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Bill Berkowitz is a longtime observer of the conservative movement.
Compassion-Challenged Christian Right’s Reaction to Orlando Murders
Posted on: Jun 17, 2016, Source: Buzzflash at TruthOut
Virulently anti-LGBT pastor Steven Anderson reacted to the terrorist attack … by happily announcing that "there’s 50 less pedophiles in this world."
Watch out for Trump Becoming the 'Law-and-Order' Candidate
Posted on: Jun 3, 2016, Source: Truthout
Trump himself has spoken about punching protesters in the mouth.
Meet the Richest, Most Controversial Operative in Republican Politics
Posted on: Jun 1, 2016, Source: Truthout
Rex Elsass has created something of a cult.
Evangelical Leaders May Embrace Trump the Sinner
Posted on: May 27, 2016, Source: Truthout
400 social conservative leaders may be meeting with Trump in the coming weeks in New York City.
Why Are Evangelicals Fighting Over Ted Cruz's Religious Beliefs?
Posted on: May 3, 2016, Source: Buzzflash at TruthOut
The question of whether Cruz is a Dominionist will linger because the available evidence suggests that he is.
Hillary Bashing by the Right: Crafty, Cruel, And Commoditized
Posted on: Oct 18, 2015, Source: The Smirking Chimp
It started out as a small-time cottage industry but it's developed into a political/entrepreneurial trend.
Why You Need to Understand Evangelical Christianity's Outrageous and Influential Far-Right Fringe
Posted on: Sep 1, 2015, Source: AlterNet
Its followers believe the Bible and its laws should rule over every aspect of life.
"Good Christian" and Child Molester Josh Duggar Shows His Moral Hypocrisy Yet Again
Posted on: Aug 22, 2015, Source: AlterNet
How low can this guy get?
Right-Wing Reactionaries Are Trying to Take Over the World of Science Fiction
Posted on: Aug 18, 2015, Source: AlterNet
This year the controversy over the Hugo awards may have reached a tipping point.
Elliott Abrams, Enabler of Massacres in Latin America, Is Back Shilling for War With Iran
Posted on: Aug 15, 2015, Source: AlterNet
This guy is the worst.
Why Is the Mainstream Media Running Away From Max Blumenthal's New Book About Israel?
Posted on: Jul 17, 2015, Source: Truthout
The media has a history of refusing to acknowledge Israel's sharpest critics.
Many of Jeb Bush's Foreign Policy Advisors Should Be Brought Before the International Criminal Court
Posted on: Feb 25, 2015, Source: Buzzflash at TruthOut
The potential presidential hopeful is trying to separate himself from his father and brother over foreign policy.
Guess Who's Boycotting '50 Shades of Grey' Ahead of the Film's Release?
Posted on: Feb 10, 2015, Source: The Smirking Chimp
You can bet that American Family Association will not be in the front row when the movie premieres.
Billy Graham's Son Is One of America's Most Dangerous Islamophobes
Posted on: Jan 28, 2015, Source: Buzzflash at TruthOut
Duke University reversed its decision to allow a Muslim call to prayer after Franklin Graham's intervention.
Are You Living in a "Bible-Minded City?"
Posted on: Jan 25, 2015, Source: talk2action.org
A scary report shows the purported Christian religiosity of American cities.
Indiana Cop Creates “Breathe Easy, Don’t Break the Law” T-Shirts
Posted on: Jan 6, 2015, Source: The Smirking Chimp
Jason Barthel's has a new T-shirt venture to support cops -- and apparently to make money.
Kansas Governor's Plan to Balance Runaway Budget: Sell Sex Toys
Posted on: Oct 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet
The state is selling adult novelty items because a group of erotic stores failed to pay state sales and income taxes.
Meet Brave Abortion Provider Dr. Willie Parker
Posted on: Sep 25, 2014, Source: AlterNet
He and other doctors offer women the health care services they need -- and are doing so at their own peril.
Meet the Frackers: Right-Wing Billionaire Brothers’ Biblical Ambitions
Posted on: Sep 12, 2014, Source: Truthout
Rich off their fracking business, Farris and Dan Wilks are funding conservative causes.
How the FBI Is Creating Terrorists
Posted on: Jul 30, 2014, Source: AlterNet
A new report reveals that the bureau "may have created terrorists out of law-abiding individuals" through sting operations.
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