Georgia chief defends tasering a grandmother, a stark illustration of hurdles facing police reform

Police in Georgia were right to electrocute an 87-year-old woman who didn’t understand that they wanted her to drop the knife she was using to cut dandelions, their boss says. “In my opinion, it was the lowest use of force we could have used to…

Report detailing lead poisoning in young children on army bases draws fire from lawmakers

Children in U.S. Army housing were found to have elevated levels of lead in their systems, prompting calls from lawmakers on Capitol Hill for immediate measures to fix the problem, which has been found to cause severe developmental problems. In a letter sent Friday to…

Is Alliance Defending Freedom a hate group? Just look at their work.

The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) and its conservative allies were thrilled earlier this month when Attorney General Jeff Sessions addressed the legal organization and assured them that they are not a hate group, contrary to their designation as such by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)….

23 Justice Dems Win Primary Elections!

Two of the three Bernie Sanders-endorsed candidates who were on the ballot last Tuesday lost their primary races — Abdul El-Sayed of Michigan and Brent Welder of Kansas were defeated, while fellow Kansan James Thompson advanced to the general election. Not surprisingly, commentators were quick…

The U.S. just suffered the hottest May-June-July on record

If you found yourself thinking it was scorching hot in recent weeks, well, you were right. For the three-month period of May to July, the entire contiguous United States (CONUS) “ranked hottest on record,” as the National Weather Service in Los Angeles, California tweeted out Wednesday,…

One NFL star has some advice for the league: stop caring about what Donald Trump thinks

We’re less than a week into the NFL preseason, which means that, right on cue and for the third year in a row, Trump is attacking NFL players for their protests of police brutality and systemic racism during the national anthem. And just as predictably,…

Every time Trump made up, confused, or didn’t know of countries that actually exist

President Donald Trump didn’t know that Nepal and Bhutan were countries until an adviser told him, according to a new report from Politico. Before Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the White House last June, Trump met with national security aides and seemed confused by…

Perhaps it’s time for NFL players to escalate their protests of police brutality

With pre-season games for the National Football League now underway, we’re picking up where we left off with one of last year’s big sports-adjacent storylines: The continuing efforts of NFL athletes to protest the extra-judicial killings of black people and other sundry instances of police…