“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, [...]
Conservative blogger Sheldon Townsend, the poor dear, is a bit anemic.
He’s been eating conservative talking points memo food for so long that he’s protein poor and feeling wan. From his point of view looking up Papa Bird Limbaugh’s gullet with his mouth wide open, all the regurgitated news coming his way looks the same:
The Conservative Political Action Conference has concluded its 2009 gathering by releasing the results of a straw poll that reveal not only the preference of members for a 2012 presidential candidate to run against Barack Obama, but also the mood of conservative activists regarding future presidential races, the current president and the current state of [...]
Today Senator George Voinovich of Ohio is expected to announce that he will not run for re-election in 2010. The conservatism of large swaths of Ohio is not to be underestimated, but the effects of that conservatism, from financial deregulation to resisting change in the auto industry, have led to massive job loss. Will conservatism’s [...]