TX GOP Board Of Ed Candidate: 'We Know We Didn't Come From Monkeys!'

Brian Tashman for Right Wing Watch Published January 10, 2014 - 7:00am

At a debate in Fort Worth on Monday, a Republican candidate for the Texas state board of education warned that the board is currently “using your tax dollars to brainwash our children into socialist issues and ideas.”

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It Only Took Fox News 6 Hours to Cover the Chris Christie Bridge Scandal

Contributor Staff for The Contributor Published January 8, 2014 - 10:06pm

Nearly six hours after news first broke that emails revealed an aide to Gov. Chris Christie was involved in the closure of lanes of the George Washington Bridge to create traffic problems in Fort Lee, N.J., Fox News finally got around to reporting the incident to its viewers.

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Robertson: Climate Change Is A Myth Created By Money-Hungry Scientists

Brian Tashman for Right Wing Watch Published January 8, 2014 - 9:28am

“It’s getting warmer in Jupiter—and they don’t have any SUVs driving around in Jupiter—it has nothing to do with greenhouse gases it has to do with the action of the sun, there’s either two much sun or not enough sun,” Robertson said. “Think about how much money is involved. It’s money, they’re going to get a river of money.”

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99 Percent of Police Brutality Reports in Central New Jersey Never See the Light of Day

Abby Zimet for Common Dreams Published January 7, 2014 - 7:00am

An investigative report by two New Jersey newspapers finds what David Connor Castellani and many other victims of police abuse likely know: Just 1 percent of complaints about excessive force - aka thugs with badges beating you senseless - are accepted as legitimate and acted upon by internal review agencies meant to investigate them.

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Utah Man Starving Himself to Stop Same-Sex Marriages

Brian Tashman for Right Wing Watch Published January 6, 2014 - 7:00am

A Utah man who believes a federal judge acted unconstitutionally in ordering officials to permit same-sex marriage in the state has been fasting since December 21, he says, and will keep doing so until state officials refuse to obey the federal judge. He invokes the founding fathers in his call for nullification.

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The Year in Homophobia: Ten of the Worst Anti-LGBT Stories of 2013

The Contributor Staff for Right Wing Watch Published December 24, 2013 - 7:00am

By all accounts, 2013 was a banner year for the gay rights movement. But although it’s become an annual tradition to declare the end of the Religious Right, we have seen that equality opponents are only ratcheting up their rhetoric in the face of new challenges and fights next year.

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Scientists Convert Algae to Crude Oil in Less Than an Hour

Tim Radford for Climate News Network Published December 23, 2013 - 8:07am

U.S. scientists believe they may have cracked one of the great biofuel conundrums. They have turned a thick soup of algae into a mix of crude oil, gas, water and plant nutrients in less than an hour. That is, they have taken 60 minutes to do what Nature does—at great pressures and temperatures—over millions of years.

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Today's Income Inequality Not A Bad Thing Says Republican Lawmaker

UpTakeVideo for UpTakeVideo Published December 19, 2013 - 7:00am

Presented with overwhelming evidence that income inequality is growing in Minnesota and that it is creating a drag on the economy with the top 1% owning so much of the wealth, a prominent Minnesota Republican leader said that was not necessarily a bad thing.

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