Paul, honey, we pro-choicers could have told you this 30 years ago

Crossposted from Paul Krugman’s Monday NYT column is a sharp observation of how the American Right is untethered from evidence on a wide variety of policy issues. Of course not. Evidence doesn’t matter for the “debate” over climate policy, where I put scare quotes around “debate” because, given the obvious irrelevance of logic and […]

The unmitigated gall of these people

Governor Ducey’s team decided to take a Friday news dump on Arizona by releasing his proposed budget. One of the items people noticed right away was the $75 million cut to universities. Which is weird since didn’t we spend the whole 2014 general election being told how we shouldn’t vote for that dastardly Fred DuVal […]

“Civics” means never asking the government you support with your taxes for anything

Any civic education course of study must embed a strong component of independence rather than dependence on government. #AZED #azright — Sonoran Alliance (@sonoranalliance) January 15, 2015 AZ Governor Doug Ducey announced, at his State of the State speech on Tuesday, that he would push for a new, high-stakes statewide civics test in the public […]

Mr. Anti-Choice Goes to Washington

Crossposted from Blog for Arizona Hello, ladies… Anti-choicers – who ought never be thought of as less-than-assiduous in their quest to rid America of the scourge of ladies refusing pregnancy – are really going to town these days! Per the inimitable Sally Kohn: “Serious adults are in charge here,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) […]

Why isn’t this the top story everywhere right now?

Last week a group of French cartoonists were murdered by terrorists. And it was a horrific thing. Truly. Two days later, terrorists attacked a Jewish market in Paris. Awful. But at the same time, in Nigeria, Boko Haram slaughtered at least 2000 people (survivors have stopped counting). District head Baba Abba Hassan said most victims […]

Doug MacEachern is being icky again

Seriously, just eww So the other day I hauled out a Costco-sized jug of brain bleach and proceeded to read this Doug MacEachern column. In terms of fundraising tactics, there is not a wit [sic] of difference between the National Rifle Association and, say, America’s premier abortion industry complex, Planned Parenthood. Now, MacEachern would like […]

Stop thinking it can’t happen here!

This started out as a comment on someone’s Facebook post on the relationship between Islam and terrorism in the aftermath of the Paris attacks on Wednesday, but it got so long I decided to make it into a blog post. A common argument that Islam is “different” from the other Abrahamic faiths is due to […]

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