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NR to join the satirical-cover game?

By auguste
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 18:42 EDT

It would be irresponsible not to speculate.

Update: It has come to my attention that the reference behind the cover above may be a bit on the esoteric side so I’ve enclosed a screen capture after the jump that may make the inspiration a little clearer. image

But He Was Tortured!

By Jesse Taylor

Andrew Romano is complaining that we’re expecting too much from McCain when it comes to the intertubes. For one thing, McCain’s computer illiteracy doesn’t reflect a lack of curiosity–it reflects a lack of necessity. Over the past 10 years, most adult Americans have encountered and explored computers primarily in the workplace, where the ability to communicate and find information on the Internet has gradually become a required skill. But McCain’s job in the U.S. Senate–where…


We Want Happy Cars

By Jesse Taylor

En route to Netroots Nation as we speak, I’m currently sitting in Detroit’s airport. Layover in Charlotte, then I’ll arrive tonight in Austin. The big news around Motor City way is, of course, GM’s massive woes, and the realization that entire types of vehicles may be on their way out.…


Sexism and racism – what lies beneath…

By pams

NOTE: This is the guest post I have up on Open Left today. I was invited by front-pager Jon Pincus to participate in a mutual guest-blogging series to bring more diverse perspectives to that progressive blog. The subject selected was the treatment of Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama by the…


Bauer: ‘America cannot endure four years of Barack Obama’

By pams

Yeah, and GWB has done a heckuva job for the country. Professional “Christian” and failed presidential candidate Gary Bauer opens his trap with this nonsense. As Barack Obama continues to dominate head-to-head polls with Republican John McCain, many conservatives appear resigned to a November defeat with the hope that like…


2010 census to ‘closet’ data on same-sex married couples

By pams
Monday, July 14, 2008 18:55 EDT

Here’s why the federal Defense of Marriage Act has to go. The U.S. Census Bureau, hiding behind DOMA, will edit the responses given by same-sex couples in California and Massachusetts (as well as any other states that may legalize marriage equality by then). Even though thousands of couples will have…


Your Grunting, Antisocial Child Will Shower With Strangers

By Jesse Taylor

Youngstown, OH schools are expanding the use of an abstinence-only program called Teen Straight Talk. Duke estimates that after hearing a Teen Straight Talk program, up to 90 percent of the students commit to staying abstinent until marriage, based on evaluations that are collected after every program. “We’re underestimating these…


Bill Donahue thinks atheists don’t have rights

By Amanda Marcotte

That’s what I’ve come to believe. It’s obvious that he thinks that “religious freedom” means “the right to demand a) the right to completely define an entire religion for yourself and eject anyone who has different views than yours and b) the right never, ever to be mocked, criticized, or…


Rejoice, All Ye Gathered And Faithful

By Jesse Taylor

Sometime in the past three years, Kathryn Jean Lopez was given the green light to write columns for NRO. God help me if I know why. Sure, many right-wingers were happy just to know that “El Rushbo” is making more than Katie Couric. “That could be me one day,” many…


I Really Enjoy Being Spoken For

By Jesse Taylor

It’s much easier than, you know, actually saying things myself. John Kass, columnist for the Chicago Tribune steps in on the Obama flip-flop parade and decides, like many in the media, to speak for the bloggerati: They’re at the dance now and he’s the one with the keys and he’s…