Articles by: Shannon Barber

Rep. Steve King Wants Us To Believe Most Immigrants Are Drug Runners

Rep. Steve King Wants Us To Believe Most Immigrants Are Drug Runners

Rep. Steve King shows himself to be an amazingly racist, anti-immigrant hack, doubling down on his comments when he is called out.

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More Evidence To Suggest Zimmerman Car Crash Rescue Was Staged Emerges

More Evidence To Suggest Zimmerman Car Crash Rescue Was Staged Emerges

New allegations come forward as the people involved in the George Zimmerman rescue begin vanishing off of social media websites.

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PR Stunt Or Dumb Luck? Zimmerman Alledgedly Rescues Family From Car Crash Days After Acquittal

PR Stunt Or Dumb Luck? Zimmerman Alledgedly Rescues Family From Car Crash Days After Acquittal

One of the most hated men in the country just happens to have been nearby to show off his heroics. That’s quite a bit of luck. Or is it?

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Virginia's GOP Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli. Photo from blog.heartland.org.

Virginia GOP Nominee Doubles Down On Hate: Gay People Are ‘Soulless’ and ‘Self Destructive’

It’s 2013 and Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia’s GOP candidate for governor, still makes anti-gay remarks. Keep that bigotry in check, sir, times are a-changin’.

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NYC Pride Parade Bursting At The Seams With Joy

NYC Pride Parade Bursting At The Seams With Joy

This years NYC Pride Parade was a little bit more joyful, the participants with a little more to celebrate, as this is the first year of full equality.

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Without embracing homosexuality as right, but apologizing for what Exodus has done wrong, 'ex-gay' therapy leader builds long-awaited bridge to community. Image @UPI

Exodus International Closes Doors After Three Decades Of Anti-Gay Bigotry

Without embracing homosexuality as right, but apologizing for what Exodus has done wrong, ‘ex-gay’ therapy leader builds long-awaited bridge to community.

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New Study Shows Same-Sex Couples Experience Housing Discrimination At Alarming Rates

New Study Shows Same-Sex Couples Experience Housing Discrimination At Alarming Rates

An old problem is alive and well as LGBT couples face housing discrimination. It is a shame for this to exist in the 21st century.

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In An Act Of Clear Desperation, George Zimmerman’s Lawyers Try To Poison Potential Jurors

Jury poisoning is an age-old – and underhanded – tactic. Zimmerman’s attorneys are giving it a whirl.

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Alex Jones Shows His Homophobic Side By Targeting Rachel Maddow For Being A Lesbian (VIDEO)

Alex Jones Shows His Homophobic Side By Targeting Rachel Maddow For Being A Lesbian (VIDEO)

Alex Jones has already solidified his brand as a paranoiac nut-case. Now he’s fleshing out his bona fides as an ignorant bigot.

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Radical Nutjob Michele Bachmann Says God Will Repeal Obamacare

Radical Nutjob Michele Bachmann Says God Will Repeal Obamacare

Obamacare replaces a broken healthcare where millions go uninsured and untreated, while Michele Bachmann and the GOP try to pray it away.

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Callous AP Headline Equates Rape And Consensual Sex

Callous AP Headline Equates Rape And Consensual Sex

Words matter and when an act of violence – rape – is characterized as anything less in a newspaper headline, it’s bad reporting and dismissive of a crime.

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Orchard Gardens student Janeilah Vazquez, from the Orchard Gardens Pilot School in Roxbury, MA, paints a portrait of Yo-Yo Ma, in honor of the celebrated cellist's visit to the school back in December. Photo by Chris Evans for the Boston Herald. http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2012/12/students_welcome_yo_yo_ma_damian_woetzel

Boston Principal Fires Security, Funds More Arts, Sees Test Scores Skyrocket

This heartwarming story shows that violence begets violence, while letting all of that go and trying something different can yield amazing results.

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Pushing Creationism In Schools Loses Money For Louisiana

Louisiana is finding itself losing tax revenue as science based industries flee the state after the introduction of anti-science Creationist elements into science classrooms across the state.

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SC House Defies Federal Government And Passes Bill To Avoid Implementing Obamacare

Once again, for the umpteenth time, I feel ashamed to say that I am a native South Carolinian.

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T- Mobile Forces Pregnant Woman To Clock Out To Use The Bathroom, Then Fires Her

T- Mobile apparently had a problem with a pregnant woman going to the bathroom more often, and eventually fired her over it.

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Dangerously Stupid Policy Says Women Who Report Domestic Violence Can Be Evicted

Dangerously Stupid Policy Says Women Who Report Domestic Violence Can Be Evicted

Domestic abuse is terrible. We all know that. However, the policy in Norristown, PA could make it even worse if you report it thanks to a new ‘three strikes’ statute.

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Insane Conservative Bigot Says Muslims Caused Fertilizer Plant Explosion

Insane Conservative Bigot Says Muslims Caused Fertilizer Plant Explosion

Larry Klayman, Founder of Judicial Watch, is incredibly upset that he cannot get the government to believe that the explosion of the fertilizer plant near Waco, Texas was a result of ‘Muslim terror.’

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Senator Campfield Shows His Insensitivity Again With Refusal To Apologize For ‘Pressure Cookers’ Blog Joke

Senator Campfield Shows His Insensitivity Again With Refusal To Apologize For ‘Pressure Cookers’ Blog Joke

After Senator Stacy Campfield offended poor families by threatening their benefits if their parents don’t go to teacher conferences, now he refuses to apologize for an offensive ‘pressure cookers’ joke

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Republican Newsletter From Arkansas Advocates Shooting People Who Step Out Of Line

Republican Newsletter From Arkansas Advocates Shooting People Who Step Out Of Line

A quote from the April Edition of the Benton County, Ark. Republican Newsletter blatantly and boldly advocates violence against elected officials.

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Are You Ready For Another Bush In The White House? George Bush Endorses Brother Jeb

Are You Ready For Another Bush In The White House? George Bush Endorses Brother Jeb

‘The party ought to nominate somebody who can stand by principles and explain why conservative principles are better for the vast majority of the citizens.’ LOL! Who knew Dubya was a comedian, too?

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