Category Archives: Conservatives

Does the Far Right Understand They’re Not the Only Ones Who Can Buy Guns?

What I don’t understand about the far right’s embrace of Cliven Bundy, who has been alluding to a violent response to any attempt by the federal government to get him to pay over $1 million in fees he owes, is … Continue reading

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Remind Me What We Fought For Again?

Since the Tsarnaev brothers put the lie to the notion that ‘we’re fighting them over there, so we don’t have to fight them here’, how’s that other justification for the Iraq War doing? No, not weapons of mass destruction you … Continue reading

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They Really Are Gulling the Rubes

I almost feel bad for social conservatives. Almost: On Monday, The Ouachita Citizen in West Monroe, Louisiana, published a surveillance video it says shows McAllister and his scheduler, Melissa Hixon Peacock, passionately kissing in his office last December…. McAllister, who … Continue reading

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Neo-Liberals Aren’t Just Incompetent, But Corrupt Too: The Rahm Emanuel Edition

The neo-liberal, technowonk, corporate Democratic wing of the Democratic Party has successfully perpetrated two frauds. One, as we often note, is that they are competent. Sure, maybe the other guy seems better, but we’re the ones who get it done … Continue reading

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No, the Culture Wars Are Not Over, As All Is Not Quiet on the Contraception Front

Noah Smith writes: The Culture War is over, and the liberals have won. With the legalization and broad acceptance of gay marriage, the last great bastion of government-supported traditionalism in Western society has been swept away. Elsewhere, the armies of … Continue reading

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The ‘Culture of Poverty’ Canard Is Murderous

Last week, Republican Congressman Paul Ryan, who was once thought of as a serious policy maven, made some utterances laden with dog whistles about our social safety net (boldface mine): House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) previewed his upcoming legislative … Continue reading

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Compassionate Conservatism Is Past Its Expiration Date

You can always get a better sense of a political party by watching its mid-level functionaries: they are both the true believers and less polished. Republican governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin is currently under investigation for activities during his 2010 … Continue reading

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More From the Highly Successful Conservative Minority Outreach Program

So the finest minds in all the land have assembled at the Conservative Political Action Conference, aka CPAC. Anyway, the august solons of CPAC held a session, “Reaching Out: The Rest of the Story”, described as “A discussion of how … Continue reading

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The Fundamental Problem With New Democrats…

…and Third Wayers, and ‘centrists.’ While this piece is about education reformers, this could be said about the ‘New Democrats’ in general (boldface mine): If the Gates Foundation woke up tomorrow and discovered that all its money had turned into, … Continue reading

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How Wingnut Welfare Hurts the GOP

Wingnut welfare, the career path for professional movement conservatives, seems to be affecting the party’s political fortunes (boldface mine): But the data and digital divide, while getting most of the attention, is only a symptom of a larger problem that … Continue reading

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