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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

The legitimately disgraced wingnut is still complaining about his oppressors to receptive far-right media<p>Continuing his disastrous media tour to hock his new book, former GOP Senate candidate and current punch line Todd Akin appeared on WNDtv, a part of the far-right media universe of WND (which, …

The Christian right’s 5 worst scientific claims

Creationist Ken Ham’s insistence that aliens are going to hell is just the tip of the iceberg<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 discipline is somewhat different from how it's normally understood. Their …

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

"We are enslaving and entrapping potentially hundreds of thousands of individuals in a lifestyle that frankly they are not."<p>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>…

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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

The conservative writer mocks a tearful undocumented immigrant, while Glenn Beck earns ire for not being terrible<p>The economy just had its fifth straight month of adding more than 200,000 jobs, while the Affordable Care Act received high marks even from the vast majority of Republicans who purchased …

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

After Romney’s 2012 loss, pundits raved about the GOP’s new leaders. But two years later, Democrats have the edge<p>In the wake of President Obama’s reelection in 2012, reporters found one source of solace for the GOP. “One race the Republicans appear to be winning is the one for the deepest bench of …

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

The real reason conservatives are so determined to protect their religious freedoms? America’s growing secularism<p>There’s been a lot of ink spilled about the increasing political polarization in America, which is at historically high levels. There’s a lot of reasons for it, including changing …

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

Rand Paul and Rick Perry turn a foreign policy argument about Iraq into a fight over who is the one true Reagan<p>One of the most interesting political stories over the past decade has been the massive realignment of national security politics. Stretching back to the Cold War years, the Republicans …

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

<b>Yep.</b><p>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 …

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

Sarah Palin wants President Obama impeached. Why won’t others who believe he’s flouting the law call for the same?<p>Yesterday's most shocking news was that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin called for President Obama's impeachment in the estimable pages of Breitbart News. "Shocking" not because she felt …

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

Democrats are worried Obama will anger conservatives by acting on immigration. It’s a little late for that<p>The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent has been plugging away diligently on the immigration politics beat, and he reports this morning on the internal discussions Democrats are having with regard …

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

Why do gunslingers want to terrify others? A desire to change how you think and behave by conditioning — or fear<p>When it comes to inspiring audiences to dizzying, irrational fear, right-wing media is especially skillful. Take, for example, the "knockout game" hysteria of last year, in which Fox …

The Daily Show President: Obama's Edgy Humor

Obama’s approval numbers may be not so great, but his funny bone is well-honed, and different from his predecessors’.<p>While President Obama’s approval …

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

Recent Supreme Court decisions prove that the pro-life movement isn’t about “life” at all<p>Monday’s Supreme Court decision in Burrell v Hobby Lobby was a blow against consumer protection, worker’s rights, and the religious liberty of employees who want their medical care to be free of what their boss …

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

Jesse Watters gets all sorts of offensive when talking about Hillary Clinton’s response to the Hobby Lobby ruling<p>Today on Fox News, host Jesse Watters had some thoughts about Hillary Clinton's response to the Hobby Lobby decision. And in just several sentences let forth an outrageously offensive, …

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

The religious right is spooked and making scary new allies. Some worry theocratic violence will soon be on the rise<p>A Saturday ago at the annual conference of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal accused President Obama and other Democrats of waging a war against religious …

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

The Supreme Court’s chief justice once vowed to save the reputation of the court. Here’s why he’s failed, big-time<p>It wasn’t quite March 6, 1857, or Dec. 12, 2000, but make no mistake: June 30, 2014, was not a good day for the U.S. Supreme Court. Not simply because it saw the court once again unveil …

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

The radio host uses some colorful language to describe a Tea Party loss, while the World Cup continues to infuriate<p><b>1. Ann Coulter: Soccer represents everything that is wrong with the world and now America.</b><p>You may or may not care for soccer. You may or may not be swept up in World Cup fever. Chances …

Washington Is Sorely Missing the Legislative Genius of Howard Baker

The former Senate majority leader, who died this week at 88, took pride in being an insider who got things done. He didn’t go in for hard-core …

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

David Brat’s victory over Eric Cantor represents the triumphant return of an awful GOP strain best left to history<p>Majority Leader Eric Cantor's stunning primary defeat to political unknown David Brat sent shock waves through the political world on Tuesday, and nobody seems certain of how or where …

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

Pundits are searching and stretching to divine meaning from Cantor’s downfall — but the real explanation is simple<p>Last Tuesday was not supposed to be one of the most important days of Eric Cantor’s life. Defeating an amateur politician like David Brat — a professor of economics at Randolph-Macon …

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

Rush Limbaugh can’t resist disparaging #BringBackOurGirls, while Karl Rove becomes an expert on brain damage<p><b>1. Rush Limbaugh: The Nigerian girls aren’t “our” girls... and other atrocities.</b><p>Despicable, human-shaped being Rush Limbaugh went full-on evil this week when he decided to mock the …

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 …

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

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>According to the New York Times the Tea Party is very upset. I know. Stop the presses, right? They are always yelling at <i>someone</i> to get off their lawns. But this time, they seem to be …

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

Used to hideous remarks going unchallenged by sycophants, here’s why his “apology” last night was such a fiasco<p>Donald Sterling, in all his reprehensible anti-glory, is officially representative of only one person, Donald Sterling. But it was hard not to think about the insularity and cossetting the …

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

Paul Krugman revealed Ryan’s big con years ago. It’s gotten worse. Why does anyone take him seriously on policy?<p>If the GOP as a whole has pretty much given up on the whole “rebranding” thing, their 2012 vice presidential nominee, Congressman Paul Ryan, most definitely has not. In fact, rebranding …

Who to Blame for Donald Sterling and Cliven Bundy

The Clippers owner and Nevada rancher will soon be forgotten as racist cranks, but if we want a new chapter of true equality and respect, we need a …

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

From Monsanto to Comcast, these massive companies are doing everything they can to stamp out their competition<p>One of the fundamentals of free-market capitalism is that consumers benefit when competition is plentiful. If a business is selling a weak or inferior product, consumers can turn to the …

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> …

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