Erick Erickson at RedState has the post about the latest action in Congress when it comes to 'hate crimes.' You see, they added pedophiles as a protected class, but not Veterans.
You can't make this stuff up.
Personally, I'm opposed to any type of 'hate crime' legislation. I think it's Orwellian to make the penalties for a crime more or less severe depending upon your emotions regarding the victim. When we begin going down the road of making criminal penalties more severe because of the opinion of the offender, it's a slippery slope - and doesn't change the fact that the crime was committed in the first place and deserves punishment.