Loretta Lynch Isn’t A Victim Of Racism, Just Bullcrap

Here’s why I know that Loretta Lynch’s confirmation for Attorney General isn’t being held up because Republican Senators are racist: because no racist Republican Senator hates anybody as much as they hate Eric Holder. Every day Lynch is not confirmed is another day Holder is in office. The racists don’t want that.… » 4/20/15 1:05pm 4/20/15 1:05pm

LSD and a Top-Secret Army Experiment's Trip to the Supreme Court

Seventy-two years ago today, Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann discovered the psychedelic properties of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). A powerful hallucinogen, LSD gained prominence twenty years later when counterculture figures such as Timothy Leary and Ken Kesey popularized its use as a recreational drug. But not… » 4/16/15 9:35am 4/16/15 9:35am

Texas Rep Wants To Make It Harder To Film The Police 

Here's another problem with body cameras on cops: pretty soon, we're going to be living in a world where it's okay for the cops to film you, even when you are not doing anything wrong, but it's not okay to film the cops when they are in the process of violating your rights or shooting black people. » 4/15/15 5:13pm 4/15/15 5:13pm

You Get That 'Free Range' Parenting Is Illegal, Right?

"Free range" parents Danielle and Alexander Meitiv are back in the news. These are the guys that let their 10-year-old and six-year-old walk home from school and go to the park and generally travel the streets without adult supervision. Their methods have sparked a lot of controversy. They're back in the news… » 4/13/15 1:57pm 4/13/15 1:57pm

A Penile Plethysmograph Primer

Darren Sharper was recently sentenced to at least nine years in prison for a serial rape binge perpetrated across several states. While most accounts of Sharper’s sentence express outrage at the short sentence, almost all of the accounts include some sort of quizzical mention of one of the terms of his sentence:… » 4/13/15 8:36am 4/13/15 8:36am

California Fights Anti-Vaxxers With Laws, And Science.

The California legislature just fired an opening salvo at California residents who think that "science" is a personal relationship between them and a Sun God. The California Senate Health Committee votes, 6-2, in favor of Senate Bill 277. The bill removes the "personal beliefs exemption" for parents who do not want to… » 4/09/15 4:10pm 4/09/15 4:10pm

Whining Lawyer Highlights The Disrespect For Maternity Leave

Lawyers are having a lot of fun at the expense of Ann Dooley, a former senior lawyer at Lite DePalma Greenberg after she tried to get jobless benefits after quitting her job. She said her boss yelled at her and she was constructively fired because she couldn't take being yelled at. Lost in the shuffle of this story is… » 4/08/15 3:43pm 4/08/15 3:43pm

 White America Learns What Black People Have Always Known About Cops​

Admit it, you thought your black friends were joking, or the very least exaggerating. You didn't think that black people were really being preyed upon by the police. You didn't believe us when we told you that the cops were functionally allowed to kill any black people they come across. You thought black people were … » 4/08/15 12:50pm 4/08/15 12:50pm

Providence Journal With Second Worst Aaron Hernandez Column This Week

Bill Reynolds, a columnist for the Providence Journal, took a break from yelling at clouds yesterday in order to file his thoughts on the Aaron Hernandez trial. His takes on the whole thing are, as you may suspect from this introduction, hotter than solar fucking flares. » 4/03/15 2:12pm 4/03/15 2:12pm

A School Invites Bob Freaking McCulloch, But It's A Black Man Who Is In…

The University of Missouri School of Law invited the disgraceful Bob McCulloch to speak on campus. Because that's pretty much what you do if you are a law school that doesn't give a damn about your minority students. Giving that jackass a forum to talk about how he helped police officers evade prosecution — under… » 4/03/15 9:49am 4/03/15 9:49am