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Like the McCarthy Era, Except for Everything

I thought I was done writing about Jonathan Chait’s efforts to stupid up America’s conversation on race last week, but clearly I underestimated the man. Over the weekend his publication went live with a long piece on the subject, and on his blog he continued to type words at critics.

Even Fox News Is 'Denouncing' Breitbart As Sexist For Pelosi 'Twerking' Photo

A Breitbart advertising campaign that featured a photoshop of House Minority Leader (D-CA) Nancy Pelosi on singer Miley Cyrus' twerking body last week had even Fox News calling the conservative publication sexist and hypocritical. The...Show More Summary

Conservatives at New Hampshire conference boo Jeb Bush's compassionate stance on immigration

By Richard K. Barry Yesterday, at the Freedom Summit in Manchester, N.H., Donald Trump addressed the audience, speaking his usual nonsense on a range of issues. When Trump mentioned former Florida governor Jeb Bush, who has been mentioned as a possible moderate Republican presidential candidate, the audience loudly booed and groaned. Show More Summary

In Memoriam

According to the Pentagon, there were no casualties in Afghanistan this week. The following notable names lost their lives this week: read more

Fox News Host Stuns Rep. Boustany On IRS Probe: 'You've Had A Year' And Found Nothing

Fox News host Chris Wallace suggested to Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA) on Sunday that the Republican Party had wasted a year investigating allegations that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) targeted conservative groups for politicalShow More Summary

Fox News Host Grills Oversight Committee Republican On Fruitless IRS Investigations

Chris Wallace pressed Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA) about the failure of the House Republicans to find any evidence of high-level corruption in its investigation of improper targeting of Tea Party applicants seeking tax-exempt status. The post Fox News Host Grills Oversight Committee Republican On Fruitless IRS Investigations appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Jerry Lewis: Women Are Funny, But Not When They’re Crude

Jerry Lewis was being honored by having his handprints and footprints put in cement at Hollywood’s Chinese Theatre. The 88-year-old entertainer was criticized for expressing his distaste for female comedians a few years ago, but in clarifying his comments, he called Lucille Ball “brilliant” and said Carol Burnett is “the greatest female entrepreneur of comedy.” […]

Wake GOP raffle tickets on sale!

2 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Offered without comment (at least for now): The Wake County Republicans are holding a raffle. They could have chosen to raffle a car, a country club membership, a restaurant gift certificate, a kayak, a grandfather clock, a riding mower or a rubber woman. The Wake County Republican party chose to raffle off an AR-15 assault rifle.

Stumbling Past Econ 101

Income converted to capital isn't consumed in the same time frame as money paid out in wages. That's why increasing the minimum wage will have a stimulative effect.

To What Charities Did Obamas And Bidens Contribute Last Year?

With the release of 2013 tax returns, we now know what the Obamas and Bidens do with their money.  Military-related charities topped both couples’ lists, with the first family giving $8,751 to the Fisher House Foundation — an organization that houses military families while loved ones are hospitalized. The Obamas donated to 32 charities overall, […]

Mike Huckabee: ‘I’m Beginning To Think There’s More Freedom In North Korea’

Potential 2016 aspirant Mike Huckabee spoke at this weekend’s “Freedom Summit” conducted by the Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity. The way conservatives have been praising Vladimir Putin as a way to put down  President Obama, perhaps lauding Kim Jong-un is next. Show More Summary

Colorado Unveils First Marijuana Vending Machine

Video: Colorado’s first marijuana vending machine unveiled (via FreakOutNation) What’s described as the future of marijuana in Colorado, is a new vending machine for weed, which will relieve long lines and sales people. Marijuana entrepreneurs...Show More Summary

Another teacher takes to the op-ed pages

2 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

No respite for the weary: As much as I love the 50 children I’ve been privileged to love, teach and laugh with, I’m leaving. I can’t afford to stay any longer. Every month when I’m paid, my paycheck is spent within an hour. Between my...Show More Summary

Religious Right Leader Arrested For Treating Follower As ‘Personal Sex Object’

This religious leader is part of the Quiverfull movement, popularized by the Dugger family, the family that has a child every 15 minutes and, because of that, has a TLC reality show. Lourdes Torres says she was sexually abused by Doug Phillips of Vision Forum. The lawsuit which includes counts of sexual battery and assault, […]

Sprint Sends Email To Customer Addressing Him As "Sissyboy"

Automated email lists can and are corrupted from time to time, but Sprint's public relations firm will be working overtime on this one. NBCLA: Mathews said he originally called the company Sunday because he was still receiving messages...Show More Summary

Late, Late Night FDL: INUKSUIT

INUKSUIT by John Luther Adams Congrats to Composer John Luther Adams...

9/11 Truther Radio Host Kills Himself After Finishing His Show

Mike Ruppert shot and killed himself Sunday night after recording his radio show (h/t Raw Story). His death was announced Monday night in a Facebook post by the blogger and author Carolyn Baker, who assured her followers that Ruppert’s death was “not a ‘fake’ suicide.” “It was very well planned by Mike, who gave us […]

Two Dead, 368 Rescued From Capsized S. Korea Ferry

Two bodies have been recovered and 368 people rescued from a South Korean ferry that capsized at sea Wednesday with 477 passengers and crew on board.

Changing The Shape Of Your Furniture With A Wave Of The Hand

Designers at MIT are developing furniture that can change shape when you wish. Imagine a table that can become a bed, or a bed that can then become a chair. We’re probably a long way away from that, but MIT’s Tangible Media Group — an arm of the US university that’s dedicated to exploring “the […]

Josh Romney Wants Us To Believe His Dad Stood In Line Today To Pay His Taxes

Josh Romney really wants you to see this picture of Mitt ‘paying taxes’ (via FreakOutNation) Josh Romney, son of former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney,  tweets photo-ops. It’s a thing. Last year he tweeted a picture of him being a hero, which is just what heroes do. Today, he tweeted a picture of his billionaire […]

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