Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ speech to the American Legislative Exchange Council met with protests before she’d even arrived in Denver. But teachers and activists aren’t the only ones objecting to the extreme, anti-public education agenda DeVos shares with ALEC. One of the great questions of our time is just how far to the fringe the right wing of the Republican Party can march before the business-minded set steps in and yanks the chain. ALEC’s education platform is providing a real-time test case.
After being accused for years of exploiting the 9/11 attacks, Rudy Giuliani was roundly mocked on Monday for doing the opposite.
The term "political correctness" was hijacked by right-wing ideologues in the late 1980s to trivialize and disparage concern for basic human rights for people whose race, gender, ability, size, or other attributes were inconsistent with the norms established by straight, white, Christian men.
Earlier Wednesday, New Jersey governor Chris Christie said that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) had a responsibility to endorse GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. It didn’t happen. In fact, Cruz repeated language used by the #NeverTrump movement that delegates should “vote their conscience.” Yet, not even Newt Gingrich could calm them down.
It's always fun when the wingnuts fight each other, and even more so when Sarah Palin is involved.
As you may have noticed by following their writings, conservatives are not sticklers for historical accuracy, especially when they have a point to defend and not a lot of evidence to support it. Get a load, for example, of John Podhoretz explaining how the pro-choice Rudy Giuliani reduced abortions in New York City (though, um, not really) because he cut crime, which is one of "the spiritual causes of abortion."
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The Koch Brothers Donated Big Bucks to the Corporate Front-Group ALEC and the Climate-Change-Denying Heartland Institute
Tax filings obtained by the Center For Public Integrity show that the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch donated a combined $24 million to various conservative organizations and think tanks in 2011, through the four foundations that they run.
Fox "News" often claims that it only gives its audience of rage-junkies the hard stuff during the evening opinion shows, after work, and during the day offers hard news.
Conservatives Are Always Triumphant and Also an Oppressed Minority, According to Notably Stupid New Book
Being a doctrinaire conservative in this day and age requires you to do a lot of cognitive gymnastics. Luckily, the captain of the right’s gymnastic team is Ben Shapiro, who has been an exceptional contortionist since his YAF days, when he simultaneously boasted of his unfashionable virginity and scolded everyone else about their allegedly unconventional sex lives. Ben is married now, and presumably has engaged in heterosexual intercourse, but it hasn’t made him any happier or more relaxed, as he makes his living harrumphing over the sins of liberalism. Hey, just because it’s easy doesn’t mean someone should do it.