Kentucky Politician Brilliantly Trolls Conservatives

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I love this story. A Democrat in the Kentucky state legislature has submitted a bill requiring men to get the approval of their wives before getting a prescription for Viagra. And they would have to sign a pledge that they will only use it within the boundaries of marriage. … [Read more...]


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A Longer Take on the Death of Justice Scalia

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Now that I've gone out for the evening and had a chance to think a bit more about what the death of Justice Scalia means, I thought I'd offer some more detailed thoughts on several aspects of the situation. And let me say up front that this is a bombshell dropped into the presidential race and the short and long term impact of this could be nearly unlimited, for better or worse. … [Read more...]


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Clinton, Kissinger and Pinochet: A Case Study in Hypocrisy

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Sept. 11 was not just the date of the World Trade Center attacks, it was also the date that the American government overthrew the democratically elected leader of Chile, Salvador Allende, and replaced with a brutal military dictator, Gen. Augusto Pinochet. That coup was conceived and implemented by Henry Kissinger. The National Security Archives has the documents to prove it: … [Read more...]


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Jerry Boykin Endorses Ted Cruz

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Add disgraced former Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin to the long list of cranks, crackpots and extremists who have endorsed Ted Cruz for president. Boykin now works for the Family Research Council, where he continues to advocate incredibly bigoted and ridiculous positions on practically everything. … [Read more...]


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Cruz Defends Mike Bickle Endorsement

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The Ted Cruz campaign is defending the endorsement of Mike Bickle, a far-right dominionist and self-declared "prophet" who says that God sent Hitler to hunt down the Jews, and refusing to repudiate those views. The excuse: He's just one of many Christian leaders who have endorsed Cruz. As if that was in any way relevant. … [Read more...]


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Ben Carson Still Walking Dead

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After finishing dead last in New Hampshire with only 2% of the vote, you might think that Ben Carson would end his presidential campaign. You'd be wrong. He's striking the old "the people just want me to win so badly, I can't let them down" pose and vowing to continue his walking dead campaign. … [Read more...]


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Ezra Klein on Donald Trump

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I quoted Annie Lowrey's take on Donald Trump after the infamous "pussy" rally the night before the New Hampshire primary, so now let's hear from her boyfriend (might be husband now, I'm not sure), Ezra Klein. As usual, he is as eloquent as she is and as perceptive of the dangers of Trump's unexpectedly successful candidacy. … [Read more...]


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Heidi Cruz Every Bit as Clueless as Ted and Rafael

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Ted Cruz' wife Heidi is now getting in on the campaigning and she's quickly proving to be just as irrational and ignorant of history as her husband and father-in-law. In an interview on a North Carolina right-wing talk show this week, she spouted some real doozies. … [Read more...]


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Annie Lowrey on Trump

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My former colleague Annie Lowrey has a piece in New York magazine about that rally the other day in which Donald Trump repeated a woman in the audience calling Ted Cruz a pussy for only wanting to torture sometimes instead of all the time, like Trump. Annie was there and summed up the event well. … [Read more...]


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Old Reliable is Back Again

I'm just gonna leave this here:NH prediction, 5 days out: Rubio 25, Cruz 22, Trump 19, Kasich 17, others single digits. #NoGutsNoGlory— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) February 4, 2016The wrongest wronger who ever wronged. I feel like he and Dick Morris should open their own psychic hotline. … [Read more...]


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Cruz Endorser: God Sent Hitler to Hunt the Jews

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The Cruz campaign hailed the endorsement of Mike Bickle, founder of the International House of Prayer, and since then I've reported on some of his more extreme views. Now the Times of Israel reports that Bickle has actually claimed that God sent Adolf Hitler to hunt the Jews for not accepting Jesus. … [Read more...]


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Could Bloomberg Be More Than a Spoiler?

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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is still making noise about possibly running an independent campaign for president and it looks like he's hired Frank Luntz to do some polling to see how realistic that is. And his first poll suggests that he would start in a very strong position for a third-party candidate: … [Read more...]


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