Union Plumbers Install Lead Filters in Flint. Free.


Amid the doom and gloom and horror that is the situation in Flint, Michigan, a bit of good news. A plumbing industry trade group donated a bunch of water filters and a group of 300 union plumbers went to Flint over the weekend to install them for free. … [Read more...]

Egypt Arrests Satirist for Operating Website Without a License


Here's a rather creepy bit of totalitarianism. The Egyptian government has arrested a cartoonist and political satirist who has made fun of the government. This is not unusual in Egypt, which has arrested a great many critics. Their excuse this time? He was operating a website without a license. Seriously. … [Read more...]

Is Beck’s Empire Beginning to Crumble?

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There's a big shakeup going on inside Glenn Beck's media empire, apparently, and some unnamed insiders are saying that this could be the beginning of a mass exodus. Rats from a sinking ship, perhaps? Frankly, I doubt it. There will always be a large audience for Beck's particular brand of ignorance, paranoia and grandiosity. … [Read more...]

Deace Repeatedly Claims Cruz Mailers Were Fake


Steve Deace, the third-rate Rush Limbaugh wannabe from Iowa who has not only endorsed Ted Cruz for president but has basically said anyone who doesn't vote for him is stupid, repeatedly claimed on Twitter that those vile mailings Cruz' campaign put out were fakes. Until the campaign confirmed that they had sent them out. … [Read more...]

Gays for Trump. No, Seriously.

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Michelangelo Signorile writes at HuffPo about the sad and pathetic spectacle of the Log Cabin Republicans endorsing Donald Trump for president, even while he panders to the Christian right and tells them how he'll appoint justices who would overturn the Supreme Court's ruling in Obergefell. … [Read more...]

The Iowa Caucus Fallout


The Iowa Caucuses were last night and the results were very interesting on both sides. On the Republican side, Ted Cruz won with 28% of the vote, but Donald Trump and Marco Rubio were in a virtual tie for second, Trump with 24% and Rubio with 23%. That has to be a huge help to Rubio and a blow to Trump. … [Read more...]

Phil Robertson Spews Stupid for Ted Cruz


Duck Dynasty douchebag, bigot and noted historical scholar Phil Robertson was out stumping for Ted Cruz in Iowa over the weekend and, predictably, saying some incredibly stupid things. Good strategy, really, when you're trying to reach Republican voters in Iowa, who aren't exactly a bunch of Rhodes scholars, to say the least. … [Read more...]

Why Liberals Always Win the Culture Wars

Stephen Prothero has a new book out called Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars (Even When They Lose Elections): The Battles That Define America from Jefferson's Heresies to Gay Marriage, from which he adapted a new Washington Post column about the entire history of culture wars in America and why they're always started by conservatives (those defending the status quo) but won by liberals (those pushing for change). … [Read more...]

Sexually Harassing Wingnut on How Slavery Could Have Been Stopped


Bill Gothard, the far-right fundamentalist homeschooling activist who was thrown out of his own organization, the Institute for Basic Life Principles, for sexually harassing dozens of women, has a new group, Life Purpose Power Teams. And he explains how slavery could have ended without the Civil War: … [Read more...]

Rafael Cruz: My Son is Persecuted Just Like Jesus


Rafael Cruz went on Dana Loesch's radio show and said that his son Ted is being persecuted just like Jesus was because everyone is just so terrified of the truth he's telling. The fact that he may be on the verge of breaking the world record for lies per day is, of course, irrelevant. … [Read more...]

Lila Rose Has No Idea What ‘Judicial Activism’ Is

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Forced birth crusader Lila Rose is hopping mad about the indictment of two people behind those libelous and dishonest videos about Planned Parenthood and, predictably, is spouting nonsensical arguments about it. She seems to think this is an example of "judicial activism and tyranny." … [Read more...]

Wallace Nails Cruz on Obamacare and Jobs


Even Fox News is calling out Ted Cruz for his blatant lie that the Affordable Care Act has cost "millions of jobs." Chris Wallace, one of the few real journalists at Fox, pointed out to Cruz that the numbers simply don't support his claim. Cruz, unsurprisingly, had nothing but irrelevant and illogical arguments in reply. … [Read more...]