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Colbert interviews Smaug

See also the photos of Colbert dressing up like various characters from the movie. What does this have to do with politics? I have absolutely no idea.

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Conservative Utopia?

This blog reported in August about how Kansas senator Sam Brownback was creating a conservative utopia with no taxes for businesses, and massive cuts to schools and other social programs. He had plenty of help from the Koch brothers, who are headquartered in Wichita. And the state legislature, after getting rid of most of those […]

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Conservative or Liberal?

© Louis CK Here’s the longer quote from Louis CK: I don’t have any political opinions, I just am very curious. And it’s very interesting to listen to what people say. What’s the best way to run a country and the world? Those are really profound questions. I don’t have the confidence to say that […]

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How’s that Working Out for Ya, Kansas?

In 2010, former ultra-conservative Senator Sam Brownback was elected governor of Kansas. Then, with massive help from the Koch brothers (who are headquartered in Wichita), he engineered a Tea Party takeover of the legislature, which became the most conservative state legislature in the nation by purging virtually all of their moderate Republicans (the Democrats having […]

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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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