church and state

By Chad Belville, Guest Satyriconista Iowa, a square state in the Heartland, is one of the few states in the US that allows any two adults of legal age to marry, regardless of gender. Unlike every other state where Supreme Courts found that government should legally recognize the unions of...

[caption id="attachment_1894" align="alignright" width="93" caption="Please can't global warming melt the ice caps a little faster? "][/caption] I'm the first to admit that Phillip Greaves is not the most sympathetic figure in America. Greaves wrote "The Pedophile's Guide," which was originally for sale on Amazon.com before the online retailer bowed...

By Tatiana von Tauber My oh my.  It just doesn't get any better than this recording of Christine O'Donnell showing what anti-Tea Partiers have been cringing about all along.  While at first it's funny O'Donnell doesn't know much about the separation of church and state or the First Amendment, on the deeper side...

Back in April, the Iowa Supreme Court issued an inspiring ruling, which struck down Iowa's ban on same sex marriage. (earlier post). Whether you give a shit if gays get married or not, the court's decision was well-reasoned and upheld the principle that "equal" means "equal." In...

by Charles Platt Both sides are claiming tolerance. The Mayor is all in favor of it (actually I assume he is just in favor of saying whatever gets him re-elected). The moslems are in favor of it, seeking merely to "reach out" (actually they are in favor of everyone becoming a...

[caption id="attachment_9903" align="alignright" width="175" caption="One of the roadside memorials erected by the UHPA"][/caption] By Marc J. Randazza The Utah Highway Patrol Association (“UHPA”) put up twelve foot high crosses to honor fallen Utah Highway Patrol troopers. The crosses bore the Utah Highway Patrol ("UHP") symbol and they were on public land....