POLITICAL COMMENTARY: “Racists Emboldened by Trump Victory” / The Young Turks / Cenk Uygur, and John Iadarola ☮

The racists are coming out of the woodwork. Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.

“Students at a western New York college are alarmed after they found a black doll hung in effigy on campus — and they wondered whether racial harassment will grow worse with the election of Donald Trump.

The doll hanging from a noose was discovered Wednesday in an elevator at Canisius College in Buffalo, where the student government has promised to address the incident, reported WKBW-TV.

A black student-athlete told the TV station he was considering leaving the campus, saying he’d experienced similar racist bullying since enrolling at Canisius, where 71.9 percent of students are white and 6.9 percent are black.”

CHRISTIAN BIGOTRY: “Phyllis Schlafly, Anti-Feminist, Homophobic, Conservative Christian Activist, Still Dead at 92 — and the World is Still Better for it” / The Young Turks / Ana Kasparian, and John Iadarola ☮

CONSERVTIVE CHRISTIAN THEOCRACY: “2016 Republican Party Platform = More Theocracy, Less Democracy” / Secular Talk / Cenk Uygur, and John Iadarola ☮

More details are coming out about the Republican Party platform, the leaks appear to show the GOP is officially moving even further to the right. Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola (ThinkTank), hosts of The Young Turks, break the latest details on the Republican party platform. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“The Republican Party, as it prepares for its convention next week has checked off item No. 1 on its housekeeping list — drafting a party platform. The document reflects the conservative views of its authors, many of whom are party activists. So don’t look for any concessions to changing views among the broader public on key social issues.

Four years ago, the platform called state court decisions legalizing same-sex marriage “an assault on the foundations of our society.” Since then, the Supreme Court backed the right of same-sex couples to wed. But in two days of deliberations this week, platform committee members rejected all attempts to sound a more moderate tone on the matter.

“A man and a woman family is the best, ideal vehicle for raising children,” according to James Bopp, a GOP delegate from Indiana, and a prominent conservative attorney.”

SCOTUS AND THE REVOLVING DOOR: “How the Most Corrupt Judges Rise to the Supreme Court” / The Young Turks / Cenk Uygur, and John Iadarola ☮

Why are the Supreme Court justices so pro-corporate on everything? They were appointed because of this.

SCOTUS AND CLASS PRIVILEGE: “The Massive, Hidden Issue with the Supreme Court” / John Iadarola ☮

The Supreme Court has a lot of issues, but one area where there’s almost NO diversity could be the cause of so many others. The Supreme Court justices are simply too damn, uniformly rich.

SOUTHERN WHITE-WING BIGOTRY: “Tennessee Republican Candidate Wants to ‘Make American White Again'” / John Iadarola ☮

Racists rejoice! With Donald Trump paving the way, bigots can now campaign to “Make American White Again” openly by appealing to a fictional American golden age where the damn minorities knew their place. Today’s example is Rick Tyler, candidate for Tennessee’s 3rd congressional district.

MORAL PHILOSOPHY: “Pope Francis Just Dropped the Mic on the Death Penalty” / John Iadarola ☮

Pope Francis just laid down the law on the death penalty, saying that it fosters vengeance in the hearts of crime victims, not justice. This is just the latest in a long line of liberal positions the Pope has laid out. (He ain’t perfect though)

CHRISTIAN BIGOTRY: “Cali Schools Tried to Block Atheist Scholarships as ‘Too Aggressive'” / John Iadarola ☮

The Antelope Valley Freethinkers and Freedom From Religion Foundation wanted the Antelope Valley Union High School District to list their scholarships — but the district refused to do so because they were “too aggressive” and “anti religious.” But then the atheists fought back… and won.

JOURNALISTIC OBJECTIVITY: “Anderson Cooper Confronts Attorney General on Anti-Gay Record” / The Young Turks / John Iadarola, Ben Mankiewicz, and Michael Shure ☮

“On Tuesday, CNN’s Anderson Cooper called Bondi out for her hypocrisy, grilling her about the contradiction between her recent statements and her anti-LGBT rhetoric in defending the state’s marriage ban, when she had claimed in an official court brief that recognizing other state’s same-sex marriages would “impose significant public harm” on Florida. Cooper asked, in light of that work, “Do you really think you’re a champion of the gay community?”

Bondi responded that her defense of the state constitution “had nothing to do” with not liking gay people. “My lawyer argued a case defending what the Supreme Court allowed the voters to put in our state constitution,” she explained, adding that “those words have never come out of my mouth.”

Cooper observed that, had Florida’s marriage inequality amendment not been struck down, “there would be no spouses [and] boyfriends and girlfriends of the dead would not be able to get information and would not be able, probably even to visit in this hospital.” “Isn’t there a sick irony that you, for years, were fighting that very idea?” he asked her.”