Tag Archives: Radicalization

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Four Years of Radicalism

Todd Akin, Republican candidate for Senate in Missouri, more or less stands by the medieval view of female sexuality that’s caused him so much negative press this week. So does Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa), a well-regarded but consistently crazy member of the Tea Party Caucus. But the boldness of these offensive, sexist, but commonly-held views […]

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In Culture, the Legal Academy Leads — Antintellectualism Notwithstanding

The National Review spent last week expending an appropriate amount of mental energy on the things that really matter — like, is Obama a dangerous radical, because he knew black people? To the publication’s credit, David French answered in the negative, arguing, reasonably, that people change over time: “Law school Obama is not our president, and I’m not […]

Republican Radicalization, Part 2 of ?: She’s Running

To the question, “will you run for the Presidency?”, this: If the American people were to be ready for someone who is willing to shake it up, and willing to get back to time-tested truths, and help lead our country towards a more prosperous and safe future and if they happen to think I was […]

Republican Radicalization, Part 1 of ?: Nuclear Arms

RedState denounces partial Republican accession to a new START treaty, as “send[ing] an unmistakable signal of weakness to the rest of the world.” In recent years, this same sentiment hasn’t been confined to internet tabloids, but has been echoed Giuliani, and Sarah Palin. Compare this with President Reagan, the putative mythological founder of conservatism, who […]

Racial & Religious Hatred: Take Some Responsibility

Again on Facebook (where else?), Palin notes that one of the backers of the “Ground Zero Mosque” blamed America for inspiring Islamic radicalism. Let’s re-watch an ad put out by Republican Trust PAC, a Palin ally: You know, Imam Rauf has a point. We can query his tact in making it, when he chose to, […]

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