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The True Meaning of Christmas

© Tom Tomorrow Where have all the compassionate conservatives gone?

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Conservative Hero

Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin is a conservative hero. He famously cut government, took away worker protections, and cemented his conservative bonafides by supporting government-mandated ultrasounds before abortions. He is big business’ BFF. There’s just one problem. His policies have all but wrecked the economy of his state. In a federal ranking of economic outlook, […]

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Reactionary

I guess I should not have been surprised by this one, but the clarity of it is pretty breathtaking. A study just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences looked at attitudes about energy efficiency in liberals and conservatives. First, they gave people a fixed amount of money and gave them a […]

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Another Conservative Icon

© David Fitzsimmons Margaret Thatcher is probably second only to Ronald Reagan as a conservative icon, but like Reagan, her views are considered socialist by today’s far-right Republican party. In fact, many of her views are similar to those of Obama. She supported and voted for abortion rights, was an advocate for Britain’s nationalized medical […]

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Glenn Beck’s Utopia

Glenn Beck reveals his vision for Utopia, and Jon Stewart points out the obvious flaw – that it looks more like a fascist tin-pot dictator’s home-owner’s association, which controls what you can and cannot do even more than the government Beck professes to hate:

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How the Conservative Mind Works?

No wonder conservatives don’t believe in evolution. The annual Values Voter Summit gives an interesting view into how the conservative mind works, or in some cases doesn’t. People there are worried that Mitt Romney is losing the election. Well, duh. But of course they think that the problem is that he isn’t conservative enough. A […]

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Atheist Worship

© Joel Pett Ayn Rand, right-wing hero, was an outspoken atheist with a very low opinion of religion — “Faith is the worst curse of mankind, as the exact antithesis and enemy of thought.” She was strongly in favor of abortion rights, saying: Abortion is a moral right—which should be left to the sole discretion […]

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It’s All Obama’s Fault

© Nick Anderson This would be even funnier if it weren’t so true. I’ve been reading a few conservative blogs lately, and they are literally unbelievable.

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Growing Up

Four years ago, at the tender age of 13, Jonathan Krohn gave a speech at the CPAC conference and became the darling of conservatives. He went on to write a book “Defining Conservatism” that was talked about by people like Newt Gingrich and Bill Bennett. But earlier this month, Krohn gave an interview where he […]

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DNAL – SDRAWKCAB

© John Jonik I don’t know what conservative and liberal mean any more. Once upon a time, the party of Lincoln was the party of civil rights. Later, the party of Teddy Roosevelt was the party of conserving the environment. The party of Eisenhower built the national highway system and warned us about the dangers […]

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The Extreme Right

Michael Fumento, who worked for Reagan and wrote for the National Review, has published an excellent rant about the new right. I had trouble finding a quote or two to entice you to read the article, because the whole thing is excellent. Go read it. But if you need convincing, here’s one tidbit: A single […]

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Limbaugh’s Nemesis

What’s the worst thing that has happened to Rush Limbaugh? The Sandra Fluke controversy? Claiming that Obama’s election was encouraging black kids to beat up whites on schoolbuses? Getting caught with illegal drugs? The fact that the median age of his audience has probably exceeded the US life expectancy? Or that he has fewer female […]

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Balance

© Jim Morin After the “more conservative than thou” primary season, will the Republican party be able to right itself to appeal to mainstream voters and independents?

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The Issue

© Derf GOP strategist Alex Castellanos admits “Republicans being against sex is not good. Sex is popular.”

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What’s All This I Hear About Youth In Asia?

Earlier this month, presidential candidate Rick Santorum went into a church and publicly lied through his teeth. This wasn’t some momentary hyperbole during a campaign speech, or while arguing with another candidate. The event was a forum at the Grace Bible Church moderated by Dr. James Dobson, the founder of the conservative group Focus on […]

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