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This Week In Crazy: A Down And Dirty ‘Squirmish’

Did you know that you can measure your patriotism by the number of times you’ve seen 13 Hours? It’s true. If you haven’t seen 13 Hours yet, it means you hate America. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the loony, bigoted, and hateful behavior of the increasingly unhinged right wing.

January 22, 2016

This Week In Crazy: No Sleep ‘Til Iowa

This fitful circus of folly we call the election cycle enters its next phase in two short weeks — when the first votes are actually cast. We’re in the pre-Iowa homestretch now, and everyone’s losing their minds. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the loony, bigoted, and hateful behavior of the increasingly unhinged right wing.

January 16, 2016

This Week In Crazy: Come, Armageddon

Despite prior warnings to this effect, which turned out to be premature, conservative right-wingers are quite sure that this time it really is the End Times.

November 13, 2015

Horrors! There Are Muslims Among Us

How did renovating a nondenominational chapel so that it could more easily accommodate prayer by Muslim students become a “Christian cleansing”? For some, every accommodation of other faiths is an affront to their own.

October 9, 2015

This Week In Crazy: Cranks ‘R’ Us

The pope is a symbol of moral virtue, intelligence, and sound judgment. What the hell is he doing in America? Welcome to “This Week In Crazy.”

September 25, 2015

Ted Cruz And The Politics Of Faith And Fear

There’s also a dynamic in which each candidate is compelled to out-Herod Herod. To be outflanked on the right is to lose ground.

July 28, 2015

Oklahoma’s Ten Commandments Case Is Part Of An Age-Old Battle In U.S.

The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruling last week that a Ten Commandments monument must be removed from the grounds of the state Capitol prompted outrage, drew praise and posed a question: Will controversy over religious displays ever end?

July 9, 2015
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This Week In Crazy: Special Marriage Equality Insanity Edition

When five Justices legalized same-sex marriage nationwide last Friday, they released a torrent of unhinged rage from the conservative right wing. For those who appreciate such demented howling from the fire-and-brimstone crowd, this week has just been a buffet of ire, bigotry, unreason, and insanity.

July 3, 2015
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This Week In Crazy: A Tournament, A Tournament, A Tournament Of Lies!

We are on the brink of major cataclysm. It could be the Rapture, it could be Hillary’s Reich, or it could be Two Women Adopting A Child. These are the Last Days, and everyone wants the Last Word. It’s “This Week In Crazy.”

June 12, 2015
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The Disintegration Of Us-Vs.-Them Politics

For all the decades of its existence, American social conservatism has been rooted in a premise simple enough to be fully expressed in just three words: us versus them.

May 27, 2015
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5 Ways Republicans Dare You To Vote Against Them

Republicans’ fiercest opponents are themselves. Actual reality has proven to be a powerful countervailing force, when enough Americans vote.

May 25, 2015
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The Power Of Fear

Why does the GOP keep up the scare tactics? Because they always work. They have exploited the base’s fear of a black president for six years and each midterm election has rewarded their extremism.

May 22, 2015

Book Review: ‘One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America’

In ‘One Nation Under God,’ historian Kevin Kruse argues that the current state of religion’s entanglement in our politics is not the product of piety, but of corporate lobbying, religious pitchmen, and Hollywood stagecraft.

April 12, 2015