Stories by Evan McMurry

Evan McMurry is a political editor at Mediaite, interviews editor at Newfound: An Inquiry of Place, a regular reviewer at Bookslut, and the founding editor of A Flea In The Fur of the Beast. Find him on Twitter or contact him at  subscribe to Evan McMurry's feed

Posted on: Jul 7, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The religious right's response to the recent SCOTUS ruling is predictably absurd.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert aren't the only comics who can stick it to Fox News.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Millionaires and billionaires have resumed their ostentatious and tin-eared ways.

Posted on: Jun 1, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Even on immigration, the American electorate is far more progressive than mainstream media and politicians seem to think.

Posted on: May 27, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The recent religious freedom rulings are actually emboldening non-believers.

Posted on: May 20, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Sanders should not be underestimated.

Posted on: May 14, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The 2016 GOP race is expected to bring out billionaires bankrolling their candidates.

Posted on: May 6, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The Republican race is off to a predictably crazy start.

Posted on: May 6, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Where money in politics is felt is in distortion of priorities.

Posted on: Apr 30, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The clown car collection of candidates for GOP nominee has already unleashed the insanity.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2015, Source: AlterNet

From Bibles to school prayer, legislatures are signaling their religious stripes.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Music and moral meltdowns have been entwined throughout history.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2015, Source: AlterNet

From yoga and Smurfs to Heavy Metal, fears of Satan are a map to the shifting class and gender anxieties beneath the culture wars.

Posted on: Feb 11, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Roy Moore is only one of the worst judges out there.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2015, Source: AlterNet

If you’re a Fox News watcher, this is how your political reality is generated.

Posted on: Dec 31, 2014, Source: AlterNet

They did not disappoint in 2014.

Posted on: Dec 25, 2014, Source: AlterNet

With the murder of two NYPD officers, 1970s rhetoric made a comeback.

Posted on: Dec 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The prices some passengers paid for the service are staggering.

Posted on: Dec 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The news channel has featured a cast of interesting pundits from Glenn Beck to Donald Trump.

Posted on: Nov 6, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Textbooks are one of the most vulnerable battlegrounds of the right-wing culture wars.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The GOP has sought revenge over Akin's failed Senate bid following his "legitimate rape" comment.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Amid economic progress, the party's candidates are looking to frighten voters in the coming elections.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Despite her clearly psychopathic theories and actions, she is still celebrated by leading right-wingers.

Posted on: Sep 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

They were so lofty about others’ behavior -- only to be caught in the pettiest of their own sins.

Posted on: Aug 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Conservative media wasted no time making racist, imbecilic comments about Ferguson.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Exhibit A: Conservative radio host worries that the idea of a gay-themed Burger King Whopper could spread.

Posted on: Jun 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Specters of concentration camps have started turning up everywhere some conservatives look, from climate change resolutions to census forms to job postings.

Posted on: Jun 6, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The GOP has some interesting theories, like the weaponization of AIDS to doom heterosexual culture.

Posted on: May 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, OKs a resolution that makes it illegal for homeless people to own possessions.

Posted on: Apr 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Fail to see the link between autism, tornados and gay marriage? Let the Christian Right help you out.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The emergence of Internet porn has re-occasioned a moral freakout over masturbation.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2014, Source: AlterNet

They can't seem to stop blurting out absurdities.

Posted on: Feb 7, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Several politicians have decided the GOP is too extreme, too intolerant and too cringe-inducing to bother with.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Secessionist movements have grown from the same root: a small, culturally homogenous, and conservative rural population that feels ignored.

Posted on: Jun 20, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Masturbating fetuses is just the start. From trees causing global warming to fetuses in your Pepsi, here are some of the battiest things Republicans have said about science.

Posted on: Jun 12, 2013, Source: AlterNet

They may not know what they're talking about, but they have strong opinions nonetheless.