Founding Fathers

Ralph Nader Attacks the Imperial Presidency but Ignores the Do-Nothing Congress

Ralph Nader Attacks the Imperial Presidency but Ignores the Do-Nothing Congress

Ralph Nader is railing against the "imperial presidency" but has nothing to say about our runaway, do-nothing Congress. It makes…

11 years ago

Bryan Fischer Says Liberals Hate America and Christianity

Bryan Fischer dishonestly says liberals hate America and Christianity because they want to replace America as it was founded

11 years ago

America’s Capitalism Has Embraced White Slaves as Well as Black

American capitalism supported white indentured servitude before and alongside black slavery and relinquished it only reluctantly.

11 years ago

Calling all Right Wing ‘Patriots’ Please Identify All the Freedoms You’ve Lost

Right wing "patriots" are constantly complaining of losing their freedoms and liberty. I would ask what these freedoms and liberties…

11 years ago

Look out Idaho, A New Herd of Paranoid Survivalists Are Heading to Your State

A planned, walled-in Patriot Community called the Citadel Project is being planned for a mountainous region of Idaho. It's all…

11 years ago

Are We Giving Up Liberty for Perceived Security?

Trends in militarization, surveillance, and civil liberties violations raise disturbing questions about the exchange of liberty for security.

11 years ago

Our 44th President said just the right inaugural things

President Barack Obama and a number of other speakers and entertainers brightened up an inauguration that struck just the right…

11 years ago

Misremembering is the Conservative Way of Treating Martin Luther King

As our nation celebrates Martin Luther King Jr, conservatives choose NOT to remember him, but to misremember him as a…

11 years ago

Proposed Missouri Law Would Throw Federal Agents in Prison Over Guns

If you think a person is violating the Constitution, you don't violate the constitution yourself as a remedy and expect…

11 years ago

The Tea Party’s Intolerable Acts Are a Parting Shot from George III

The Tea Party's actions in Wisconsin and Michigan show them to owe their inspiration not to the Patriots of 1776…

11 years ago

GOP: Refusing to do What We Want You to Do is a Violation of the Constitution

The Republican Party seems to think if Obama doesn't do what they want him to do, he is violating the…

11 years ago

Impeach Obama for Pagan Gun Safety Laws?

According to GOP gun nut Larry Pratt, gun-control policies are Pagan, thus proving Piers Morgan's accusation that he is unbelievably…

11 years ago

The GOP Needs to Shed its God Problem Before it’s Too Late

The Republican Party needs to shed its God problem before its unhealthy obsession destroys America

11 years ago

Why America Needs a Left

In Why America Needs a Left, Eli Zaretsky makes a case for a 'hard' left, something beyond either progressivism or…

11 years ago

America’s stance on guns brings shame on an otherwise civilized nation

While the population still grieves over the loss of young lives at Sandy Hook, the NRA and Congress dig in…

11 years ago

Religious Right: God Will Kill Our Children Until We Turn Schools Into Churches

Fundies are determined to scare you into allowing school sponsored prayer back into our public schools: God will kill your…

11 years ago

Federal Judge Says North Carolina’s Choose Life License Plates are Unconstitutional

A federal judge has ruled that North Carolina cannot offer choose life plates without also offering pro-choice plates

11 years ago

Glenn Beck’s Philosophical Belch – Agenda 21

Glenn Beck takes the new Egyptian Constitution as an opportunity to push his UN conspiracy and to predict a US…

12 years ago

Fox News Has a Holiday Wish List but Governor Chafee Can’t Have a Holiday Tree

"All I want for Christmas is to kill it," seems to be the song conservatives think liberals sing each and…

12 years ago

Why Conservatives are Wrong When They Say Liberalism Will Fail

Conservatives have convinced themselves of libearlism's illigitimacy; now they have convinced themselves liberalism will fail

12 years ago

Republicans Turn Charter School Officials Into the New Robber Barons

School privatization is the new Gold Rush. There is money to be made in them there hills. And charter schools…

12 years ago

America is a Christian Nation. If We Don’t Like it, We Should Get Out

Another one of the 24 percent tells the 76 percent to get out because America is THEIR country: white and…

12 years ago

Let’s Not Give Right Wing Religious Idiots and Hypocrites the Last Laugh

The Religious Right says some laughable things, but there is nothing laughable about their money, power - or influence on…

12 years ago

Les Misérables Resonates Thanks to Misery Born of Republican Ignorance

Victor Hugo wrote Les Misérables in 1862, addressing themes of social injustice that are still embraced today in the Republican…

12 years ago

What Obama’s Victory Means to the Religious Right

The Religious Right took a black eye in 2012 but they are far from powerless and will be back to…

12 years ago

Ryan to Evangelicals: Obama’s Path Compromises Judeo-Christian Values

Paul Ryan says Obama's path compromises some non-existent values; the real problem is that Obama stands between Ryan and the…

12 years ago

Romney Lies on CNN. This is his Real Vision for America

Mitt Romney took to CNN's opinion page to lie about his vision for America but his real vision is somewhat…

12 years ago

The Lies Used to Portray Obama as an anti-Constitutionalist

Matt Barber calls quotes anti-Constitutionalist Patrick Henry to defend the Constitution and to portray Obama as the anti-Constitutionalist

12 years ago

Kirk Cameron Throws Stones at Gays But Says He is the Stoning Victim

Kirk Cameron has been stoning gays and lesbians but wants to present himself as the victim because people dared criticize…

12 years ago

The GOP’s Blatant Support for Theocracy

The GOP has surrendered its platform to the most extremist elements within the Religious Right and offers a candidate who…

12 years ago

I Would Like to Say Goodbye to Patriarchy

You would think that in 2012 we'd be in a position to say goodbye to patriarchy but instead it has…

12 years ago

Nonbeliever Nation by David Niose is a Secular Manifesto

David Niose's timely book is not another look at the Religious Right; this call to arms is written for Secular…

12 years ago

Romney and Ryan – The Haters in Chief

It is un-American to have as a president a man who preaches religious intolerance and who promotes the idea of…

12 years ago

Fake Jew Says Obama Victory Would be God’s Judgment on America

The fundamentalists got themselves covered now, so don't even try to argue: if Obama wins, it's God's will. If Romney…

12 years ago

How God Got Back Into the Democratic Platform

The Democrats missed an opportunity to take a step forward for the Founders' vision of a secular government by putting…

12 years ago

Spiritual Hurricanes and an Aura of Unreality Surround GOP Convention

Most of us like a little reality in our diet, but the Republican Convention seems to be focused more on…

12 years ago

Glenn Beck May Give Barton’s Book of Lies a New Lease on Life

David Barton's Christian publisher may have dropped his book of lies and who better to save lies about a Founding…

12 years ago

David Barton and Bryan Fischer Get All Three-Year Old on Their Critics

Barton can't win an argument on merits so he attempts to delegitimize critics instead by assigning them to the category…

12 years ago

Dogma and Expediency War for Conservative Christian Hearts and Minds

For years we've been told Obama's Christianity matters but where Romney's Mormonism comes in, will expediency win out over dogma…

12 years ago

David Barton’s Christian Publisher Finds His Book Deficient and Cancels It

David Barton found himself without a publisher Friday when Thomas Nelson pulled his books from the shelves and canceled its…

12 years ago

As Our Institutions Fail, Will Americans Get Angry or Apathetic?

We need to believe in the competence of our public institutions for our society to function. When they don't function,…

12 years ago

The GOP’s Wacky One-Way Religious Freedom (We Got it, You Don’t)

Conservative Christians love to talk about religious freedom, never quite getting that something isn't freedom unless everyone enjoys it

12 years ago

Celebrating the Triumph of Our Liberal Revolution

Nothing is more liberal than a revolution; the best conservatism can manage is counter-revolution to restore the status quo lost…

12 years ago

Trapped by Religion

Thomas Jefferson once hoped to liberate us from being trapped by beliefs not our own but the GOP has made…

12 years ago

Religious Bigots Gather at National Religious Freedom Conference

Religious Freedom: a euphemism used by Christian groups who embrace subordination and a culture of suppression of other religious viewpoints

12 years ago

If We Must Fight, Let it Be Now

Increasingly the GOP is talking about Second Amendment remedies and even armed insurrection if Obama wins in 2012, threatening the…

12 years ago

The Dimensions of Fundamentalist Christian Deceit

Did you ever stop to wonder why Throckmorton and Coulter's Getting Jefferson Right is being favorably reviewed at a liberal…

12 years ago

Getting Jefferson Right – A Review

Two conservative Christian scholars team up to debunk Barton's The Jefferson Lies, exposing Barton's lies of commission and ommission and…

12 years ago

Right Winger Sells Lies to Repurpose America’s Past for Conservative Agenda

David Barton's fundamentalist culture war agenda colors all he does and all his attitudes and it is no surprise that…

12 years ago

Jon Stewart Dissects David Barton Who Responds by Lying

Unsurprisingly, David Barton did not stand up well to Jon Stewart's questioning, dodging issues, misrepresenting facts and when necessary, outright…

12 years ago

Get Ready For Some Right Wing May Day Hysteria

Tomorrow is May Day and the day of Occupy protests from coast to coast and we are already being warned…

12 years ago

Blaming America’s Problems on Bad Religion

New York Times columnist Ross Douthat claims that America's problems stem from bad religion - heresy - without looking at…

12 years ago

The Best Supreme Court Money Can Buy Will Support Corporate Oligarchs on Health Care

The conservative justices want to kill the ACA. If they do, it will mark the beginning of the end for…

12 years ago

The Consequences of Alaska’s Female Sexual Servitude Legislation

Alaska legislation proves that state-sponsored sexual servitude is alive and well. So much for the First Amendment, because all this…

12 years ago

The Shining City on a Hill is a Destroyer of Freedom

It's easy to see why Robison likes the city on a hill imagery because the only freedom will be that…

12 years ago

Chris Christie’s Dangerous Attack on the U.S. Constitution

The U.S. Constitution was written by 55 men and signed by 39, but Chris Christie says 121 men and women…

12 years ago

Chris Christie Endorses the Popular Tyranny Founding Fathers Feared

Chris Christie has shown himself to be a proponent of the popular tyranny the Founding Fathers feared and wrote the…

12 years ago

Ralph Reed Wants You to Believe Evangelical Vote is a Myth

Ralph Reed, who was so instrumental in the Religious Right's takeover of the GOP, now wants you to believe that…

12 years ago

A Possible Nightmare Scenario for America in 2012

A new group wants to nominate a third candidate in 2012 but if there is no clear winner, extremists in…

12 years ago

Our Founding Fathers Were Liberal, NOT Conservative

A lot has been said about our founding fathers in recent years. The tea party has all of a sudden…

13 years ago