Coloring the 2012 Electoral Map by County, Population Density, and Partisan Split

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Chris Howard colors the electoral map to reflect the degree to which each county is red, blue, or purple—and populated or not. [Read more...]

Camels With Hammers Liveblogging 2012 Election

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2:44 am: The real winner of the night, is rational, evidence based thinking. As the mainstream pundits kept insisting this race was too close to call and a nail biter, Nate Silver just kept making arguments based on legitimate numbers run through rational models. And the outcome so far is looking to be 100% as [Read More...]

The Economic Case Against Trickle Down Economics–in Terrific Cartoon Form

An excellent pro-Obama cartoon on the economy by Simpsons and Family Guy animator Lucas Gray that is almost certain to go viral, and most certainly should. [Read more...]

“You Can Kill Things But Still Like Them”

Rick Santorum says he has “voted to kill Big Bird” and that you can “kill things but still like them.” In other news, Newt Gingrich wants to liberate Big Bird from bureaucracy. [Read more...]

Liveblogging The Obama-Romney Domestic Policy Debate!!

My responses to the debate as recorded in real time for posterity. [Read more...]

Remixing Obama

Turn about’s fairplay. Hugh Atkin, who made the fantastic “Will The Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up” video which I highlighted in the spring, has a terrific new parody of the infamous Obama line “You didn’t build that” which the GOP has quote mined into a rallying point. Both this video and the Romney one [Read More...]

A Scandalous Photo of Obama with Karl Marx

via Mali Munch Hawthorne [Read more...]

Freethinkers and Labor

In a special Labor Day post, vorjack wrote today about the ways that leading American freethinkers like Thomas Paine, Robert Owen, Frances Wright, and Robert G. Ingersoll all mixed up their concern for free thinking with their concern for labor rights. Go check it out. (This was of course before official proclamations went through the [Read More...]

If Contemporary American Conservatives Had Written The New Testament

It’d sound more like this: [Read more...]


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