Who Would Jesus Shoot?

U.S. Representative Lauren Boebert, Republican of Colorado, has blamed the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on his lack of access to an assault rifle. "They like to say, 'Oh, Jesus didn't need an AR-15. How many AR-15s do you think Jesus would have had?'" Boebert told an audience at the Charis Christian Center in Colorado Springs. "Well, he didn't have enough to keep his government from killing him."

To Err Is Irreversible

In May, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 vote led by conservatives, ruled that federal courts are powerless to review the decisions of immigration officials in deportation cases. Conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch, writing in dissent, noted that this means "no court may correct even the agency's most egregious factual mistakes about an individual's statutory eligibility for relief."

Ah, for the Good Old Days

U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert, Republican of Texas, complained on Newsmax TV about the unfairness of the justice system: "If you're a Republican, you can't even lie to Congress or lie to an FBI agent or they're coming after you."

The Texas GOP's New Normal Is Anything But

Texas Republicans voted at their state convention to approve an ultra-rightwing party platform that included calls to reject the 2020 election results, repeal the Voting Rights Act of 1965, declare that Joe Biden is not actually the President, and implement a requirement that students learn about "the Humanity of the Preborn Child." The platform described homosexuality as an "abnormal lifestyle choice" and excluded the Log Cabin Republicans, a conservative LGBTQ+ organization, from attendance.

The Crime Is the Cover-Up

A high school in Longwood, Florida, refused to distribute copies of the school yearbook until photographs of students holding...

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