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Fact Check: Is the Murder Rate Really 28% Lower in Right-to-Carry States?

Former San Bernadino County Republican Chair Bill Postmus has come out with a new claim on Twitter, that “In right-to-carry states the violent crime rate is 24% lower than the rest of the US and the murder rate is 28% lower”:

Is this true? Finding out is a simple matter. First, consult the National [...]

3 Big Protests Loom for the end of Summer 2012: DNC, RNC, NYC

Some people schedule their summers around expensive megaconcerts. Some people schedule their summers around beach parties. Some people schedule their summers around protest. If you’re in the last category, here’s your heads-up for the end of Summer 2012:

Big protest #1: March on the Republican National Convention, Tampa FL, August 27-30

Big protest #2: March [...]

It’s those last tenths of a vote that really count in Congress

Indication #97.4 that the Republican National Committee is inventing the statistics behind its “Pelosi’s Puppets” website:

The RNC accuses Rep. Earl Pomeroy (among the 10% most conservative of Democrats in the House) of being one of 14 of “Nancy Pelosi’s Puppets.”

In its documentation for the accusation, the Republican Party asserts that that its claim [...]

Sarah Palin Says Republican Leaders Not Religious Enough For Her Prayer Circle

Poor Sarah Palin. It’s hard enough going on a RNC-paid shopping spree for designer clothes at Saks while the economy tanks. All those hands on you, fitting, fitting, fitting! It turns out that wasn’t the hardest part of the campaign, though. No, no, see, the really hard part of the presidential campaign was being constantly [...]

Republican National Convention Music Video: They Got Whites

There’s nothing wrong with being white. They’re something wrong with being overwhelmingly, disproportionately white in a country that is not.

This one’s white, mother That one’s white, sister You look pasty, brother You’re not tawny, man

Looks like Lawrence Welk, daughter Groove to Patsy Cline, cousin Dance to the Fox Trot, the cha cha, [...]

Deborah Pryce and I aren't Talking to the Same Pro-Choice Ohioans

Republican Rep. Deborah Pryce of Ohio made the following claim regarding Sarah Palin and Ohio voters during a press interview yesterday during the Republican National Convention.

I think the women are so excited. Even the pro-choice women in Ohio are excited! There is a huge bump for our ticket with Sarah on it because she [...]

Freedom of the Press Detained by the Security State in MN

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution reads:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Three [...]

GOP Appoints Blackwell as Platform Vice Chair, Confirming Moral Rot

I read this morning that the Republican Party has appointed former Ohio Secretary of State and former candidate for Ohio Governor Ken Blackwell to be Vice Chairman of its Platform Committee, the committee dedicated to writing the 2008 platform for the Republican National Convention.

Who is going to be leading the effort to write the [...]

Since When Are US Voters Liberal Special Interests?

Was Barack Obama picked by liberal special interests? Yes!Barack Obama is the pick of those who love liberty. Barack Obama is the pick of special people. Barack Obama is the pick of the people whose interests the government needs to have at heart. [...]

Unemployed in Minneapolis? Try Snitching on Political Protesters!

Having a hard time in Minneapolis, Minnesota? Suffering because you lost your job? Struggling because the price of gas makes it unaffordable for you to drive around town? Well, look on the bright side, Joe! Make lemons out of lemonade, Lucinda! If you have to walk or bike around town already, why not turn it [...]