April 8, 2016
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Wingnut Week In Review: Southern Inhospitality This week the South rose again and tried to go back in time about 50 year, as several former confederate states tried to legislate a queer new twist on Jim Crow; so much for … Continue reading
April 1, 2016
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Wingnut Week In Review: Donald Trump’s Scarlet Letter This week, the problem wasn’t that Donald Trump believes women who have abortions after Roe v. Wade is overturned should be punished. The problem was that he said it out loud.
March 31, 2016
Comments Off on LGBT Families Caught in the GOP’s Culture War Rift
On a road trip to visit relatives in Georgia, our family travelled across the states that have become the newest battlegrounds in the last phase of the “culture wars.”
March 21, 2016
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What Will Discrimination Cost Georgia? Fifty-two years after Lester Maddox famously chased African-American’s out of his restaurant with an ax handle, the phrase “We don’t serve your kind here,” may be heard once again in Georgia.
March 16, 2016
Will Washington Learn What Public Transit Is Worth? The 24-hour closure of the number one transit system in the nation sent Washington into panic, and underscored the importance of investing in transportation infrastructure.
March 4, 2016
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Wingnut Week In Review: The Locker Room Debate After Thursday night’s performance in Detroit, the next Republican presidential debate may as well be held in a middle school boys locker room. It couldn’t have been more juvenile, unless the candidates … Continue reading
March 3, 2016
It’s Too Late for The GOP to Stop Trump, But Not For Progressives It’s too late for the Republican Party to stop Donald Trump. After Super Tuesday, it’s up to progressives to stop Trump. Fortunately, Van Jones showed us where … Continue reading
February 26, 2016
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Thursday night’s tenth GOP presidential debate was, ironically, best summed up by CNN’s closed captioner for the hearing impaired. Last night’s Republican presidential debate was many things, but you only need to watch about 30 seconds to get the gist … Continue reading
February 24, 2016
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Black Votes Matter, Because Black Lives Matter In the 2016 presidential primary, Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders can’t afford to take African-American votes for granted. With the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary behind them, both Clinton … Continue reading
February 16, 2016
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With one question, moderator Gwen Ifill flipped the script on race relations in America during the last Democratic presidential debate. Now, Democrats must learn how to answer it. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff of PBS made history at the Democratic … Continue reading
February 12, 2016
Wingnut Week In Review: The Last Roundup Give the feds credit. Playing the long game in the Oregon standoff worked. Not only did they bring in the last of the wannabe “militiamen” without giving them what they wanted, federal agents … Continue reading
February 11, 2016
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The water crisis in Flint, Michigan is just the tip of the iceberg. We are living in a nation of Flints, thanks to racial bias, economic inequality, austerity and conservative governance. We can’t afford to kid ourselves about what it … Continue reading
February 5, 2016
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Wingnut Week In Review: Everybody Hates Ted Meet Ted Cruz, the Republican winter of the Iowa caucuses. He’s a liar, a jerk, and nobody who knows him remotely well — including his fellow Republicans and, quite possibly, his own family … Continue reading
February 4, 2016
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Ted Cruz Won The Iowa Caucuses. Here’s What He Wants To Do To America. From the moment he launched his presidential bid, conventional wisdom said Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) wouldn’t even get close to becoming president. This week Cruz won … Continue reading
February 2, 2016
The Heritage Foundation has released its annual “Index of Economic Freedom.” As America enters an election season increasingly influenced by anger at an economy rigged in favor of the wealthy, maybe it’s time to ask: What is “economic freedom,” and … Continue reading
January 29, 2016
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This week two major right-wing crusades that started out with pretty big bangs — the Oregon Standoff and the Planned Parenthood sting — ended with disappointing (for wingnuts) whimpers.
January 21, 2016
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The record $1.5 billion jackpot has been won, and Powerball mania has died down for now, but Americans are still stuck with a Powerball economy powered by the “lottery mentality.”
January 15, 2016
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Wingnut Week In Review: Haley’s Comment South Carolina governor Nikki Haley easily gave the most successful GOP State of the Union response in years. So, why do so many in her own party seem to hate her for it?
January 13, 2016
Comments Off on Conservative Crybabies and at Obama’s Last SOTU
Conservative Crybabies and at Obama’s Last SOTU Crybabies. That’s the perfect word to describe conservatives’ reaction to President Obama’s final State of the Union address — as well as the official GOP response by South Carolina governor Nikki Haley.
January 8, 2016
Comments Off on Wingnut Week In Review: Presidential Tears And Wingnut Clowns
Wingnut Week In Review: Presidential Tears And Wingnut Clowns When President Obama introduced his executive actions on gun control, he wept as he talked about Sandy Hook Elementary. Wingnuts couldn’t understand why he would still cry over 20 dead first … Continue reading