Republicans Miss the Point of a Song. Again.

In 1984, Ronald Reagan famously used Bruce Springsteen’s song Born in the USA as a campaign song, calling it a “message of hope” about making “dreams come true.” In fact, the song is an angry anti-war song about Vietnam. And now the Republicans are flipping out at Springsteen for singing another anti-Vietnam war song at a Veteran’s Day concert.
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Orange County School Board Finally Catching On

First the Orange County Schools in Florida let the Gideons hand out Bibles. Then they were forced to declare it an open forum and let the FFRF hand out atheist books. But now that the Satanists want in on the action, the Orange County School Board is finally catching on and considering closing the schools to all outside literature distribution.
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College Basketball Preview

Friday was the official start of the college basketball season, so it’s time for my annual preview of my favorite sport. This is a year where the national rankings are really top heavy, with the top three or four teams looking like they’re in a whole different league than the rest of the country. That begins with Kentucky, which is stacked like an Amazon warehouse.
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Savage Attacks Loretta Lynch, Demands Senate Rejection

Michael Savage has fired up the outrage machine and is demanding that the Senate Republicans refuse to confirm her as attorney general on the specious grounds that she’s a “radical” and a “left-wing ideologue.” Of course, in Savage’s world, anyone to the left of Pol Pot is a radical leftist.
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John Birch Society Hearts Gordon Klingenschmitt

Birds of a wingnut feather flock together, it seems. The New American, the house organ of the John Birch Society, lavishes praise on Gordon Klingenschmitt. Most amusingly, they praise him for standing up to Right Wing Watch for the terrible sin of quoting him verbatim and showing him saying bizarre and extreme things.
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Hillary Clinton, Wall Street’s Favorite Democrat

Let me start by stating the obvious: If you actually believe that Hillary Clinton is for the “little guy” against big business, you’re living in a dream world. Like her husband, she has spent decades courting Wall Street and they will shower her with money in the 2016 campaign (again, like they did Bill).
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Kirk Cameron: Education is Inherently Religious

Is it possible that Kirk Cameron is actually becoming dumber? It seems almost impossible, but he’s really on a roll lately at saying things that are just mind-numbingly stupid. Here he is responding to a story about a Maryland school who took Christian holidays off the calendar rather than add Muslim holidays to it:
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