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...

The Rhetoric of Bollocks (or, Has John Pilger Always Been Such an Insufferable Prick?)

Shorter John Pilger: “Both parties are the same! Vote Nader!” (h/t O-Dub for inspiring the distillation, with pwofessional pwogressive thumb-sucker David Sirota providing the original purity mash.) To save y’all the trouble of ever having to suffer through a martyr-posing Pilger polemic again, let me...

Catholic Priest to Obama Supporters: ‘No Communion For You!’

Stay classy, Rev. Jay Scott Newman: A South Carolina Roman Catholic priest has told his parishioners that they should refrain from receiving Holy Communion if they voted for Barack Obama because the Democratic president-elect supports abortion, and supporting him “constitutes material cooperation with...

Reality Check

Despite the empty promise of a magical unity pony being giddily floated by the Very Serious Set (sample conventional wisdom: “[t]he big argument for centrist governance is that nothing significant can be achieved in Washington without bipartisan support, without members in both parties owning a stake”)...

Amateur Hour

This kind of amateur hour crap from the Obama campaign is the kinda stuff that really pisses me off.  I thought the days of absolutely stupid political moves from Team Obama were buried decently in the past, but just when the campaign looks tight and disciplined, an unnamed top staffer rung up Canada and...