Articles by: Shannon Barber

Newt Gingrich Wants To Appear On Donald Trump’s ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ – Let The Jokes Begin

Newt Gingrich Wants To Appear On Donald Trump’s ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ – Let The Jokes Begin

‘Republicans would be so much better off [to be] relaxed and go on shows like that and be interesting.’

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Mother Teresa A ‘Saint’: Not So Fast Says Latest Reporting

Mother Teresa A ‘Saint’: Not So Fast Says Latest Reporting

A study conducted by Canadian researchers suggests that perhaps Mother Teresa glorified suffering rather than healing it.

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Backlash For Superman Comic’s Anti-Gay Writer Heating Up

Backlash For Superman Comic’s Anti-Gay Writer Heating Up

Superman is a hero for the oppressed, and the man writing about him is an oppressor. Talk about irony!

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Massachusetts Takes The Lead Once More And Recognizes The Rights of Transgender Students

Massachusetts Takes The Lead Once More And Recognizes The Rights of Transgender Students

Massachusetts, the first state to legalize marriage equality, is taking the bull by the horns again, ruling that transgender students will be recognized as the gender with which they identify at school.

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Possible Pro-Choice Victory: NY Governor To Relax Abortion Laws

Possible Pro-Choice Victory: NY Governor To Relax Abortion Laws

The bill would update New York State’s current abortion law to allow it to withstand challenges to the Roe V. Wade decision.

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Just As We Suspected: Benedict Stays In Vatican, Retains Immunity

Just As We Suspected: Benedict Stays In Vatican, Retains Immunity

Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens commissioned lawyers to figure out ways to legally prosecute the Pope. Unfortunately, their efforts were fruitless.

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You Can Work For The Boy Scouts If You’re A Criminal, But Not If You’re Gay

You Can Work For The Boy Scouts If You’re A Criminal, But Not If You’re Gay

‘It’s so rare these days to see such blatant discrimination written down on paper.’

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Pope Allegedly Sought Immunity For Abuse Crimes Just Before Resigning

Pope Allegedly Sought Immunity For Abuse Crimes Just Before Resigning

It seems that with his resignation announced, the Pope had a meeting with the Italian President, Giorgio Napolitano to beg for immunity against prosecution for allegations of child sex abuse.

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Homophobia On LinkedIN? Did It Happen?

Homophobia On LinkedIN? Did It Happen?

The LGBT Professionals group on LinkedIN went down for eleven days, the first time in five years, seemingly for no reason.

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Breaking: Jimmy Lee Dykes Dead, Five-Year-Old Hostage Safe (VIDEO)

Breaking: Jimmy Lee Dykes Dead, Five-Year-Old Hostage Safe (VIDEO)

Alabama schoolbus shooter and Doomsday survivalist Jimmy Dykes is dead after week-long stand-off with law enforcement; the five year old boy he kidnapped and dragged into his bunker is now free and safe.

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Bill O’Reilly Caught Pretending He Was Part Of History – So What Else Is New?

Bill O’Reilly Caught Pretending He Was Part Of History – So What Else Is New?

There will be those who say ‘storytelling abilities’ are a good thing, that he’s here to sell books, and a little embellishment is just fine if it serves that purpose.

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Misogyny 101: School Asks Only Girls Not To Curse

This pledge sends a disturbing (and misogynist) message to non gender-conforming high school students.

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Panetta On Meet The Press: ‘Knives Out For Hagel,’ But Unenthusiastic About Selection (VIDEO)

Panetta On Meet The Press: ‘Knives Out For Hagel,’ But Unenthusiastic About Selection (VIDEO)

The consensus on this morning’s show seemed to be that Senator Hagel was unprepared for the confirmation.

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Cheerleaders from Kountze High School in Texas hold up sign displaying Bible Verse, "If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31)

According To One Third Of Americans, God Has Nothing Better To Do Than Help Their Favorite Teams Win

According to a recent study, one-third of Americans believe that god decides the outcomes of sporting events.

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Fox Sunday – GOP Senator Smacks Fox For Blaming Hillary For Benghazi, Discussion Of Women In Combat

Fox Sunday – GOP Senator Smacks Fox For Blaming Hillary For Benghazi, Discussion Of Women In Combat

Fox News can’t get a break, even from the Republican guests on its shows now.

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Atheist? Not If You Want To Finish High School in Arizona

Get a life. You cannot and will not sneak fundamentalist Christianity into public schools and essentially make being an atheist illegal.

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First Lady Rolls Eyes At Boehner – This One Is For The History Books (VIDEO)

First Lady Rolls Eyes At Boehner – This One Is For The History Books (VIDEO)

Just when I thought it wasn’t possible for me to love Michelle Obama even more than I already do, she does something that makes me laugh, beam with pride, and fall in love with her all over again.

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Obama’s Second Inauguration Comes At A Fitting Time In Date And In History

Obama’s Second Inauguration Comes At A Fitting Time In Date And In History

It is touching that this is happening on the same day the nation honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as President Barack Obama would not be where he is without Dr. King’s contributions.

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Feds Investigating Felonious Gun Nut

Feds Investigating Felonious Gun Nut

How does a person convicted of manslaughter obtain 18 assault weapons and other firearms, along with 40,000 rounds of ammunition?

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Governor ‘Good Hair’ Rick Perry Thinks The Solution To Gun Violence Is Prayer

Governor ‘Good Hair’ Rick Perry Thinks The Solution To Gun Violence Is Prayer

Ah, prayer. I know that it gives comfort to many, for any infinite number of reasons. However, this is not a religious nation.

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