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This despicable “O’Reilly Factor” segment exposes the fundamental ugliness of the right-wing worldview

In a sneering & self-righteous segment earlier this week, an O’Reilly producer accosted homeless people in NYC<p>Bob Cesca<p>July 2, 2015 7:45pm (UTC)<p>The other night on "The O'Reilly Factor," host Bill O'Reilly aired a segment that's not only the most vile Fox News Channel segment ever -- which is saying …

Homelessness

We now know how much your politics inform your scientific views

In other words, ideological orientation is aligning more and more with political-party leaning.<p>The Pew Research Center explored the strength of this correlation in a new report out Wednesday.<p>It found that politics are a key factor in how people view certain scientific issues, particularly on …

Pew Research Center

This is the NRA’s worst nightmare: The new gun safety study that gun nuts don’t want you to hear about

<b>(Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)</b><p>Think gun safety reforms don’t actually reduce violent crime? Connecticut debunks that tired myth<p>Katie McDonough<p>June 12, 2015 8:53pm (UTC)<p>A law requiring people to apply for a permit before buying a handgun helped Connecticut quietly reduce its firearm-related homicide rate …

Guns

Fox News’ Chris Wallace slams Rick Santorum: If the pope can’t talk about climate change, why can you?

<b>Rick Santorum (Credit: Fox News)</b><p>The pope, Wallace noted, has a degree in chemistry after all, so he <i>is</i> a scientist<p>Scott Eric Kaufman<p>June 8, 2015 12:25pm (UTC)<p>On "Fox News Sunday," host Chris Wallace grilled Republican presidential nominee Rick Santorum over his recent admonishment of Pope Francis, …

Rick Santorum

Global Warming Continues To Pummel Polar Ice Caps By Not Causing Them To Melt

As I've written previously, we’ve experienced the calmest Hurricane season in 30 years, the quietest tornado season in 60 years; the creation of …

Why does the GOP hate college?

<b>Scott Walker (AP/Charlie Neibergall)</b><p>Over the past couple of decades, Republicans have dramatically cut back public funding for higher education. Why?<p>Sean McElwee<p>May 16, 2015 10:30am (UTC)<p>In the last week, the chasm between Republicans and Democrats on higher education has become clear. On the one …

Debt Management

World War II’s Strangest Battle: When Americans and Germans Fought Together

For one time only, Germans and Allies fought together in WWII. Andrew Roberts on a story so wild that it has to be made into a movie.<p>The most …

Bill O’Reilly’s inequality disaster: Fox News’ loudest pundit makes a complete fool of himself on taxes

<b>(Fox News)</b><p>Fox’s resident war hero has literally the worst possible take on income inequality<p>Simon Maloy<p>April 21, 2015 4:27pm (UTC)<p>It’s pat at this point to observe that income inequality will be a defining issue of the 2016 race. Everyone is wondering just how far Hillary Clinton will shift to the …

Income Inequality

5 worst right-wing moments of the week — Chris Christie is very sad he only makes $700,000 a year | Salon.com

<b>(Reuters/Carlo Allegri)</b><p>5 worst right-wing moments of the week — Chris Christie is very sad he only makes $700,000 a year<p>We are playing the world’s smallest violin for Christie, who says that he is “not wealthy,” pays too much in taxes<p>Janet Allon<p>April 20, 2015 6:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally …

Hillary Clinton

Scott Walker is the absolute worst: Beneath his “Everyman” facade, a grossly incompetent administration

<b>Scott Walker (AP/Lefteris Pitarakis)</b><p>Walker’s tenure has been disastrous. The latest proof? His administration over-billed family planning clinics 93%<p>Joan Walsh<p>April 20, 2015 3:23pm (UTC)<p>This weekend we learned that Scott Walker hopes his “Everyman” shtick will obscure the fact that, in the words of …

Scott Walker

Tucker Carlson is still a misogynist pig: Conservative talking head has had it with “this chick” targeted by his brother

<b>Tucker Carlson (Fox News)</b><p>Smug pundit can’t bring himself to admit that maybe his brother shouldn’t have called Amy Spitalnick a “labiaface”<p>Katie McDonough<p>April 9, 2015 7:33pm (UTC)<p>Remember that thing where Daily Caller founder Tucker Carlson told Amy Spitalnick, the director of communications for …

Feminism

Ted Cruz’s absurd anti-science logic: “Global warming alarmists are the equivalent of flat-earthers”

<b>(Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)</b><p>The 2016 candidate spoke with the Texas Tribune on Tuesday<p>Joanna Rothkopf<p>March 26, 2015 2:30pm (UTC)<p>Ted Cruz, official 2016 presidential contender, spoke with the Texas Tribune's political reporter Jay Root about why the country should vote for him to be Rat Overlord. In the …

Climate Change

I was wrong about the Second Amendment: Why my view of guns totally changed

<b>A photo of the author</b><p>I used to think calls for gun safety reform were overblown. Then the world changed — and with it everything I knew<p>Philip Gulley<p>November 13, 2014 12:00pm (UTC)<p>Noah Pozner did nothing to change my mind, except die. Before he died, I believed a few sensible gun laws could save …