Fresh Dispatches From The Culture Wars
December 9th, 2013
The New York Times has published some delightful linkbait from their Snowden files about American intelligence agents searching for terror[...]
Category Archives: Republican Party
The Republican Party became uniformly and absolutely pro-life during the same period in which it turned to tax cuts as religion. Christian morality got sucked out of the contemporary party’s policy and has been replaced with Ayn Rand’s morality. Via ThinkProgress: … Continue reading
On CNN yesterday, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) expressed dissonant disapproval of the president’s failure to teleport reinforcements to the US consulate in Benghazi. You have to admire the way he twists reality here: Look, we have to make priorities and … Continue reading
I love the word “obfuscation.” It’s such a brilliant description of any Republican caught in the headlights of an interview, especially about healthcare reform, and with what they’d replace the recently-proclaimed Constitutional Affordable Care Act. They were all over the … Continue reading
Because that’s really what this is all about.
So CEO, author, and venture capitalist Nick Hanauer apparently gave a TED talk on income inequality that isn’t being posted yet. National Journal reports on a hot potato: Hanauer’s talk “probably ranks as one of the most politically controversial talks … Continue reading
At some point, it must become patently clear to the Beltway that John Boehner really is bad at his job. Brian Beutler reports: In remarks at the 2012 Peter G. Peterson Foundation, Boehner will erect the same requirements for raising … Continue reading
The War on Women is an ugly phrase for an ugly side of teapublicanism. As I keep saying, the tea tide has been the end stage of Goldwater Republicanism, which has always been dissonant on family planning. In Arizona, a … Continue reading
Ladies and gentlemen, the modern Republican Party: I keep saying that Republicans have no one but themselves to blame. Future historians writing about this era should look back to the moment that Mike Castle (R-DE) cowered in the face of … Continue reading
“I don’t believe we have to treat people we disagree with as an enemy . . . I’ve fought in a war and I’ve seen the enemy. We don’t have enemies in our political environment here.” Via Maddowblog.