Newt Gingrich: Same-Sex Marriage a “‘Perfect Example of What I Mean by the Rise of Paganism'”

You have to give Newt (dubious) credit: he’s definitely not afraid to embrace his hypocrisy with a bearhug and a big, fat shit-eating grin: It’s pretty simple: marriage is between a man and a woman. This is a historic doctrine driven deep into the Bible, both in the Old Testament and in the New...

Positive Thinking and the Looming Recession

Norman Vincent Peale has a lot to answer for. His gospel – that the “power of positive thinking” overcomes all obstacles – infected the executive and investor class in the 50’s and was magnified by the conservative corporatocracy for the next 50 years. They institutionalized it...

Quote Of The Day: A Message To All The Gertrude Bell Wannabes In Washington

 “We reject this decision.” – Iraqi PM Nuri al-Maliki, responding to the recent non-binding U.S. Senate resolution calling for the creation of separate Sunni, Shi’ite and Kurdish federal regions.   More from the LA Times,  noting the resolution “has backfired in Baghdad, where...