Author Archives: Matt Osborne

About Matt Osborne

Veteran blogging the culture wars from Alabama. Video journalist, mash-up artist, aspiring novelist, and metalhead. Expect bunnies, geekery, dark humor, and snarky empirical analysis to annoy idealists of all stripes. You can follow me on Twitter, but be ready 'cause it might get loud.

Lawsuit Reveals Teen Was Groomed As Personal Sex Slave In The Duggar Family’s Movement

Phillips told the girl this was possible because his wife, Beall Phillips, “was going to die soon.” Continue reading

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Ukraine Leader Says Russia Wants To Set Southeast ‘On Fire’

Ukraine leader says Russia wants to set southeast ‘on fire’ (via AFP) Ukraine’s Western-backed leader on Tuesday accused Russia of trying to enflame the country’s southeast but said he would proceed cautiously against pro-Kremlin militias consolidating control in the volatile … Continue reading

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Did Flight MH370′s Copilot Try To Say Goodbye?

As the search zone narrows and unmanned submarines begin to search the ocean floor for signs of a missing Malaysian Airlines jet, investigators have revealed that copilot Fariq Abdul Hamid tried to use his cell phone as the plane passed … Continue reading

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NV Gov. Sandoval Defends Extremists Interfering With Federal Government Activity

Cliven Bundy has been using federal lands to raise his cattle. Now that the BLM is putting a stop to it, Bundy is enlisting everyone from the Oathkeepers to Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval in his cause. Continue reading

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Ukraine: Everyone Has An Agenda At The End Of The World

Politics start at the water’s edge, they say, and it seems as if everyone has an agenda at the end of the world. Continue reading

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Runaway Plane Hypothesis Looking Pretty Good Right Now

As search crews race to home in on data recorders at the bottom of the Indian Ocean, it is worth a look back two weeks ago, to when I discussed the possibility that Zahare Ahmad Shah, the pilot of missing Flight … Continue reading

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Dan Backer’s Revealing Victory Lap After McCutcheon v FEC Decision

Dan Backer’s Revealing Victory Lap After McCutcheon v FEC Decision (via Breitbart Unmasked) Dan Backer called into the Steve Malzberg Show yesterday to pat himself on the back for winning the McCutcheon v FEC decision in the Supreme Court. Backer … Continue reading

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‘Persecuted:’ Christian Conservatism Is Now A Movement Of Querulants

When the condition manifests as habitual or vexatious litigation, we call the mentally ill “querulants.” Continue reading

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On Shootings At Fort Hood And The Era Of Suicide Attacks

I’d rather take this opportunity to write about the history of gun violence in and around Fort Hood, because I was there for some of it, and it feels important to talk about it today. Continue reading

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404 Day: A Day of Action Against Censorship in Libraries

404 Day: A Day of Action Against Censorship in Libraries (via EFF) Join EFF on April 4th for 404 Day, a nation-wide day of action to call attention to the long-standing problem of Internet censorship in public libraries and public … Continue reading

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The Incredible Narcissism Of Don Blankenship

Don Blankenship would be an over-the-top comic book villain. Continue reading

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