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Trump Releases List Of 11 Possible SCOTUS Nominees

The list is widely seen as a strategy by Trump to placate the “movement conservatives” actively resisting his candidacy, by committing to place sufficiently conservative justices on the court.

May 18, 2016
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Against Fascism: For Honest Conservatives, The Only Answer Is #NeverTrump

For too long, right-wing pundits and politicians seemed much more disturbed by Donald Trump’s past positions on healthcare, abortion, and guns than his current appeals to racism, xenophobia, and violence.

February 29, 2016

‘National Review’ Goes To War Against Donald Trump

Once upon a time, the inmates took over the asylum — and now after all the paranoia, ginned-up outrage, and barely-veiled racism they have engineered over these many decades, a whole new generation of inmates are revolting against them.

January 22, 2016

New York Values: What Tiny Ted Cruz Will Never Understand About The Big City

Disparaging New York has long been a favorite trope for reactionary loudmouths, always with an ugly undertone of bigotry against racial, ethnic, religious and, more recently, sexual minorities. Ted Cruz is no exception.

January 15, 2016

Debate Fallout: Even Conservatives Are Appalled By Republican Mendacity

The Republican candidates constantly insult Clinton, but how would any of these slippery blowhards survive something like the 11-hour Benghazi grilling she breezed through on Capitol Hill? If you want to understand who they are, just listen to them whine.

October 30, 2015

Jeb Defends George W. — And Slams Trump For Foreign Policy ‘Bluster’

Was there anyone else who ran for president, and might have used bluster in order to overcompensate for his shocking lack of knowledge on national security?

October 20, 2015

Trump Gets Testy After ‘National Review’ Editor’s Remark

Trump’s war against traditional Republican media outlets won’t get fixed any time soon.

September 24, 2015
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Reproductive Rights: Letting It All Hang Out

In their war on women, the most fervent wing-nuts take no prisoners.

October 3, 2014
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Is A Nice Man

When I first encountered Neil deGrasse Tyson, I thought, “What a nice man.” He was on the TV screens at New York’s Hayden Planetarium, where he’s director, urging us to behold the wonder of — to use the Biblical term — the heavens. That impression only grew on seeing his television show, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. Here he […]

August 14, 2014

Conservatives Confuse Science For Religion, And Vice Versa

Recently a friend posted a video on Facebook that he asserted would demolish the Godless theory of evolution. On it, a fellow sitting in a pickup and wearing a backward baseball cap smugly explained that Darwinian evolution contradicts the Second Law of Thermodynamics, a fundamental principle of physics. This hoary chestnut has long been a […]

August 13, 2014

National Review Is In Deep Trouble

The late William F. Buckley’s journalistic baby, National Review, is in deep legal trouble. This week it asked subscribers like me for donations to pay lawyers fending off a libel suit. Those legal bills, even before a trial it may well lose, could sink the leading right-wing journal in America, The Week says. Progressives, liberals, conservatives […]

January 31, 2014