ACLU defends blogger who said Taylor Swift needs to denounce white supremacy 

The ACLU has announced that it’s stepping up to defend Meghan Herning, an editor for PopFront who recently received a threatening letter from Taylor Swift and her attorney over a blog post called “Swiftly to the alt-right: Taylor subtly gets the lower case kkk in formation.” The piece was about how white supremacists…

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The victims of the nonexistent “Bowling Green massacre” have a sarcastic relief fund

Last night, in an interview with MSNBC, professional bullshit-dispenser Kellyanne Conway introduced to the American public the “brand new information” that former president Barack Obama had somehow allowed a thing called the “Bowling Green massacre” to occur on his watch, and she shamed the lily-livered news media for…

Sia, Grimes, and Shark Tank’s Chris Sacca are matching donations to the ACLU right now

Earlier today, the American Civil Liberties Union went into action, suing the White House on behalf of two would-be refugees detained as a result of President Trump’s executive order banning travel into the country from a number of majority-Muslim countries. And while it’s easy for people to feel powerless when…

Nasty women Emily Winter and Jenn Welch on organizing an anti-Trump comedy festival

For those bad hombres and nasty women on the liberal side of the political spectrum, the overwhelming feeling after the initial shock of Donald Trump’s win on November 8 was one of despair. If we’re truly as fucked as we think, then what is there to do besides curl up into a ball and cry? Well—you could laugh. That’s…

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David Cross is donating 100 percent of album sales to the ACLU through Christmas

These days, it seems like we’re all that lady from The Onion’s post-9/11 issue, baking American-flag cakes for lack of anything more productive to do. Where do we place our anger? What’s the best use of our time and resources? Given the lack of any prescriptive answer to the problem, we’re all casting about in the…

The ACLU requests a federal investigation into Hollywood’s gender bias

Earlier today, the ACLU of Southern California and the national ACLU Women’s Rights Project reached out to state and national agencies to request an investigation into what they deemed the “systemic failure” to hire women directors in the film and television industry. The two groups sent a fifteen-page letter to the…