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How Right-Wing Libertarians, John Birchers and Conspiracy Freaks Are Trying to Hijack the Occupy Movement

How Right-Wing Libertarians, John Birchers and Conspiracy Freaks Are Trying to Hijack the Occupy Movement I Googled “Occupy Federal Reserve,” and the first result was a link to Infowars, a Web site run by Alex Jones, a Texas-based wingnut radio host. Jones, a longtime Ron Paul supporter, believes that the government staged both the World […]

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TPM Talks With Some Sovereign Citizens

TPM has been tracking the sovereign citizen movement as its disciples pop up in legal battles and contentious encounters with law enforcement officials across the country. Though all share the view that, for one reason or another, the government in the United States is illegitimate From TPM Talks With Some Sovereign Citizens Scary.

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How wing-nut logic works

Apparently, saying Happy Holidays rather than Merry Christmas represents an attack on Christianity. On the other hand, the use of violent rhetoric and gun imagery from public figures is just harmless.

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Women In Hijabs NOT exempt from pat-downs

Recent stories on Glenn Beck’s blog The Blaze, Fox News and elsewhere suggested that the TSA would only pat down the head and neck of Muslim women who objected to backscatter X-ray machines. From Women In Hijabs NOT exempt from pat-downs This false story started in the Glenn Beck parallel reality should be debunked in […]

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Glenn Beck’s five-point plan for world domination

In Tuesday’s first installment of his series on George Soros’ supposed quest for world domination, Glenn Beck accused the billionaire of – among many, many other things – following a five-point “formula” to gain control of the United States.  From Salon.com Emma Mustich points out that all of the points used to demonstrate a Soros […]

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The right-wing version of ‘bipartisanship’

enlarge From The right-wing version of ‘bipartisanship’ Perhaps the elephant should be replaced by a dalek?

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The Secret World of Extreme Militias | TIME

The Secret World of Extreme Militias | TIME Their unit seal depicts a man with a musket and tricorn hat, over the motto “Today’s Minutemen.” The symbol invites a question, Who are today’s redcoats? On that point, the group takes no official position, but many of those interviewed over two days of recent training in […]

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Paying for sterilization

Louisiana state Rep. John LaBruzzo announced on Tuesday that he is “studying a plan to pay poor women $1,000 to have their Fallopian tubes tied.” Seriously. Because he’s worried that “people receiving government aid such as food stamps and publicly subsidized housing are reproducing at a faster rate than more affluent, better-educated people.” From Paying […]