Wow, Mitt Romney really does hate poor people

I’m not normally the type to talk about how Republicans hate poor people. I have personal acquaintances with conservative/libertarian views on economic policy, and while I may disagree with them, I think they sincerely believe the policies they advocate would be best for the country as a whole, the poor included. In at least one case (a [Read More...]

William Lane Craig defends Akin’s “legitimate rape” comments

Readers  Reginald Selkirk and Brad alerted me to the fact that William Lane Craig defended Todd Akin’s comments about “legitimate rape.” (If the video doesn’t work, try the link to the audio below it.) [Read more...]

How screwed is the Republican Party? This is how screwed

I believe that probably Obama will win this election. But whether or not he does, the Republican party will be in trouble for the next couple of election cycles. The entire Republican political strategy revolves around getting poor and middle class white religious folks to vote against their economic interests, and that strategy is rapidly [Read More...]

Romney/Ryan concede women’s right to control their bodies matters

Just noticed this post on Ed’s blog noting that Ryan has flip-flopped on abortion in cases of rape, and the campaign has now announced, “A Romney-Ryan administration would not oppose abortion in instances of rape.” I just want to note that this is, in effect, a concession of the key pro-choice point that women’s right [Read More...]

Why this election matters

Here’s something I just hammered out on Facebook in response to a friend posting a link to a spoof of election rhetoric: [Read more...]

Romney wants to raise your taxes

Some analysis of Mitt Romney’s tax plan, via Matt Yglesias: [Read more...]

Obama nails it on the Bible

Via Libby Anne: [Read more...]

Jesus’ resurrection: was Paul hallucinating?

I really want to be done with my post series on William Lane Craig, but after putting up yesterday’s post, I realized I really need to say more about the possibility that Paul and other people who claimed to have seen Jesus after his death were hallucinating (or otherwise deluded). [Read more...]

iSideWith.com, Jill Stein, and Gary Johnson

There’s an interesting new online quiz website called iSideWith.com that tells you which presidential candidate has positions most similar to your own. My results below the fold: [Read more...]


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