Cameron Bolinger

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10 weirdest right-wing Christian conspiracy theories

Fundamentalist Christianity is crawling with conspiracy theories, urban legends, and just plain bizarre beliefs<p>For the Christian right, having a “faith-based” worldview extends far beyond claims about demons and angels. Unsurprisingly, the world of fundamentalist Christians is absolutely crawling …

India passes massive program to feed 800 million in poverty

NEW DELHI — India passed into law Monday an ambitious program to provide nearly free food to some 800 million Indians. Supporters hailed it as a long-overdue fix for the nation's rampant poverty, while critics slammed it as a shameless and electoral ploy the country can't afford that will encourage …

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A Battle Over Gun Control in Colorado

Two state senators are vulnerable to recall after backing gun-control legislation. What’s that got to do with Michael Bloomberg? Ben Jacobs …

Obama Electoral Commission Omission: Our Voting System Needs Real Reform

Upgrades to the voting system won’t end partisan gridlock.<p>Our democracy is in disrepair. The Supreme Court recently crippled the pre-clearance remedy …

Ross Perot just donated $1 million to Planned Parenthood

The Texas billionaire’s foundation has come through with a major gift to the beleaguered women’s health provider<p>Thousands of women have lost access to vital healthcare since Texas dismantled its Medicaid-funded Women's Health Program in 2011 because Planned Parenthood acted as a service provider …

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Cory Booker Accused of 'Acting Ambiguous' to Attract Gay Votes

The Senate campaign of Newark Mayor Cory Booker said his Republican rival was "bigoted" for saying that Booker was "acting ambiguous" in an effort to …

The conservative crackup: How the Republican Party lost its mind

How a major, diverse political party became so dependent on the Tea Party’s narrow range of strident voices<p>In a recent article, I argued that the Republican Party has been captured by a faction whose political psychology makes it highly intransigent and uninterested in compromise. That article …

The Myth of Welfare and Drug Use

Testing recipients is about humiliation. That’s why the GOP keeps adding screening laws. By Jamelle Bouie.<p>Last year, Utah Republicans passed and …

US Sanctions Are Keeping Iran From Collecting Half Of Its Oil Revenue

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has concluded that nearly half of Iran's monthly earnings from crude oil exports are accumulating in accounts overseas because of sanctions that restrict Tehran's access to the money.<p>The estimates, provided to The Associated Press by a senior U.S. official and never …

Why Obama Is Still Committed To Attacking Syria

Yesterday, the U.K.'s House of Commons rejected Prime Minister David Cameron's motion for military action, while the U.S. Congress is demanding a say and the UN Security Council has failed to agree on military action.<p>The administration's resolve arises from the assessment that the regime of Syrian …

The poor and the middle class will save America yet

Why there’s still reason to hold out hope for social justice in this country despite growing income inequality<p>A few days ago I had breakfast with a man who had been one of my mentors in college, who participated in the struggle for civil rights in the 1960s and has devoted much of the rest of his …

Can Twitter Chatter Get Obamacare Defunded?

Here’s why social media isn’t a good way to force action on Capitol Hill.<p>So why now? Why is the Twitterverse fixated on a political issue that seems to be in its twilight? Theoretically, there could be many reasons -- for example, starting in October, people can enroll in government-approved health …

With nothing to lose and a living wage to win, fast-food walkouts spread

A dispatch from New York City<p>Fast-food workers walked off the job in about 50 U.S. cities on Thursday, the latest show of force from a unionization campaign that began with a one-day strike involving 200 people in New York City last November. Since then, the union drive has taken root in several …

Leaderless party endures humiliating week

Republicans’ flailing spectacle during the March on Washington anniversary displayed a party with no direction<p>Thirty years ago President Ronald Reagan hosted a luncheon at the White House to commemorate the centennial of the birth of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It was surely lost on no one in …