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How Republican Presidential Candidates Reacted To The Latest Terrorist Attack

I’m waiting for all the Republican voters to change their Facebook profile photos to the colors of Nigerian flag, and to post “We are all Dakasoye” messages. […]

Do you miss George W. Bush?

Tennessee House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick is posing a question on the front of his Twitter page:

How about it? Do you miss George W. Bush?

We Do It Anyway

As you’re probably aware, Republican Party governors across the United States are declaring that they don’t want any Syrian refugees coming into their states because there might be a secret terrorist sneaking in among them, posing as a refugee.

It’s tempting to try to find empirical evidence to the contrary, to consult profiles of refugees […]

Ted Cruz: 45% of Americans Fail My Religious Test for the Presidency

United States Constitution Article VI: “No religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”

U.S. Senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, November 6 2015: “Any president who doesn’t begin every day on his knees isn’t fit to be commander-in-chief of this nation.”

2014 […]

Iowa Republicans Clarify: Religious Freedom is just for the Christians

Iowa Republicans believe that Christianity is under attack. In a PPP poll last month, 69% of Republican respondents indicated that “President Obama is waging a war on Christianity.” On the other hand, they report a surprising amount of comfort with war on non-Christian religions. Only 49% of the same Republican respondents indicated that Islam should […]

Congressional Bill Creates Special Right to Break the Law and Persecute Others, Only for those with Right-Wing Religion

60% of the Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives and 69% of the Republican members of the U.S. Senate are acting to narrowly protect people who use hold religious beliefs and use a combination of those religious beliefs and their government positions to persecute others.

I’m not making this up. Go read the […]

What Does This Bumper Sticker Mean?

This morning, I came upon this bumper sticker while taking a walk:

I cannot for the life of me figure out what “defeat the purpose” means in the context of this bumper sticker. Can you help me out with this one?


What the Republicans Didn’t Say in the September 2015 Presidential Debate

Number of mentions of “racism” by Republican candidates in the September 16, 2015 presidential debate: 0

Number of mentions of “hunger” or “hungry”: 0

Number of mentions of “global warming”: 0

Number of mentions of “pollution”: 0

Number of mentions of “homelessness” or “homeless”: 0

Number of mentions of “surveillance”: 0

Number of mentions of […]

Republican Presidential Contender Mike Huckabee: It’s OK to Impose Religion… if it’s My Religion

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee on people who want to impose Islamic religious law in the United States:

“We live in a country where people are free to be Muslim. They’re not free, however, to impose a Muslim law as if it were civil law.”


Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee on Kim Davis, who […]

Even after Debates kick Campaign Season into High Gear, Jeb Bush’s Hashtag is Stuck in Reverse

Back in January of this year the patrician John Ellis Bush (nicknamed “Jeb Bush” for a populist touch) declared the opening of his presidential campaign. To mark the occasion, he also opened his official hashtag channel on Twitter, #righttorise. Bush invited Americans to talk up his campaign by using the #righttorise hashtag in their Twitter […]

Why the overdue SEC rule will underestimate the gap between CEO and worker pay

In 2010 — five years ago — the U.S. Congress passed into law a requirement that publicly-traded corporations must publicly reveal the gap between the pay for their CEOs and the pay for the rest of their employees. It wasn’t until yesterday that the Securities and Exchange Commission finally followed the law and enacted a […]