Amanda Marcotte: Right-Wingers Are Promoting Revenge Against the Nerds

August 3rd, 2014 10:38 PM
A specter is haunting conservatives, suggests Amanda Marcotte –- the specter of nerdiness. In a Wednesday article for AlterNet, Marcotte blasted the right’s supposed resentment of "things like evidence, rationality, and empiricism," as expressed in forums such as a recent National Review cover story critical of what its writer called America’s "extraordinarily…

Lefty Paranoia: Former Reporter Calls Supreme Court Justices ‘Neo-Co

March 1st, 2013 4:59 PM
Supreme Court justices traditionally wear black robes to hear arguments. Unless they’re hearing – and potentially agreeing with – arguments lefties don’t like. Then they’re decked out in white sheets. That’s how conservative justices were painted in former Newsweek reporter Robert Parry’s hysterical February 28 article at unhinged liberal website…

AlterNet on Valentine’s Day: Pope Ruins Love, Sex, and Marriage

February 15th, 2013 2:44 PM
If your Valentine’s Day was a complete fail this year, it’s probably because you listen to Pope Benedict XVI’s advice, according to AlterNet’s Geri Silver. Because those Hallmark cards just don’t do the holiday justice, AlterNet’s Geri Silver felt obliged to wish her readers a Happy Valentine’s Day via “Pope Benedict XVI's Most Unromantic…

Author Advocates Letting ‘Mouth-breathing, Racist’ South Secede

August 13th, 2012 10:59 AM
Liberals really should decide how they feel about the idea of southern states seceding from the union. The MSNBC crowd suddenly wraps itself in Old Glory and rediscovers the meaning of “treason” at the mention of it. Others, like travel writer Chuck Thompson, wish they’d go. He honestly believes Southern conservatives are standing in the way of progress and solely…