#StandWithJesse: Plan for Radical Reform Causes Stir in Conservative Media

By: Tuesday January 7, 2014 11:20 am

There are some radical ideas now on the table thanks to an unapologetic piece in Rolling Stone. The piece recommends five reforms that millennials should start fighting for now in hopes of seeing them achieved by the time they become the dominant political group.


“I Have a Dream…”

By: Wednesday August 28, 2013 4:38 pm

Fifty years ago today, August 28, 1963, I was an eleven year old boy. I do not recall if we had started back to school on this date but may well have. As it was, I was no more than a week or so maximum away from being a sixth grader.

Conservatives Upset by Other Conservatives Being Conservative on Marriage Equality

By: Wednesday March 27, 2013 4:31 pm

Russell Kirk once said conservatism was not a set of ideas as much as “a mood.” If so then conservatism is in a curious mood as gay marriage gains wider acceptance. There has always been a schism between fiscal conservatives and social conservatives but as homosexuality has become more normalized and less taboo, particularly to younger people, the conservative movement seems to be confused and having new and strange feelings towards progressive social positions. But when confronted with their hidden truth they lash out. A love that dare not speak its name?

Plutocrats Misdirecting Social Security and Medicare Debate With Ageism

By: Wednesday March 6, 2013 8:10 am

You may have noticed an interesting frame the plutocrats and their spokespeople are using in the debate over reducing social security and medicare benefits – pitting the young against the old. The campaign is relentless, smearing the elderly as parasitic and stealing from the young.

Conservatives Unable To Make Women In Combat Controversial

By: Wednesday January 30, 2013 2:35 pm

The Department of Defense recently announced a formal change in policy allowing women to serve in combat positions. The announcement was somewhat symbolic given the changing nature of warfare and the role women already play in current military operations.

Wingnut Welfare: Fishwrap Edition

By: Thursday July 12, 2012 8:00 pm

As the still-unfolding recession leads to a disturbing preponderance of PhD’s working at Subway, there is one increasingly infuriating bright spot of iron-clad job security: the op/ed page of your local newspaper.  Once upon a time, the op/ed page became my favorite part of the newspaper; as the third kid out of four, I seldom [...]

Too Dumb To Vote

By: Friday June 1, 2012 6:01 pm

Professional idiot opposes voting rights for people he thinks are stupid.

America’s Hearing Problem

By: Tuesday August 30, 2011 6:01 pm

The problem isn’t that all experts are worthless, the problem is that the worthless experts are the only ones that get heard.

Sarah Palin, David Wynn Miller, and the Ministry of Truth

By: Wednesday January 12, 2011 1:20 pm

The conservative/Republican version of Orwell’s Ministry of “Truth” is at it again, hijacking and corrupting yet another set of words — this time it’s “blood libel.”

Jonah Goldberg Sees Nazism Behind NASA Administrator’s Outreach to Muslims

By: Wednesday July 7, 2010 10:30 am

In case you hadn’t heard, wingnuts are freaking out that Charles Bolden, the head of NASA (and a former astronaut and Marine Corps General), said a few nice things about Muslims. And naturally, the Pantload discovers swastikas at the root of the problem.

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