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November 18, 2015
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The Right-Wing Response to Paris is Everything Terrorists Could Want

The Right-Wing Response to Paris is Everything Terrorists Could Want The right-wing response to the Paris terror attacks is predictably hysterical, racist, and xenophobic. It’s everything the terrorists could possibly want, and a distraction from a very real threat.

November 13, 2015
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Wingnut Week In Review: Tempest in a Coffee Cup

Wingnut Week In Review: Tempest in a Coffee Cup Does it seem like the “War on Christmas” comes earlier every year? ’Tis barely the season yet, and this week wingnuts are seeing red about Starbuck’s decidedly minimalist holiday cups.

November 3, 2015
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Why The Vote Ohio’s Gerrymandering Ban Matters

Why The Vote Ohio’s Gerrymandering Ban Matters Ohioans are voting on a constitutional amendment to ban gerrymandering that could cure much of what ails our government, and fix our broken political process.

November 2, 2015
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BlackLivesMatter Is Winning. That’s Why Conservatives Want To Stop It

BlackLivesMatter Is Winning. That’s Why Conservatives Want To Stop It The right-wing backlash against the #BlackLivesMatter movement has intensified in recent weeks. There are two primary reasons for this: (1) black Americans are telling the truth about their lives, and … Continue reading

October 30, 2015
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Wingnut Week In Review: The Walking Jeb

Wingnut Week In Review: The Walking Jeb Jeb Bush says his campaign is not on life support, and he’s right. It’s long past that point. Bush’s campaign is more like “the walking dead”; lifeless, but lumbering along anyway.

October 15, 2015
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Democratic Debate Proves Movements Matter

Democratic Debate Proves Movements Matter Once upon a time, progressives envied the tea party movement’s influence over Republican candidates and lawmakers. Tuesday night’s Democratic debate showcased how much progressive movements have influenced the candidates and changed the discourse.

October 8, 2015
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Ben Carson: Arrogant, Ignorant Victim Blamer

Ben Carson: Arrogant, Ignorant Victim Blamer I’ve experience one shooting in my life. I know that no one truly knows what they would do in that situation. Ben Carson had a gun pointed at him once. He should know better.

September 23, 2015
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We Must Fight Poverty With Justice

As Pope Francis brings his powerful message on poverty to America, the US Census Bureau’s report on poverty rates reminds us that our efforts to fight poverty are working, but are not enough. We must also fight poverty with justice.

September 18, 2015
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Wingnut Week In Review: Clockmaster

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