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Satan cloaks himself in truth

Irin Carmon at Salon* has an interview up with Merle Hoffman, abortion service pioneer and author of a new and quite interesting memoir Intimate Wars: The Life and Times of the Woman Who Brought Abortion from the Back Alley to the Board Room. This is the sort of article that…

Marcus Bachmann defends clinic from accusations of being anti-gay

The husband of Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) told the Star Tribune that his Christian counseling center is not focused on converting patients into heterosexuals. Though there has been no evidence of Marcus Bachmann himself practicing reparative therapy, ABC News presented undercover video last week of a counselor…

Supporters credit Bradley Manning for helping spark Tunisia revolt

The Bradley Manning Support Network has released a new web video trumpeting the results the Army private achieved by allegedly leaking U.S. government secrets to WikiLeaks. “The WikiLeaks revelations have given us the real truth about wars,” the video notes. WikiLeaks’ “collateral murder” video released last year showed a U.S.…

Glenn Beck: Fox News ‘one of the only places you’ll find truth’

Conservative conspiracy host Glenn Beck compared himself to American icon Paul Revere on Wednesday after announcing that he’s leaving Fox News. “When I took this job, I didn’t take it because it was going to be a career for me,” Beck said. “Paul Revere did not get up on that…

Who’s uncomfortable with the truth?

This weekend, there was a minor kerfuffle over yet another poorly sourced assertion that people evolved in just such a way as to uphold the meanest, ugliest, most essentialist gender roles the patriarchy ever produced. This time, it was over the shoddy theory that men and women evolved to constantly…

Russian official: WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange should receive Nobel prize

An unnamed Russian official suggested Wednesday that detained WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should be awarded a Nobel prize. “Non-governmental and governmental organizations should think of ways to help him,” a source in the Kremlin administration told RIA Novosti. “Perhaps he could be awarded a Nobel prize.” The remarks by the…

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange walks out on CNN interview

If you want an interview, it’s unwise to ask WikiLeaks founder and former hacker Julian Assange about charges of sexual impropriety, as CNN correspondent Atika Shubert found out recently. When Shubert first inquired about the allegations of internal turmoil at WikiLeaks — claims leveled by former employee Daniel Domscheit-Berg —…

O’Reilly: Muslims that doubt official 9/11 story could be terrorists

To Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, if a white person like former governor Jesse Ventura or former senator Mike Gravel questions the government’s recounting of the 9/11 attacks, he (or she) is a “pinhead.” But if a Muslim person questions the official story, well, that makes them a potentially dangerous…

Leaked memo details ICE media strategy to counter citizen activist groups

Call this a crash course in how federal agencies use the press to advance their own advocacy. A memo leaked from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency is has immigration reform activist groups up in arms, calling the government’s plans to argue on behalf of its programs “unbelievable”…

Bachmann’s latest invention: Obama has nationalized 51% of the economy

Michele Bachmann must have missed her calling: instead of becoming a fiction writer, she took to politics. Though the two professions do have some overlap, namely incremental story-telling methodologies, Bachmann seems like an individual who’d do much better spinning a web of complete fantasy as opposed to tying rhetorical inventions…

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