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New website ReaganBook wants a friend request from conservatives

Are you a conservative feeling censored on Facebook?<p>The makers of a new social network called "ReaganBook" want you to know it's okay to un-friend the website -- and turn to what they call their "platform for all freedom-loving Americans."<p>ReaganBook is the brainchild of conservative activist Janet …

Todd Akin is still mad about becoming a national laughingstock

<b>Todd Akin (Reuters/Sarah Conard)</b><p>The legitimately disgraced wingnut is still complaining about his oppressors to receptive far-right media<p>Elias Isquith<p>July 24, 2014 7:50pm (UTC)<p>Continuing his disastrous media tour to hock his new book, former GOP Senate candidate and current punch line Todd Akin …

The Christian right’s 5 worst scientific claims

<b>Ken Ham (Reuters/John Sommers Ii)</b><p>Creationist Ken Ham’s insistence that aliens are going to hell is just the tip of the iceberg<p>Dan Arel<p>July 23, 2014 7:15pm (UTC)<p>Ask certain vocal members of the Christian right about science, and it won't take you long to discover that their conception of the …

11 Reasons Republican Jody Hice Will Likely Be The Most Anti-Gay Member Of Congress

On Tuesday, Jody Hice, a pastor and talk radio host, secured a win in a Republican primary to replace Rep. Paul Broun, who is retiring after a failed bid for Senate in Georgia.<p>The win by Hice all but guarantees he will be the next congressman from Georgia's 10th District, which overwhelming voted …

LGBTQI

Dingell pokes EPA Kardashian tweet

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency might be keeping up with the Kardashians, but Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) is struggling to catch up.<p>On Monday, the official account of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Water tweeted, “I’m now a C-List celebrity in Kim Kardashian: …

7 worst right-wing moments of the week — Ann Coulter is heartless and awful | Salon.com

<b>Ann Coulter (AP/Jose Luis Magana)</b><p>7 worst right-wing moments of the week — Ann Coulter is heartless and awful<p>The conservative writer mocks a tearful undocumented immigrant, while Glenn Beck earns ire for not being terrible<p>Evan McMurry<p>July 21, 2014 4:12pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on …

GOP’s ’16 consolation vanishes: Suddenly, Democrats have the deep bench!

<b>Elizabeth Warren, Ted Cruz (Reuters/Joshua Roberts/AP)</b><p>After Romney’s 2012 loss, pundits raved about the GOP’s new leaders. But two years later, Democrats have the edge<p>Joan Walsh<p>July 21, 2014 5:10pm (UTC)<p>In the wake of President Obama’s reelection in 2012, reporters found one source of solace for …

The growing trend that’s got the religious right thoroughly rattled

<b>(flickr/Nicholas Eckhart)</b><p>The real reason conservatives are so determined to protect their religious freedoms? America’s growing secularism<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>July 19, 2014 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>There’s been a lot of ink spilled about the increasing political …

GOP’s Reagan love explodes: How the Gipper is causing a major party clash

<b>Rand Paul, Rick Perry (AP/Alex Brandon/Tony Gutierrez)</b><p>Rand Paul and Rick Perry turn a foreign policy argument about Iraq into a fight over who is the one true Reagan<p>Simon Maloy<p>July 15, 2014 12:30pm (UTC)<p>One of the most interesting political stories over the past decade has been the massive …

The 6 Worst Cultural Observations Made By Fox News Host Bob Beckel

Bob Beckel is a host of Fox News' hit show <i>The Five</i>. He's also the plays the part of the show's liberal voice (he served as Walter Mondale's campaign manager 1984 presidential campaign).<p>On the show, Beckel has repeatedly used terms that most would not term politically correct, before later …

Religion

Palin’s impeachment blast: A great opportunity to call out Republicans’ bluff

<b>Sarah Palin (AP/Carolyn Kaster)</b><p>Sarah Palin wants President Obama impeached. Why won’t others who believe he’s flouting the law call for the same?<p>Jim Newell<p>July 9, 2014 5:30pm (UTC)<p>Yesterday's most shocking news was that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin called for President Obama's impeachment in the …

Ignore the Tea Party! Here’s how to really solve the immigration mess

<b>(AP/Isaac Brekken)</b><p>Democrats are worried Obama will anger conservatives by acting on immigration. It’s a little late for that<p>Simon Maloy<p>July 9, 2014 8:10pm (UTC)<p>The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent has been plugging away diligently on the immigration politics beat, and he reports this morning on the …

Gun nuts’ sick power trip: What’s really behind the “open carry” crusade

<b>(AP/Jay Laprete)</b><p>Why do gunslingers want to terrify others? A desire to change how you think and behave by conditioning — or fear<p>Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig<p>July 7, 2014 12:30pm (UTC)<p>When it comes to inspiring audiences to dizzying, irrational fear, right-wing media is especially skillful. Take, for …

The Daily Show President: Obama's Edgy Humor

While President Obama’s approval ratings may be in the tank, there’s still one arena in which he’s riding high: His use of comedy to taunt and …

The religious right’s No. 1 obsession: Policing women’s sex lives by any means necessary

<b>Justice Antonin Scalia (Reuters/Brendan Mcdermid)</b><p>Recent Supreme Court decisions prove that the pro-life movement isn’t about “life” at all<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>July 3, 2014 4:45pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Monday’s Supreme Court decision in Burrell v Hobby Lobby was a blow against …

Fox News host: Hillary is just wooing “Beyonce voters” who want free birth control

<b>Fox News host Jesse Watters (screenshot)</b><p>Jesse Watters gets all sorts of offensive when talking about Hillary Clinton’s response to the Hobby Lobby ruling<p>Sarah Gray<p>July 1, 2014 10:40pm (UTC)<p>Today on Fox News, host Jesse Watters had some thoughts about Hillary Clinton's response to the Hobby Lobby …

Christian right secession fantasy: Spooky neo-Confederate talk grows louder at the fringes

<b>(a_v_d via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>The religious right is spooked and making scary new allies. Some worry theocratic violence will soon be on the rise<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>July 1, 2014 12:30pm (UTC)<p>A Saturday ago at the annual conference of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal accused …

John Roberts, abysmal failure: How his court was disgraced by corporations and theocrats

<b>Supreme Court Justices John Roberts, Antonin Scalia (AP/Michael Conroy/Reuters/Kevin Lamarque/Photo collage by Salon)</b><p>The Supreme Court’s chief justice once vowed to save the reputation of the court. Here’s why he’s failed, big-time<p>Elias Isquith<p>June 30, 2014 11:00pm (UTC)<p>It wasn’t quite March 6, …

6 worst right-wing moments of the week — Rush Limbaugh just keeps being racist

<b>(Chris Carlson/Associated Press)</b><p>The radio host uses some colorful language to describe a Tea Party loss, while the World Cup continues to infuriate<p>Janet Allon<p>June 30, 2014 12:55pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p><b>1. Ann Coulter: Soccer represents everything that is wrong with the</b> …

Washington Is Sorely Missing the Legislative Genius of Howard Baker

When Howard Baker returned from his first trip to China in 1982, he was more like a kid who’d been on a wonderful adventure than a statesman …

Ugly, paranoid, divisive politics: The GOP are all Know-Nothings now

<b>Daniel Day-Lewis as Bill 'The Butcher' Cutting in "Gangs of New York," Eric Cantor (AP/J. Scott Applewhite/Photo collage by Salon)</b><p>David Brat’s victory over Eric Cantor represents the triumphant return of an awful GOP strain best left to history<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>June 14, 2014 1:30pm (UTC)<p>Majority Leader …

Tea Party’s whiny tantrum: How a small group’s rage explains Eric Cantor’s demise

<b>House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., delivers a concession speech in Richmond, Virginia, Tuesday, June 10, 2014 (AP Photo/Steve Helber)</b><p>Pundits are searching and stretching to divine meaning from Cantor’s downfall — but the real explanation is simple<p>Elias Isquith<p>June 14, 2014 3:00pm (UTC)<p>Last …

9 worst right-wing moments of the week — Limbaugh’s disgusting #BringBackOurGirls comments | Salon.com

Hate ads? Subscribe to Salon’s ad-free mobile app!<p>Get all of Salon’s articles, our groundbreaking video interview series Salon Talks, podcasts and exclusive documentaries on your streaming devices for $4.99/month. Start your free 1-week trial today!<p>Please consider disabling your ad blocker and …

In Arkansas, Obama Is a Four-Letter Word Hampering Democrats

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — For five dec­ades of Sat­urdays, Jerry’s Barber Shop has been a cen­ter of Arkan­sas polit­ics, ser­vi­cing re­ced­ing hair­lines …

Barbershops

Wingnuts’ identity crisis: Why far-right activists are driving the political pros mad

<b>(AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta)</b><p>They all believe the same right-wing trash. But there’s a whole lot of money at stake in how they get the job done<p>Heather Digby Parton<p>May 13, 2014 1:42pm (UTC)<p>According to the New York Times the Tea Party is very upset. I know. Stop the presses, right? They are always …

Donald Sterling’s interview disaster: Rich old racist self-destructs to Anderson Cooper

<b>Donald Sterling, interviewed by Anderson Cooper, May 12, 2014. (CNN)</b><p>Used to hideous remarks going unchallenged by sycophants, here’s why his “apology” last night was such a fiasco<p>Joan Walsh<p>May 13, 2014 4:44pm (UTC)<p>Donald Sterling, in all his reprehensible anti-glory, is officially representative of …

Diagnosing Paul Ryan’s psychopathy: Arrogant, manipulative, deceitful, remorseless

<b>Paul Ryan (AP/Jacquelyn Martin)</b><p>Paul Krugman revealed Ryan’s big con years ago. It’s gotten worse. Why does anyone take him seriously on policy?<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>May 3, 2014 1:30pm (UTC)<p>If the GOP as a whole has pretty much given up on the whole “rebranding” thing, their 2012 vice presidential nominee, …

Who to Blame for Donald Sterling and Cliven Bundy

The billionaire basketball mogul and breathtaking bigot Donald Sterling managed to rescue the deadbeat racist Cliven Bundy from the media’s center …

10 mammoth corporations that will do anything to cheat the free market — and their consumers

<b>(Associated Press)</b><p>From Monsanto to Comcast, these massive companies are doing everything they can to stamp out their competition<p>Alex Henderson<p>April 26, 2014 2:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>One of the fundamentals of free-market capitalism is that consumers benefit when …

What We Learn from Elizabeth Warren

Charlie Pierce's landmark 2014 profile, reprinted in full.<p><i>Sir Thomas More: Why not be a teacher? You'd be a fine teacher. Perhaps, a great one.</i><p><i>Rich: And if I was who would know it?</i><p><i>More: You, your pupils, your friends, God. Not a bad public, that...oh, and a quiet life.—Robert Bolt, A Man for All</i> …