January 29, 2016
Comments Off on Wingnut Week In Review: Out With A Whimper
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
January 5, 2016
The right-wing lawlessness on display in the armed standoff in Oregon must not stand. The federal government needs to get it right this time, or risk emboldening homegrown extremists.
December 23, 2015
Comments Off on 2015: The Year That Black Lives Mattered, At Last
Michael Brown. Eric Garner. Laquan McDonald. Sandra Bland. Walter Scott. Rekia Boyd. Tamir Rice. Most Americans have at least heard their names, and the stories of how they died. We have seen videos and images of their deaths, or of … Continue reading
December 18, 2015
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Wingnut Week In Review: Seig Hair Donald Trump’s supporters are now yelling “Seig heil!,” and calling for a black man to be burned alive. Can we call them fascists now? Can we call them racists now?
December 17, 2015
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Republican presidential candidates had a chance to take a stand against Donald Trumps dangerous demagoguery at Tuesday night’s debate. None of them took it.
December 11, 2015
Comments Off on Wingnut Week In Review: Donald Trump vs. American Eagle
Wingnut Week In Review: Donald Trump vs. American Eagle Animals have a sense about people. They just know when someone is trouble. So it really wasn’t a surprise when an American bald eagle attacked Donald Trump.
December 11, 2015
Comments Off on Will Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Let Another Crisis Go To Waste?
Faced with outrage against police violence, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel must decide whether he will turn crisis into an opportunity for accountability and healing for his city. Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel is famous for “Rahm’s Rule” of political crises management: … Continue reading
December 9, 2015
House Speaker Paul Ryan condemned Donald Trump’s plan to ban Muslim immigration to the U.S. by saying, “this is not who we are as a party or a country.” Ryan is mistaken: Trump represents exactly what the GOP is, and … Continue reading
December 4, 2015
Comments Off on Wingnut Week In Review: A Tale of Two Shootings
Wingnut Week In Review: A Tale of Two Shootings Mass shootings in Colorado and California this week, brought out the worst in wingnuts this week, and reminded us that our biggest terrorist threats still come from right here at home.
December 2, 2015
Comments Off on Right-Wing Rhetoric Draws Blood
Right-Wing Rhetoric Draws Blood A Thanksgiving holiday marred by shootings should remind us that our biggest terrorist threat comes from homegrown right-wing extremists.
November 25, 2015
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Making Black Lives Matter Means Making Real Changes The release of the video of Laquan McDonald’s death, and the murder charges against the Chicago police officer who killed him show how much has changed since Ferguson, and how much still … Continue reading
November 24, 2015
Comments Off on One Year Later: Still No Justice For Tamir Rice
One year ago, Cleveland, Ohio police shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice within two second of encountering him. There is still no justice for Rice and his family. If the prosecutor has his way there will be no justice for Tamir Rice.
November 20, 2015
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Wingnut Week In Review: Ugly Americans In the worst of times, we need leaders who call us to heed “the better angels of our nature.” In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris, right-wing media, officeholders, and candidates have … Continue reading
November 18, 2015
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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 10, 2015
Comments Off on Which Ben Carson Will Show Up At Tonight’s GOP Debate
Which Ben Carson Will Show Up At Tonight’s GOP Debate The biggest question leading up to the fourth GOP presidential debate is which Ben Carson will show up to night? The mild-mannered, soft-spoken retired neurosurgeon, or the defensive fabulist and … Continue reading
November 9, 2015
Comments Off on 13 More of Ben Carson’s Craziest Beliefs
13 More of Ben Carson’s Craziest Beliefs In Ben Carson Republicans have found a candidate who truly makes George W. Bush look like an intellectual giant, and yet another representative of a right-wing cultures in which belief is more important … Continue reading