September 18, 2015
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Wingnut Week In Review: Clockmaster A 14-year-old high school freshman and budding scientist build his own clock, and brought it to school to show his teacher. Instead, he got arrested, and wingnuts lost their minds. Because he was Muslim, of … Continue reading
September 15, 2015
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Why Conservatives Want the Kim Davis Saga To Be Over Anti-gay Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis has gone back to work, and back to square one. Although she shows no signs of going away, conservatives want Davis’ saga to be … Continue reading
September 11, 2015
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Things got ugly this week, when Fox News anchor Shep Smith told the truth about Kentucky county clerk, and anti-gay theocrat, Kim Davis. The truth hurts, and wingnuts didn’t like it one bit.
September 9, 2015
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Why Kim Davis Isn’t Quite The Martyr She Intended To Be Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, seemed set to become a full fledge right-wing martyr/saint. Then a funny thing happened … Continue reading
September 4, 2015
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Wingnut Week In Review: Mountain Out of a Molehill This week, President Obama gave a national landmark its name back. Wingnuts tried to make a mountain out of that molehill.
September 3, 2015
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Emmett, Trayvon, Freddie, and Sandra Sixty years after Emmett Till was killed for daring to assert his humanity, African-Americans are still being killed for doing the same.
September 2, 2015
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Whether you believe Bernie Sanders is an “electable” presidential candidate, the populist agenda Sanders has placed at the center of his campaign is absolutely an electable agenda.
August 28, 2015
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Wingnut Week In Review: Have They No Decency? Wingnut reactions to the on-air shooting of two Roanoke, Virginia journalists brings to mind the famous question Joseph N. Welch asked Sen. Joseph McCarthy: “Have you no sense of decency, sir?” No, … Continue reading
August 19, 2015
Ten years later, the federal government’s response to Hurricane Katrina is a heartrending example of the consequences and human cost of conservative failure.
August 6, 2015
Comments Off on One Year After Ferguson: Making Black Lives Matter
August 9 will mark one year since officer Darren Wilson shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Too many black lives are still lost to police violence, but movements are now demanding that black lives matter. … Continue reading
July 31, 2015
Wingnut Week In Review: The Lion King A beloved lion named Cecil was lured out of his sanctuary in Zimbabwe, killed by an American hunter. The world mourned, and wingnuts roared that the lion’s death drew attention away from their … Continue reading
July 29, 2015
Sandra Bland, My Father, and Me When I heard of Sandra Bland’s death in a Texas jail, after a traffic stop on a dusty road in Waller County, Texas, I thought of the time my father gave me The Talk … Continue reading
July 24, 2015
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Wingnut Week In Review: Bully For The GOP The barely-a-billionaire bully has taken over the GOP’s presidential primary playground. The Republican presidential debate will now take place after school, by the flagpole.
July 23, 2015
Wisconsin governor Scott Walker says that he, out of all the GOP candidates, will be “a president who will fight and win for America.” His record as governor shows how much America stands to lose if Walker wins. What would … Continue reading
July 21, 2015
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Ohio governor John Kasich, the sixteenth candidate for the GOP presidential nomination, is neither the moderate Republican nor the “compassionate conservative” he pretends to be, but he still won’t get the nomination.
July 17, 2015
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Wingnut Week In Review: The Sting This week, wingnuts attacked Planned Parenthood, with deceptively edited video that would make James O’Keefe proud, got “trumped” again by presidential candidate and xenophobe Donald Trump, and freaked out over the Iran anti-nuke deal.
July 15, 2015
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Seven Things You Should Know About Scott Walker Wisconsin governor Scott Walker has scored the biggest sugar daddies in the GOP presidential primary, but it may not be enough to get him the Republican presidential nomination, or the White House. … Continue reading
July 10, 2015
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As of this morning, the Confederate battle flag no longer flies at South Carolina’s capitol. The work to remove this symbol of hatred from the capitol is finished. Now begins the work to exorcise the legacy of the past it … Continue reading
July 8, 2015
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What Happens After The Confederate Flag Comes Down South Carolina senate’s vote to remove the Confederate battle flag is an important first step towards honestly addressing our shared history, and the ways its legacy still haunts us 150 years after … Continue reading
July 2, 2015
Comments Off on Wingnut Week In Review: Forever Hold Their Peace, Again
It’s been almost a week since the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states. Was that enough time for wingnuts to calm down and realize the Court gave them an escape hatch from the “culture war”? Of course … Continue reading