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News

Anti-Gay Texas Councilwoman Elisa Chan Resigns — To Run For Higher Office

by David Badash ● 3:30 PM October 8, 2013
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Republican San Antonio city councilwoman Elisa Chan, who called homosexuality “disgusting,” is resigning her office — to run for the Texas state senate.

News

Federal Ethics Investigation Into Bachmann Election Campaign Now Focusing On Marcus Bachmann

by David Badash ● 6:34 PM September 6, 2013
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Now Marcus Bachmann, the Congresswoman’s husband, is the subject of a Federal Elections Commission investigation including possible coordination between the campaign and a Super PAC.

News

Bachmannistan: New Book By Top Aide Says Bachmann Fired Staffer With 7 Kids On Christmas Eve

by David Badash ● 11:31 AM August 28, 2013
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A new book by a top aide to the Michele Bachmann presidential campaign reveals the Minnesota Congresswoman actually fired a staffer who had seven children, and another on the way, on Christmas eve.

Legal Issues

Iowa State Ethics Board Votes Unanimously To Investigate NOM For Election Law Violations

by David Badash ● 7:34 PM August 8, 2013
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The Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board today voted unanimously to investigate NOM, the National Organization For Marriage, for possible violations of state election laws.

Marriage

For The First Time, Majority Of Older Americans Support Same-Sex Relationships

by David Badash ● 4:58 PM June 4, 2013
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Three out of four younger Americans, aged 18 to 34, support same-sex relationships, but now, for the first time ever, the majority of those aged 55 and older do too.

News

Breaking: Michele Bachmann To Quit Congress Next Year

by David Badash ● 8:04 AM May 29, 2013
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Michele Bachmann will not seek re-election at the end of her term next year. The Tea Party Republican extremist, who very narrowly won re-election last year is facing ethics violations.

News

GOP State Senator: ‘Torture’ Then Deliver ‘Death Penalty’ To Boston Bombing Suspect

by David Badash ● 8:30 PM April 20, 2013
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GOP state senator Greg Ball literally minutes after the Boston Marathon bombing suspect was captured sent out a tweet advocating for his torture, then calling for the death penalty.

News

Lance Armstrong: ‘Yes’ — I Had Used Steroids Since The 1990′s

by David Badash ● 11:52 PM January 17, 2013
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Lance Armstrong confessed to Oprah Winfrey that he indeed “doped” — used a variety of steroids — and admitted it was the only way he could have won the Tour de France seven times in a row. Armstrong repeatedly answered “Yes” to Winfrey’s questions in the shocking interview which aired Thursday, and which, while expected [...]

Guns

Revenge: Blogger Posts Personal Info Of Journalists Who Published Gun Permit Holders’ Names

by David Badash ● 1:30 PM December 27, 2012
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The name, photo, address, phone number, Twitter and Facebook accounts, and even personal habits of some of the employees of a local newspaper that posted names and addresses of gun permit holders have been published.

Actions

Regnerus Scandal Ripped Wide Open As UT Confesses To Major, Systemic Ethics Failures

by Scott Rose ● 12:11 PM December 12, 2012
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There seems to be a pattern developing at the University of Texas regarding lax or even intentionally ignored ethics lapses in research reporting oversight.

News

Rape: How Many Different Kinds Does The GOP Believe There Are?

by David Badash ● 7:30 AM October 25, 2012
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Richard Mourdock’s “God intended” rape. Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape.” Paul Ryan’s “forcible rape.” Why does the GOP classify rape as anything but what it really is?

Arts

NoH8: ‘Bare The Musical’ With Travis Wall Stands Up To Bullying (Video)

by David Badash ● 8:00 AM October 20, 2012
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“Bare The Musical,” the Tyler Clementi Foundation and Athlete Ally talk about bullying and homophobia in this video filmed during their NoH8 Campaign photo shoot.

News

GOP Lawmaker A ‘True American’ Because He Knows Slavery Was ‘A Blessing In Disguise’ For Blacks

by David Badash ● 1:53 PM October 6, 2012
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Republican state lawmaker Jon Hubbard believes he is a “true American” and you’re not because he believes slavery “may actually have been a blessing in disguise.”

Education

Four Teen Suicides In One Week Plague Pennsylvania County — Not Bullying Related?

by David Badash ● 3:52 PM September 26, 2012

Reports of teen suicides seem to be growing, but this year, unlike in years past, there seem to be few details and most reports claim bullying was not a factor.