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Zucchini death panels

Reading this dizzying array of Fox News attacks on various initiatives to promote healthy eating, I think it’s time for an expanded theory on the right wing War on Health. I mean, on one level, this is just pure culture war. Healthy food and exercise have been relegated to “hippie”…

Everything is culture war

This remarkable cartoon that Matt got off of Hendrik Hertzberg says it all, doesn’t it? Some of the terminology has changed since this cartoon was published in 1862, when there was a backlash against the Republican party of that era for its perceived liberalism. For instance, the term “Negro worship”…

That’s a whole lot of culture war!

Ann was gracious enough to quote me in her marvelous piece on why the culture war isn’t going away any time soon, so I’m kicking a link right back at her. Ann argues that the Obama backlash, in all its ugliness, is proof that the culture war was always about…

It’s all the same culture war

Jonathan Martin and Ben Smith have an article up at Politico making the usual arguments about how Obama has managed to dodge one kind of culture war only to step into another. It’s the sort of thing that I believe misses the point, because it implies—incorrectly—that the hysterical right changes…

Bamboo Review: The Great Derangement

Reading Matt Taibbi’s despairing and darkly funny opus about American political lunacy in the days around the inauguration of a President whose major redeeming value, right now at least, is that he seems sane was an interesting experience. The Great Derangement: A Terrifying True Story of War, Politics, and Religion…

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