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Luke Brinker is Salon's deputy politics editor. Follow him on Twitter at @LukeBrinker.
'He Wants to Take Kansas Back to the Dark Ages'—Meet the Waitress Who Told Off Sam Brownback
Posted on: May 6, 2015, Source: Salon
Chloe Hough, whose "tip" to Kansas' ultraconservative governor went viral, dishes.
'He Wants to Take Kansas Back Into the Dark Ages': Waitress Explains Why She Told Off Sam Brownback
Posted on: May 5, 2015, Source: Salon
Chloe Hough sparked a viral sensation when she wrote "Tip the schools" on GOP Kansas governor's receipt.
Presidential Contender Marco Rubio's Ugliest Moment
Posted on: Apr 13, 2015, Source: Salon
This disgraceful ultimatum should be remembered especially now that Rubio has declared he is running.
This Conservative Anti-Tax Utopia Is Imploding
Posted on: Apr 1, 2015, Source: Salon
Kansas continues to bleed revenue.
Noam Chomsky: Why Americans Workers Are Screwed
Posted on: Mar 25, 2015, Source: Salon
Many Americans have only the "right to scrounge" for their survival.
"Very, Very Few People Like Him": 7 Tidbits on NBC News' Internal Turmoil
Posted on: Mar 10, 2015, Source: Salon
NY Mag report depicts a network riven by personality clashes and editorial disagreements.
Kansas Could Put Teachers In Prison For Assigning Books Prosecutors Don’t Like
Posted on: Feb 28, 2015, Source: Salon
The State Senate has passed a measure that could punish teachers who share "harmful" material.
Why Rudy Giuliani's Deranged Obama Comments this Week Are Perfectly in Character
Posted on: Feb 20, 2015, Source: Salon
The former mayor was and always will be a race baiter.
Tom Brokaw Warned for a Year That Brian Williams’ Iraq Story Was a Big Fib
Posted on: Feb 15, 2015, Source: Salon
NPR reports that Brokaw raised concerns well before Williams' exaggerations came to light.
Rick Perry’s Absurd Healthcare Claim: Texans Like Being Uninsured!
Posted on: Feb 12, 2015, Source: Salon
The former governor wears his state's uninsured rate as a badge of honor.
Jeb Bush in the Early Phase of His Presidential Run Comes Out with a Cowardly Approach to Gay Marriage
Posted on: Jan 5, 2015, Source: Salon
Potential presidential candidate says marriage equality should be a "state decision"
Our Terrifying New Congress: Meet 5 Tea Party Extremists Taking Office this Month
Posted on: Jan 2, 2015, Source: Salon
Climate deniers, anti-abortionists and gun nuts, yikes!
Rick Perry: The Bible Proves That Poverty is Inevitable
Posted on: Dec 13, 2014, Source: Salon
Outgoing Texas governor isn't sweating his state's sorry statistics on inequality.
Meet the White Supremacist Who’s About to Be Nevada’s House Speaker
Posted on: Nov 20, 2014, Source: Salon
This politician has attacked Jews, women, Martin Luther King and gay men in his writings.
Bill Maher Gets His Comeuppance over His Attacks on Islam: 'What He Is Doing Is Un-American'
Posted on: Nov 3, 2014, Source: Salon
The journalist Rula Jabreal explains her heated debate with Maher -- and the "dangerous" impact of his ideas.
Did Elizabeth Warren Just Open the Door to a White House Run?
Posted on: Oct 24, 2014, Source: Salon
After months of insisting that a 2016 bid is off the table, the Massachusetts senator sounds a different note.
Right-Wing Publication Tries to Claim That Obama Is a Conservative
Posted on: Oct 21, 2014, Source: Salon
The president “has bent over backward to protect corporate profits,” says ex-Reagan administration domestic policy aide Bruce Bartlett
Chilling: Police Lieutenant Suspended Over Ku Klux Klan Video
Posted on: Oct 4, 2014, Source: Salon
After racially insensitive video emerges, West Virginia police lieutenant placed on leave.
One of America's Most Prominent Right-Wing Propagandists Gets Sentenced by Judge
Posted on: Sep 23, 2014, Source: Salon
Conservative polemicist spared prison time, after pleading guilty to campaign finance violations.
Rupert Murdoch Calls Guinness 'a Bully,' and Urges Boycott for the Brewer's Pro-Gay Stance
Posted on: Mar 18, 2014, Source: Media Matters for America
News Corp. head tweets 'all Irish' should boycott the iconic stout.
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