Nate Silver to Conan: GOP should take up drug legalization like ‘a rational political party’ (via Raw Story )
In a fascinating long-form interview with late night talk show host Conan O’Brien published online Friday, New York Times pollster wiz Nate Silver said — while wearing a Cookie Monster T-shirt — that a “rational” Republican Party should take up drug legalization, among other issues, if it…
By Samantha Kimmey
On the conservative Liberty Counsel radio show Faith and Freedom, hosts Mat Staver and Matt Barber discuss the fact that an elementary school in Jackson County, Fla., removed a nativity scene while allowing Santa Clause and Frosty the Snowman to remain.
“What an irony at this time of year, where Jesus gets put in the closet, and in California, where we’re litigating out there, where they’re wanting to make homosexuality the preferred method or topic of counseling discussions, but anything contrary to that would be banned,” said Staver....(Remainder)
By Samantha Kimmey
On The Rachel Maddow show on Dec. 7, guest host Ezra Klein tracked the law on interracial marriage to draw comparisons to the current debate on same-sex marriage and how the Supreme Court may rule, now that it has decided to take two separate cases that deal with the issue.
Klein says that while the Supreme Court ruled that “separate but equal” unconstitutional in the 1954, it didn’t rule on interracial marriage until 1967.
In 1947, he goes on, most states banned interracial marriage; by 1967, only 16 did.
“The court was following on their heels,” he argues.
“This is a big debate in the legal world. Is the Supreme Court influenced by American public opinion? These are nine people who could very well ignore the will of the people. They’re appointed for life. There are no elections, no accountability.”
But, he went on, legal experts believe judges and justices are in fact swayed by public opinion....(Remainder)