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Bill Berkowitz is a longtime observer of the conservative movement.
Guess Who's Boycotting '50 Shades of Grey' Ahead of the Film's Release?
Posted on: Feb 10, 2015, Source: The Smirking Chimp
You can bet that American Family Association will not be in the front row when the movie premieres.
Billy Graham's Son Is One of America's Most Dangerous Islamophobes
Posted on: Jan 28, 2015, Source: Buzzflash at Truthout
Duke University reversed its decision to allow a Muslim call to prayer after Franklin Graham's intervention.
Are You Living in a "Bible-Minded City?"
Posted on: Jan 25, 2015, Source: talk2action.org
A scary report shows the purported Christian religiosity of American cities.
Indiana Cop Creates “Breathe Easy, Don’t Break the Law” T-Shirts
Posted on: Jan 6, 2015, Source: The Smirking Chimp
Jason Barthel's has a new T-shirt venture to support cops -- and apparently to make money.
Kansas Governor's Plan to Balance Runaway Budget: Sell Sex Toys
Posted on: Oct 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet
The state is selling adult novelty items because a group of erotic stores failed to pay state sales and income taxes.
Meet Brave Abortion Provider Dr. Willie Parker
Posted on: Sep 25, 2014, Source: AlterNet
He and other doctors offer women the health care services they need -- and are doing so at their own peril.
Meet the Frackers: Right-Wing Billionaire Brothers’ Biblical Ambitions
Posted on: Sep 12, 2014, Source: Truthout
Rich off their fracking business, Farris and Dan Wilks are funding conservative causes.
How the FBI Is Creating Terrorists
Posted on: Jul 30, 2014, Source: AlterNet
A new report reveals that the bureau "may have created terrorists out of law-abiding individuals" through sting operations.
Why U.S. White Supremacists Are Ecstatic Over European Election Results
Posted on: Jun 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Dreams of replicating what happened in the EU in the US.
Forced to Sign a Loyalty Oath to Catholic Doctrine, Teachers at Catholic Schools Are Rebelling
Posted on: May 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet
What would Pope Francis do?
Forbes Journalist Fired After Reporting the Truth About Cliven Bundy
Posted on: May 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Vickery Eckhoff wrote on her blog that writing the Bundy exposé and her later unceremonious sacking were no coincidence.
Meet the Right-Wing Tycoon of Missouri, One of Conservatives' Biggest Money Men
Posted on: May 6, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Rex Sinquefield's Show-Me Institute is one of the top conservative funders in the country.
Why the Christian Right Is Freaking Out Over a Honey Maid Graham Crackers' Ad
Posted on: Apr 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Family-positive marketing from Chips Ahoy, Oreos and Honey Maid has conservatives going crackers.
How Probation Privateers Prey on the Poor
Posted on: Apr 5, 2014, Source: The Smirking Chimp
Privately owned probation companies are routinely jailing probationers for not being able to pay fees.
'Snake Salvation' Reality Television Star Handles Last Poison Snake
Posted on: Feb 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Pentecostal preacher Jamie Coots is bitten by a snake and dies after refusing medical treatment.
Confessions of a Drone Operator: The Men Who Deal Out Death from a Computer
Posted on: Dec 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet
There is no way around it, and there's no escaping it; drones are here to stay.
Exposed: American Doctors and Psychologists Engaged in Frightening Torture Programs Since 9/11
Posted on: Nov 18, 2013, Source: AlterNet
Turning the idea of health professional upside down.
Are Evangelicals Who Commit Adultery Restored to the Pulpit Because They are Religious Money Machines?
Posted on: Aug 29, 2013, Source: AlterNet
Sam Hinn is just one in a long line of preachers and pastors in need of rehabilitation and who desired restoration after sexual and financial shenanigans.
New Reality Show "Preachers of LA" Has Evangelical Christian Leaders Grinding Their Teeth
Posted on: Aug 13, 2013, Source: Buzzflash at Truthout
You can't avoid the impression that these men are preaching and pastoring for the money.
Wisconsin GOP Gov. Gives Thumbs-Up to Private Security Commandos Hired By Greedy Mining Co.
Posted on: Jul 24, 2013, Source: AlterNet
The company has come up with a strategy to thwart future protests: label the protesters "eco-terrorists."
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