There are plusses and minuses to every political position.
Take conservatism, for instance, as embodied in this logo for the “hardcore conservative” website.
Conservatism is an empowering political ideology, fitting all sorts under its umbrella — human and non-human alike. Join the conservative movement and free-market Magic will grant you prehensile powers and leg-biceps […]
On November 2014, Republican member of Congress and global warming denier Vicky Hartzler noticed it was cold. This, she decided, was proof enough to ridicule the idea of global warming. So she took to Twitter:
Rep. Hartzler is in her 54th year on Earth. Someone so well-experienced with the seasons really should have […]
Why does conservative Christianity get so much negative press in America?
News item (via American Family Association’s One News Now)
“President Obama has submitted a list of five nominees for federal judge posts, and a constitutional law expert suggests America will pay a price. Among the nominees are four African Americans, one of them homosexual, […]
“Most terrorists are Muslim,” say the ultraconservative supporters of religious-based profiling and surveillance in America. The claim is resurfacing in the last week:
Christopher Cook, April 19 2013:
Whatever the specifics, the general fact is always the same: Not all Muslims are terrorists, but nearly all terrorists are Muslims…. Islamist terrorism is now a fact […]
Opponents of same-sex marriage have repeatedly asserted that if two men or two women are allowed to wed, bestial marriages will come next:
Stardust Dolittle, March 29 2013:
“The only thing is this will open new doors on other people’s rights to marry their dogs or camels, or for 40 years old men to marry […]
What is a Massachusetts Democrat?
In the race to replace John Kerry in the U.S. Senate, it looks as though two members of the House of Representatives — Ed Markey of Massachusetts District 7 and Stephen Lynch of Massachusetts District 9 — will be the prominent contenders for the Democratic party nomination. As members of […]
A series of Craigslist advertisements document that a petition gathering company associated with conservative attempts to exploit the Green Party in Texas is now gathering signatures to put Americans Elect on the presidential ballot in California.
March 28 2011:
ProVote America is a leading edge petition management group that is hiring independent contractors to collect […]
Election Day 2009 revealed the moral character of towns across the state of Maine in a manner useful to travelers. A “Yes” vote on Ballot Question 1 this year was a vote to take away the legally-granted marriage rights of gay and lesbian people in Maine. A “No” vote on Ballot Question 1 was a […]
The conservative e-mail advertising juggernaut Human Events has managed to encapsulate the right-wing world view in just six words:
BANG: Bad Guy Dies, You Live
This understanding of the world explains a whole lot.
Several years ago, I asked a veteran journalist for advice.
“I’m trying to figure out if I have an ethical conflict,” I began.
“If you have to ask, you do,” he said.
Simple as that. In posing a question, we often reveal the answer.
Apply the same construct to torture. If we have to ask, […]