My Political Compass Score

I’m almost done with my article. Should be done later today and then I should be blogging by Friday while traveling to DC (assuming the wi-fi works and I don’t need a nap). In the meantime, something fun to chew on, at a reader’s suggestion I retook the “Political Compass” test and thought I’d share [Read More...]

Mitt Romney Meets Eminem

This is incredibly well done: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

The Vagina Status Updates

Recently women have begun leaving updates on their vaginas on the Facebook page of Virginia State Senator Ryan McDougle, since he has shown such an interest in their vaginas that he has supported the proposed Virginia bill calling for invasive transvaginal ultrasounds: “You know, Senator, I’ve wished all my life that a man would know [Read More...]

A Little Friday Afternoon Harmony

Covering the Jason Mraz song “Lucky”, sisters Camille and Haley Harris come off as a really sweet and charming pair of young women with gorgeous, well harmonized voices: Wasn’t that beautiful? Okay, the ugly complications of politics are below the fold. Skip that stuff if you’d like to end your experience of these talented and [Read More...]

Davis Guggenheim, Sycophant

Look, I personally love Barack Obama and all, but there are numerous failures and dark sides to his presidency. Anyone who hasn’t been troubled by the ways he has continued and expanded Bush’s authoritarian policies of unchecked executive powers and limited civil liberteis, or by the ways he failed to fight for a single payer health care [Read More...]

Republican Bluster Decoded

Chris Matthews is spot on here: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Nicole Wallace's Desperate Spinning in 2008

Tonight HBO is airing the movie Game Change, which is based on the book with the same name and tells the story of Sarah Palin’s selection as John McCain’s 2008 running mate in his campaign for president. Spoiler alert, at the film’s conclusion,  [Read more...]

Why Misogynistic Language Matters

In response to the vileness of Rush Limbaugh giving Physicalist pause about whether to consume any right wing media (even out of concern for rational fairness), Bret asks: I’m curious: do you see how conservatives verbally address women as more offensive than their stance on pretty much anything else, from their treatment of the poor [Read More...]

New Atheism Is A Moral Movement

Last night I argued that when fundamentalist religious people, out of an inflated sense of privilege, demand that no one never offend them, that atheists should challenge the moral rightness of the fundamentlists’ specific, hypersensitive, unwarranted feelings of offense. I argued we should do this rather than indiscriminately defend the right to morally offend people [Read More...]


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