Why the GOP Won’t Renounce Trump

Krugman in an aptly titled piece: All that has happened this year is a move of those white nationalists from part of the supporting cast to a starring role. So when Republicans who went along with the earlier strategy draw the line at Mr. Trump, they’re not really taking a stand on principle; they’re just [Read More…]

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Senate Bill Included Amendment to Limit Stripper Weight

Sponsored by a member of the Party of the Golden Ass, natch. [Read more…]

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The Problem With Conservatism

Twenty years ago J. Budzisewski penned a diagnosis of the diseases which have led to the current state of American conservatism on life support.  American conservative Christians need to decouple from this vampiric, corrupting thing before it takes them down with it.  Jesus is not Messiah Emeritus and Trump has not taken over his job [Read More…]

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The Leader of the GOP Field Just Endorsed Something Called “Operation Wetback”…

…the GOP is baffled at how anybody can say it is the natural and obvious home of visible-from-space racism. The language isn’t even coded anymore, which is why White Supremacists are orgasmic: [Read more…]

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Ann Coulter Erupts in Know Nothingism

Tweets: I’m an American and this is why our founders (not “immigrants”!) distrusted Catholics & wouldn’t make them citizens. The Right is really losing its marbles over this Pope (and, as Coulter makes clear, over the Catholic faith itself). Good.  It’s healthy for Catholics to be reminded that the Kingdom of Heaven is not the [Read More…]

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Today’s Right Wing Francis Hatred

The Right is in complete panic mode. [Read more…]

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Why Conservatives are Going Nuclear…

…on Pope Francis. “It matters because of what it shows us about the way ideological fixations have corrupted the conservative outlook, which once treated political passions with suspicion and took its stand with institutions and traditions older than the latest partisan fads.” ~Damon Linker I remember when conservatives conserved. Good times. Good times. [Read more…]

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“He’s just saying what we’re all thinking”

The Frankenstein Id Monster base of the GOP don’t seem to get that this is the most damning self-indictment they could possibly give to the world. [Read more…]

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Gillis Harp Writes a Fine Piece for Crisis

…pointing out the obvious fact that capitalism, unmoored from all consideration except profit is as deadly an enemy to the Faith as Communism (perhaps more deadly since Communism kills the body while capitalism seduces the soul). He is instantly shouted down by a great crowd in the comboxes. And do not fear those who kill [Read More…]

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GOP Announces Formation of Committee to Elect Hillary Clinton

First out of the gate in that endeavor, committee chair Ted Cruz, whose appalling abuse of persecuted Christians in the Middle East set the gold standard for sheer cynicism last fall.  It will be fascinating to see if he completes the Campbellesque Hero’s Journey story arc from “Guy who stands on a mound of Mideast Christian [Read More…]

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