Charissa Rutherford

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Erick Erickson’s persecution narrative: How right-wing Christian pundits avoid accountability

The defense of Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson sadly epitomizes a technique aimed at protecting a kind of cruelty<p>Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig<p>December 23, 2013 3:46pm (UTC)<p>More surprising than "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson’s recent comments to GQ magazine regarding gay men is the fact that anyone …

Beware of the carbon bubble: The biggest threat to the environment you haven’t heard of yet

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>Forget the housing and tech bubbles — this is the real reason to worry in 2014. Thanks, energy companies!<p>Sean McElwee • Lew Daly<p>December 23, 2013 12:44pm (UTC)<p>While the year's end saw an uptick in concern about a new tech bubble, the truth is that there's a much different, scarier …

Why I spoke out about my sexual assault: Sen. Gretchen Whitmer talks to Salon

<b>Gretchen Whitmer (David Olds)</b><p>“If I was asking my colleague to tell a tough story, I needed to be brave enough to tell my own,” senator explains<p>Josh Eidelson<p>December 23, 2013 1:30pm (UTC)<p>Capping off a year of far-right state abortion bills, this month the Michigan Legislature banned private …

10 worst right-wing moments of the week — sitting “Duck” edition | Salon.com

10 worst right-wing moments of the week — sitting “Duck” edition<p>Newt Gingrich compares Phil Robertson to the Pope, while Rick Santorum goes off the deep-end over health care<p>Janet Allon<p>December 23, 2013 12:42pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p><b>1. Conservative Hootenanny Over Firing</b> …

Thousands rally against racism in Sweden

Thousands of Swedes demonstrating against racism and nazism have gathered in a Stockholm suburb, a week after a smaller rally in the same district was attacked by neo-Nazis.<p>Crowds marched on Sunday towards a sports field in Karrtorp, in the south of the capital, where music performances and …

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12.9-inch iPad rumor is back with launch date, early launch for larger size iPhone included

Rumors of a larger iPad have been bouncing around since May (complete with the world’s silliest name). They gained credibility (minus the name) when reported by the <i>WSJ</i> in July, and our poll certainly suggests there would be demand for it, with 24 percent of <i>9to5Mac</i> readers declaring that they love …

Vector 24: Benedict Evans on the meaning of really cheap smartphones

Telecom analyst Benedict Evans talks to Rene about what really cheap Android handsets mean for the mobile market, Nokia's quest for the next billion …

Tech buses blocked, vandalized in protests

For the second time in two weeks, protesters angry with tech-boom gentrification in the Bay Area surrounded and temporarily blocked corporate shuttle buses full of tech workers — both in San Francisco and Oakland. This go-round, however, some activists apparently became destructive.<p>A window was …