President Barack Obama laughs during a meeting in the Oval Office, Jan. 24, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Sorry, GOP! You can’t sue Barack Obama over transgender bathrooms: ACLU

“The Supreme Court has made clear that one cannot sue an agency just because they disagree with the agency’s guidance,” the ACLU said in a press release Wednesday.
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) congratulates her son, Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen, for winning an award from the advocacy group SAVE on May 9, 2015. (Miami Herald)

Florida Republican bucks GOP push for anti-trans laws: ‘This is not about bathroom stalls’

“All these folks are saying we’re worried about our kids going to bathrooms,” she told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Wednesday. “No, we were the ones worried about [her son] having some acts of violence against him because because people were not accepting.”
A photo of my family after my mom had a successful kidney transplant.

Letting go of success and wealth for the real pursuit of happiness

The first time I realized I came from a working class immigrant family was when I was six.
Robert Reich would like to have a word or two with you -- Facebook

Robert Reich is still trying to talk some damn sense into Bernie supporters and it’s still not going well

Well, we’re right back where we started again, aren’t we?
Little girl saying her prayers over an open New Testament'(Shutterstock)

Principal busted in cheating probe says ‘holy water’ and prayer fueled bogus test scores

The allegation came during a disciplinary hearing for Lawanda Tyler-Jones, who has been under investigation after a sudden increase in state curriculum test scores at Heidelberg Elementary School in Clarksdale in 2013.
Black Voters (Shutterstock)

Wisconsin county clerk objects to weekend voting because it gives urban areas ‘too much access’

In a hearing on Tuesday, Republican Waukesha County clerk Kathleen Novack spoke in favor of voting restrictions signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker.
TransAction district coordinator Alesha shot and killed in Pakistan (Photo: Facebook)

Transgender activist dies from eight gunshots after being denied treatment at hospital

Sunday night, Alesha, a 23-year-old transgender District Coordinator for TransAction was attacked and shot eight times, according to a Facebook post from the organization.
Navy Seal Sniper Chris Kyle signs a copy of his new book 'American Sniper' on Jan. 13, 2012 (U.S Marines photo)

REVEALED: Conservative hero ’American Sniper’ Chris Kyle grossly exaggerated his military record

Chris Kyle, whose memoir “American Sniper” was turned into a Hollywood blockbuster, greatly embellished his military service record, according to newly revealed documents.
John R.K. Howard, one of three white football players charged in the brutal sexual assault of a black teammate (Courtesy of Tarrant County, Texas)

White football players brutally raped black teammate during racist assault in HS locker room: police

Three white high school football players from Dietrich, Idaho have been charged in the brutal sexual assault of a black teammate.
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Obama plans to reveal massive cache of UFO secrets before leaving office: report

President Barack Obama joked with Jimmy Kimmel about aliens and UFOs in his last appearance on the show, but now it seems the Obama administration may release more information.
Atheist teen girl holding a banner (Shutterstock)

Hitchens, Dawkins and Harris are old news — a totally different Atheism is on the rise

It’s surprising just how much media analysis, both mainstream and progressive, continues to take as given the notion that atheism can be defined and discussed solely by looking at the so-called “New Atheists” who emerged roughly between 2004 and 2007.