Defending conservativism against charges it is an inherently racist ideology has become de rigeur among not just that sector of Republicans that has for some time sought to distinguish and distance themselves from Trump but also among more recent apostates jumping the sinking Trumpist GOP Titanic. As Trump’s overt racism threatens to expose, or indeed…
Steve King tweeted that “culture and demographics are our destiny. We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.”
Feel free to laugh: “I gravitate to facts, logic, and reality, whereas to me, liberalism is based on theory, and feelings, and fantasy.”
Women stood up for their rights in the Roman forum 2000 years ago, and women today are forced to do the same or consent to male control
Donald Trump is now evoking Ronald Reagan to explain the dramatic “evolution” of his political views from liberal to wacky conservative
Brooks slammed Cruz for manufacturing “an atmosphere of menace” but Cruz’s scorched-Earth religious agenda is right out of the Old Testament
The liberal project’s foe is a conservative ideology that de-legitimizes other modes of thought, compromise and a thought for the common weal
I don’t like to overuse the term “must read” but Linda Martin Alcoff’s The Future of Whiteness (2015, Polity) is a must-read. We live in the era of white reaction to non-whites getting equal rights, and changing demographics – by 2050 white Europeans will no longer be a majority – have created a frenzy of…
According to Michael Savage, Sanders is not only a “liberal weasel Jew” but secretly a front man for Clinton to make her look like a centrist
In a post-9/11 world, self-styled “moderate” conservative and New York Times Op-Ed columnist David Brooks has carved out a cottage industry conflating morality with anti-liberal politics. To be fair to Brooks, this has been a good business opportunity afforded by the “Do as I say, not as I do” public hypocrisy of the modern conservative…
Instead of celebrating B-movie actor Ronald Reagan’s birthday today, Americans should reflect, deeply regret, and grieve that they and their parents foolishly gave bad actor the power to set in motion America’s thirty-year march toward theocracy and corporate fascism. A march today’s conservative religion is closer to enacting than ever before.
Republicans are itching to bring in ground troops against ISIS. The reason stems from an incessant desire to prove American superiority through military means.
The Pew survey should disabuse Americans of the notion that the teabagger or Republican movements are not havens for right wing extremism,.
Conservatives are terrified of a well-educated populace, and for over a year the terror du jour is Common Core that the great majority of conservative Christian fear-mongers have little-to-no comprehension of what it entails.
Loathe what the liberals stand for, meet their agenda with animosity, cultivate a visceral desire to wipe it from the face of the Earth. Hate, hate, hate it with the fires of a thousand burning suns.
To put Ryan’s face on the new compassionate conservatism is an affront to any American familiar with his contempt for suffering Americans.
The Heritage Foundation’s Tim Chapman says, “We have an opportunity to take over the party and it will be in the next election.”
The mistakes legislators make tend to fall in one direction, giving U.S. politics a rightward tilt compared to what most voters say they want
It’s funny that it took conservatives this long, or rather one conservative, this long to arrive here. But here he is. Strong liberalism is on the rise, Bruce Bartlett announces rather sadly.
Not all liberals are progressive, and not all progressives are liberal. And when we discuss politics, we must recognize and respect our differences.
Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant’s comments blaming the nation’s education troubles on women joining the workforce are exactly why Republicans must be voted out of office.
Support from religious conservatives is in jeopardy as Republicans are accepting the idea the gay community deserves the same right to marry as heterosexual couples.
conservative Christians, did not limit their threats to President Obama and the Supreme Court, and set their sights squarely on the Republican Party.
What Americans are witnessing today is the culmination of four years of ultra-right wing propaganda inciting fear of change and hatred for other Americans; all Americans.
Neo-con leaders are warning that Republicans have to pressure President Obama to return to George W. Bush’s cowboy diplomacy by imposing their will on sovereign nations.
Conservatives have convinced themselves of libearlism’s illigitimacy; now they have convinced themselves liberalism will fail
Ever since Democrats passed the Civil Rights Act and championed policies supporting minorities, whites have been defecting from the party.
According to new polling contempt for the GOP is pushing Democrats across the country into the lead, so as Alan Colmes suggests in his new book, let’s Thank the Liberals for Saving America.
The conservative mind is focused on a sense of privilege and possession of rights nobody else gets to enjoy, whatever the Constitution says
Hate group president Brian Carmenker says that Elizabeth Warren is a communist because she supports everything conservatives hate
The evidence is all around us, that change is real, that it is part of life, and that it yields good things. Conservatives the world over, not just our own, are still suffering whiplash. The best they can do is use fear to put the breaks on.
The conservative demand for heroes is more intense than ever. There can never be enough dead heroes, Reagan, McCarthy and others, and living heroes seem even more in demand to judge by the quality of those being put forward, like Joe the Plumber, Sarah Palin, and by his own reckoning, Glenn Beck.
The Right and the Tea Party like to think of themselves as freedom fighters in the mold of the Founding Fathers, but a closer look reveals that their revolution is really devolution, because at its core, conservatism is about returning to the past. Upon examination it turns out the Tea Party has more in common with King George, than the Founding Fathers.