Tag Archives: Karl Rove

Karl Rove: Atheist or Evangelical?

Maureen Dowd, at the New York Times this weekend, on Republican apologists on election night, November 6, 2012: Republicans and Fox News have excelled at conjuring alternate realities. But this time, they made the mistake of believing their fake world … Continue reading

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Hercules, Strangled Snakes, Nate Silver, and Karl Rove

In 1860, Thomas Henry Huxley wrote an essay titled, “The Origin of Species,” and a sentence from it seems apt to what happened last night with Barack Obama’s reelection: Extinguished theologians lie about the cradle of every science as the … Continue reading

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Karl Rove on Medicare

In an amusing example of sophistry, Karl Rove in the Wall Street Journal does his best to convince Republicans that the Medicare issue actually swings their way this election cycle. Of course, the one word retort to his thesis is … Continue reading

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Karl Rove violates the sanctity of marriage—by getting a divorce!

For quite a while Karl Rove has been saying that gays violate the sanctity of marriage by seeking to get married. But Karl Rove himself has recently taken advantage of lenient no-fault divorce laws in Texas to leave his own … Continue reading

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On November 4 We Will Be Free

For eight years, the Republican party, led by George Bush, has set a mindless echo-chamber of religious stupidity and psychological hysteria around the American public—cynically playing on people’s bigotry and fears—and discouraging our hopes. But the rhetorical and media cage that far-right Republicans have constructed around our … Continue reading

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Does Sarah Palin Follow Machiavelli or Jesus?: The Matthew 25 Network, a Diverse Group of Christians, Sends an Open Letter to Palin Appealing to Her to Stop Lying on the Campaign Trail, and to Stop Using Karl Rove-like Political Tactics

Are the politics of Machiavelli and Shakespeare’s Iago (in Othello)—and by extension, the politics of Karl Rove—in accord with the gospel of Jesus and the Christian witness? The Matthew 25 Network thinks not, and sent an open letter to Palin … Continue reading

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Poison in the Ear: Shakespeare, Karl Rove, and Barack Obama

A theme in Shakespeare’s plays is poison poured into the ear—from Iago going around whispering his poisons into the ears of the characters in Othello, to Lady Macbeth and the Weird Sisters arousing the lusts of Macbeth for power. In Hamlet, Claudius … Continue reading

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