The Republic of T.

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February 27, 2015
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Wingnut Week In Review: Papa Bear Roars

Wingnut Week In Review: Papa Bear Roars Bombastic Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, affectionately dubbed “Papa Bear” by Steven Colbert, formerly of “The Colbert Report,” is in so much trouble that he’s even defending President Obama. It’s that bad. Papa … Continue reading

February 22, 2015
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Wingnut Week In Review: American Jihad?

Wingnut Week In Review: American Jihad? ISIS wants a holy war with America. Fox News and the wingnut brigade are aching to give them one. Will those who’ve learned nothing from history doom the rest of us to repeat it?

February 18, 2015
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While Republicans Block “Bomb Train” Safety Changes, A “Bomb Train” Explodes in West Virginia

While Republicans Block “Bomb Train” Safety Changes, A “Bomb Train” Explodes in West Virginia On Monday, a tanker train carrying more than 3 million gallons of oil derailed in Fayette County, West Virginia, just outside of Montgomery. Nineteen tanker cars, … Continue reading

February 17, 2015
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Digest for February 17th

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about, for February 17th from 15:14 to 15:24: Is Welfare Reform Causing Earlier Deaths? – We’ve reformed the social safety net … Continue reading

February 13, 2015
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Wingnut Week In Review: Standing in the Courthouse Door

Standing in the Courthouse Door After a federal judge struck down Alabama’s ban on same-sex marriage, “Ten Commandments” judge Roy Moore channelled governor George Wallace, and all the usual wingnuttery ensued. More than 50 years ago, Alabama governor George Wallace … Continue reading

February 12, 2015
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Obama’s Right: Shame On Staples. Shame On The Republican House, Too.

The president is right. Staples is cutting workers’ hours (and paychecks) to avoid providing health insurance. Shame on them, but that’s only half the story. Earlier this week, Buzzfeed reported that the office supply giant Staples, Inc., has begun limiting … Continue reading