Joe ‘The Plumber’ Wurzelbacher wants you and ‘deranged Mexicans’ to admit wanting ‘a white Republican president again’

Who dragged this guy out of the sewer? The Raw Story In an article posted on his website, the man known as “Joe the Plumber” during the last presidential election cycle published an unattributed article whose author assured readers that wanting a “white Republican president” doesn’t “make you a racist, it just makes you an American.” The… More Joe ‘The Plumber’ Wurzelbacher wants you and ‘deranged Mexicans’ to admit wanting ‘a white Republican president again’

Justice Department urges Maryland court to uphold citizens’ right to film police

This is good news, coming from an administration that has not always sided with protesters on civil rights issues but this is a start… The Raw Story The Justice Department filed a statement of interest Friday in the case of a journalist arrested in 2011 for filming police officers in Montgomery County, Maryland.According to Politico,… More Justice Department urges Maryland court to uphold citizens’ right to film police

Supreme Court Inaction Boosts Right To Record Police Officers

Score another one for democracy… The Huffington Post On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court  declined to review a decision by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocking the enforcement of an Illinois eavesdropping law. The broadly written law — the most stringent in the country — makes it a felony to make an audio recording… More Supreme Court Inaction Boosts Right To Record Police Officers

Court declares 92 Occupy Chicago arrests unconstitutional

Just ninety-two?  Well, it’s a start and that’s just one county in Illinois.  The Judge makes some really good points in his opinion. The Raw Story A judge in Cook County, Illinois on Thursday dismissed over 90 cases against Occupy Chicago activists on the grounds that they violated the First Amendment of the United States… More Court declares 92 Occupy Chicago arrests unconstitutional

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Signs Legislation Permitting Employers to Interrogate Female Employees About Contraception Use

The Raw Story By ABL A month or so ago, I wrote about a bill in Arizona (HB 2625) that would permit employers to opt-out of the so-called birth control mandate and interrogate their female employees about their sexual practices, all in the name of “religious freedom”: You see, if a female employee seeks a medical prescription… More Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Signs Legislation Permitting Employers to Interrogate Female Employees About Contraception Use

Remedial First Amendment For Conservatives (And Bill Maher)

Oliver Willis Here, in full, is the first amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a… More Remedial First Amendment For Conservatives (And Bill Maher)

Karl Rove Flips Out At Occupy Baltimore Protesters: ‘Who Gave You The Right To Occupy America?’

One can easily revert the question back to Rove: Who gave YOU and Bushco the right to occupy Iraq and Afghanistan? Think Progress Last night, former Bush official Karl Rove appeared at Johns Hopkins University to speak as a part of the annual Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium. Rove soon discovered that he wasn’t going to deliver his… More Karl Rove Flips Out At Occupy Baltimore Protesters: ‘Who Gave You The Right To Occupy America?’

Michele Bachmann Walks Out On Town Hall Meeting Because Of Protesters

The Huffington Post Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann was interrupted by Occupy Wall Street protesters while speaking on foreign policy during a stop in South Carolina on Thursday. Mount Pleasant Patch reports that Bachmann was in the middle of her remarks when the incident occurred. The conservative congresswoman was escorted off stage amid the disturbance, which was… More Michele Bachmann Walks Out On Town Hall Meeting Because Of Protesters

Federal Appeals Court Suggests Rep. Chabot’s Town Hall Camera Ban Violated The Constitution

Think Progress Last week, Rep. Steven Chabot (R-OH) banned ordinary citizens from bringing cameras into a town hall meeting — even having police confiscate cameras from citizens who dared to violate this rule. Bizarrely, Chabot still allowed reporters to bring in cameras and record the event. Coincidentally, just four days after Chabot took this extraordinary measure… More Federal Appeals Court Suggests Rep. Chabot’s Town Hall Camera Ban Violated The Constitution

Supreme Court: Violent video games may be sold to children

With the current 5-4 conservative majority on the Supreme Court of the United States, corporations once again rule over women, children and campaign finance laws.  This is one of the main reasons why Barack Obama should must be re-elected.  We need to tip the balance in favor of progressive thinkers on the Court.  The only way… More Supreme Court: Violent video games may be sold to children