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Christian Right Historian David Barton in Freefall Over ‘Jefferson Lies’

It seems that the right's favorite historian, a man who has long provided "intellectual" cover for its effort to remake American history, has finally been exposed as the fraud. We can only hope. David Barton has been a hero to the right for claiming the founding fathers wanted a Christian nation. But now even his conservative peers are disowning his work. By Michelle Goldberg August 11, 2012 At the Rediscov ...

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14 Wacky “Facts” Kids Will Learn in Louisiana’s Voucher Schools

August 7, 2012 Thanks to a new law privatizing public education in Louisiana, Bible-based curriculum can now indoctrinate young, pliant minds with the good news of the Lord—all on the state taxpayers' dime. Under Gov. Bobby Jindal's voucher program, considered the most sweeping in the country, Louisiana is poised to spend tens of millions of dollars to help poor and middle-class students from the state's no ...

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Why Obama Is Right (And Reagan Was Too)

Kudos to Fareed for getting to the crux of our current debate. It is not what the GOP wants it to be about: some kind of ideological, abstract debate about government and freedom. It's a practical question about whether the US needs a correction from thirty years of center-right (yes, I include Clinton in that consensus) and then hard-right governance. That practical question requires engagement with the sp ...

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Is the Republican party forcing their ‘version’ of Christianity on America?

February 16, 2012 With issues like abortion, same-sex marriage and contraception making their way back in the headlines, the issue of religion in government is a hot topic. Conservatives claim their religion is "underattack" and that the "liberals" in America want to take away their right of religious freedom. While conservatives try to defend their religious beliefs, they are discriminating against others ...

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Judge rules doctors must lie to patients and say abortion causes suicide

In a blow to judicial prudence and common sense a South Dakota federal appeals court ruled 7 - 4 that it was indeed legal to require doctors to tell abortion patients the day before their procedure that they will be at risk for suicide. The warning of suicide that doctors are now forced to give has never been medically or scientifically proven. Because of this, opponents call it nothing but a scare tactic. ...

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Virgin Mary Tree Trunk Found In Sleepy Hollow; Second Image Spotted In July In Tri-State Area (VIDEO)

Is the Virgin Mary a fan of the tri-state area? Not even two weeks after an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe was spotted in West New York, another Virgin Mary sighting is causing quite the scene in Sleepy Hollow, New York, bringing plenty of the faithful to the quiet Westchester neighborhood. Patch reports onlookers have gathered across the street from a local church, where a Sleepy Hollow resident stumbled u ...

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In 1930s, blacks told Jews: ‘We shall overcome’

During World War II, many Jewish academics who fled Europe found safe haven in the ivory towers of the South's black colleges. By Judy Maltz Jul.16, 2012 The righteous gentiles who sheltered and saved Jews during the Holocaust were not just white Europeans. Thirty years before Jewish students were marching alongside blacks in the U.S. civil rights movement of the 1960s, black communities in the South provid ...

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Use A Cellphone? You Can Be Tracked.

The right-wing thinks we should put our lives in the hands of corporations. Maybe we already have. In the first audit of its kind, Cellphone carriers disclosed that U.S. law enforcement officials made over 1.3 million requests for customer information last year, and the frequency of cellphone surveillance is on the rise. Read about it: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/10/cellphone-surveillance-up_n_166 ...

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Will Billo the Clown Apologize?

Bill Sloan introduced this article with a comment: Behold the Oracle of the Asshole! They don't come any more glib, self-satisfied, ignorant and just plain mean than this douchebag. If there is any Justice in the Universe, somebody will kick this SOB square in the nuts. Bill O’Reilly To Apologize ‘For Being An Idiot’ About Obamacare? June 28, 2012 By Don Hamel The odds of you becoming a billionaire are 1 in ...

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Bad PR: Salvation Army Says Gays Should Die

Apparently it's in the Salvation Army's handbook... Salvation Army Official: Gays Deserve Death by ALEXANDER ABAD-SANTOS JUNE 25, 2012 Just in time to ruin Gay Pride month, a media relations director for the Salvation Army had no problem reminding us and the queer journalists he was talking to that gays should be put to death. Read the entire article here: http://www.theatlanticwire.com/global/2012/06/salva ...

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