Category Archives: Conservatives

Education ‘Reform’ Isn’t About the Kids: The Texas Schoolbook Edition

Here’s something you won’t hear any of the education reformers getting worked up about (boldface mine): During a months-long process, publishers made a number of improvements to their textbooks. Those improvements included removing inaccurate information promoting climate change denialism; deleting … Continue reading

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I Think We Disagree About What ‘Works’ Means: The Birth Control Edition

Jill Filipovic talks to some protestors who oppose safe and legal abortion (boldface mine): “Abstinence,” Clark says. “It’s possible. I taught my daughters abstinence. It doesn’t mean I’ve been successful with my first two, but I have three more to … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Couldn’t Elect Someone Worse Than Sen. James Inhofe, Right?

Wrong. Very, very wrong. Suffice it to say, the new kid on the block isn’t a Keynesian or MMT/MMR sympathizer (boldface mine): Oklahoma Senator-elect James Lankford says his “biblical worldview” will guide his actions in the upper chamber. “Budget, for … Continue reading

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One Problem With a Lockstep Batshitloonitarian GOP Is…

…when Democrats defend their home state industries at the possible expense of the nation as a whole, there’s no sane Republican to counteract them. While the linked article discusses the medical device tax, this applies to many issues: I expect … Continue reading

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It’s Not Treason When They Do It

I realize the Secret Service is having a tough time of things lately, but this seems worthy of a personal visit (boldface mine): In a Facebook post last week, Jefferson County Recorder of Deeds Debbie Dunnegan referred to Obama as … Continue reading

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Those Budget Cuts Certainly Didn’t Help Our Preparedness

The state of our public health infrastructure is, well, kinda like the rest of infrastructure (boldface mine): But here at home, two programs that deal directly with emergency preparedness for hospitals have been cut. The CDC’s emergency preparedness program, which … Continue reading

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Giving Ideas the Respect They Deserve

Which in many cases, is none at all. Elizabeth Stoker Bruening on complaints about style (boldface mine): Which is another way of putting: discuss this as though it’s ordinary. Some people were upset about the Rand post [which argued that … Continue reading

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