The 80-year Dingell Dynasty might not end with John Dingell's announcement not to seek a 30th term in the House. 

The judge deciding the legality of Connecticut's gun laws cobbled together pieces and parts of previous decisions to support his ruling that Connecticut's interests overrode Second Amendment infringements. 

With its latest hate-mongering tirades and paranoid theories, the extremist Southern Poverty Law Center, widely viewed as an anti-Christian hate group, has descended to comedic new lows, earning ridicule and criticism even from the establishment media that in the past has often parroted its screeds as credible. Even the Obama administration is now stepping back from relying on the group’s discredited and hateful propaganda, which was cited by a deranged SPLC devotee after his 2012 terrorist attack on a pro-family group.

Backing away from the controversy fueled by widespread negative media coverage, on February 26 Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed Senate Bill 1062, which would have amended Arizona’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act so that business owners could avoid participating in activities contrary to their religious beliefs.

An Arizona state senator went on national television to defend the state's controversial religious-freedom bill against the steady drumbeat of opposition.