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How Conservatives Spent Your Dollars Pushing Marriage
Posted on: Jun 25, 2012, Source: Mother Jones
The research is in on a high-priced Bush-era initiative to promote marriage to poor people. It’s time for a divorce.
What Does Rupert Murdoch Want With America's Schools?
Posted on: Sep 23, 2011, Source: Mother Jones Online
Murdoch has made it very clear that he views America's public schools as a potential gold mine.
9 Kids in 2 Years Killed Themselves In Michele Bachmann's District -- Did Bachmann's Anti-Gay Allies Contribute to a Mental Health Crisis?
Posted on: Jul 26, 2011, Source: Mother Jones
Some of the victims were gay, or perceived to be by their classmates, and many were bullied. And anti-gay activists stand accused of blocking an effective response to the crisis.
Tea Party Patriots Investigated: 'They Use You and Abuse You'
Posted on: Feb 15, 2011, Source: MotherJones.com
Pricey political consultants and fame-seeking leaders: A grassroots group cozies up to the DC establishment and alienates the activists who put it on the map.
Will War Between the Religious Right and Libertarians Tear the Tea Party Apart?
Posted on: Nov 19, 2010, Source: Mother Jones
The tea party's social conservative and libertarian wings are poised for a showdown that could decide the fate of the movement.
How the Tea Party Thinks Sustainable Development Is an International Conspiracy to Take Away Our Personal Freedoms
Posted on: Nov 19, 2010, Source: Mother Jones
Conservative activists believe that the UN is secretly plotting to herd humans into crowded cities so that the rest of the world can be devoted to wildlife preservation.
Tea Party Leader Lashes Out Against Christine O'Donnell: "She's a Loser"
Posted on: Sep 20, 2010, Source: Mother Jones
The Maine state coordinator for the Tea Party Patriots has expressed a very low opinion of the Tea Party backed O'Donnell. Are there rifts in the movement?
Powder Keg? Glenn Beck Groupies, Oath Keepers and Tea Partiers to Collide with Black Family Reunion
Posted on: Sep 10, 2010, Source: Mother Jones
What will happen when thousands of Tea Partiers likely toting offensive signs come into contact with attendees of the annual Black Family Reunion?
Tea Party Travel Agents Duke It out for Protest Business
Posted on: Aug 11, 2010, Source: Mother Jones Online
Competing for the business of Tea Party protesters as they converge on Washington, the movement has spawned its own cutthroat brand of travel agents.
Tea Parties Racked By Infighting, Confusion and Dissent
Posted on: Jul 25, 2010, Source: Mother Jones
A series of rallies meant to help unify the movement have actually sired confusion and dissent.
In Kagan's Supreme Court Hearings, GOP's Line of Questioning Panders to the Tea Party Crowd
Posted on: Jul 1, 2010, Source: Mother Jones Online
No one actually mentioned the Tea Partiers during Elana Kagan's Supreme Court nomination hearings, but they were there in spirit, pitchforks in hand.
Should Gonzo Porn Be Regulated By the Feds?
Posted on: Jun 16, 2010, Source: MotherJones.com
Porn is becoming more and more extreme, and more and more accessible -- including to kids. Is it time for the government to step in?
Does BP Plan to Rip Off the Families of Killed Rig Workers?
Posted on: Jun 14, 2010, Source: Mother Jones
The Deepwater rig is legally considered an ocean-going vessel, as a result BP could get away with shelling out sums as paltry as $1,000 to families of workers killed in the blast.
A Former GOP Mastermind Is Now Fighting to Save Gay Marriage and Unmask the Mormon Church
Posted on: Apr 7, 2010, Source: Mother Jones
Fred Karger was one of the GOP's top dark-arts operators. Now he's riding into battle to save gay marriage and reveal the Mormon Church's anti-gay marriage plan.
Obscure Law Could Cost Hillary Clinton Her Cabinet Post
Posted on: Feb 22, 2010, Source: Mother Jones
Conspiracy theorists who started the birther lie are now targeting Clinton's eligibility for office, over an obscure provision in the Constitution.
A Conspiracy Theory About a Secret Police Force Has Ignited a Firestorm of Right-Wing Paranoia
Posted on: Feb 8, 2010, Source: Mother Jones
An obscure executive order has been misconstrued and now the blowback has reached all the way to Congress.
Conservative Activists Furious at GOP Consultants Hijacking Tea Party Name
Posted on: Dec 30, 2009, Source: Mother Jones Online
The Tea Party Express is trying to capitalize on the Tea Party movement for crass and self-serving political purposes -- mainly as a fundraising machine for Republican causes.
The Religious Right's Potty Paranoia
Posted on: Dec 11, 2009, Source: Mother Jones Online
Public restrooms: The final frontier of the right's war on queer folk?
Anti-Abortion Group to Protest Palin
Posted on: Nov 17, 2009, Source: Mother Jones Online
To liberals, she epitomizes the anti-choice far right of the GOP. But to American Right to Life, Sarah Palin is not pure enough.
Is the Right-Wing Tea Party Kettle Starting to Losing Its Steam?
Posted on: Nov 4, 2009, Source: Mother Jones
What if they gave a Tea Party and nobody came? Michele Bachmann and company promised a barrage of protest calls to the Capitol but, so far, things are kind of quiet.
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