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The Incidence of Trent Franks Thinking is Very Low

It is possible, even from the great distance of Maine, to hear the DC press corps exhale with a collective “OMiGod” at the remarkably ignorant declaration of Republican Congressman Trent Franks, who [...]

Mourdock And Romney Screw Up On Religion And Rape

Both Mitt Romney and Richard Mourdock have promoted literal belief in the existence of supernatural beings, who have particular political agendas, and suggested that the U.S. federal government form allegiances with these beings. That choice to mix their literalist religious belief into their political campaigns has led them into cruelty and nonsense. [...]

The Traditional Equation: Marriage = 1 Man + 1 Woman + 1 Woman

Stand for Marriage Maine is organizing an attempt to repeal Maine’s marriage equality law so that gay and lesbian couples will be forbidden from getting married. The organization calls explicitly for a return to “the traditional definition of marriage.” But what is the “traditional definition of marriage”? Let’s look to the organizations backing the repeal [...]

Obama Administration Lies About Torture Photographs Yet Again!

The Obama White House is claiming that these kind of photographs just don’t exist. They’re claiming that they’re not trying to cover them up. They’re accusing a newspaper of lying in saying that these photographs exist. Now you have seen them too, and you can’t deny that they exist. [...]

Who’s the Liar on Photos: Major General Taguba or President Obama?

“I want to emphasize that these photos that were requested in this case are not particularly sensational.” — President Barack Obama, May 2009

“These pictures show torture, abuse, rape and every indecency…. The mere description of these pictures is horrendous enough, take my word for it.” — Major General Antonio Taguba, May 2009

It doesn’t [...]

Who's the Liar on Photos: Major General Taguba or President Obama?

“I want to emphasize that these photos that were requested in this case are not particularly sensational.” — President Barack Obama, May 2009

“These pictures show torture, abuse, rape and every indecency…. The mere description of these pictures is horrendous enough, take my word for it.” — Major General Antonio Taguba, May 2009

It doesn’t [...]

Is That White Liquid What I Think It Is?

There have been no such investigations into sexual torture by American guards in prisons in Afghanistan. The claim by Barack Obama and by Democrats and Republicans in Congress that the world already knew about what’s in the secret photographs is a blatant lie. [...]

Law and Liberty be Damned: Sarah Palin Personally Picketed OB-GYN Clinic after Doctor Went Public in Favor of Access

In her more recent statements, Sarah Palin has been coached to utter statements such as these regarding her views on women’s personal freedom:

Y’know, with my respect for the sanctity of life and my belief in the potential of life I know that this aspect of the abortion issue is very sensitive, and, you know, [...]

Victim of Incest? Sarah Palin says Tough Luck, Kid

Let’s say you’re a twelve year old kid who’s been raped and impregnated by your uncle or your grandfather or your father. Should you have to bring the resulting fetus to term and become a 12-to-13-year-old mother? Or should you have the legal right to choose to abort the fetus, which at 9 weeks weighs [...]