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Revenge of the Reality-Based Community

“I beheld the wretch — the miserable monster whom I had created.” Dr. Frankenstein Early in the second Bush Administration, even before the 9/11 attacks, reporters began to describe a strange pattern of delusion among aides and advisors. Any expression

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Posted in Neo-Confederate, Politics of Crazy, Republican Party, Uncategorized

Why Trump is winning on the religious right

What if I had told you two years ago that the initial front-runner in the race for the 2016 GOP nomination would be a New Jersey Casino mogul who had been divorced three times, bankrupted four times, and had avidly

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Posted in Election 2016

Evangelicals and the Amish Option

A close friend and fellow Texas ex-pat is looking to escape the godless Gomorrah of their affluent East Coast city. They want to move to the countryside, but the effort isn’t going so well. Their dilemma is emblematic of wider

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Posted in Religious Right

Good news on teen pregnancy is bad news for fundamentalists

Each new year brings a new low in the rate of teen pregnancy in the US. One might think that religious conservatives would be cheering this healthy trend, but they never mention it. The numbers look like a victory for

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Posted in Religious Right, Reproductive Rights

What comes after the culture wars?

The culture wars seem to be grinding toward a close. So what comes next? Are there ways that elements of the old left and right can hash together new alliances to deal with the circumstances we face now? Noah Smith

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Posted in Religious Right

How Protestant Evangelicals shifted their abortion stance

Jamelle Bouie had a great piece at Slate last week explaining the long strange journey of Protestant Evangelicals from pressing for the expansion of abortion rights to vehement opposition to nearly every aspect of women’s reproductive choices. Bouie correctly identifies

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Posted in Civil Rights, Neo-Confederate, Race, Religious Right, Reproductive Rights, Republican Party

Disorganized Religion

Anyone who has traveled in Europe may have experienced surprise at finding the pews of its beautiful, ancient churches occupied only by tourists.  After World War II religion slipped to the periphery of public life.  Europeans are commonly regarded as

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Posted in Religion, Religious Right, Social Capital

Protecting All Unborn Life in Texas

Many are not so lucky. Every year trillions of spermatozoa are senselessly destroyed, most of them murdered for pointless pleasure. Each death is a harrowing indictment of a culture of sexual anarchy which places pleasure ahead of life. The Texas

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Posted in Reproductive Rights, Texas

The Tea Party vs. Math: A Detailed Look at the 2012 Results

The Religious Right and Tea Party groups are making the case that Romney could have won if he had more clearly and unambiguously embraced their policies.  They are determined to force the Republican Party to stop nominating “moderates,” on the

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Posted in Election 2012, Tea Party
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