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U.S. Holocaust Museum Rifleman James W. von Brunn and Bill O’Reilly Agree: The New York Times Wants “to break down the white, Christian, male power structure”

But, hey, don’t blame O’Reilly for giving aid and comfort to far-right racist and Antisemitic elements in America, right? In light of U.S. Holocaust Museum rifleman James W. von Brunn’s white supremicist Internet screeds, and Fox News’s attempt to set distance between itself … Continue reading

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After the Abortion Doctor and Holocaust Museum Shootings: Contemporary Right Wing Racism—and the Threat It Poses to President Obama

Shepard Smith basically said aloud what I’ve been thinking for awhile. The hyper-amped far-right in this country is ginning up an atmosphere that makes Obama’s assassination ever more likely. Last week it was the murder of an abortion clinic doctor … Continue reading

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Moderate and Libertarian Republicans, Read This Closely: Julian Sanchez is Pissed Off!

At his blog today, Julian Sanchez, a contributing editor to Reason magazine, lets loose on the way Republicans are treating Sonia Sotomayor: I’ll cop to sharing some of Yglesias’ irritation at the treatment of Sonia Sotomayor, and if Republicans are … Continue reading

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American Shout Radio and the Soul of Conservatism: Tory David Cameron v. Dick Cheney and Rush Limbaugh?

Jacob Weisberg suggests British Tory politician David Cameron as a model for how the Republicans can claw their way back into the national electoral game: [An] encouraging model for the right is the British Conservative Party, poised to return to … Continue reading

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Dr. George Tiller Was Guilty of “Nazi stuff”: Did Bill O’Reilly Cross a Line with His Dr. George Tiller Rhetoric, Implying That He Should Be Stopped By Any Means Necessary?

Would it have been murder to kill Auschwitz’s Dr. Josef Mengele? Salon today reminds us that Bill O’Reilly equated Dr. George Tiller with Nazi-levels of atrocity: Tiller’s name first appeared on the Factor on February 25, 2005. Since then, O’Reilly … Continue reading

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Four Great Quotes from John Stewart Mill

Here are four good John Stuart Mill quotes: “The amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the … Continue reading

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Let My People Go?

Andrew Sullivan today deconstructs conservatism’s noxious captivity to talk radio: What strikes me is that talk radio, even more than the blogosphere, can promote ugly and inflammatory discourse in ways that even its purveyors find hard to control. The medium rewards certainty … Continue reading

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Ayn Rand and “Going Galt”: Under Bush, the Left Talked of Going to Canada to Live. Under Obama, Some on the Right are Reading ATLAS SHRUGGED and Imagining Themselves Escaping to “Galt’s Gulch”—a Utopian Capitalist Enclave in Rand’s Novel, Free of Collectivists

So reports the Washington Independent here. Money quote: The plot of Rand’s novel [Atlas Shrugged] is simple, despite its length — 1,088 pages in the current paperback edition. The United States is governed by bureaucrats, “looters” and “moochers,” who penalize and … Continue reading

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