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Bigotry, today’s GOP, cruelty, and lies.

Over at The Atlantic, Ta-Nehisi Coates recently posited racism as cruelty — from jokey emails suggesting that the President’s dead mother indulged in bestiality to the cruelty inherent in “sneer[ing] at the unguarded thoughts of dead children,” and so much else besides. He takes the idea further: [T]his embrace of cruelty is arguably the dominant feature of the…

And that’s a wrap, folks

If you haven't seen this yet, it's kind of amazing—opponents of gay marriage in California are trying to appeal the decision overturning Prop 8 on the grounds that the judge is gay and so can't be allowed to rule on gay issues. Amazing because they're always denying this is about…

AZ Sheriff: Vitriolic remarks ‘may have some responsibility’ in shooting

An Arizona sheriff responsible for investigating the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and 18 others isn’t backing down from assigning some responsibility to vitriolic remarks by public figures. Appearing on ABC News Monday, Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik stood by earlier remarks that “vitriolic statements” made on radio and…

A New Kind Of Bigotry

If there’s such a thing as garishly hilarious hatred, I think Gateway Pundit’s mastered it. Did you know Barack Obama has a Muslim half-brother? Did you know one of his half-brothers (the one he’s met once in his adult life) is attempting to lift himself out of poverty…and is probably…

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