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Carter: Gingrich knows how to appeal to racists

Former President Jimmy Carter on Wednesday accused former House Speaker Newt Gingrich of trying to appeal to racists in South Carolina. “I think he has that subtlety of racism that I know quite well, that Gingrich knows quite well, that appeals to some people in Georgia, particularly the right-wing,” he…

Texas mom shoots kids, kills self after being denied food stamps

A Texas woman’s trip to the welfare office ended in tragedy Tuesday when she shot her two children and then turned the gun on herself after being denied food stamps. Authorities in Laredo said that 38-year-old Rachelle Grimmer killed herself during a seven-hour standoff with police. Her children, 10 year-old…

Do people need nutrition? Wingnuts are skeptical.

I have seen some serious stupid in my time while dealing with wingnuts online. Just this morning, I had to gently correct a wingnut who assumed that not wanting children or marriage personally means that I hate parents or married people. (My mother would be so surprised!) I also saw…

The link between conservatisms

So the other night, I was reading a book of essay by Ellen Willis called No More Nice Girls, and I bookmarked a page because the sentence on it really jumped out at me as the most succinct description of why the social conservatives merge so seamlessly with “economic” conservatives…

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