Company Who Denied Man a Job Because He Wasn’t ‘Christian Enough’ Ordered to Pay $82,500

Edward Wolfe applied for the “operations supervisor” position at Voss Lighting in Tulsa, Oklahoma. During the interview process, he was allegedly questioned at length regarding his religious beliefs. From James Forsythe at Deadstate / 03.22.2016: A Nebraskan company will now pay $82,500 after denying a job to a man because he was not Christian enough.Edward[…]

Glenn Beck Suggests Ted Cruz Will Fulfill Mormon End Times Prophecy

Radio and television personality Glenn Beck speaks to a gathering at FreePAC Kentucky, Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley) From Dylan Baddour at The Houston Chronicle / 03.22.2016: In the days before Tuesday’s Utah Republican caucus, supporters on the campaign trail of Ted Cruz[…]

Blocking Trump’s Nomination – Just What the Founding Fathers Would Want

The U.S. Constitution makes no mention of political parties, and for good reason. Many of the Founding Fathers expressed abhorrence at the prospect of parties rising up and controlling federal elections. As a layer of protection against runaway ideology, the Electoral College was inserted into the presidential process – as, frankly, an elitist arbiter of[…]

15 Answers to Creationist Nonsense

Opponents of evolution want to make a place for creationism by tearing down real science, but their arguments don’t hold up lAYNE KENNEDY Corbis From John Rennie at Scientific American / 07.01.2002: Besieged teachers and others may increasingly find themselves on the spot to defend evolution and refute creationism. The arguments that creationists use are[…]

Something Strange and Terrible is Happening to France’s Wine Grapes

jeka84 / Shutterstock From Ria Misra at Gizmodo / 03.21.2016: So is a wine shortage—or at least, some really terrible vintages—now inevitable? Perhaps not. The researchers suggest a couple paths forward, including growing more hot-weather varieties of wine or shifting production to areas currently considered too cold for wide-scale wine production. Wine will survive, it[…]

We Had All Better Hope these Scientists are Wrong about the Planet’s Future

Climatologist James Hansen on the Eleuthera coastal ridge on Nov. 22, 2015, in Eleuthera, Bahamas. (Charles Ommanney for The Washington Post) From Chris Mooney at The Washington Post / 03.22.2016: An influential group of scientists led by James Hansen, the former NASA scientist often credited with having drawn the first major attention to climate change in[…]

After Brussels Attack, Ted Cruz Calls for Police Patrols of Muslim Neighborhoods

From Dylan Baddour at The Houston Chronicle / 03.22.2016: Reacting to a string of attacks that killed at least 30 people in Brussels on Tuesday, Texas Sen. and GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz called for heightened police patrols of Muslim neighborhoods. “We need to empower law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they[…]

The Only Presidential Candidate That Makes Indian Country a Priority: Native People Feeling the Bern Readn

From Gyasi Ross at Indian County / 03.18.2016: “Another great step for U.S. Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in honoring and recognizing Native Americans.” – Deborah Parker, Tulalip Last time we talked politics, it was to say that NEITHER Democratic candidate had done anything to show good faith toward Native people.  Sure, they both had a[…]

Hillary Clinton Goes Full Neocon at AIPAC

From Juan Cole (Professor of History, University of Michigan), at Informed Comment: For Clinton to imply that Trump, by saying he wanted to be neutral in negotiations, was indicating that he would compromise on Israeli security is just dishonest. I’m not sure what conventional security threats Israel has. Lebanon is weak and a mess. Syria[…]