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.”
Right wingers are going into apoplexy over the Supreme Court’s decisive 6-3 ruling upholding federal health insurance subsidies under Obamacare — and a lot of it is pretty entertaining.
Dive into the lunatic fringe of right wingers weighing in on the events in Charleston — and you’ll find some truly appalling, noxious, and deranged reactions. Here are just five of them
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.”
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.
But does quantity equal quality and an advantage in a general election? Or does it mean endless coverage of positions that could hurt the eventual nominee?
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.
ISIS is on the rise in American schools! The only ones who can stop them are Texas biker gangs! But then who will defend the Lone Star State when the Feds invade? Only God can say. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy.”
Republicans have to say the policies they oppose have failed because it’s the only way to argue against undeniable conservative failures. Here are five lies that conservatives insist on you accepting so we can redouble our efforts the help the people who truly need our help — the rich.
White evangelical voters don’t vote for things; they vote against them. And they vote against things by voting for the man who’s against them.
The partnership between HarperCollins, Fox News, and the nation’s two leading newspapers amounts to an open declaration of war in a presidential election.
This week, “conservative” nut-jobs are trying to incite a second civil war — or warn us that we’re headed for one. Are they the same thing?
With their strange urge to ruin the transportation systems that made America the world’s strongest country, the Tea Party is more like a Termite Party.
The Texas State Board of Education has decided not to make any decisions about new textbooks until publishers have completed all changes to the books.
A Pew Research Center project has shown that conservatives and liberals revolve in their own separate media and news universes.
The percentage of unemployed workers receiving unemployment insurance (UI) has reached its lowest point since 1987, according to the Economic Policy Institute. During the Great Recession, which technically ended in 2009, unemployment spiked. As the EPI reports, “the UI recipiency rate reached about two-thirds of all unemployed workers” during this time. The number of people receiving […]
By Ali Watkins, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — As Democrats fight desperately to keep a Senate majority in the upcoming elections, one conservative voice has been noticeably muted in the fight for seats: a cohesive far-right tea party. It’s been four years since the group made its sensational entrance onto the national stage, prompting a […]
To become the next governor of Florida, Charlie Crist needs to do everything he can to convince Democrats that he’s truly one of them, while reassuring Republicans that he’s still the same moderate he’s always been. That’s just politics. But no matter how persuasive he is, Crist can’t totally hide from his Republican past. A […]
Republican efforts to combat the image of a “war on women” are still not going well. First, Todd Akin re-emerged and started talking about “legitimate rape” again. Now, a conservative conference designed to improve outreach to female voters has only succeeded in offending them even more. On Friday, a group of conservative female politicians met to […]
WASHINGTON — You cannot talk for very long to a conservative these days without hearing the words “constitutional” and “constitutionalist.” Formulations such as “I am a constitutional conservative” or “I am a constitutionalist” are Tea Party habits, but they are not confined to its ranks. Many kinds of conservatives contend that everything they believe is […]
When the flags fly proudly on the Fourth of July, I always remember what my late father taught me about love of country. He was a deeply patriotic man, much as he despised the scoundrels and pretenders he liked to mock as “jelly-bellied flag flappers.” It is a phrase from a Rudyard Kipling story that […]