Articles by: T. SteelmanT. Steelman
A lifelong Liberal, I have been writing about politics for over 20 years, half of that time online. While I'm a policy wonk and interested in all aspects of politics, my focus is on religion, especially issues of religious freedom since I am a Wiccan. Though I do try to keep it in check, my sarcasm gets off of its leash -- more and more often nowadays. I enjoy reading, making jewelry, Prog Rock and etymology. I share my home with my husband, daughter, 2 cats and a small herd of alpacas. "If the future's looking dark, we're the ones who have to shine..."

Baton Rouge Cops Mocked ‘Sons Of Guns’ Rape Victim With Their Float-Still On The Job, Though

Baton Rouge Cops Mocked ‘Sons Of Guns’ Rape Victim With Their Float-Still On The Job, Though

Baton Rouge police officers made this float for the Spanish Town Parade, a Mardi Gras celebration. Little wonder that the victim of the float didn’t feel much like celebrating, though.

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Scott Walker Threw His State’s Poorest Native American Tribe Under The Bus; Why Would He Do It?

Scott Walker Threw His State’s Poorest Native American Tribe Under The Bus; Why Would He Do It?

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker denied a casino which the poorest tribe in his state was ready to build with Hard Rock International. It would bring in up to 10,000 jobs and add $1.25 billion to the state’s coffers in coming years. So, why would Walker screw the Menominee and Wisconsin?

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What Canadians Are Doing In Tribute To Leonard Nimoy Is Awesome (IMAGES)

What Canadians Are Doing In Tribute To Leonard Nimoy Is Awesome (IMAGES)

Canadians have a rather clever way to pay tribute to the late Leonard Nimoy.

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What Internet Trolls Did To This Baby Will Make You Sick (IMAGES, VIDEO)

What Internet Trolls Did To This Baby Will Make You Sick (IMAGES, VIDEO)

Internet trolls are known for their callous disregard of people’s feelings. But what they did to this precious baby is beyond the pale.

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Giant Evil Robot Spotted At CPAC: Unfortunately It Couldn’t Stop The Crazy

Giant Evil Robot Spotted At CPAC: Unfortunately It Couldn’t Stop The Crazy

An evil robot was spotted at CPAC. No, it wasn’t running for office. Though it could probably beat most conservatives who are… one way or another.

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Evangelist Coach Rants About Katy Perry’s ‘Demonic’ Half-Time Show… A Month Late (VIDEO)

Evangelist Coach Rants About Katy Perry’s ‘Demonic’ Half-Time Show… A Month Late (VIDEO)

“Coach” Dave Daubenmire has waited a month to tell us what he thought about Katy Perry’s Super Bowl halftime show. You can decide if the wait was worth it.

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Thinking About Losing Your Religion? This New Hotline Can Help You

Thinking About Losing Your Religion? This New Hotline Can Help You

Are you reconsidering the role of religion in your life? Feeling shunned for even asking questions? Not sure about where to turn next? The Hotline Project can help: 184-I-DOUBT-IT

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Girls Escape From Captivity, Reveal Years Of Abuse By Adoptive Parents (VIDEO)

Girls Escape From Captivity, Reveal Years Of Abuse By Adoptive Parents (VIDEO)

Three children were held captive and abused by their adoptive parents. When the two girls were able to escape, a Dickensian tale was revealed.

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The Goat Who Stared At A Man, Helping Police Find A Fugitive (VIDEO)

The Goat Who Stared At A Man, Helping Police Find A Fugitive (VIDEO)

Dwight the goat helped police capture a fleeing suspect with nothing but his intent stare. This sounds vaguely like a movie…

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Glenn Beck: Non-Discrimination Laws Are Satanic, The Left Doesn’t Understand Religion (VIDEO)

Glenn Beck: Non-Discrimination Laws Are Satanic, The Left Doesn’t Understand Religion (VIDEO)

Glenn Beck thinks that those of us on the left are being controlled by…oh, I don’t know… Could it be… SATAN!?

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Here Comes Fascism Wrapped In A Flag And Carrying A Patriotism Test For Voters

Here Comes Fascism Wrapped In A Flag And Carrying A Patriotism Test For Voters

A Tennessee professor wonders if we wouldn’t be better off if we tested Americans before allowing them to vote. See that slippery slope? Yeah, he’s headed for it.

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Unbelievable — Teen Girl Sexually Abuses Toddler, Posts It To Facebook (VIDEO REPORT)

Unbelievable — Teen Girl Sexually Abuses Toddler, Posts It To Facebook (VIDEO REPORT)

It’s mind-boggling to think that someone would do this to a toddler. Much less post it on social media.

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This Political Cartoon Shows How Hypocritical The GOP Is About Choosing Which Words To Use

This Political Cartoon Shows How Hypocritical The GOP Is About Choosing Which Words To Use

A political cartoon can often make a point much more succinctly than an article. This one called for its own article.

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We NAILED It: Here’s The Winner Of The Razzie For Worst Picture Of 2014 (VIDEO)

We NAILED It: Here’s The Winner Of The Razzie For Worst Picture Of 2014  (VIDEO)

It’s the night before the Oscars, time for the Razzies! This year’s big winner was… well, see for yourself. I’ll just say that we predicted it.

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This Dutch Ad For Guide Dogs Will Tug At Your Heart And Soul (VIDEO)

This Dutch Ad For Guide Dogs Will Tug At Your Heart And Soul (VIDEO)

This ad for the Dutch Guide Dogs For Veterans program — “Buddyhound” — will make you cry and smile. And appreciate our veterans.

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Creepy Much? Missing Joyland Clown Found At Sex Offender’s Home After A Decade (VIDEO)

Creepy Much? Missing Joyland Clown Found At Sex Offender’s Home After A Decade (VIDEO)

Louie the Clown went missing when the Joyland amusement park closed a decade ago. Where he was found this week is like something out of a Stephen King novel. Maybe Louie is related to Pennywise?

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GOP Yahoo Yoho Says God Being Taken Out Of America– Oh, And We Need A Holy War (VIDEO)

GOP Yahoo Yoho Says God Being Taken Out Of America– Oh, And We Need A Holy War (VIDEO)

Florida Rep. Ted Yoho thinks that God is being taken out of America. And we need God on our side to beat ISIS/ISIL. Sounds mighty Crusades-ish to me.

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Vanilla Ice Allegedly Steals Something Besides Bass Line, Arrested In Florida For Burglary (VIDEO)

Vanilla Ice Allegedly Steals Something Besides Bass Line, Arrested In Florida For Burglary (VIDEO)

Vanilla Ice is in trouble. He allegedly stole items from an uninhabited house next door to the one he’s renovating for his reality show.

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Got Snacks? Here’s Why Pot Causes Munchies And Why It’s Not Just A Stoner Joke Anymore

Got Snacks? Here’s Why Pot Causes Munchies And Why It’s Not Just A Stoner Joke Anymore

What causes the munchies? What makes pot users destroy a bag Doritos or snack-size Snickers? Scientists have found out and it may lead to treatments for obesity.

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Beware: Pat Robertson Thinks ‘Cultists’ Will Curse You Through Your Facebook Pictures (VIDEO)

Pat Robertson talks about LGBT rights wistfully, meaning he sees them as the work of Satan. On The 700 Club, he longed for when they were stoned to death.

In his latest ridiculous comment, Pat Robertson displays his ignorance about cults while simultaneously slandering non-traditional religions. So, par for the course for Pat.

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