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Republicans, Religion and the Triumph of Unreason

I hate to keep flogging a dead horse, especially as I think 99% of you already agree with me on this, but I just have to share this article in the UK Independent by Johann Hari. It’s absolutely brilliant. Here’s how it begins: Something strange has happened in America in the nine months since Barack […]

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Euthanasia… now where’d they get a crazy idea like that?

It all really started, as best as I can tell, on August 4, when former Republican Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, suggested that the Obama administration was seeking the power to “euthanize” American citizens, putting “Down Syndrome children at risk”. Then, a few days later, in a statement made on Friday, August 7, Sarah […]

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On tea parties, taxes and testes

Just when you think that things couldn’t possibly get any worse for the Republicans, they go and launch a movement, not realizing that the name they’ve chosen – teabagging – also happens to be the name of a sex act that involves – and there’s no nice way to say this – the “dunking” of […]

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Is this really the best the Republicans have to offer?

I’m torn. I guess I agree with Rachel Maddow when she notes that it’s odd that Jindal, the conservative Governor of Louisiana, would invoke the Republican handling of Katrina as a model for how to move the country forward, but, at the same time, it does seem that he may be uniquely qualified to drive […]

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