Tea Party ‘Ebony Boycott’ Over Trayvon Cover Spawns Meme [Twitter Reacts]

Over on Twitter, the Ebony “We Are Trayvon” series of covers sparked intense discussion — and like much of the case, it was pretty firmly divided on party lines. As such, a hashtag suggesting the “Tea Party” was “boycotting” Ebony magazine (a title I think we can all admit anyone affiliated with the Tea Party […]

Jenna Fischer Actually Reads Texas Abortion Bill, Live-Tweets Concerns

Actress Jenna Fischer wants Texas lawmakers to fully read the abortion bill that they will vote on tomorrow. The abortion legislation passed through the states House of Representatives early this week and now it’s going in front of the Texas Senate. Without getting into the meat and bones of bill H.B. 2 it would ban […]

Defense Of Marriage Act Defeated By Supreme Court, Celebrities React With Funny Tweets

The U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) on Wednesday with a final vote of a 5-4. The courts decision is a historical victory for gay rights activists. In the majority decision Justice Anthony Kennedy says DOMA violates a gay persons Fifth Amendment rights for due processo. Kennedy decides: “DOMA singles out […]

Supreme Court’s Arizona Voting Law Decision Leads To Pundit Reactions On Twitter

The Supreme Court’s Arizona Voting law decision on Monday ruled that states cannot on their own require would-be voters to further prove they are U.S. citizens before using a federal registration system that was setup to make voter registration easier for everyone. In a 7-2 decision the justices threw out Arizona’s voter-approved requirement. Under the […]

Hillary Clinton Personally Takes Over Her Twitter Account

Former First Lady Hillary Clinton didn’t touch her Twitter account for the last year in her role as the Secretary of State. Now the potential future US Presidential nominee is back on the social network and ready to tweet. @HillaryClinton became a famous account after it was parodied by the Tumblr blog Texts from Hillary. […]

#ObamasNextPromotion Is TCOT’s Answer To Rice Appointment

Over on Twitter, #ObamasNextPromotion is trending, with conservatives reacting to the appointment of Susan Rice to the position of National Security Adviser. You see, Susan Rice inspired the #ObamasNextPromotion hashtag by being essentially blocked from Senate confirmation for the position of Secretary of State due to her link with the Benghazi commotion. Liberals this morning […]

Boston Bombings Barely Affected Online Immigration Reform Debate

Twitter analysis performed by researchers at the Institute for Immigration Research (IIR) at George Mason University showed that the Boston Marathon bombings barely affected immigration reform conversations on social media. Researchers collected data from more than 750,000 tweets using the word “immigration” starting in February of this year. Jim Witte, director of the IIR, explained: […]