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VOTE: What’s the dumbest thing conservatives have trumpeted in 2012?

Political pundits often refer to election years as “the silly season,” to denote when politicians are working so hard to get the public’s divided attention that they’ll say almost anything to rate a media mention, even if it sounds jarringly idiotic to the average American. By that standard, the silly…

Obama gets it

The Obama campaign just posted this on their Tumblr: While conservatives are all getting the vapors and claiming that women on the pill must be pulling trains night and day, let’s be clear about the real issue here: The basic right of employees to have a private life out of…

Why is women’s sexuality so scary?

Yesterday, my speculation about the individual motives of a lot of people who are jumping on the “take away the birth control” campaign was that for a lot of them, they believe—rightly or wrongly—that the missed out on the sexual revolution and they’ll be damned if other people a good…

Hayes: Media, conservatives don’t get that U.S. has changed

On Wednesday night’s The Rachel Maddow Show, Rachel and Chris Hayes of MSNBC’s Up with Chris Hayes took on the recent outcry in Washington over, of all things, birth control. Conservatives claim that it’s unfair that a provision of the Affordable Health Care Act mandates insurance coverage for contraceptives, a…

Why are conservatives so obsessed with sex?

Because it makes the perfect wedge issue is why.  Or, to be more thorough, this is something I’ve been thinking about ever since anti-choicers managed to get Komen to join in their crusade of shunning Planned Parenthood for what I’ve deemed below-the-belt health care.* The “breasts good/vaginas icky” divide that…

Science denialism on the left and the right

Recently, I was catching up on some podcasts and one that was particularly good was this recent Point of Inquiry with George Lakoff.  Even if you're familiar with Lakoff's theories, it's a good summary, and the host Chris Mooney conducts a good interview, as usual.  But I had one quarrel…

The War on Joy, Pt. II

Ruh-roh, the douchebag wingnut community is very unhappy with the suggestion that their attempts to strip people of their personal freedoms might be an act of sadism. John Hawkins at Right Wing News, responding to Matt and my mockery of Kay Hymowitz for wanting everyone to get married right after…

Is it worth it to argue down right wing myths?

This happens a lot, especially lately, when I write about right wing arguments and how to counter them, as I did this morning. Invariably, you get a form of nay-saying. “I’m not actually going to change his mind,” say the nay-sayers, “So why bother?” I don’t think most people nay-say…

Special rights

I agree with Scott that it’s stupid that conservatives claim to be against “special rights” when it comes to gays and lesbians, but all for bona fide special rights for conservative Christians. However, I have to say that I don’t think it’s completely disingenuous of some conservatives, at least, to…

Kicking a hippie is a powerful motivator

Via The Monkey Cage, here’s interesting research showing that the currently trendy concept of “nudges” to modify public behavior might backfire when it comes to conservatives. The concept is a popular one with behavioral economists, as epitomized by the book titled Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness. The…

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