video embedded below, Bill “The Science Guy” Nye, CEO of The Planetary Society, addressed an open letter to President Barack Obama asking him to grant more funding to the sciences and specifically to the study of our solar system. “Mr. President,” said Nye, “the space program, NASA, is the best brand the

Atheist group: Take back Christmas from Christians!

The group American Atheists, Inc. unveiled a billboard with the group’s holiday message on Wednesday, asking why anyone needs “Christ” in their Christmas at all. “This season is a great time of year for a hundred reasons—none of them having to do with religion,” said American Atheists President David Silverman via press release. “This

WATCH: Spanish broadcasters stage mutiny against state lawmakers

A debt-laden Spanish television station went abruptly off the air on Friday, apparently cut off by authorities as laid-off staff protested live in defiance of orders to shut it down. The Valencia government run by the conservative Popular Party ordered the region’s loss-making public broadcaster RTVV to be shut down but staff refused to

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