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Bill Berkowitz is a longtime observer of the conservative movement.
Liberty University: Training Champions for Christ and Drone Pilots for the Military
Posted on: Jun 26, 2013, Source: Buzzflash at Truthout
Founded by right-wing theocrat Fallwell, Liberty U is among the foremost training grounds of drone pilots."
Cruel Country: Debtors Prisons Are Punishing the Poor Across America
Posted on: May 1, 2013, Source: AlterNet
A 19th century tool for instilling fear in the public to pay off debt
The Christian Right Is Panicking Because They Know They Are Losing
Posted on: Apr 2, 2013, Source: Smirking Chimp
They know the tide of public opinion has turned against them on gay marriage.
All the Dysfunction, Craziness and Bigotry of the Conservative Movement Will Be on Display This Week at CPAC
Posted on: Mar 13, 2013, Source: Smirking Chimp
This year's crop of speakers includes Texas Senator Ted Cruz, the closest thing we currently have to the re-embodiment of Senator Joseph McCarthy.
The Secret of How the GOP Has a Lock on the House for the Foreseeable Future
Posted on: Dec 29, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Tens of millions poured into a stealth redistricting project before the 2012 elections kept dozens of GOP Districts safe from Democratic challengers.
Are Conservative Documentary Films on the Rise?
Posted on: Sep 6, 2012, Source: AlterNet
A longtime conservative activist has landed where no other conservative making documentary films has landed before — the list of the top ten highest-grossing documentary films in history.
Meet the Christian Right-Wing Multi-Billionaire Out to Frack Our World
Posted on: May 13, 2012, Source: Talk To Action
Philip Anschutz is involved in a lawsuit trying to overturn a fracking ban.
How Right-Wing ALEC Teamed Up With The NRA To Get Copycat, "Stand Your Ground" Laws In 21 States
Posted on: Mar 25, 2012, Source: Huffington Post
The Florida 'stand-your-ground' law "is the template for an American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) 'model bill' that has been pushed in other states."
The Religious Right Sugar-Daddy Who Brought Us Rick Perry
Posted on: Sep 7, 2011, Source: Talk To Action
Outside of Texas, Dr. James Leininger is a relatively unknown multi-millionaire. Inside the state he's known as the "Sugar Daddy" of the religious right.
Why Are the Corporate Media In Denial About the Right-Wing Terrorist Threat?
Posted on: Sep 4, 2011, Source: Talk To Action
A series of right-wing-initiated violent actions in the U.S., including bombings, plans for bombings, and assassinations, have not gotten the attention they deserve.
Why Does Bigot Pat Buchanan Still Wield Influence?
Posted on: Aug 5, 2011, Source: Talk To Action
Buchanan's bigoted ideas may not be adopted outright, but they find their way into the mouths of others that do have a following.
Islamic Scare Paid for with Our Tax Dollars: Homegrown Muslim Terrorist Threats Practically Invented by Govt. Informants
Posted on: Jul 1, 2011, Source: AlterNet
The use of agent provocateurs and informants almost guarantees a steady stream of fake anti-terrorist victories.
Why Is Jerry Falwell's Evangelical University Getting Filthy Rich off Your Tax Money?
Posted on: Jun 29, 2011, Source: Talk To Action
How taxpayers are funding the world's biggest Christian evangelical university.
Why Do Conservatives Presume That God Wants Them to Run for President? (He Probably Doesn't)
Posted on: Jun 13, 2011, Source: Talk To Action
Many GOPers refer getting a "call" from God to run for President. Is it crass pandering to the religious right, or their massive egos?
Meet GOP Hopeful Tim Pawlenty's New Campaign Manager -- He's on a Mission from God
Posted on: Apr 21, 2011, Source: BuzzFlash
Tim Pawlenty has made perhaps the most significant move yet along the long buck-filled road to the Republican Party's presidential nomination.
What Is ALEC? Dragging the Secretive Conservative Organization Out of the Shadows
Posted on: Mar 31, 2011, Source: Smirking Chimp
This shadowy organization has played an extraordinary role in shaping pro-corporate legislation in a number of states.
Exposing the Insurance Industry's Vast Conspiracy to Smear Michael Moore
Posted on: Nov 22, 2010, Source: AlterNet
A whistleblower's allegations against the health insurance industry reveal sophisticated planning to squash Michael Moore's documentary, 'Sicko.'
Right-Wing Groups Use Decline of White Birthrates to Stoke Fear of Homosexuality, Feminism and Abortion
Posted on: Jun 29, 2010, Source: AlterNet
Right-wing groups warn that Western civilization is facing a ‘demographic winter,’ risking the destruction of what they call the natural family.
"No Lie Is Too Low For Them": What the Terri Schiavo Affair Can Teach Us About Today's Right-Wing Zealots
Posted on: Mar 31, 2010, Source: AlterNet
Five years after the death of Terri Schiavo, right-wing opportunists continue to use her case to advance their political agenda.
Heads Up: Prayer Warriors and Sarah Palin Are Organizing Spiritual Warfare to Take Over America
Posted on: Feb 28, 2010, Source: AlterNet
The New Apostolic Reformation, the largest religious movement you've never heard of, aims to take control of communities through 'prayer warriors.'
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