Few would have predicted Donald Trump’s stellar relationship with far-right Christians. But now that he’s won them over, benefited from their political support, and amassed a White House featuring many evangelical conservatives, LGBT protections, abortion rights, and public school funding are on the line.
Betsy DeVos is a doctrinaire right-winger who means to destroy public education, replacing it with a system of religious schools that serve the middle class and the wealthy. Implacably hostile to the public commons, she would rip apart a core asset of our democracy.
The so-called “Alt-Right” may have grabbed most of the attention since Donald Trump’s victory, but it’s the Christian right that got him over the line. And experts say they are much more likely to influence how he governs.
And we’re back. The right wing kicked the year off by freaking out in spectacular fashion to President Obama’s executive actions on gun control, indulging in some pandering to those precious Iowan evangelical ballot punchers, and kicking that dead horse called “traditional marriage” into a pulp. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy.”
In times of crisis, we need firm leadership to take decisive action, keen insight to develop judicious strategies, and an unwavering commitment to the sensible, factual, and true. That said, steer clear of each of the following people.
Since 1980, when Iowa held its first seriously competitive GOP caucuses, the first-place finisher has gone on to win the party’s nomination less than half the time.
At the expense of spoiling all the fun, let’s get real about Dr. Ben Carson’s presidential campaign. Carson fans have been slow to grasp that their party’s presidential nominee will need the votes of millions of “blue state” Republicans historically resistant to religious zealotry.
At Liberty University, Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders sought to make his brand of democratic socialism palatable to an audience of conservative Christians.
Ah, America, where you can simultaneously hold the Constitution up as a holy totem and conveniently forget anything in it you don’t like.
A study by two sociologists supposedly proved that Republicans have happier marriages — but a much larger study showed that the country’s reddest counties have the highest divorce rates.
I am embarrassed to hear narrow minds masquerading as God’s spokesmen. If you feel free to say to others that God doesn’t approve of who they were born to be, you are inflicting nothing but pain.
Racism, what racism? It’s all the Devil’s fault. Send in the bees! These and other morsels of madness in “This Week In Crazy.”
While it can be hard to distinguish between the different players in this congested contest, Jindal stands out from the pack for the following five reasons.
Forget Benghazi — have you heard Hillary’s taste in music? And yogurt is turning children into sinners! It’s “This Week In Crazy.”
If Lindsey Graham were gay — and we should take him at his word that he is not — that might offend some in the GOP’s evangelical wing. But there are conspiracy theories that hint at something even worse.