So What If Park51 WERE a Mosque?

Over at the indispensable Religion Dispatches, Aisha Ghani critiques what she contends is a disturbing tactic of  certain liberals/progressives defending the so-called ‘Ground Zero Mosque’: In the past weeks, we have seen how liberal defenders have responded to the ‘fear and trembling’ that the...

How Not To Prove Your Lack of Bigotry, By Franklin Graham

Memo to Outer Wingnuttia: If you’re gonna collectively whinge about the ZOMG Ground Zero Mosque!!1one imam comparing Park51 opposition to the persecution of Jews over the years, perhaps y’all should refrain from big-upping asstastically bigoted bullshit like this classy nugget from proud...

David Frum: “The central fact of the Sherrod story has been edited out of the conservative narrative”

Lots of great stuff has been posted by various commentators in response to Andrew Breitbart’s shameless, defamatory hit-piece on former low-ranking USDA official (and, as per TOTALLY NOT RACIST Tea Party Express spokesdouche Mark Williams, Colored Person) Shirley Sherrod. But apostate neocon and...

G20 Aftermath Shakes Canadian Democracy: Public Inquiry NOW.

At this past weekend’s G20 Summit, Toronto the Good was transformed into Toronto the Garrisoned. Almost from the moment the summit began, 25,000 mostly-peaceful protesters faced a riot gear clad phalanx of security forces — 19,000 police officers in total, almost 20 times the number of Canadian...

Sarah Palin, Fauxpulism, and Right-Wing Identity Politics

(Image: Tacoma Urbanist, Flickr) Sarah Palin is back — and, seemingly, everywhere, as she launches a book tour (and, perhaps, a run at the White House in 2012). Max Blumenthal: In a Republican Party hoping to rebound in 2010 on the strength of a newly energized and ideologically aroused conservative...

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