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The Liberal Blogger Employment Act

By Jesse Taylor
Monday, June 16, 2008 19:21 EDT

Laughing and then throwing up in your mouth a little

By Amanda Marcotte

I reviewed some anti-choice songs on this week’s podcast, with clips and everything. You have rap, heavy metal, and of course, wretched pop. Music snobbery mixed with reproductive rights—I had a blast making it. Except for the part where I actually had to comb through anti-choice music for clips.


I Sell Pro-Silence iPods, Too

By Jesse Taylor

“Pro-life” drugstores are on the rise, marking the advent of stores that appear to be constructed in response to virtually no consumer demand whatsover. The pharmacy is one of a small but growing number of drugstores around the country that have become the latest front in a conflict pitting patients’…


Congress = Pwned

By Jesse Taylor

The National Review has been going predictably apeshit over the upholding of habeas corpus since the Supreme Court narrowly affirmed that the Constitution isn’t made of Charmin, but this bit by Andrew McCarthy makes me giggle: It is difficult to single out the most outrageous aspect of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s…


I Got Tubes!

By Jesse Taylor

Internet campaigning has a ton of misconceptions behind it, especially as we enter into the third major cycle (2004 and 2006 being the first two) of it. Ben Adler in the Politico (complete with really stupid composite image of McCain and Obama) writes about whether or not McCain’s online operation…


Family values – from Massachusetts to California

By pams

It’s a landmark day as gay and lesbians couples will be able to marry in the Golden State starting at 5:01 PM PT. Here is a “California Marriage 101” primer. CBS has released a poll (full results here) on support for marriage equality: * 30% say same-sex couples should be…


Converging right wing fundamentalism

By Amanda Marcotte

Having tangled the other day with 9/11 Truthers at Firedoglake in a thread that was supposed to be a book salon for Matt Taibbi, I got to thinking (because of comments David Neiwert made in the thread) about the allure of conspiracy theories. What bothers me about them is that…


Bobby ‘Exorcist’ Jindal: intelligent design is legitimate science

By pams

This is a nice bookend to Jesse’s review of The Happening… I thought all of the silly talk about John McCain picking newly metrosexual Florida governor Charlie Crist would be the best VP entertainment of the campaign season. Apparently Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal does not want to be topped. After…


Bamboo Review: The Happening

By Jesse Taylor

I made a sacrifice for you people. I went to go see M. Night Shyamalan’s The Happening, which has to qualify for sainthood in some circles. The central premise of the movie is that some mysterious happening is causing people to systematically kill themselves – first speech goes, then they…


Time Interviews Tsvangirai

By Jesse Taylor
Sunday, June 15, 2008 23:58 EDT

Time Magazine interviewed Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Friday: What do you say to those who are calling for this runoff to be scrapped, claiming that there’s no way the election can be free and fair, and urging you to form a joint government with Mugabe? This is democracy…