Bill makes it harder to sue cities for bad sidewalks –

Legislation advancing in Michigan’s Legislature is aimed at further shielding municipalities from lawsuits filed by people who trip and fall on .

Melissa Harris-Perry: Star Wars is racist because Darth Vader was voiced by a black guy who turned good and white. « Hot Air

MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry is has pretty strong feelings about , and not all of them are good. She thinks George Lucas’ triology is because of who voiced . Seriously…(via Digitas Daily)

Missouri Law: REVOKE Player Scholarships | The Daily Caller

“Any member of a coaching staff who encourages or enables a college athlete” to refuse to play a game “shall be fined by his or her institution of employment,” the bill provides.

Study Claims Vegetarian Are Way Worse For The Environment | The Daily Caller

“Eating lettuce is over three times worse in greenhouse gas emissions than eating ,” Paul Fischbeck, a professor at CMU and one of the ’s co-authors, says in a statement.

Professor Blames White Privilege For Michigan Existing | The Daily Caller

“White supremacy created slavery and Jim Crow, but when it was combined with its Calvinist cousin Manifest Destiny … it also created Michigan,” he says. “The land on which Calvin College sits was stolen from what our own Declaration of Independence termed ‘the merciless Indian savages’ by the Treaty of Chicago in 1821 … Calvin College would not exist without racism.”

Guy Trolls Panhandlers In Epic Way – The Burning Truth

When a man witnessed two “broke” begging for money outside a Taco Bell, he decided to go the extra mile to help the guys out — he offered them a job, according to the man’s nephew.

Man Sues Over Foster’s Beer Being Brewed in Texas, Not Australia | TIME

Gwinnett teacher asks student if she has bomb in her book bag |

eacher asked their Muslim daughter if she had a bomb in her backpack.

Breaking: Cops Find BURIED EXPLOSIVES in Mid-Missouri – Before Mysterious Cell Phone Purchases Were Made – The Gateway Pundit

Now this… A stash of explosives was discovered in Mark Twain National Forest in Mid-Missouri in October.

Hackers trace ISIS Twitter accounts back to internet addresses linked to Department of Work and Pensions – Mirror Online

VandaSec’s work has sparked wild rumours suggesting someone inside the DWP is running ISIS-supporting accounts, or they were created by intelligence services as a honeypot to trap wannabe jihadis.

UPDATE: SB Common Council defeats bill restricting sweetheart deals for city workers

In the South Bend Common Council’s final meeting of 2015, they defeated a bill limiting “sweetheart deals” for City workers. On Monday, outgoing Council Member Henry Davis, Jr., tried to pass a bill that he said would bring more accountability to municipal employees. The bill itself acts as a form of a non-compete clause.

Attorney questions mannequins used in Nativity scene during Concord’s Christmas spectacular –

Freedom From Religion Foundation attorney Sam Grover says he believes the Concord Community Schools appeared to be “thumbing its nose at the spirit” of the preliminary ruling.

People are calling Sam’s Club CEO ‘racist’ after she gave an interview about diversity – Yahoo Finance

Just today we met with a supplier and the entire other side of the table was all Caucasian males. That was interesting. I decided not to talk about it directly with [the supplier’s] folks in the room because there were actually no female, like, levels down. So I’m going to place a call to him.