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3rd Palinism of the Day: Will the Press Abide by the Geneva Conventions?

“As we send our young men and women overseas in a war zone to fight for democracy and freedoms, including freedom of the press, you’ve really got to have a mutually beneficial relationship here. With fighting for the freedom of the press and then the press, though, not taking advantage of that and exploiting a […]

Sarah Palin and the Thomas Muthee Witch Hunt

Thomas Muthee accused Mama Jane of being a sorceress – a witch who was engaging in spiritual warfare to curse to town of Kiambu. Muthee’s proof of Mama Jane’s witchcraft? There had been three car accidents in the neighborhood of the clinic where Mama Jane worked. […]

Why Does Sarah Palin Insist On Controlling Investigation Of Her?

Whatever actually happened between Palin, Wooten and Monegan, the fact that Sarah Palin is attempting to use her power as Governor to crush an independent investigation of the matter is troubling in itself. […]

Fundamentalist Mormon Abuse: Why Does It Happen?

What’s to blame for the crimes that the hearing focused on? Is it really polygamy itself, or is some other factor more fundamentally responsible for the abuse? Absolutist religious beliefs? Rural isolation? Mixture of church and state? Authoritarian attitudes in conservative families? […]

Day of Doom With the FISA Amendments Act

At 10:00 this morning, the Senate will meet to consider the FISA Amendments Act. Please, call your two senators now, through the congressional switchboard at (202) 224-3121. Beg them to vote NO, for freedom’s sake. […]

Point By Point Rebuttal of New Obama Statement on FISA Amendments Act

A full rebuttal, point by point, of Barack Obama’s latest justification of his support for the FISA Amendments Act. Barack Obama’s statement is completely inadequate, and confirms our worst fears about the FISA Amendments Act. […]