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Students Who Walked Out Of Their Schools To Protest Gun Violence Are Being Punished, Some With Corporal Punishment

Students Who Walked Out Of Their Schools To Protest Gun Violence Are Being Punished, Some With Corporal Punishment

Some schools are now punishing students who participated in the walk-out for gun control on Wednesday. One school is even using corporal punishment. On Wednesday, students at thousands of schools across the country walked out of their classes to protest gun violence and demand common sense gun control. The protest marked the one month point […]

The NRA Spent $10,000 To Train Florida High School Shooter

The NRA gave a $10,000 donation to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School marksmanship team which trained the shooter how to use his weapon. Before Nikolas Cruz killed 17 children and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School; he was trained to shoot his weapon by money that came directly from the NRA. In 2016, […]

Alabama Elections Officials Trying To Send Nearly 700 People To Prison For Party Crossover Voting

Alabama Elections Officials Trying To Send Nearly 700 People To Prison For Party Crossover Voting

674 voters in Alabama switched parties between the Democratic Senate primary and the Republican runoff. Now the Alabama Republican secretary of state is trying to send all of them to prison for five years. In May, Alabama passed a new law banning crossover voting. The new law says that if an Alabama citizen votes in […]

Republicans In 6 Red States Are Trying To Pass Laws Protecting Drivers Who Hit Protesters

Republicans In 6 Red States Are Trying To Pass Laws Protecting Drivers Who Hit Protesters

We just witnessed a horrific scene in Charlottesville, Virginia when a rage-filled man used his car to mow down protesters, leaving one woman dead and 20 others injured. Meanwhile Republicans in six different states are trying to pass legislation that would literally protect drivers who hit protesters. Yes really. The domestic terrorist attack in Charlottesville […]

Texas Just Passed A Law That Will Deny Child Welfare Services To LGBT Kids And Families

Texas Just Passed A Law That Will Deny Child Welfare Services To LGBT Kids And Families

This is almost too disgusting to believe. But, starting in September, Texas child welfare agencies will be allowed to refuse services to LGBT children and families. Seriously. This week, Texas Governor Greg Abbot signed a disgusting bill into law. House Bill 3859 gives “protection of the rights of conscience for child welfare services providers.” This law will […]

Steve King’s Democratic Challenger Drops Out Of Congressional Race Because Of Death Threats

Steve King’s Democratic Challenger Drops Out Of Congressional Race Because Of Death Threats

The Iowa Democrat challenging Steve King’s House seat in the 2018 midterm election has dropped out of the race after receiving death threats. Kim Weaver is an Iowa Democrat who was running against Republican nut-job Steve King in the 2018 midterms. But Saturday night she dropped out of the race after receiving a series of […]

Righties Are Losing Their Minds Over Susan Rice…Here’s Why Their ‘Bombshell’ Is Complete Bullsh*t

Righties Are Losing Their Minds Over Susan Rice…Here’s Why Their ‘Bombshell’ Is Complete Bullsh*t

Republicans are claiming they found a “bombshell” that will prove Trump’s wiretap claims. Spoiler alert….no, they didn’t. Conservatives are losing their minds today over a story that came out in a far-right blog and then was picked up by right-wing media on Monday. The story said that former national security advisor Susan Rice had some names […]