Carson Strikes the Reluctant Candidate Pose

One of the most ridiculous rituals in American politics is when political candidates pretend that they don’t really want the jobs they’re running for, but they just could not say no to all those millions of voters who, in their imagination, pleaded with them to run because they were the only ones who could save the country. I’m talking to you, Ben Carson.
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Black and White Wingnuts Bridge the Racial Divide

In this day of racial strife, it’s good to see some of the most extreme voices of the far right, black and white alike, join hands to “pray and bring attention to the struggles of our great nation and the attempts to divide the races” at a 4th of July event at Gettysburg.

Stewart Rhodes, founder of Oath Keepers, a far-right extremist who says that John McCain should be hung for treason, is joining hands with James David Manning, the even-further-right-wing extremist who thinks Starbucks flavors its coffee with gay semen and that gay people should be stoned to death to promote racial healing. Because it doesn’t matter if you’re black and white, it only matters whether you’re a deranged bigot with views just slightly this side of Adolf Hitler. Can’t we all just get along?

Roy Moore: ‘Are We Exiles In Our Own Country?’

Chief Justice Roy Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court is spreading bullshit about Friday’s marriage ruling from the Supreme Court at an impressive clip. Speaking to a group, he wondered if merely speaking out against marriage was a violation of someone’s civil rights (no, of course not, and he knows it) and lamented that Christians are now “exiles in our own country.”
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Supreme Court of Alabama Delays Same-Sex Marriages 25 Days

To no one’s surprise, the Supreme Court of Alabama is doing everything it can to avoid having to comply with the the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling mandating same-sex marriage nationwide. They’ve issued an order telling county judges not to issue any licenses to gay couples for 25 days, for a very disingenuous reason.
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The ‘But Christians Aren’t Racist’ Argument

Two of the Republican presidential candidates, Ted Cruz and Bobby Jindal, were asked in the last few days about the comparison between the same-sex marriage ruling and the virtually identical ruling overturning state laws against interracial marriage in 1967. Both offered the same terrible argument in response. First Jindal:
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