Evan McMurry

Stalin! Hitler! Man Marries Bacon! The Religious Right’s Most Unhinged Reactions to Gay Marriage

Last week’s Supreme Court decision establishing marriage equality as a constitutionally protected right elicited a meltdown on the right, with lawmakers like Ted Cruz calling it “some of the darkest 24 hours in our nation’s history.”

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The Best Comedy Takedowns of Blowhard Conservatives

Many Republicans brutally criticized President Barack Obama in 2014 after he appeared on Zack Galifianakis’ "Between Two Ferns" to pitch Obamacare to young people. Fox Business’ Neil Cavuto, however, saw the move as brilliant and encouraged his partymates to expand their comfort zone into the world of comedy. “Maybe Republicans dismissing these type of venues is very dangerous,” he said. “I say, Republicans, ignore these venues at your own peril. Laugh all you want about Michelle Obama hawking fitness with Jimmy Fallon. Or her husband yucking it up with that guy before Fallon. A lot of people who don't watch news shows watch these shows. So why are you dismissing these shows?”

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The Most Obnoxious Things Rich People Have Done Recently

After the dust cleared from the economic implosion of 2007-2008, being rich became briefly unpopular. Investment firm CEOs, Wall Street bankers and craven house flippers had crashed the economy, and as details of their Gatsby-esqe lifestyle surfaced—Lehman Brothers CEO Dick Fuld, for instance, took a helicopter to work before his century-old firm collapsed—their conspicuous consumption turned insult to injury.

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Guess What? From Pot to Government Spending, Americans Are Far More Liberal Than Politicians Assume

Is American becoming more liberal? A growing set of data says the populace is shifting to the left, both in general and on a score of major issues, a seismic change from the days when social conservatism, anti-immigration anxieties, reactionary crime policies and more kept the populace—and their elected leaders—in a right wing crouch.

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How Atheists (and Satanists) are Flipping Right-Wing Christian Bigotry on Its Head

After decades in the doghouse, non-believers may finally be enjoying a resurgence. A new PEW poll found the number of Americans identifying as atheists has more than doubled in the past few years, while those describing themselves as religiously unaffiliated are expected to grow to a quarter of the U.S. population by 2050. All this is matched by a decline in Americans, especially young ones, identifying as Christians.

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6 Awesome Things About Bernie Sanders You Might Not Know

Three weeks ago, a slightly disheveled U.S. senator wandered out to the front lawn of the Capitol Building and declared his campaign for president. Bernie Sanders, an avowed democratic socialist from the small state of Vermont, was in. 

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Our Democracy Is Doomed: Match the Plutocrat to the GOP Candidate He Owns

“Whether it's the Koch brothers or Soros on the left or Sheldon," former GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich recently said, “if you're going to have an election process that radically favors billionaires and is discriminating against the middle class—which we now have—then billionaires are going to get a lot of attention.”

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5 Craziest Moments of the GOP's Clown Car Primary Race, So Far

It may feel as though it’s been going on forever, but the race for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination is only about a month old. Barely a month ago, Ted Cruz became the first major candidate to announce, officially inaugurating politics most sustained crazy season.

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4 Things You Should Know About the Plutocrats Buying Our Democracy

Last week, the chair of the Federal Election Commission Ann Ravel made a startling admission: there was virtually no chance of the FEC enforcing anti-corruption campaign finance rules in the 2016 presidential election.

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5 Most Ludicrous GOP Primary Gaffes So Far

It may feel as though it’s been going on forever, but the race for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination is only about a month old. Barely a month ago, Ted Cruz became the first major candidate to announce, officially inaugurating politics' most sustained crazy season.

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