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My Own New York Exploratory Republican Presidential Preference Poll

Yesterday, I received a New York Voter Exploratory Republican Presidential Preference Polling Ballot in the mail. Why would I receive a presidential preference poll from the Republicans, when I’ve never voted for a Republican in my life? I suppose the GOP data bots were programmed to note that I’m a political independent, and bring me […]

Obama Sued For Approval Of Oil Drilling Amid Endangered Whales

Four years ago, we blasted Sarah Palin for advocating oil drilling in the habitat of endangered beluga whales. Now, the Obama Administration has approved oil drilling in the habitat of those endangered whales. Are we supposed to look the other way, just because Obama is a Democrat? […]

1, 2, 5 years ago… and today

One year ago today, the Patriot Act was headed toward reauthorization. Populist resistance would temporarily stall its reauthorization, but at the end of May reinstated Patriot Act powers for four years, their longest term yet without congressional review. From that day to today, there have been no new bills introduced to the Congress that would […]

Prediction Markets Suggest GOP Candidates for 2012: Romney, Palin, Pawlenty and Pence

With pretend play money at Inkling Markets and with actual money at Intrade, people are placing bets on the probability of all sorts of future events, including events in politics. Shares for possible outcomes are bought and sold, with the price for a share set in a market based on demand for that share. People […]

Flag Fun With Sarah Palin

This week, Sarah Palin signed her name on an American flag, and endorsed a West Virginia politician in an election in Pennsylvania. […]

Grassroots Photo With Sarah Palin Only $950

Today the Republican Party sent me an invitation to join Sarah Palin in the Disneyfied environment of Anaheim, California or Orlando, Florida for “a photo and the unique opportunity to discuss the critical issues facing our country with other grassroots leaders.”

Price tag: $950.

How very grassrootsy.

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Poll: What would Mike Pence and Sarah Palin give You?

“What a dream ticket: Mike Pence and Sarah Palin. That would give the liberals heartburn!”

So said fundamentalist Christian activist Tony Perkins last night as he took the microphone to announce the presidential and vice presidential straw poll results from the 2010 Values Voter Summit.

But what does he know? Come on, you liberals, […]

Delaware Primary Results 2010

A summary of the results of the 2010 congressional primary elections in Delaware. […]

Hallowed Ground?

Consider the photograph taken by Daryl Lang, of the New York Dolls Gentleman’s Club, which has been built an equal distance from the September 11, 2001 “Ground Zero” as the proposed Muslim community center. […]

National Movement Emerges to deny Americans the Right to Worship

Laurie Goodstein of the New York Times does good service this morning, informing us that a movement against religious freedom is spreading far and wide across America.

We’ve heard before of a push by Sarah Palin, Mark Williams and other prominent figures in the GOP-controlled wing of the “Tea Party” to ban the building of […]

Memo to Sarah Palin on Religious Intolerance and the “Mosque”

Dear Sarah Palin:

You have repeatedly issued declarations online asking that “Peaceful New Yorkers, pls refute the Ground Zero mosque plan” and that New York issue “a decision not to allow the building of a mosque.”

Let’s make a quick check of the facts:

1. It’s not “a mosque.” The Cordoba Center will be an […]