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. 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..."

This 1-Minute Animated Review Is So Awesome It May Take Your Mind Off Of How Bad 2014 Was (VIDEO)

This epic year-end review might take your mind off of how much 2014 sucked.

Got a minute? Watch this year-end news review.

Read more ›

You Want Weird? I Got Your Weird, Right Here: 13 Weirdest Stories Of 2014

You Want Weird? I Got Your Weird, Right Here: 13 Weirdest Stories Of 2014

Thirteen of the weirdest stories of 2014.

Read more ›

So What Was Your State Googling More Than Any Other State In 2014?

What did your state Google more than the rest?

What did your state Google more than the rest? This data tells us a lot about each state… and some of it is weird.

Read more ›

Brain Dead Woman Taken Off Life Support, No Longer an ‘Incubator’ For 18-Week-Old Fetus

Dublin's High Court decides fetus can die with brain-dead woman.

An Irish woman who was being kept alive due to her fetus, has finally been allowed death with dignity.

Read more ›

It Was An…. Interesting Year: The 10 Best And 10 Worst Of 2014

A look at the best and worst of the past year.

Here’s a recap of the best and the worst of the past 12 months.

Read more ›

Want Fries With That? Belgian PM Pelted With Fries And Mayo By Activists (VIDEO)

Belgian PM Charles Michel is the target of fries and mayo.

The Belgian Prime Minister was bombarded with fries and mayonnaise by protestors. The women were protesting proposed austerity measures that might make the Belgian national dish about the only thing the people can afford to eat.

Read more ›

Bring On The Dumb! 10 Of The Stupidest Things Said in 2014

Bring On The Dumb! 10 Of The Stupidest Things Said in 2014

Here are 10 of the dumbest things uttered in the past 12 months.

Read more ›

Poor, Misunderstood Mr. Potter? Watch Jimmy Kimmel’s Satire Of ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ (VIDEO)

Poor, Misunderstood Mr. Potter? Watch Jimmy Kimmel’s Satire Of ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ (VIDEO)

Was the beloved Christmas classic, “It’s A Wonderful Life” meant to be subversive? Jimmy Kimmel’s hilarious send-up of that film supposes that it is and that Mr. Potter is the hero. So… every time a bell rings, a greedy millionaire gets another dollar?

Read more ›

Here’s The Christmas Card You’ll Be Getting From Your Ammosexual Relatives This Christmas

Now, isn't this what Christmas is all about? Mythical characters aiming Glocks at stereotypical Arab terrorists. Awwww. Can't you just feel the warmth of the holiday?

The perfect Christmas card for the gun lovers in your family. Just try to ignore the sight of Santa getting ready to blow away a generic terrorist in front of Baby Jesus.

Read more ›

That Time Stephen Colbert Spoke Truth To Power As It Sat Right Next To Him (VIDEO)

The night that will live in our memories. Stephen Colbert caused an uproar at the 2006 WH Correspondent's Dinner.

As Stephen Colbert’s blustery pundit character rides into the sunset, we remember the time he got away with insulting Bush to his face. Along with a few others.

Read more ›

I’ll Take Stage Moms For $200, Alex: Sony Hack Reveals Jeopardy! Kid’s Week Melodrama

Sony showed that they won't support the people who work for them. Even if it's Alex Trebek.

The hacking of Sony Corp. continues. Game show host Alex Trebek has been caught up in the email “spill,” giving Sony a chance to show exactly how much they value their employees.

Read more ›

Senator Tom Coburn’s Departing ‘F**k You’ To Veterans (VIDEO)

Veterans commit suicide at a rate of 22 per day. Sen. Tom Coburn doesn't want to spend the money to help stem that tide.

Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma has done some nasty stuff during his tenure. His final act as a senator is beyond comprehension.

Read more ›

See How The Standard Of Western Beauty Has Changed Over The Years In Just One Minute (VIDEO)

This model shows us beauty from every decade since 1900.

Watch in a minute as a model is transformed into examples of beauty from every decade since 1900.

Read more ›

Democratic Congress Members To HHS: It’s Time To Lift The Ban On Gay Men Donating Blood

It's time that gay men were given the opportunity to wear this sticker.

Gay men have been banned from donating blood since 1983. It’s time that unscientific ban was lifted. 80 members of Congress have demanded it.

Read more ›

Widow Of Man Shot In The Back And Head In No-Knock SWAT Raid Asks FBI To Investigate (VIDEO)

Community members wants answers in the death of David Hooks.

A Georgia man was shot during a no-knock raid, at least twice while he was face-down on the floor. The widow wants the FBI to investigate. How many more of these must occur before SWAT protocol is scrutinized?

Read more ›

Utah Mom Barred From Discussing Her Polygamous Religion With Her Children (VIDEO)

This woman has been told not to discuss religion with her children.

A Utah divorce court has ordered a woman not to discuss her polygamous church with her children. She says it’s a free speech issue. The court says it’s to protect the children.

Read more ›

NOM Asks For Examples Of Strong, Lasting Marriages: You Can Guess What Happened Next (IMAGES)

NOM Asks For Examples Of Strong, Lasting Marriages: You Can Guess What Happened Next (IMAGES)

When the National Organization for Marriage asked for examples of inspiring marriages, they didn’t bargain for this.

Read more ›

Philly Cop Sues His Own Police Department For Brutality

Sgt. Ruff of the Philly PD claims he was brutalized by members of his own department.

Even one of their own is not safe. This Philly police officer has filed a federal lawsuit against his own department for brutality.

Read more ›

24 Hours After Die-In Protest, LAPD Murder Man On Hollywood Street (IMAGES, VIDEO)

24 Hours After Die-In Protest, LAPD Murder Man On Hollywood Street (IMAGES, VIDEO)

Not one day after a die-in at Hollywood and Highland, LAPD gun down another man. His weapon? A Swiss Army knife.

Read more ›

But Don’t Call It Racism: Ferguson Marchers Meet Ugly Taunts, Signs With Grace And Dignity

Marchers protest the grand jury decision.

Marching from Ferguson to Jefferson City, protestors are met with ugly racism. Their response is to remain calm and keep marching.

Read more ›