Ian Sloan

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Jeb’s latest Iraq War lie: Placating the neocons by blaming everything on Obama

<b>(Reuters/Larry Downing)</b><p>After getting pummeled on Iraq, Jeb Bush is trying to lie his way out of trouble and rewrite how the war ended<p>Simon Maloy<p>May 21, 2015 11:59am (UTC)<p>Jeb Bush would like you to know that everything is fine. After several days of self-inflicted damage trying to explain his …

Jeb’s climate nonsense: Believing climate science is “arrogance,” says the GOP “moderate”

<b>(AP/M. Spencer Green)</b><p>Snooty liberals trust scientists, says Jeb Bush, when the real solution to climate change is free-market buzzwords!<p>Simon Maloy<p>May 21, 2015 5:25pm (UTC)<p>There was a small and short-lived flurry of optimism a few months ago that perhaps Jeb Bush’s 2016 candidacy would represent a …

Jeb Bush’s glorious downfall gets the Jon Stewart treatment

<b>(Comedy Central)</b><p>Jeb Bush has had a terrible, terrible week. The “Daily Show” host unpacks what went wrong<p>Colin Gorenstein<p>May 15, 2015 5:15pm (UTC)<p>There's a <i>lot</i> to unpack this week with ex-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Did he really refer to his brother as "one of his top foreign policy advisors?" Did he …

Minimum Wage is a Self-Made GOP Problem

Too bad George W. Bush is persona non grata among congressional Republicans. If he were less unpopular, they might find in the waning years of his presidency an example of what to do about a vexing issue facing them in 2016, an issue Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called that "gosh darn" …

Texas Republican: Rape victims shouldn’t receive abortion coverage because their claims aren’t “measurable”

<b>State Sen. Donna Campbell (AP/Eric Gay)</b><p>Sen. Donna Campbell moved to require women to report incest and rape to police to receive insurance coverage<p>Jenny Kutner<p>May 7, 2015 6:19pm (UTC)<p>Texas Republican State Sen. Donna Campbell fought an amendment on Wednesday that would allow exceptions for rape and …

Jon Stewart's quick fix for the Republican clown car: 'Let's get rid of Ted Cruz'

<i>Daily Show</i> host Jon Stewart made the case on Tuesday that Tea Party Sen. Ted Cruz can be eliminated from the Republican primary field because he …

Ted Cruz

No, Pentagon says: We're not plotting the military takeover of Texas

Some conspiracy theorists push the idea that a military exercise is a ruse to institute martial law.<p>The Pentagon wants to make it clear: No one is messing with you, Texas.<p>Defense officials are swatting down Internet-fueled rumors about a training exercise planned for this summer in the Southwest …

GOP Attacks Earth Science At NASA, Climate Change Research In Peril

The GOP made an attack on NASA’s climate change research on Thursday, voting for a $300 million to $500 million cut to the agency’s Earth science …

Scott Walker Is Just Like You! In Debt

Scott Walker owes Sears up to $50,000.<p>According to his most recent financial disclosure forms, the governor owed between $10,000 and $100,000 to …

Scott Walker

Obama mocks Michele Bachmann for blaming apocalypse on him — and conservatives are furious

Michele Bachmann and other conservative Christians were outraged after President Barack Obama mocked their predictions that he was hastening the end …

'I've been hearing that since the Coolidge administration'

GOP senators laugh off proposals by GOP presidential contenders.<p>Rand Paul took the stage in Louisville this month for his presidential campaign kickoff and delivered a thunderous pronouncement to cheering supporters. “We limit the president to two terms. It’s about time we limit the terms of …

Conservatives don't think global warming will happen in their lifetimes

Everyone except conservative Republicans seems to agree that global warming will happen in their lifetime, according to a new Gallup survey released Wednesday, just in time for Earth Day.<p>Fewer than four in 10 self-identified conservative Republicans — 37 percent — think that global warming will …

10 egregious myths the religious perpetuate about atheists, debunked

<b>David Brooks (AP/Nam Y. Huh)</b><p>Nonbelievers do not lack a basic moral code — despite what the likes of David Brooks might have you believe<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>April 21, 2015 8:15am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>In a regular poll conducted by political scientists Robert Putnam and David …

Ted Cruz’s frightening gun fanaticism: When a presidential contender encourages armed insurrection

<b>(Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)</b><p>Ted Cruz thinks Americans should arm themselves against “tyranny,” and Lindsey Graham thinks that’s crazy<p>Simon Maloy<p>April 17, 2015 5:21pm (UTC)<p>As incredible as it sounds, there’s an argument going on right now between two Republican senators (and, potentially, two Republican …

Bobby Jindal presses Louisiana GOP to pass “religious freedom” bill that would put Indiana’s to shame

<b>(AP/Molly Riley)</b><p>State is already $1.6 billion in debt, but he could be polling in double-digits if social cons support him.<p>Scott Eric Kaufman<p>April 17, 2015 5:15pm (UTC)<p>Republicans in Louisiana are moving forward with a religious freedom bill that, as Steve Benen reports, will likely put Indiana's …

Letters to the Editor

Ann Coulter attack hit below the belt; readers stand up for the KLA.<p>Letters to the Editor<p>July 2, 1999 4:00pm (UTC)<p><b>Ann of a thousand lays</b> <br>BY THOR HESLA<p>(06/25/99)<p><b>P</b>lease refrain from exposing us to any more of the hate-filled,<br>bombastic drivel that Thor Hesla seems to feel passes for humor.<p>His screed …

Chris Christie’s screw-the-seniors platform: I will slash Medicare and Social Security the best!

<b>(Reuters/Carlo Allegri)</b><p>The forgotten NJ governor hopes to boost his flailing bid by going hard after social insurance<p>Jim Newell<p>April 14, 2015 5:42pm (UTC)<p>Remember Chris Christie? Big fella from New Jersey, could've been president in 2012, won gubernatorial reelection in 2013, looked like a …

College sports programs won’t sell sponsorships for tampons — but Koch Industries is totally cool

<b>David Koch (AP/Mark Lennihan)</b><p>Several universities have made lucrative deals with the fossil fuel corporation, despite student resistance<p>Jenny Kutner<p>April 14, 2015 7:55pm (UTC)<p>The top three highest paid state employees in Texas are university football coaches. Each makes well over $2 million …

Rand Paul is already doomed: The simple reason why he will never, ever be president

<b>Rand Paul (AP/Stephan Savoia)</b><p>The Kentucky senator is spectacularly ill-suited to win the Republican nomination. Here’s why<p>Jeff Stein<p>April 7, 2015 6:49pm (UTC)<p>William F. Buckley Jr. once famously said that Republicans should nominate the most conservative candidate who can also win. The test has …

10 Mind-Boggling Oceans That Exist In Space

The Earth is a mysterious place with the greatest unknowns lying in the oceans, which cover two-thirds of our wonderful world. When you consider the …

Pat Robertson on Indiana law: Gay wedding cakes are a gateway to “bestiality”

<b>(Right Wing Watch)</b><p>Also, Robertson wants those revolting against the bigoted pizza shop to realize that gay people don’t want pizzas<p>Colin Gorenstein<p>April 2, 2015 8:58pm (UTC)<p>Careful: sizzling hot take from televangelist Pat Robertson on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act coming through.<p>After a …

Michele Bachmann compares Obama to pilot who deliberately crashed Germanwings plane

<b>Michele Bachmann (Reuters/Larry Downing)</b><p>Ex-congresswoman says Iran nuclear talks will end in “smoldering” American cities<p>Luke Brinker<p>April 1, 2015 7:19pm (UTC)<p>Michele Bachmann may have left Congress in January, but the Minnesota Republican hasn't abandoned her penchant for incendiary rhetoric. On …

The Week Mike Pence’s 2016 Dreams Crumbled

The Indiana governor, a potential GOP presidential candidate, is caught in a surprise culture war.<p>With the black marble of the Indiana House of Representatives behind him, Gov. Mike Pence in January trumpeted a laundry list of accomplishments achieved in the first half of his first term: Two …

“Kansas continues to bleed revenue”: News keeps getting worse in conservatives’ anti-tax utopia

<b>(AP/Charlie Riedel)</b><p>Latest tax receipts fall well short of expectations<p>Luke Brinker<p>April 1, 2015 8:15pm (UTC)<p>Two weeks after the utterly delusional Gov. Sam Brownback proclaimed in a radio interview that Kansas' experiment in supply-side economics was "working," the latest batch of numbers from the …

Income Tax

The right’s made-up God: How bigots invented a white supremacist Jesus

<b>(AP/Reuters/Susan Walsh/Michael Conroy/Joe Skipper/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>As Indiana peddles its “religious freedom” garbage, it’s time to call the religious right’s trash what it really is<p>Brittney Cooper<p>April 1, 2015 9:15pm (UTC)<p>Just in time for Holy Week, the State of Indiana has passed a new …

Pat Haden says he won't attend playoff selection committee meeting in Indy

The new Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act is causing consternation all across the country.<p>On Tuesday, Southern California athletics director Pat Haden — a member of the College Football Playoff selection committee — said in a post on Twitter that he is the "proud father of a gay son" and …

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo bans non-essential state travel to Indiana

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday banned non-essential state travel to Indiana in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender …

Wal-Mart just took a bold stand asking Arkansas' governor to veto a controversial 'religious freedom' law

On Tuesday, the Arkansas House of Representatives passed a controversial "religious freedom" bill similar to one recently approved in Indiana, which has ignited heated criticism.<p>According to the Associated Press, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) has indicated that he will pass the bill, and the …

IRS chief: Cruz tax plan not viable

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen poked holes in Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s plan to abolish the IRS and create a simple flat tax so taxpayers could file their taxes on a postcard.<p>Koskinen pointed out that even if taxpayers were to file their taxes on “a small card,” someone would …

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and America's new culture war

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Mike Pence is the first victim of America's new culture war.<p>The Republican governor of Indiana thought he was doing what 19 other states and the federal government had done -- without inciting national controversy -- by signing a new religious freedom law. When charges that the …