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..."

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.

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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.

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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.

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Fox News Freaks Out: ‘Disney Is Persecuting Christians’

Disney World is taking a different approach to employee care. Instead of cutting part-time worker's hours, they promoted them to full-time to get Obamacare. www.flickr.com/photos/ashugarg/ Ashutosh Garg

Turns out that Christians aren’t really being persecuted. Fox News blows it. Again. Maybe they should try real journalism some time.

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Family Leaves Dad’s Body Upstairs For 6 Months: You Won’t Believe Why

This house in Hamilton, Ontario where Peter Wald's body was kept for 6 months.

When Peter Wald died, his family kept the body in their home. Because God.

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Bad Santa! Mall Santa Refuses To See Autistic Girl Because Of Service Dog

Abcde and her service dog, Pup-Cake, dressed up to see Santa.

A mall Santa refused to see an autistic girl and her service dog because the dog is a pit bull. The child waited for half-an-hour, but Santa wouldn’t see the little girl even if the dog was removed.

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This Is Not The Way To Make Your Point: Protest Interrupts Seattle Christmas Tree Lighting (VIDEO)

This Is Not The Way To Make Your Point: Protest Interrupts Seattle Christmas Tree Lighting (VIDEO)

Interrupting a time- honored, treasured tradition like the Seattle Christmas tree lighting with protests is not the way to make our point about the injustice in Ferguson.

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Another Day, Another Ugly Anti-Gay Comment From Pat Robertson (VIDEO)

Image via 700 Club

On Wednesday, The 700 Club ran a short piece called “The Influence of the Reformation & the Pilgrims on the Founding of America.” The five-and-a-half minute video is little more than an infomercial for the DVD series, the upshot of which is that the Pilgrims’ rejection of monarchy informed the […]

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When Is 2 Greater Than 12? When Robert McCulloch Tells The Ferguson Grand Jury It Is

Image via St. Louis Today

Since the grand jury decision in the Darren Wilson case was announced earlier this week, we’ve been treated to hours upon hours of dissection and punditry. Many legal experts have called Robert McCulloch’s handling of the case a travesty, the latest being Nancy Grace, who tore apart Wilson’s testimony on […]

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Town That Hates Pit Bulls And Rottweilers Forced To Reconsider New Ordinance

Town That Hates Pit Bulls And Rottweilers Forced To Reconsider New Ordinance

On December 1, the small town of Moreauville, Louisiana, is requiring all owners of pit bulls and Rottweilers to turn their dogs over to the authorities. Well, it would have if not for Joanna Armand. She decided to take matters into her own hands when the town council passed the […]

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Wacko GOP Chair To American Muslims: ‘Except Jesus Chist Or Leave The Country’

This insane rant came from an elected official. Hopefully, he is removed from office.

Image via Whitley's Facebook page.

This insane rant came from an elected official. Hopefully, he is removed from office.

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Sarcastic Teens Tweet Pics Of Gross School Lunches To Michelle Obama (IMAGES)

Image: Composite/Twitter.

Of course, these teenagers aimed their hate at the First Lady, failing to realize that, while, yes, she has lobbied for healthier school lunch food, she cannot and does not control the USDA.

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Look At What Was Done To This Muslim Cemetery: Was It A Hate Crime?

This Muslim cemetery was vandalized. Family members feel that it was a hate crime. Photo: King5 News, Seattle

This Muslim cemetery was vandalized by Islamophobes. Will it be seen as a hate crime?

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Must See! What Happens When Three Grandmas Smoke Pot For The First Time?

These three Grandmas smoked pot for the first time and loved it!

These Grandmas are smoking pot for the first time ever. They had a good time, understand the appeal, and, hopefully, help stop some of the stereotypes associated with marijuana use.

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This Amazing Video Captures The ‘Lake Effect’ That Buried Buffalo (VIDEO)

This satellite picture shows the winds coming down over the Great Lakes, creating the "lake effect."

This video does a great job of showing what the lake effect looks like.

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Anti-Gay Group Serves As Perfect Example Of Projection: Gays Want To ‘Criminalize Christian Belief’

Image via MassResistance

The group calls itself MassResistance. Their website carries the banner: Pro-family activism that makes a difference! Their latest press release concerns the Human Rights Campaign  — whom they call “Orwellian-named,” displaying ignorance of that term — and their upcoming fundraiser in Boston. It’s bad enough that the HRC has a […]

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Which Is Really Exploitative? The Internet Gets It Horribly Wrong

One of these things is not like the other.

Kim Kardashian’s bare butt picture was exploitative. Matt Taylor’s shirt? Not so much.

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Clueless Kirk Cameron Says That Pagans ‘Stole’ Christmas, Ignores Actual History… Again

The Christmas tree is one of many pagan traditions which have been adopted by Christians. No big deal, we're happy to share.

With a movie he produced about his favorite holiday opening on Friday, Kirk Cameron is hitting the (mostly Christian) talk circuit to plug it. “Saving Christmas” is, according to him, going to save Christmas while pissing off atheists. But why stop with atheists when you can piss off the Pagans, […]

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This Is What Happens When Republicans Control Women’s Reproductive Decisions

This Is What Happens When Republicans Control Women’s Reproductive Decisions

With the GOP in control of legislation, things are about to get even scarier than they already are for women. Having a miscarriage could actually result in a murder charge. Yes, really.

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Father Open Carries Into School; The School Board’s Reaction Was Perfect

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A Michigan man, picking his child up at school, carried his pistol into the building in his hip holster. The staff was not amused. Since open carry is legal in Michigan, the parent was within his rights. But the Huron Valley School District’s board decided that they needed to have […]

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