May 17, 2013

Sheldon Adelson, one of the world’s richest men and now one of the primary money men for Republican politicians, has lost another major lawsuit. A jury awarded a man who had helped Adelson get a license to open several casinos in Macau a $70 million judgment. (more…) Read more

May 17, 2013

Ralph Reed was once Pat Robertson’s boy wonder, the head of the Christian Coalition. Then he left, made a failed run at governor of Georgia and founded his own group, the Faith and Freedom Coalition. And now he uses his deep connections on the Christian right and his massive mailing list to make some serious cash. World magazine just found out that he’s helping the Boy Scouts soft sell their upcoming change in policy on gay scouts to those people…. Read more

May 17, 2013

Dave Buehner of Generations Radio launched into quite a diatribe on his radio show, explaining — accurately — how the Bible clearly says that a woman is owned by her father until she gets married, then she is owned by her husband. And therefore they have no freedom or self-determination at any point: (more…) Read more

May 17, 2013

On Tuesday, Al Bedrosian won the Republican primary for a seat on the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors. He ran largely on a platform of being in favor of opening that board’s meetings with prayer, which has been a matter of some controversy. The Roanoke Times reprints an article Bedrosian wrote in 2007 where he made clear that he is a Christian theocrat. (more…) Read more

May 17, 2013

Judge Royce Lamberth is one of those federal judges, like Richard Posner and Alex Kozinski, whose status in the legal profession exceeds their position, rivaling Supreme Court justices. And for good reason, too. He’s finally saying what few other jurists will say, that the judiciary is far too deferential to the executive branch on national security issues: (more…) Read more

May 17, 2013

This post is undoubtedly going to irritate some of my longtime readers, but as I often like to say it has the great virtue of being true. I mostly agree with Michael Moynihan that the Koch brothers have too often been used as a cartoon bad guy by liberals painting with too broad a brush and that them buying the Tribune Company and the many newspapers it owns isn’t really that big a deal. Do try to read the whole… Read more

May 17, 2013

Alan Keyes seems to like the Talk to Solomon radio show, as he’s been a frequent guest over the last few weeks. Maybe it’s because Solomon gives him free reign to deliver his breathtakingly incoherent rants and tell lies. You know, like claiming that condoms have an 80% failure rate. He says letting a child have access to condoms is like giving them a gun to play Russian roulette. Worst analogy ever? (more…) Read more

May 17, 2013

Rick Wiles is quickly distinguishing himself even from the usual wingnut radio hosts for his bizarre and incoherent rants and conspiracy theories. On a recent show he claimed that not only were the World Trade Centers destroyed by the Illuminati, but the height of the new tower there is a tribute to the Illuminati as well. (more…) Read more

May 17, 2013

The Huffington Post reports that the Department of Justice obtained the phone records of numerous reporters for the Associated Press as well as records for the news organization’s generic phone lines and switchboards. AP sent a letter to the attorney general protesting the situation. (more…) Read more

May 16, 2013

Dan Brown is the tiresome hack who wrote The Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons and other books that have sold millions of copies. Those books go over territory that was explored in much more interesting ways by far more talented writers (most obviously Umberto Eco). Michael Deacon mocks Brown beautifully: (more…) Read more

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