How to Have a Twitter Meltdown on Gay Marriage

You may have heard that yesterday the Indiana State Senate decided not to consider a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. In this day and age, you might think of this as a victory, but not Indiana State Senator Mike Delph. He just had an epic, but predictable Twitter meltdown over the decision. After the jump … » 2/14/14 5:30pm 2/14/14 5:30pm

Dumb Indiana Proposal Would Punish Pregnant Drug Addicts

Indiana's Republican Attorney General proposed a law that would require pregnant welfare recipients' benefits to be contingent on passing a series of drug tests; if they can't pass, they can't buy food. Great idea guys — what economically disenfranchised pregnant drug addicts need is some good old fashioned punishment. … » 9/26/13 12:50pm 9/26/13 12:50pm

Dad Flips Out Over Daughter’s Dress Code Violation, So Cops Tase Him

Back-to-school time can be stressful for everyone, but it became especially stressful for one Greenfield, Ind. high school student when her father, irate over an issue with her school’s dress code, got into an argument with school administrators that ended with him being Tased. Thanks, Dad, for ruining high school. » 9/07/13 6:00pm 9/07/13 6:00pm

Indiana Planned Parenthood May Close Due to Lack of Drinking Fountain

Another day, another TRAP (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers) bill; today, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) signed Senate Enrolled Act 371 into law, which imposes totally unnecessary restrictions on non-surgical abortion clinics and singles out one Planned Parenthood center that provides family planning services and … » 5/01/13 1:35pm 5/01/13 1:35pm

Sensible Hearing Officer Blocks Indiana’s Move to Cut Planned…

Having hoped to precede Texas' and Arizona's big rattlesnake-skin-cowboy-boot footsteps, Indiana seemed poised in 2011 to deny Planned Parenthood Medicaid funds because the organization performs abortions. Then U.S. district judge Tanya Walton Pratt issued an injunction blocking parts of Indiana's law last summer. On… » 7/08/12 8:45pm 7/08/12 8:45pm

When Laws Designed to Protect Pregnant Women End Up Imprisoning Them

In 2002, Bei Bei Shuai, 33 weeks pregnant, attempted to kill herself after her boyfriend left her. The Indiana woman didn't succeed — but her daughter was born early as a result, and died shortly thereafter. Now, the state's used laws that were allegedly designed to protect pregnant women from violence to imprison… » 5/18/12 6:50pm 5/18/12 6:50pm

Horrible Parents Drive With Their Four Kids Strapped to the Car

If you thought Mitt Romney's infamous tale of strapping his dog to the car roof and taking it for a terrifying, high speed cruise down the highway, then wait until you hear what a terrible mother and father from Indiana did. On Monday, the couple was seen strapping their four children to the roof hood of their… » 5/08/12 11:55pm 5/08/12 11:55pm

Catholic School Fires Teacher for Getting Sinful Fertility Treatments

For a faith seemingly hell-bent on supporting the creation of life whether a mother wants it or not, the Catholic Church's position on fertility treatments is confusing at best. But it turned out to be a particularly thorny issue for one teacher at a Catholic school in Fort Wayne, Indiana, who was fired after she… » 4/26/12 11:20am 4/26/12 11:20am

Want a Job With Explosive Growth Opportunities? Grab Your Biohazard…

Find yourself in search of a new, more lucrative career or wanting to make some extra cash on the side? Why not take advantage of one of America's greatest scourges: Meth labs. Don't worry, we are not suggesting you go all Breaking Bad and start cooking meth. No, this job involves cleaning up meth labs after the idiots … » 3/26/12 10:00am 3/26/12 10:00am

Miracle Baby Who Survived the Tornado That Killed Her Family Has Died

The massive system of tornadoes that swept through the middle of the country on Friday has left plenty of devastation and tragic stories in its wake, but one of the most heartbreaking is that of a toddler in New Pekin, Indiana who was found lying alone in a field after the storm. At first, no one knew who she was or… » 3/04/12 8:00pm 3/04/12 8:00pm

Girl Scouts: The Culture Wars' Tiniest Soldiers

Earlier this week, Bob Morris, a state representative from Indiana, fired off an explosively stupid open letter to his colleagues in which he called the Girl Scouts, "a tactical arm of Planned Parenthood." It's brought to the surface a conflict that's apparently been simmering for a while, and now it's threatening to… » 2/23/12 11:05am 2/23/12 11:05am

Girl Scouts: A Gateway to the Dark, Terrible World of Sexy Sex

Supporting Planned Parenthood is fast becoming the new Republican equivalent of supporting terrorism, and conservative politicians are finding ever more creative ways to prove to their constituents that they want nothing to do with any organization that so much as looks in Planned Parenthood's general direction.… » 2/21/12 11:20am 2/21/12 11:20am

Legislator In Favor of Drug Testing Welfare Recipients, Not in Favor…

Indiana Republican Jud McMillin has withdrawn his bill that proposes to test welfare recipients for the presence of illegal drugs after a Democrat in the state's General Assembly tacked on a provision in the bill that would require that legislators themselves also be tested for drugs. From this, we can safely conclude… » 1/30/12 5:45pm 1/30/12 5:45pm