Join us for a conversation about the sham of "border security" raised as an issue by conservatives in the ongoing debate over immigration reform.
The right-wing talk about "border security" has always been just a verbal rubric pasted over the real source of these nativists’ anxieties. It was a coded phrase for the underlying intention: “Keep out the brown people.”
Border communities are crying for immigration reform, and a strong majority of voters want it. Yet the cold reality is that the Tea Party faction controls Congress, and as long as that's the case, there will be no immigration reform bill to emerge from the black hole of negativity it has become.
A lot of people have noticed that it's become more common for right-wing talkers to be openly racist on the airwaves and the intertoobs, and then when confronted on it to double down and claim that there's nothing wrong with it. And there's a consequence for that.
It's been fascinating to watch Republicans in Missouri attempting to pass "nullification" laws intended to negate federal authority on gun control.
Go see the new movie about orcas in captivity, "Blackfish," before Sea World tries to sue it out of theaters.
Imagine taking a hike in your local woods and coming upon characters toting semi-automatic weapons, dressed in camo and wearing masks. Then imagine finding out they are militia-movement followers hired by a mining operation to protect against "eco-terrorists."
In a story that will surprise exactly no one familiar with the history of Chris Simcox and the Minuteman movement he cofounded, it was reported Wednesday that Simcox was arrested in Phoenix for sexually molesting three young girls.
An Idaho Sheriff has decided display both his manly manliness and his religious and legal purity when it comes to handling those scary Boy Scouts who have now been infected with Teh Gay.
You know that wingnut theory claiming that President Obama manipulated the weather to bring tornadoes down on Oklahoma? It's been around awhile, and got its start with the Militia of Montana in the 1990s.
As if it weren't already clear that the so-called "IRS scandal" is nothing of the sort, now it's becoming clear that it's a just another bit of down-the-rabbit-hole-up-is-downism in which conservatives have come to specialize in recent years.
Seattle just got snubbed again by the NBA, part of its ongoing status as the league's favorite Object Lesson in its civic extortion game. The city should be glad. It doesn't really want to be part of a league dominated by scumbags.
Keep hearing about that "tyrant" Obama? Here's where that all comes from.
There are probably fewer pundits more consistent at their intellectual dishonesty than James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal. This week he topped himself -- no easy task.
The FBI arrests a right-wing extremist in Minnesota for a planned domestic-terrorism attack. Meanwhile, the media -- and Fox News especially -- yawn.