Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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This Week In Crazy: Twisted Logic And Right-Wing Blame Games

Just when you thought the far-right fringe couldn’t possibly connect abortion with the stock market, or equate the LGBT Pride flag with a white supremacist symbol, they just, well, go ahead and do that. It’s “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the shameful, racist, and hateful speech of the increasingly illogical right wing.

August 28, 2015
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Do Republicans Really Have Happier Marriages? Probably Not

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.

August 27, 2015
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The Odd Politics Of Fighting Wildfires

Much of the Forest Service’s swelling bill for suppressing wildfires comes from the rising cost of protecting residences in the “wildland-urban interface.” About 16 million houses were built in fire-prone rural areas over the last two decades.

August 27, 2015
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Could Pope Francis Be Donald Trump’s Undoing?

Think about what we try to teach our children, and then think about four years of trying to explain away a President Trump. Maybe the contrast with Pope Francis during his upcoming visit will jump-start the process of scales falling from eyes.

August 27, 2015
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Conservatives Double Down On Anti-Abortion Extremism

It is becoming difficult to escape the conclusion that conservatives would rather fight about abortion than reduce it.

August 24, 2015
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Anti-Abortion Videos Provoke Ethical Crisis For Doctors, Pols — And Media

The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) continues to cause political problems for Planned Parenthood, while challenging media outlets to strike a balance between covering the group’s activities and spreading their strident anti-abortion message.

August 1, 2015
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This Week In Crazy: Drink That Commie Kool-Aid

The end is near, but never near enough. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the increasingly unhinged right wing.

July 31, 2015
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5 Ways Conservatives Make Workers Poorer, Sicker, And More Dependent On Government

Conservative policies give workers weaker families, dimmer futures, and corporate governance. So why do they punish themselves by voting conservative?

July 27, 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: ‘There Can Be No Coexistence With The Left!’

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.”

June 26, 2015
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Right-Wing Trolls — From Scalia On Down — Take On The Obamacare Decision

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.

June 25, 2015
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The 5 Most Appalling Conservative Reactions To The Charleston Shooting

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

June 19, 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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Lindsey Graham And ‘The Gay Conspiracy’

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.

May 29, 2015
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The Trouble With The Huge Republican Field

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?

May 28, 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
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This Week In Crazy: Let Biker Gangs Fight ISIS!

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.”

May 22, 2015
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5 Lies Paul Ryan Needs You To Believe About Poverty

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.

May 11, 2015
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Giving The “Gays, Guns, And God” Bloc Reason To Stay Home In 2016

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.

April 25, 2015
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Murdoch Empire Colludes With ‘Liberal Media’ To Promote ‘Clinton Cash’

The partnership between HarperCollins, Fox News, and the nation’s two leading newspapers amounts to an open declaration of war in a presidential election.

April 20, 2015
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This Week In Crazy: Bring On The Second Civil War!

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?

April 10, 2015
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‘The Culture War’ — A Battle The GOP Can’t Win

The argument is over and conservatives have lost. Some of them just don’t know it yet.

April 8, 2015
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On Gas Tax Increase, Obama Is Wrong — And (Some) Republicans Are Right

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.

February 4, 2015
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Texas Education Board Postpones Action On New Textbooks

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.

November 19, 2014
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Liberal Or Conservative? Brain’s ‘Disgust’ Reaction Holds The Answer

Your political beliefs may not be as rational as you think.

October 30, 2014
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