Articles by: Rika Christensen
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NYPD’s New Version Of Stop-And-Frisk Means Minorities Get Ticketed, Arrested For Stupid Sh*t

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The NYPD has a zero tolerance policy, and, like stop-and-frisk, minorities are paying the price for it. Will this ever end?

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Climate Deniers In Full Hate Mode As Bill Nye Links Climate Change And Texas Floods

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The climate change deniers are out in full force against Bill Nye, and anybody else who links extreme weather to climate change.

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Republicans Think Black People Are Lazy. Is That Why They Want To Cut Public Sector Jobs?

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The GOP pushes for shrinking public workforces as a way to “trim the fat” from the budgets, but blacks hold a large number of those jobs. Is that why they see public sector jobs as “fat””

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We Keep Pretending Soldiers Died In Iraq Over An Intelligence Failure– When Will We Stop?

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We keep pushing this idea that Iraq happened because of a massive intelligence failure. Why do we do that, and when will it stop?

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As Predicted, Boy Scouts’ Announcement On Gay Leaders Has Bigoted Righties Foaming At The Mouth

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It’s just as we thought. The Boy Scouts’ impending decision on lifting the ban on gay leaders has the religious rights’ heads exploding.

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BOMBSHELL: FEC Can’t Enforce Federal Election Law, Thanks To Republicans

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The FEC’s chairwoman has virtually given up trying to get any agreement on anything. Republicans are perfectly fine with this.

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Crazy Alabama Supreme Court Justice Says God’s Law Is Enshrined In ‘Pursuit Of Happiness’

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How is it that Judge Roy Moore is still a judge, in charge of interpreting law, when he has these crazy ideas?

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Religious Right Keeps Peddling Insanity, Saying Social Issues Here Are Causing Worldwide Chaos (AUDIO)

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The religious right will apparently stop at nothing to convince us that Obama’s push for LGBT equality is going to destroy the whole world.

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Republicans Sink To New Low By Using Fox News Special As Fact In Committee Hearing

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How are we supposed to take Congressional Republicans seriously if they think Fox News reports the truth?

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Expect Religious Right’s Heads To Explode As Boy Scouts Discuss Ending Discriminatory Policy

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The Boy Scouts may yet show that they can get with the times. When is the religious right going to start spewing anger over this turn of events?

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Fox News Host On Boy Scouts’ Water Gun Policy – ‘Boys Can’t Be Hardcore Navy SEALs Now!’

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Clearly, being unable to shoot each other with water guns in the Boy Scouts is a tragedy beyond compare. What will the military do now?

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GOP Rep. Blames Amtrak’s ‘Soviet-Style Operation’ For Fatal Crash

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Florida Rep. John Mica, and other Republicans, think cutting Amtrak’s funding will force it to innovate better. Because, you know, cutting funding in response to disasters always works.

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Breitbart Stupidly Spreads Fear After Falling For Outdated Article On Muslims At Catholic University

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Breitbart’s source article is four years old, and its subject has long since been resolved. Breitbart, however, used it as a fear-mongering opportunity.

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Anti-Feminist Crowd Says Feminists Are Trying To Become Men

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The myths about feminism abound in this crowd, from the merely idiotic to the outright ridiculous. This is actually beyond the pale.

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Hilarious High School Prank Highlights Everything Wrong With GOP’s Education Cuts

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Seniors pulled an incredible prank on their school, but some of what they said in that prank puts GOP education cuts in an uncomfortable light.

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Pot Is A Hallucinogen That Lets Satan Devour You, Says Colorado GOP Rep. (VIDEO)

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Gordon Klingenschmitt, like the rest of the religious right, will use lies and fear of Satan to try and make people do what he wants.

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Are Big Banks Too Big To Fail? Maybe. Too Big To Break Up On Their Own? Maybe Not.

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The U.S.’s biggest banks are finding themselves in a new crisis — one in which they themselves might decide they’re too big to survive.

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Famous Journalist Says Obama LIED About Bin Laden Raid. There’s Just One Small Problem

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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh made this claim, but his evidence leaves an awful lot to be desired.

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Right-Wing Columnist Pens Scathing Op-Ed On Mike Huckabee’s Religious Insanity

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Some media personalities on the right are just as alarmed by Mike Huckabee’s insanity as the rest of us. A man like this should NOT be president.

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These 4 Issues Prove The GOP Is Quietly Waging A Specific War On Family Planning

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The GOP’s war on women is well known, but did you know that it includes a war on family planning?

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