If Only Everyone Had Been Armed, This Tragedy Could've Been Avoided: Nineteen people were shot in New Orleans yesterday while celebrating Mother's Day, which is not a constitutionally protected right, like owning guns is.
Still Shaking Their Litigation Stick: Religious hospitals that receive public Washington funds and deny abortion and death-with-dignity access to patients could be violating the Washington State Constitution, the ACLU of Washington explains to the New York Times.
What I Need Is a Milkshake Vaccine: Scientists have created a working vaccine for cocaine. “The vaccine eats up the cocaine in the blood like a little Pac-Man before it can reach the brain,” the study’s lead investigator, Dr. Ronald G. Crystal, said in a news release.
Making Friends and Influencing People: Walla Walla's state penitentiary is pairing up inmates in solitary confinement "to discuss ways to stay out of trouble, both in prison and when they get out," reports KIRO.
This Is How You Feed a Persecution Complex: Conservatives have been whipped into a frothy rage by the news that IRS tax scrutiny targeted more than just Tea Party groups. As the NYTimes reports:
The Internal Revenue Service’s special scrutiny of small-government groups applying for tax-exempt status went beyond keyword hunts for organizations with “Tea Party” or “Patriot” in their names, to a more overtly ideological search for applicants seeking to “make America a better place to live” or “criticize how the country is being run,” according to part of a draft audit by the inspector general that has been given to Capitol Hill.
Ring Them Wedding Bells: A Hong Kong transsexual woman has won the right to marry her boyfriend.