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More Jonah. I’m Sorry

By Jesse Taylor
Tuesday, July 8, 2008 20:46 EDT

There’s a reason that people believe the Republican Party explictly embraced a politics of racial resentment designed to engineer a wholesale shift in the white Southern electorate, and it’s not because we hate Southerners.

It’s because the GOP did it. And admitted it. And apologized for it. Not that they necessarily stopped it, but still.

My country, right or wrong, but not yours

By auguste

Having exhausted every other form of criticism, conservatives (and “armed liberals”) have decided to resort to an entirely new and unprecedented tactic: that of attacking the patriotism of people who disagree with them. To be fair, Yglesias brought it up first: Specifically, I would say that liberals do a better job of recognizing that much as we may love America there’s something arbitrary about it — we’re just so happen to be Americans whereas other…


Your Day At The Free Republic

By Jesse Taylor

A new study has found that having gays and lesbians in the military doesn’t disrupt unit cohesion. Freeper of the Day mesoman7: “Right, ‘cause it’s impossible there are heterosexual soldiers out there with HIV infection…” Pretty close. All military members are periodically tested for HIV. If they test positive…goodbye. Good…


Not To Relive The Primary Again, But…

By Jesse Taylor

Things like this are part of the reason that many of us didn’t vote for Clinton – she assembled a political team with the worst instincts this side of Bob Shrum. Howard Wolfson, who was a top strategist for the presidential campaign of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, is going where…


Jonah Goldberg Is A Serial Rapist

By Jesse Taylor

Jonah Goldberg calls Barack Obama a 21st century slavemaster. Actually, to be fair, he uses a clever allegory that requires much hyperventilating on my part to reach my totally unreasonable point: There’s a weird irony at work when Sen. Barack Obama, the black presidential candidate who will allegedly scrub the…


Marky Welby, Medical Rocktor

By Jesse Taylor

One of the joys of being an underinsured/sometimes uninsured, but healthy, 25-year-old: every time new insurance asks me for a family doctor or a shot record, I don’t have A and I have no idea how to get B. I’m the asshole who shows up and continually has to ask…


Fundies probably don’t do it better

By Amanda Marcotte

One of the most interesting parts of this review by Louis Bayard of Dagmar Herzog’s book Sex in Crisis is an examination of how fundamentalists have resorted to using promises of the best sex you could ever imagine if you just wait until you’re married to do it. Bayard suggests…


Mega Science For Choads Debunking

By Amanda Marcotte

I wish Slate would let me embed their frigging videos, because I’d love to embed the one they have up summarizing a series up by Amanda Schaffer examining all the non-science masquerading as science that claims to find vast differences between men and women’s brains, differences that always point to…


Netroots Nation Panel!

By Jesse Taylor

Amanda’s post just reminded me, but I’ll be moderating a panel at Netroots Nation called Different Tones and Wider Nets, with a panel of stars, from the moderately shrill to the intensely shrill: Amanda Marcotte, Some Shitty Site Atrios, Eschaton Digby, Hullabaloo Rude Pundit, Rude Pundit Kevin Drum, Political Animal…


Campus Progress panel

By Amanda Marcotte

I’m currently in D.C. getting ready for a presentation tomorrow on reproductive justice for the Campus Progress National Conference. If you’re coming to the convention, I’d be much obliged if you could come see our talk. Should be some interesting stuff, and I definitely like doing presentations for the young,…