You may have heard today’s news from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, but just in case you haven’t: Around the globe, 2015 was the hottest year on record in NOAA’s temperature record stretching back to 1880. The margin by which 2015 was warmer than
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
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.
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
“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
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
Self-described “Christian Technologist” Mark Prasek has a developed a new application for Twitter — a conservative “Patriot” robo-tweeting machine: “We have developed technology whereby our members have granted permission for our Twitter application to act (either tweet or retweet) on their behalf. This is NOT
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
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
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
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.
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