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..."

Ohio House Displays Heinous Degree Of Misogyny With ‘Heartbeat Bill’ (VIDEO)

Ohio House Displays Heinous Degree Of Misogyny With ‘Heartbeat Bill’ (VIDEO)

Ohio’s House has passed the “heartbeat bill” once again. One courageous Democratic representative tried to stop it by telling a very personal story. Which one Republican laughed at.

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Arizona Tea Partier: Require Every American To ‘Attend Church’ To Return Morality To America (VIDEO)

Arizona Tea Partier: Require Every American To ‘Attend Church’ To Return Morality To America (VIDEO)

Hey you! You should go to church every Sunday! And the government should require it. Because America and morals and stuff.

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Stephen King to LePage: ‘Man Up And Apologize’ For Implying I Don’t Gladly Pay My Taxes

Stephen King to LePage: ‘Man Up And Apologize’ For Implying I Don’t Gladly Pay My Taxes

Stephen King is demanding an apology from Maine Gov. Paul LePage. If he knows what’s good for him, LePage better get on that.

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Who Is Putting Up Racist ‘Whites Only’ Stickers In Austin? (IMAGES, VIDEO)

Who Is Putting Up Racist ‘Whites Only’ Stickers In Austin? (IMAGES, VIDEO)

Someone has been sticking these upon businesses. Whether it’s because of SXSW, gentrification or just being a jerk, the African-American neighborhood is not amused.

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Teabagger Gov. Goes After Maine’s Favorite Son, Stephen King Responds Brilliantly

Teabagger Gov. Goes After Maine’s Favorite Son, Stephen King Responds Brilliantly

As any Stephen King fan knows, Maine is the author’s home state. In every way. Gov, La Page apparently wasn’t in on this. He certainly is now.

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So You Think You Could Be A Cop? Okay, Let’s See How You Do On This Sample Exam

So You Think You Could Be A Cop? Okay, Let’s See How You Do On This Sample Exam

Think you’ve got what it takes to be a cop? Well, before you can wear the badge you’ve got some tests to take. And you thought you left those in school.

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Cops Go To Wrong House? Check. Cops Shoot Friendly Pet? Check. Cops Held Accountable? Ha! (VIDEO)

Cops Go To Wrong House? Check. Cops Shoot Friendly Pet? Check. Cops Held Accountable? Ha! (VIDEO)

San Diego cops went to the wrong house on a domestic call. The resident’s dog came out to say “Hello” and was shot in the head. A man’s cherished pet was killed and still no apology.

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Omaha Bar’s T-Shirt Shows How Blind We Still Are To Rape Culture (VIDEO)

Omaha Bar’s T-Shirt Shows How Blind We Still Are To Rape Culture (VIDEO)

We’ve been blind to rape culture for so long that many of us can’t even identify a reference to rape. Even if it’s staring us right in the face.

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Does The Popular Game Trivia Crack Allow Racist Questions? Yes And No (IMAGES)

Does The Popular Game Trivia Crack Allow Racist Questions? Yes And No (IMAGES)

Did a popular online trivia game allow a user to submit a racist question? Well, it’s complicated.

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Move Over ‘Carlos Danger,’ There’s A New Boy In Town: Leathers Really Attracts The Politicians (VIDEO)

Move Over ‘Carlos Danger,’ There’s A New Boy In Town: Leathers Really Attracts The Politicians (VIDEO)

Another politician has been caught sexting and sending naughty pictures. To the same woman who was involved with Anthony Weiner.

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Arkansas Rep. Who ‘Re-Homed’ Children To Molester Performs Exorcisms On Pre-Schoolers In His Daycare (VIDEO)

Arkansas Rep. Who ‘Re-Homed’ Children To Molester Performs Exorcisms On Pre-Schoolers In His Daycare (VIDEO)

Arkansas State Rep. Justin Harris performs pseudo-exorcisms at the daycare for which he receives government subsidies. Oh yeah, he is more hypocritical than you could imagine.

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The World Has Lost ‘One Of Its Brightest, Sharpest Minds': Fantasy Author Terry Pratchett Has Died

The World Has Lost ‘One Of Its Brightest, Sharpest Minds': Fantasy Author Terry Pratchett Has Died

The brilliant Sir Terry Pratchett has taken Death’s arm and set off across the black desert. Hopefully, he got a ride on Binky in the bargain.

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New Bi-Partisan Senate Marijuana Bill Actually Puts Science Ahead Of Ideology

New Bi-Partisan Senate Marijuana Bill Actually Puts Science Ahead Of Ideology

A new bill co-sponsored by Senators, Booker, Gillibrand and Paul, would change the way marijuana is treated under federal law. This is long past due.

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Come On Congress, Even This Little Girl Knows How To Get A Bill Passed

Come On Congress, Even This Little Girl Knows How To Get A Bill Passed

Little Hadley saw the bill-passing process firsthand when she helped her State Representative write, submit and pass a bill to allow small fireworks year-round. Can we send her to Congress? Maybe she can help them get something useful done.

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Boy Dresses Up As Christian Grey For World Book Day: Safe Word Not Needed (AUDIO)

Boy Dresses Up As Christian Grey For World Book Day: Safe Word Not Needed (AUDIO)

This young man dressed up as Christian Grey for World Book Day. His teachers were not amused.

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Brilliant Brits Find A Way To Turn Pee Into Electricity — Drink Up

Brilliant Brits Find A Way To Turn Pee Into Electricity — Drink Up

Can urine really create electricity? Yes, it can!

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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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