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Let’s burn all the holy books while we’re at it

I was going to join everyone else on the internet tonight and write about so-called Christian Terry Jones and his poorly thought-out plan to burn 200 copies of the Quran come Saturday, but it looks now as though it’s been called off, or at least momentarily postponed. Jones says he decided to pull the plug […]

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The party of imagined bravery and craven victimhood

Eugene Robinson asks a great question in today’s Washington Post… “When did the loudmouths of the American right become such a bunch of fraidy-cats and professional victims?” Here’s a clip: …The thing is, though, that the manufactured brouhaha over the Park51 project is part of a larger pattern in which the far right embraces victimhood […]

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Racism at Ground Zero, and the role of FOX

There was apparently a big protest yesterday, around the corner from the site of the former World Trade Center. Crazed, middle-aged, white people, emboldened by the likes of FOX News and Sarah Palin, had taken to the streets to show their displeasure over plans to build a 13-story Muslim community center in Lower Manhattan. And, […]

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Ground Zero bullshit

I want to write something tonight about the so-called “ground zero” mosque. I say so-called because it’s actually a few blocks from where the World Trade Center once stood, but that doesn’t seem to deter people, even on the left, from calling it the “ground zero” mosque, like it’s a giant mosque being built triumphantly […]

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