Joan Shipps

Michael Moore Calls for More Activism After Charleston: We Still Don't Have a 'Free America'

Filmmaker Michael Moore perceives a shift toward racial justice taking place in America — and calls on citizens to take action in the name of peace and democracy.

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Texas Oil Exec Stops His Car to Punch a Gay Pedestrian Unconscious

A Texas oil executive swore at a gay couple he passed in his vehicle, stopped his car in a lane of traffic, got out, and proceeded to knock a man unconscious, the Dallas Voice reports.

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Montana Republican: Noah Was 600 Years Old When He Built the Ark, So Why Do Americans Need Retirement?

Greg Gianforte, aspiring Republican governor of Montana, urges college students to reject policy that favors savings plans and retirement options because, like Noah, Christians have “an obligation to work” until they are hundreds of years old, the Huffington Post reports.

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WATCH: On the House Floor, Crayfish vs. Marijuana

Arguing weed isn’t more unhealthy than fried crayfish, Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) blasted Rep. John Fleming’s (R-LA) call to enforce — with troops if necessary — federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized the plant’s consumption, the Denver Post reports.

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Texas Teachers Mock Special Ed Students With ‘Ghetto Awards’

A Texas school district has launched an investigation into two middle school teachers’ years-long practice of distributing “Ghetto Awards” to children receiving special education services, a CBS affiliate reports.

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‘LAZY N*****:’ Blind Man Finds Racist Note On Windshield For Parking In Handicapped Spot

 the parking lot of a Maryland shopping center on Sunday, D’Anthony White — who is blind — received a racist note on his fiance’s windshield from a person angry that the vehicle displayed a handicapped placard and was parked in a handicapped space, a local Fox affiliate reports.

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Mike Huckabee's Laugher: Says Israeli Occupation Helps Palestinians Because They Get Sidewalks

In a speech in New York this weekend, Mike Huckabee told a sympathetic crowd that Israeli occupation has made life great for Palestinians, Arutz Sheva reports.

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Looking at Dennis Hastert's Secret Gay 'Misconduct' in Light of His Terrible Voting Record on Gay Rights

Though he paid millions to keep a man quiet about the nature of their relationship, former House speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) was a reliable opponent of gay civil rights during his tenure in Congress.

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Alabama Lawmaker Would Make Docs Rat Out Pregnant Women Suspected of Using Drugs--Without Any Proof

State Representative Mack Butler (R-AL) introduced legislation this week requiring medical professionals to notify police within two hours if they suspect a pregnant woman of having consumed illegal substances — regardless of whether she tests positive for drugs or not, AL.com reports.

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Tennessee Republican Who Pressured Mistress to Have Abortion Votes to Restrict Them For Other Women

On Wednesday, 242 members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted to outlaw abortions taking place after 20 weeks gestation. Among them, Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN), who has defended his ex-wife having two abortions, and who pressured one of his mistresses to have an abortion after she told him she was pregnant.

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