Ben Stein: Michael Brown 'Wasn't Unarmed. He Was Armed With His Incredibly Strong, Scary Self'

Brian Tashman for Right Wing Watch Published August 28, 2014 - 7:00am

In an interview with Newsmax’s Steve Malzberg, conservative pundit Ben Stein insisted that Michael Brown, the black teenager who was shot to death by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, “wasn’t unarmed” because he was “armed with his incredibly strong, scary self.”

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Battlestar Galactica's Profound Warning About the Militarization of Police

Christopher Zumski Finke for YES! Magazine Published August 25, 2014 - 7:00am

In Battlestar Galactica there’s a scene where President Laura Roslyn and chief military Commander William Adama debate how to respond to the potential rioting of civilians. In the absence of a police force capable of handling the situation, Roslyn wants the military to police the civilians. Adama tells her the military won’t be her cops.

“There’s a reason you separate the military and the police,” he says. “One figh

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Former GOP Majority Leader: God Always Intended for Jesus Christ to Get into American Politics

Brian Tashman for Right Wing Watch Published August 14, 2014 - 10:14am

"We've got to rewrite the federal government," DeLay proclaimed. "Let's bring Jesus Christ back into our political system and stand for him unashamedly because none of this is going to happen without God."

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An Innocent Man Is Dying of Cancer on Texas's Death Row

Sarah Solon for Blog of Rights Published August 14, 2014 - 9:28am

Max Soffar has a long history of self-medicating. When he was four, his parents found him passed out next to their car, gas cap in hand. Since birth, Max's brain has been damaged. That damage has been made worse by years of physical and mental abuse by adoptive parents and staff at mental institutions.

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GOP State Senator: Fracking is Safe, Totally Normal for Water to Burn

Brian Tashman for Right Wing Watch Published August 13, 2014 - 7:00am

A Colorado Republican state senator justified the practice of hydraulic fracturing — commonly known as “fracking” — by saying that the presence of burnable amounts of methane gas in drinking water is a perfectly natural phenomenon. In fact, he said, the “Indians” used it for “warmth in the wintertime” many years ago.

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Cop Quits After Being Recorded Disparaging Obama

AP for Associated Press Published August 8, 2014 - 8:36am

A New Jersey police officer under investigation after he was videotaped making disparaging comments about President Barack Obama and the Constitution has resigned.

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Climate Change Denier Teaches Science, Runs For US Senate

UpTakeVideo for UpTakeVideo Published August 8, 2014 - 8:24am

One of the Republican candidates running for U.S. Senate in Minnesota confuses weather with climate change, and then reveals he teaches science at a high school.

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Gay-Bashing Activist Wins GOP Primary In Michigan

Brian Tashman for Right Wing Watch Published August 7, 2014 - 8:33am

American Family Association of Michigan president Gary Glenn won a Republican primary for a seat in the Michigan state House yesterday, making him potentially the second most virulently anti-gay GOP candidate in the country, behind Colorado demon-hunter Gordon Klingenschmitt.

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