Lady Gaga has canceled her June 3 concert in Indonesia, the world’s most populace Muslim-majority nation, which calls itself secular, after the hardline fundamentalists Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) threatened violence and “chaos” if she entered the country, calling Gaga a “devil’s messenger.”
|By: Lisa Derrick Sunday May 27, 2012 8:45 am|
|By: David Dayen Friday February 3, 2012 8:46 am|
Well, that was pointless. After shifting rationales, unreliable claims of bravado and the resignation of top staffers, the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure has reversed its decision to de-fund Planned Parenthood, reinstating its donation to support breast cancer screenings at the organization’s clinics.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday February 1, 2012 7:20 pm|
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure denied funding for breast cancer screenings to Planned Parenthood today in an anti-abortion frenzy designed to hurt the women’s health provider. The effect was a glancing blow. In the past 24 hours, 6,000 donors have delivered $400,000 to Planned Parenthood, almost half of the annual donation from Susan G. Komen, on whom a ton of criticism is about to fall.
|By: Blue Texan Tuesday June 14, 2011 10:30 am|
Last month, a Gallup poll showed that, for the first time, a majority of Americans were in favor of giving gays the legal right to marry. And last night, given the choice between lining up behind the majority of the fellow citizens and a deeply unpopular, failed president, the Republican presidential candidates chose the latter.
|By: Blue Texan Friday February 18, 2011 10:30 am|
Just a reminder of what “small government” looks like under our Republican overlords in Texas.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday December 29, 2010 11:30 am|
CPAC, the venerable right-wing gathering, has a problem over its welcoming of the conservative gay group GOProud, fomenting into a full-fledged revolt by several right-wing fundie groups, who are now boycotting CPAC over GOProud’s participation.
|By: David Dayen Friday September 10, 2010 3:20 pm|
The very serious liberals spending time on criticizing Markos Moulitsas for his impertinence in writing a book called “American Taliban” don’t seem to have spent any time taking a look at this member of the American Taliban. While the nutjob Koran-burner hadn’t threatened to kill anyone, this other guy sure did: