A record high number of states are now governed solely by a one-party majority – which can then pass whatever legislation it likes. People don’t typically pay attention to state legislative races, and gerrymandered districts enable less-informed voters to pull the straight ticket and vote in all members of one party. The results can be hilarious… and terrifying. This series will focus on the bipartisan foibles of state government, especially around corruption, womens’ health and reproductive rights, and LGBT issues.
It was the week after the Boston Marathon. The country was coming together. People were traumatized at the scale of the attack and the dramatic invasion, and happy that the perpetrators were caught.
Well, most people.
A conservative talk show host – and Friend of Ron Paul – named Alex Jones has a website called InfoWars where he propagates some rather insane conspiracy theories. Among them: Benghazi was an inside job, Obama wants to take our guns from us for the coming race wars, and this lovely piece from today: Read more…