Indiana’s Religious Freedom Act Makes Sense to a Dense Pence

(Indianapolis, IN — March 30, 2015) – Indiana state legislators are working overtime to quell the anger from Governor Mike Pence’s (R-IN) signing of controversial “religious freedom” legislation – legislation many claim can be used to justify homophobia, racism, and prejudice. Showing the depth of his cluelessness, Pence says he’s surprised by the visceral reaction…

Grand Jury Decision in Ferguson a Regular Riot

Ferguson, MO – Officials in Ferguson appealed for calm. Officials in Ferguson appealed for non-violent protests. Officials in Ferguson appealed for peace. Officials in Ferguson appealed for understanding. Instead, they got rioting. The trouble in Ferguson began on August 9, when white police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed unarmed African-American Michael Brown. He was…

A Bad Break for Toys “R” Us

(Wayne, NJ) – For years, parents and educators have demanded that children’s toys be educational as well as fun for all ages. Be careful what you wish for. Retail giant Toys “R” Us is now educating the youth of America about the world of drug cartels, including the buying, selling, and use of illegal drugs…

The Politics of Ebola

(Washington, DC) – When FLATLINEgov first reported on the African Ebola outbreak on August 6, there had been 1,700 cases reported, 900 of whom died. America’s public health officials assured average, ordinary, everyday Americans that they had nothing to fear from Ebola. Two months later, average, ordinary, everyday Americans can see just how wrong the…

NFL “Awareness” Stops with Breast Cancer

(New York, NY) – It’s October once again. And that means the National Football League (NFL) is in the pink. For the sixth year, the “A Crucial Catch” campaign is the NFL’s way of showing support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Every October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month seeks to increase worldwide awareness of the disease…

For the NFL, the Beat Goes On

(New York, NY) – If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. Unless you happen to be a football player in the National Football League (NFL), in which case literally beating ’em seems to be all the rage. Domestic violence is terrorism, plain and simple. It’s meant to terrorize spouses. It’s meant to terrorize children. These…

Discounting September 11

(Arlington, VA) – Americans all across the country marked the 13th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Some remembered the day with prayer. Others remembered the day with quiet, silent reflection. Many visited one of the attack sites in New York City, the Pentagon in Arlington, VA, and Shanksville, PA. And others made…