Tag Archives: Religious Right

Huck Rides In

One clown rushes to the assistance of another. Via CNN: Tampa, Florida (CNN) – Mike Huckabee participated in a conference call Friday night with hundreds of Baptist pastors and Christian talk radio hosts in Missouri that was organized to coordinate … Continue reading

Posted in politics | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Huck Rides In

The Science of Akin

From the Guardian, one possible theory for the source of Akin’s idiot ‘science’: The idea that rape victims cannot get pregnant has long roots. The legal position that pregnancy disproved a claim of rape appears to have been instituted in … Continue reading

Posted in politics, Science & Faith | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

Junk Science Watch

Todd Akin lends an assist to the Democrats (the New York Times reports): KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In an effort to explain his stance on abortion, Representative Todd Akin, the Republican Senate nominee from Missouri, provoked ire across the political … Continue reading

Posted in politics | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Junk Science Watch

The Tea Party: “More Paul than Santorum”

David Kirby and Emily Ekins write in Politico: The Republican National Convention this week announced speaking slots for libertarian Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and social conservative Rick Santorum. Both claim the “tea party” brand. However the 2012 primary season reveals … Continue reading

Posted in politics | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Bachmann’s Pledge

It’s probably inevitable that Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin find themselves getting compared with each other but this piece of news reminds me that, for all her, uh, foibles, the former Alaska governor comes far closer to representing a live-and-let-live … Continue reading

Posted in politics | Tagged , , | 18 Comments

Religious Right crack-up continues

Now it’s Sarah Palin’s turn.   That icon of right-wing identity politics, revered for her populist authenticity  and lack of any taint of elite intellectualism, shows herself either to be involved in an as-yet-to-be-revealed scandal, or so nakedly ambitious that she … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 47 Comments