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Monthly Archive: February 2012

Feb 28 2012

FRC Mad at Dick Cheney

The virulently anti-gay Family Research Council is mighty upset with Dick Cheney for supporting marriage equality in Maryland. Robert Morrison, an FRC “senior fellow,” writes a weird, meandering blog post slamming Cheney. Try to make sense of this:

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Feb 28 2012

Fischer: An Attack on Santorum is An Attack on Jesus

This may be one of the funniest things Bryan Fischer has ever said. He’s defending Rick Santorum’s many loopy statements, especially about the existence of Satan, and he says that if you’re attacking Santorum, you’re attacking Jesus himself:

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Feb 28 2012

Beck Sponsor Hit With Big Fine and Judgment

Goldline, the ubiquitous benefactor for Glenn Beck, was always an obvious scam. Someone who could not see that is someone who is dumb enough to be a Glenn Beck fan (or to be Glenn Beck himself). Now a court has hit the company with a big fine and a judgment for fraud. Mother Jones reports:

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Feb 28 2012

Barton Explains Science and Religion

David Barton has decided that all scientists in the world are doing it wrong. You see, they should really just be reading the Bible because any science that is in conflict with the Bible must be wrong, no matter how much it explains or how rigorously it’s tested.

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Feb 28 2012

Wingnuts to ‘Encircle’ Supreme Court With Prayer

The Christian Defense Coalition and a collection of other Christian right groups has a plan to make sure they win the lawsuit over the health care reform law. They’re going to surround the Supreme Court with people and pray the day before the oral argument takes place.

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Feb 28 2012

Why Substantive Due Process Matters

Okay, this one goes out to all the con law geeks in the audience. Get your lighters in the air… Cato Unbound has a very interesting debate going on about substantive due process. What is substantive due process? Glad you asked. Actually, I don’t care if you asked, I’m going to explain it anyway.

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Feb 28 2012

Santorum on Evolution and Sex

More and more speeches by Rick Santorum from the last few years are surfacing. This one is hardly surprising given his history of advocating for the teaching of creationism in science classrooms, as he himself pointed out:

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Feb 27 2012

Utah May Ban Discussion of Contraception

Republicans in the Utah House of Representatives have passed a bill that would prohibit schools from teaching about contraception or safe sex in sex education classes. The Salt Lake Tribune reports:

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Feb 27 2012

Santorum: College is Evil

What happens when the already crazy Rick Santorum does an interview with the even crazier Glenn Beck? He has to turn the crazy up to 11. Not only is Satan attacking America, but now going to college is all part of Obama’s evil plan to corrupt the nation’s youth.

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Feb 27 2012

Barton: American Was Never Colonialist

Sometimes you really have to wonder whether David Barton is breathing the same air the rest of us are. He’s so utterly deluded that one could be forgiven for assuming that he was doing serious drugs. And he is, in a sense — he’s high on Jesus. On his radio show recently he declared that …

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Feb 27 2012

Romney and the Auto Bailout

It’s kind of fun watching Mitt Romney try to construct a coherent position on the auto bailout. He was against it before he was for it, but he’s still against it, but Obama did exactly what he suggested even though he wrote an op-ed blasting the whole idea. Here’s how he tried to explain it …

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Feb 27 2012

How the Catholic Church Handles Political Apostasy

One of Andrew Sullivan’s readers makes an important point about Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich and the fact that they favor many policies that violate church doctrine, yet the only thing the Church ever demands political fealty to is birth control and abortion.

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Feb 27 2012

Obama’s New Tax Reform Proposal

President Obama has put out a “framework” for a tax reform proposal, that is very short on details but would essentially trade lower marginal tax rates for corporations for the elimination of “loopholes” — good luck getting a coherent definition of what that is — that will supposedly raise more revenue. And the experts are …

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Feb 27 2012

Fed. Judge Strikes Down Pharmacy Restrictions

In what is sure to be a very controversial decision, U.S. District Court Judge Ronald Leighton has ruled that a law requiring pharmacies to stock the morning-after pill violates the religious freedom and equal protection rights of pharmacists who have religious objections to doing so. You can read the full ruling here. I haven’t read …

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Feb 27 2012

Arizona House Passes Bible Class Bill

The Arizona state House of Representatives just passed a bill that would allow local schools to teach elective courses about the influence of the Bible on American history and American culture. It passed 42-15.

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