February 2012

The folly of hate crimes legislation

February 28, 2012 // 1 Comment

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More proof : Three women identified by their lawyers as lesbians were arraigned yesterday on a hate crime charge for allegedly beating a gay man at the Forest Hills T station in an unusual case that experts say exposes the law’s flawed logic. [...]

Stop interbulating!

February 28, 2012 // 1 Comment

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The random accusations are disturbing, of course (child molester, wife beater, etc.), but the Hubbard lexicon never fails to amuse — 4:23 mark. 1. interbulate A word which was made up by the late L. Ron Hubbard (the former leader of a crazy [...]

The question the GOP fears most

February 28, 2012 // 0 Comments

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Which Candidate Would You Rather Have a Beer With? We hear this question every election, though, for me, there’s never been an obvious answer (save for Bob Dole). I dare you to find one person who’d choose to down a cold one with Romney [...]

Victim politics

February 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

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Newt reminds a sanctuary full of affluent white Christians who the real victims are. “You have radical Islamists who want to kill us, and the secular left who want to coerce us,” he [...]

Georgia’s greatest scam revisited

February 26, 2012 // 1 Comment

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Georgia’s worst governor ever? Hard to say, but Sonny Perdue was definitely the worst in my lifetime. It turns out even the most conservative attendance prediction for the Go Fish Georgia Education Center in Perry was too ambitious. The [...]

Rick Santorum and Nazis

February 22, 2012 // 4 Comments

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He’s quite fond of comparing political opponents to the Third Reich, as Dana Milbank points out: His most famous episode came in 2005, when Democrats criticized Senate Republicans for threatening to do away with the filibuster. “The [...]

The problem with constituencies

February 20, 2012 // 3 Comments

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For years the GOP has placated the religious right, even as Christian fundamentalists have steered the movement to the fringe. On a national level, at least, that constituency has been heard but not seen. Sure, George W. Bush spoke openly of his [...]