Category: Politics

Poor Stephen Hawking

August 11th, 2009
Every now and then conservative media crosses the line from aggressively dishonest to hilariously stupid: “People such as scientist Stephen Hawking wouldn’t have a chance in the U.K., where the National Health Service would say the life of this bri… more »

Used for Evil

July 16th, 2009
As a father, I have to say that this is the saddest, most horrifying thing I have read in some time (from Robert Cringely): I eventually finished the piece [I had been working on in Tehran] and decided to go see the war since I had been in Beirut a… more »

Irony, thy Name is Bachmann

April 3rd, 2009
I find this amusingly ironic: Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) believes the president will use the census as part of an elaborate conspiracy to keep Democrats in power for up to "40 years". Because, in reality, it's the bizarre froth from loonies like… more »

A much longer slope

March 5th, 2009
Steve Benen has a good point. Conservatives frequently cite the "slippery slope" theory when discussing gay marriage - that if we allow gay people to marry, the next step would be to allow people to marry multiple people or their pets or stop signs or w… more »

Done vs. Done Well

January 26th, 2009
The major intellectual failing of conservatives and libertarians is a deliberate inability to understand the difference between "government" and "government done poorly". Any endeavor, any field can be done well or poorly or anything in between; private… more »