Why Can’t Republicans Understand the Constitution?

The Constitution is clear on a couple of things, and one of the most obvious is that it's not the Old Testament and that you don't have to think any particular thing about the Old Testament or any other religion to hold office...Republicans don't seem to get the whole "no religious test" thing, so maybe we need to nudge them along a bit.

The Hackery and Mendacity of a FOX News Legal Propagandist

We should not expect much out of FOX when it comes to reporting the news. Sure, it can be argued that there is no news that is undistorted by spin, but there is spin and there is propaganda, and there is outright fiction. If you are going to step before a camera and say something, it should at least be made clear to the watcher if what you're saying is fact or fiction. Peter J. Johnson, Jr., graduate of Columbia College and Columbia University's School of Law and has served them as a legal propagandist since 1997.

The Faux Hotties of FOX News

A Christian watchdog group complained in 2007 that they "see shorter skirts on the women of Fox News than...on the prostitutes being arrested on cop shows." The thighs and breasts remain. The Family Values network? No, more of a fund-raising network now - and sex sells.

Is the Republican Version of Patriotism Treason?

American Exceptionalists on the other hand like to erect statues to a Jewish peasant who was executed on charges of sedition more than 2,000 years ago and in another country entirely. It is towards a mythology built up around that man that Republican patriotism increasingly revolves. And I am not talking about the Bible; I am talking about Mythic America.

Ben Quayle’s Conservative Values as Non-Existent as His Rent-a-Family

Ben Quayle wants voters in Arizona's 3rd Congressional District to send him to Congress. The primary is August 24 and early voters are already casting their ballots. This isn't good timing for Ben, who is a lawyer, but who apparently skipped Ethics 101 while he was in school. He's been caught out as a liar - repeatedly - in the space of just a few days. He apparently wants to see how far he can shove his foot into his own mouth.

The Theory of Relativity and the Art of Conservative Apologetics

The extremist system runs on pure lies. Anything less gums it up and stalls it. This is as true of the extreme left as the extreme right. This said, it can now be understood why the conservative book writing movement is an exercise in apologetics from the Heritage Foundation to Beck to Coulter; why it has to be. The minute you start acknowledging other points of view, you begin to encourage people to think, to ask questions, to make choices. This must be discouraged at all costs.