Spitting and Sweating, Anti-Gay Pastor Kevin Swanson Welcomes Huckabee and Jindal to Weird, Weird Conference

Friday and Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa, anti-gay pastor Kevin Swanson is holding what he’s termed the National Religious Liberties Conference. Half a day in, it’s already been a bizarre event, with Swanson ranting about gays, abortion, and the rise of “vampirism and cannibalism” in America. Also, presidential… »11/06/15 7:00pm11/06/15 7:00pm


Bigots Rejoice as Houston Fails to Pass Equal Rights Ordinance 

A proposed equal rights ordinance in Houston has failed by a wide margin. The ordinance had similar language to anti-discrimination laws in place in most other major cities. But gay rights opponents were able to defeat it by falsely claiming it would allow sexual predators to roam freely in women’s bathrooms. »11/04/15 8:43am11/04/15 8:43am

GOP Candidates Demand Debates Where They're Not Asked All Those Mean Questions

In the wake of a CNBC debate where the moderators very rudely asked questions of the GOP presidential candidates, those candidates are yelling at the Republican National Committee en masse, demanding more control over the next debate and fewer “gotcha” questions. Also, presumably more questions about just how each… »11/02/15 10:14am11/02/15 10:14am

Values Voter Summit Update: Rubio's Family Leave Plan and Cruz's Horror Show Stand Up Comedy

When I was walking around the different booths and spying on people who had friends yesterday, the whole Values Voter platform felt very niche. I was able to have a nice time joking around with vendors and making one friend because it was obvious that we were all individual people with different backgrounds and nobody… »9/25/15 3:55pm9/25/15 3:55pm

Hell Is a Place on Earth: Join Jezebel Tonight for a GOP Debate Liveblog

It seems like just moments ago that we all endured the first debate among thousands of Republicans who want to be president. And yet somehow, both fall and another debate are upon us, twin reminders of the passage of time, the inevitability of death, and the grim unpleasant duties that consume much of our fleeting… »9/16/15 5:30pm9/16/15 5:30pm

Kim Davis Released From Prison, Status Reports Required Every 14 Days

As of September 8, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has been released from Carter County Detention Center on the strict condition that she not “interfere in any way, directly or indirectly, with the efforts of her deputy clerks to issue marriage licenses to all legally eligible couples. However, so long as Davis remains… »9/08/15 2:30pm9/08/15 2:30pm

Ted Cruz Event Gives 'Courage' Award to State Rep Who Gave Away Adoptees to Molester

Arkansas State Representative Justin Harris, who gave away his adopted daughters to a child molester because he and his wife thought they were possessed by demons, will be given an award for courage at a dinner for Senator Ted Cruz tonight. Harris and a fellow state representative, Charlene Fite, are being commended… »8/12/15 2:00pm8/12/15 2:00pm

First Republican Presidential Forum Was Dull and Bizarre, Naturally

Are you ready for it? Are you ready for the next 461 days of being campaigned at by a pack of desperate losers, flop-sweating in their suits, overtaking your TV, your radio, your mailbox, leaning in too close at your local diner or county fair, corndogs clenched awkwardly in their fists, showing all their teeth in a… »8/04/15 11:45am8/04/15 11:45am

Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Blocked By Senate Democrats

Today Senate Democrats rallied enough support to block a bill that, if passed, would eliminate Planned Parenthood’s government funding. Good news, indeed — but we’re not yet out of the woods. GOP leaders are steadfast in their resolve to defund the organization, even if their efforts lead to another government… »8/03/15 9:15pm8/03/15 9:15pm

Koch-Sponsored All-Male Panel: We're Just Like Susan B. Anthony

Charles and David Koch held a retreat at a California resort this weekend, where Republican candidates gathered around a pool of Koch money, attached vacuum cleaner extensions to their snouts, and gazed pleadingly at them. All conditions seemed ripe for—could it be—yes, praise Jesus, we’ve got ourselves another … »8/03/15 11:20am8/03/15 11:20am

Senate GOP May Shut Down the Government Over Planned Parenthood Funding

The Senate is expected to vote Monday on S. 1881, a bill to “defund Planned Parenthood,” i.e. take away $528 million in federal funding from the non-profit on the strength of some sketchy videos from some sketchy folks. And if they don’t manage to defund PP, GOP senators are more than happy to shut down the… »8/03/15 10:00am8/03/15 10:00am

William Shatner Says It's 'Silly' to Call Captain Kirk a Republican

During a recent interview with The New York Times, presidential candidate (and noted butter lover) Ted Cruz revealed that he’s a big fan of Star Trek, going as far as to speculate that Captain Kirk—as a “working class,” “passionate fighter for justice”—is a Republican. William Shatner has since weighed in and does not… »7/24/15 12:30pm7/24/15 12:30pm

How to Tell the Difference Between All the Dudes Running for President

Now that 7,000 American men and several drunk farm animals have officially declared their candidacies for President, keeping track of them has never been more confusing or difficult. Luckily, we’ve put together a “cheat sheet” with “quick trivia” to help the political layperson discuss with confidence the nuances of… »7/22/15 1:45pm7/22/15 1:45pm