O’Donnell Flat Wrong About Reason

Lawrence O'Donnell did a segment on his show about the video making the rounds of Matt Damon talking to a reporter from Reason magazine about teachers. And regardless of how you feel about the argument itself, there's one statement made by O'Donnell that is 100% wrong. After casually labeling the Reason Foundation as a right wing Republican group he says:The right-wing attackers of teachers have never even shown the slightest curiosity about the job performance of another group of government … [Read more...]

O'Donnell Flat Wrong About Reason

Lawrence O'Donnell did a segment on his show about the video making the rounds of Matt Damon talking to a reporter from Reason magazine about teachers. And regardless of how you feel about the argument itself, there's one statement made by O'Donnell that is 100% wrong. After casually labeling the Reason Foundation as a right wing Republican group he says:The right-wing attackers of teachers have never even shown the slightest curiosity about the job performance of another group of government … [Read more...]

Thomas More Law Center Loses Another One

A Michigan-based anti-abortion group, represented by the Thomas More Law Center in Ann Arbor, lost an appeal before the 6th Circuit in a case filed against Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano over a report on dangerous right wing extremist groups.In April, 2009 the Department of Homeland Security released a report entitled Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment. The report was one of many threat assessment … [Read more...]

John Yoo’s Pro-Torture Hypocrisy

A typically ridiculous statement by John Yoo:Take a look at how we were able to kill al-Qaida's leader this year. How did we get the intelligence for finding Bin Laden's couriers and ultimately Bin Laden? It was a combination of interrogation methods, sometimes tough or harsh, you can call it torture. I don't call it torture. You can repeat the word torture all the time, I can repeat coercive interrogation all the time. Take a look at the actual methods, and people can decide for themselves … [Read more...]

John Yoo's Pro-Torture Hypocrisy

A typically ridiculous statement by John Yoo:Take a look at how we were able to kill al-Qaida's leader this year. How did we get the intelligence for finding Bin Laden's couriers and ultimately Bin Laden? It was a combination of interrogation methods, sometimes tough or harsh, you can call it torture. I don't call it torture. You can repeat the word torture all the time, I can repeat coercive interrogation all the time. Take a look at the actual methods, and people can decide for themselves … [Read more...]

Gaffney: Breivik May Be a Secret Muslim

Just when you thought Frank Gaffney couldn't sink any further into the abyss of insanity, he now thinks that Obama isn't the only secret Muslim -- the Norwegian shooter might have been one too.GAFFNEY: I think there’s a lot yet to be determined about who this individual was and what exactly his agenda was. What’s very peculiar to me is the nature of this so-called manifesto, which seems about as unrelated to anything having to do with Norway or Norwegian nationalism as you can imagine. It’s b … [Read more...]

Obama Invokes State Secrets Privilege Again

Add yet another case where the Obama administration wants to deny plaintiffs any due process and protect the executive branch from any kind of accountability. The DOJ once again invoked the State Secrets Privilege, this time in a case filed against the FBI over surveillance of a Southern California mosque.U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has invoked state secrets rules to prevent information from being released in a lawsuit filed by Southern California Muslims who claim the FBI monitored … [Read more...]

Red Lake Causes End Times Fever

Bacterial growth in a Texas lake has the loonisphere abuzz with talk of the end of the world. Naturally, the Worldnutdaily is leading the way.The severe drought throughout most of Texas is taking its toll on ranchers, travelers, athletes, businesses and natural resources, and that last category includes the OC Fisher Reservoir, which has dead fish floating on its little remaining water.But what has caught the attention of many is the fact that the water has turned blood-red.The … [Read more...]

Lively Tries To Thwart God’s Plans

Anti-gay lunatic Scott Lively -- the one who came up with the cockamamie idea that gays are responsible for Nazism -- says homosexuality is part of God's plan for the end times:We are probably all familiar with the oft-cited fact that the collapse of numerous civilizations prior to our own were heralded by a rise in sexual immorality, especially homosexuality. That alone should alert us to the grave situation we find ourselves in today. But there is a deeper spiritual significance beneath … [Read more...]

Lively Tries To Thwart God's Plans

Anti-gay lunatic Scott Lively -- the one who came up with the cockamamie idea that gays are responsible for Nazism -- says homosexuality is part of God's plan for the end times:We are probably all familiar with the oft-cited fact that the collapse of numerous civilizations prior to our own were heralded by a rise in sexual immorality, especially homosexuality. That alone should alert us to the grave situation we find ourselves in today. But there is a deeper spiritual significance beneath … [Read more...]

The Tea Party: Never Enough Purity

More than half of the members of the Tea Party caucus in the House voted for the debt limit bill on Monday, including some of their very favorites like Allen West. And now they're targeting even the most extreme of legislators for not being pure enough for them:Similarly, the Tea Party National Congressional Scorecard will mark as pass/fail every Congressman in the 112th Congress, and the “debt ceiling giveaway” is a ‘fail’, said Tom Trento, the National Security Chairman for the Tea Party Na … [Read more...]

Gaffney: Cain Consorts With Muslim Brotherhood

Now that Herman Cain has tried really hard to make himself look almost sane by apologizing for his anti-Muslim statements, the batshit crazy wing of the already-nutty-enough right is accusing him of consorting with jihadists.Last weekend, ThinkProgress spoke with Frank Gaffney, a conservative conspiracy theorist who nevertheless enjoys outsized influence on the right. The Center for Security Policy president had a unique take on the matter: Herman Cain had actually been meeting with the … [Read more...]