Category Archives: Conservatives

The Other Reason Jews Aren’t Defecting to the GOP

Josh Zeitz has a good article about the perpetual Republican dream that Jews will abandon the Democratic Party for the GOP. It’s pretty good (the “next year in New Hampshire” phrase is funny), but Zeitz misses a rather obvious reason–the … Continue reading

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The Conservative Con Rolls On

You might have heard of the Duggar family, pictured above, who are part of the Quiverfull fundamentalist movement (boldface mine): You’ll find Quiverfull families in nearly all types of churches in every community. Quiverfull is simply the “pro-life” idea that … Continue reading

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A Ron Paul Presidency Would Be Awesome For U.S. Science and Public Health

Did I write awesome? I meant awful (boldface mine): His FY2012 and FY2013 budgets call for a 20 percent cut for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “The center is often mentioned in media reports highlighting their lavish accommodations,” … Continue reading

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When the War on Planned Parenthood Makes People (Very) Sick

A few years back, when the rightwing assault on Planned Parenthood kicked into high gear, I explained why I supported Planned Parenthood: For the younger readers–and by younger, I mean those in their twenties–it’s hard to describe the AIDS-related paranoia … Continue reading

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Why Did Obama Even Give Robert Kagan the Time of Day?

As opposed to telling that horribly wrong warmonger to go fuck himself? From Robert Parry, who years ago broke much of the Iran-Contra story (boldface mine): Prominent neocons, including Nuland’s husband Robert Kagan, a co-founder of the Project for the … Continue reading

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The Governor Pence Scandal No One Is Talking About

It really hasn’t been a great week for the state of Indiana, with the worst hit being the signing of ‘right’ to discriminate (against gays) legislation. But what’s lost in all of that is Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has decided … Continue reading

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TPP: A Tea Party Test

With recent revelations of about the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement (‘TPP’)–it would allow corporations to sue governments through tribunals in order to overturn domestic laws–it’s interesting that most of the coverage of opposition to the TPP has focused on the … Continue reading

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