Meet the Wingnut Candidate: Jody Hice

Jody Hice is a Baptist minister from Georgia who is one of two candidates in a runoff election for the Republican nomination to replace Rep. Paul Broun, one of the most extremist members of the House. If Hice gets in, he’ll be a giant step sideways from Broun. Right Wing Watch chronicles some of his more bizarre and idiotic statements.
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Beck: #YesAllWoman is Just ‘Man-Bashing’

Glenn Beck is annoyed that women are actually telling their stories of harassment and marginalization on Twitter using the #YesAllWomen hashtag, dismissing it as just “good old-fashioned man-bashing.” Which only proves the need for such stories to be told, don’t you think? It’s just an attempt to silence women from calling out bad male behavior.
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Losing Candidates Teach How to Win Elections

Rick Santorum lost his reelection bid for his Senate seat in Pennsylvania and then lost the 2012 Republican presidential primary. Pat Robertson ran for president once and finished a distant also-ran. But that doesn’t stop the two of them from holding a conversation where they tell Republicans how to win elections. In related news, the Detroit Lions will be giving a seminar on how to win the Super Bowl.
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Miller: Boycott Businesses That Don’t Discriminate

Gina Miller, one of the editors of Matt Barber’s new site BarbWire, is mighty upset that some businesses in Mississippi are putting stickers in their windows saying that they don’t discriminate against LGBT customers. In fact, the mere act of not discriminating against them prompts Miller to tell Christians to boycott them.
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IAEA: Iran Nowhere Near a Nuclear Weapon

As many on the right and within Israel continue to beat the drums of war and want an invasion of Iran, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has issued a report saying that Iran has complied with the requirements of a negotiated arrangement and is now nowhere near being able to produce even a single nuclear weapon.
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The Christian Right Started Over Segregation

The story we always hear about how the Christian right began organizing and became a political force is that it was inspired by Roe v Wade, but Randall Balmer has an article in Politico Magazine that debunks that idea. The real root, he documents, is in the fight to preserve school segregation. The first part of the story:
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Amusing New Brief Filed in Michigan Marriage Case

A new amicus brief has been filed in DeBoer v Snyder, the case that overturned Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage, now being heard by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. It’s on behalf of several organizations, including Eugene DelGaudio’s one-man scam shop and the openly theocratic Institute on the Constitution. Some of the arguments are highly amusing.
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West Gets Real Benghazi Scoop From Random, Anonymous Person

Ya gotta hand it to Allen West. When he’s irrational, he’s consistently irrational. In a post on his website, he explains how a completely anonymous person on an airplane who claims to know another anonymous person who was there told him the Real, Honest to God Truth about Benghazi. But he isn’t going to tell you what it is.
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