Idaho Woman Arrested For Leaving Loaded Gun Near Children

Less than a week after 29-year-old Veronica Rutledge was shot and killed by her two-year-old son in an Idaho Walmart, another Idaho woman the same age, was arrested for leaving her gun in reach of her young children. Kathleen Allen, 29, was arrested in Idaho Falls early Tuesday evening. Allen was charged with felony injury […]

Racist Billboard Welcomes Visitors To America’s Most Hateful Town

Harrison, Arkansas has been dubbed the most hateful town in America. With seven different hate groups calling the small town of 13,000 residents home, the dubious title isn’t necessarily unwarranted. One of those hate groups is the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (now renamed the more innocuous sounding Knights Party of Zinc), which has […]

Death And Denial In Idaho: How Gun Culture Killed A Mother

Death And Denial In Idaho: How Gun Culture Killed A Mother

The tragic death of Veronica Rutledge has renewed the debate about gun culture in America. Rutledge, a 29 year old mother, was fatally shot in the head by her 2 year-old son in an Idaho Walmart. The toddler reached into a zippered pocket of his mother’s purse, grabbed the gun, and shot her. Image source: […]

Two Year Old Shoots And Kills His Mother in Idaho Walmart

Two Year Old Shoots And Kills His Mother in Idaho Walmart

Police are reporting that a two-year-old boy fatally shot his mother in an Idaho Walmart today. The tragedy unfolded in the small town of Hayden, Idaho. The Kootenai County Sheriff says the boy was sitting in a shopping cart and reached into his mother’s purse and pulled the trigger. Three other children were with the […]

No, Hammers And Baseball Bats Don’t Kill More People Than Guns

No, Hammers And Baseball Bats Don’t Kill More People Than Guns

Spend any time discussing sensible gun laws, and you will almost certainly encounter the unapologetic gun advocate who blithely asserts that more Americans are killed by hammers or baseball bats than guns. This mythology is thoroughly ingrained on the political right. Even Republican Congressmen repeat it without pause for reflection. Take for example, Georgia Representative […]

World’s Oldest Facebook User Laid To Rest (She Passed Away At Age 114)

World’s Oldest Facebook User Laid To Rest (She Passed Away At Age 114)

When Anna Stoehr was born, William McKinley was the president of the United States, and California had fewer residents than Iowa. She was born before Australia was a country, and before Orville and Wilbur Wright went airborne on the first airplane flight. On December 21, 2014 she passed away at the age of 114, at […]

The State Of Hate In Every State

The State Of Hate In Every State

Which hate groups are active in your state? The Southern Poverty Law Center(SPLC) identifies 939 active hate groups in the United States. Earlier this week Liberal America ran a piece called Is the KKK Active in your State? To residents of 41 states, the answer was yes. With that story, the Pacific Northwest could breathe […]

Is The KKK Active In Your State? (Hint: The Answer Is Probably Yes)

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) the Ku Klux Klan has over 150 active chapters, operating in 41 U.S. States. The SPLC estimates that between 5000 and 8000 Americans claim membership in a KKK organization. Source: NewsOne, based on data from Southern Poverty Law Center KKK membership tends to be concentrated in the […]

Caramel Apples Deadlier Than Ebola In The U.S. (Yes, Really)

Caramel Apples Deadlier Than Ebola In The U.S. (Yes, Really)

A listeria outbreak linked to pre-packaged caramel apples has killed five people according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Twenty-six people have been hospitalized from the illness, during the multi-state outbreak. Listeriosis mostly affects infants, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with weak immune systems. The infection can be life-threatening. Symptoms […]

The 8 Most Disappointing Democrats Of 2014

The 8 Most Disappointing Democrats Of 2014

2014 was a bleak year for Team Blue. The November elections went poorly in most places. Our current elected officials, who call themselves Democrats, didn’t always have our backs either. Sure, Elizabeth Warren rocks. So do a few others. But as 2014 draws to a close, its time to recognize the most disappointing Democrats of […]

7 Things Conservatives Need To Stop Saying To Liberals

7 Things Conservatives Need To Stop Saying To Liberals

Spend any time on a social media and you are bound to run into the conservative who thinks they have stumbled upon the Holy Grail of debate facts, by hitting you with something brilliant?like “criminals don’t obey laws”. They will triumphantly announce a self-evident truth as?if they have just made an earth-changing discovery in quantum […]

Congress Actually Passes Law To Protect U.S. Citizens, Cops Must Report Who They Kill

Congress Actually Passes Law To Protect U.S. Citizens, Cops Must Report Who They Kill

House Resolution 1447, also known as the Death in Custody Reporting Act, passed through its final hurdle in Congress and will soon head to the President’s desk to be signed into law.??The measure, first introduced by Representative Bobby Scott (D-VA) in April of 2013, and co-sponsored by John Conyers (D-MI), passed the Senate on a […]

Whistling Through Dixie: How Democrats Can Retake Seats In The South

Whistling Through Dixie: How Democrats Can Retake Seats In The South

It would be an understatement to say that the?2014 Midterm Elections did not turn out?well for the Democratic Party.?The shellacking was nationwide, but no where was the?electoral beating more thorough than in the South. Incumbent Senators Mark Pryor (AR) and Mary Landrieu (LA) were crushed by double digits. North Carolina’s Kay Hagan at least kept […]

MT Dress Code: Mind Your Skirt Lengths, Ladies

MT Dress Code: Mind Your Skirt Lengths, Ladies

The GOP House Leadership for the state of Montana has issued a strict new dress code?that will apply to?lawmakers, legislative staff, aides, interns, and reporters on the House floor in 2015. Democrats say they were not consulted about the new mandatory dress code. Democratic State Senator Jenny Eck described the document as discriminatory because it […]

‘Not Lovin’ It’: McDonald’s Sales Down

‘Not Lovin’ It’: McDonald’s Sales Down

McDonald’s Corporation, the global fast food giant, announced that its global sales were down 2.2 percent in November, with U.S. sales down 4.6 percent. The meat scandal in Asia, where a McDonald’s subsidiary was caught processing spoiled beef for consumption, no doubt contributed to the dip in sales. However, the company’s sales have declined even […]

Anti-Choice Voices Disingenuously Try To Co-opt ‘Black Lives Matter’ Theme

Anti-Choice Voices Disingenuously Try To Co-opt ‘Black Lives Matter’ Theme

One of the more awkward responses to the Ferguson protests has been ?attempts by anti-abortion?activists to dismiss police killings?of young African-Americans as insignificant, while trying to co-opt the “black lives matter” slogan for their own agenda. For example, Matt Walsh at ?the Blaze penned a piece titled?”Black Lives Matter, So It’s Time to Outlaw Abortion.” […]

Real Voter Fraud, And It’s A Scott Walker Supporter

Real Voter Fraud, And It’s A Scott Walker Supporter

The “John Doe” investigation in Wisconsin?has uncovered?one of the most egregious cases of in-person voter fraud in recorded history. A?Wisconsin voter apparently cast at least?a dozen illegal votes over the course of five elections in 2011 and 2012. Robert Monroe, a health insurance executive, and a Scott Walker supporter,?has been charged with 13 felony counts?for […]

Houston, We Have A Problem (At The Crime Lab)

Harris County, Texas prosecutors are advising attorneys that at least 185 criminal cases may have been compromised by falsified evidence or evidence that was tampered with in the county’s crime lab. An internal investigation found that a DNA lab technician working for the Houston Police crime lab lied, violated procedures and tampered with official records. […]

WI Atty General Warns Clerks Who Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses They Could Go To Jail

WI Atty General Warns Clerks Who Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses They Could Go To Jail

Despite a court ruling permitting same-sex couples to marry in Wisconsin, the state’s Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen remains steadfastly opposed to granting marriage certificates for gay and lesbian couples. The Attorney General insists that county clerks who grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples could be charged and fined 10,000 dollars for issuing the […]

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