Tag Archives: Libertarianism

The biggest post-election losers… Or, six old white men that need to be set adrift on ice floes

Bobby Jindal, the Republican Governor of Louisiana, when asked a few days ago to reflect on the election, said, “We cannot be, we must not be, the party that simply protects the rich so they get to keep their toys.” Sure, he’s probably lying, but I still think it’s safe to say that this comment, […]

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I’m sure it’s just a coincidence, but the man thought to be the I-96 shooter appears to identify as a Tea Party activist

An arrest has been made in the case of the I-96 shootings. A man from Wixom by the name of Raulie Wayne Casteel has been taken into custody. According to the Daily Tribune, “Casteel was charged with six counts of a combination of felonious assault, carrying with unlawful intent, felony firearms, and discharge of a […]

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Syed Taj on the separation of church and state, going up against extremist conservative candidates, and running for the House of Representatives as a Muslim

I’ve spent a great deal of time these past few weeks explaining why it is that I think that folks shouldn’t vote for either the Tea Party activist Kerry Bentivolio or the white supremacist Daniel Johnson in the race to represent Michigan’s 11th congressional district, but I haven’t really made the case as to why […]

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The Southerm Poverty Law Center’s Mark Potok puts Michigan hate groups in context

This evening, I had the occasion to speak briefly with Southern Poverty Law Center Senior Fellow Mark Potok. I’d reached out to Potok, who serves as editor-in-chief of the Center’s quarterly journal, the Intelligence Report, and its blog, entitled Hatewatch, as I hoped that he might be able to shed a little light on William […]

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This is what I know about Kerry Bentivolio, Michigan Republican for Congress

A few days ago, I told you about Kerry Bentivolio, the Republican candidate running to represent Michigan’s 11th congressional district in the House. As you may recall, Bentivolio, a self-described Tea Party activist, only came to be on the ticket when the incumbent, Thaddeus McCotter, was forced to drop out of the Republican primary after […]

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