Conservative pundits want Parkland shooting survivors to remain silent

In the aftermath of tragedy, who gets to speak? According to Bill O’Reilly, it’s not the victims. “The big question is: should the media be promoting opinions by teenagers who are in an emotional state and facing extreme peer pressure in some cases?” the former…

‘Parody marriages,’ South Carolina’s bizarre scheme to circumvent marriage equality

A group of South Carolina state lawmakers have proposed a new bill to try to circumvent marriage equality and allow discrimination against gay, lesbian, and bi people. It would dub same-sex couples’ marriages “parody marriages,” and its reasoning is incomprehensibly bizarre. According to H. 4949,…

Caller: What About Making Food More Affordable?

–Caller asks about the farm bill and food affordability while someone screams in the background -Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership -Support Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/davidpakmanshow -Donate via Bitcoin: 15evMNUN1g4qdRxywbHFCKNfdCTjxtztfj -Donate via Ethereum: 0xe3E6b538E1CD21D48Ff1Ddf2D744ea8B95Ba1930 -Donate via Litecoin: LhNVT9j5gQj8U1AbwLzwfoc5okDoiFn4Mt -Support when you buy cryptocurrency: http://www.davidpakman.com/coinbase -Follow David on Twitter:…

The GOP keeps downplaying policy solutions to prevent school shootings. Here’s one idea.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) plans to introduce a bill that would raise the minimum age to purchase rifles from 18 to 21. Under this proposed legislation, it would make it more difficult to purchase military-style assault weapons such as the AR-15 that was used by…

South Dakota shelves novel bill targeting transgender kids

South Dakota lawmakers have shelved a first-of-its-kind bill that would have censored discussion of transgender issues in schools. According to the Associated Press, state Sen. Phil Jensen (R) realized “there were issues he hadn’t thought of” when he first proposed S.B. 160. “It wasn’t a hoax,”…

House Republicans want to make it harder for people with disabilities to access businesses

This week, Congress is expected to vote on a bill that would significantly weaken the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act and let businesses off the hook for failing to provide accommodations for accessibility. The ADA Education and Reform Act was introduced by Rep. Ted Poe…

Indiana House passes bill to reduce harsh discipline for Black students

The Indiana House on Monday unanimously passed a bill aimed at reducing suspensions, school arrests, and expulsions — punishments that are doled out to Black students and students with disabilities at alarmingly high rates. In Indiana, Black students account for 27 percent of students who…

Nebraska Republican seeks to hobble wind power by redefining it as not ‘renewable’

Nebraska State Senator Tom Brewer (R) has proposed a new bill that would restrict wind power development in the state and end the designation of wind power as “renewable.” The bill, introduced on February 2, would undo provisions the state has enacted in recent years to…

YES: CA Senate Defies FCC, Approves Net Neutrality Law

–The California State Senate approves a bill to impose net neutrality restrictions on internet service providers that want to operate in the Golden State, defying the FCC and its chairman Ajit Pai https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/01/california-senate-approves-net-neutrality-law-in-defiance-of-fcc/ -Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership -Support Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/davidpakmanshow -Donate via Bitcoin: 15evMNUN1g4qdRxywbHFCKNfdCTjxtztfj…

Bill Nye the ‘Science Guy’ attends SOTU as guest of science-denying Trump administration

Bill Nye — the famous “Science Guy” — is being widely criticized for his decision to attend Tuesday’s State of the Union address as a guest of President’s Donald Trump’s nominee to lead NASA, Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK). Bridenstine denies climate science — in particular, widely accepted…

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