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Dispatches from the Culture Wars

Thoughts from the interface of science, religion, law and culture

Huckabee Jumps on the Godwin Train

All of the Republican candidates are railing against the deal with Iran, though none of them have tried to make a specific or coherent argument against it. So what does a candidate do when they can’t get any traction in the race? Mike Huckabee goes full Godwin over it:
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Chino Valley School Board Member Goes on Epic, Incoherent Rant

Late last year the FFRF filed a lawsuit against the Chino Valley School District in California over their constant praying and proselytizing during official meetings. The worst of that group, Andrew Cruz, shows what they’re up against with this totally incoherent rant he went on at a recent board meeting, which bounces from gay marriage to abortion to the Confederate flag to chemtrails and vaccines. He really should have been wearing a tinfoil hat while delivering it.
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Court Orders Refugee Children and Mothers to be Released

In a major victory for human rights, a federal court in California has ruled that the Obama administration must release thousands of women and children captured last year after fleeing violence and poverty in Mexico and Central America and strongly criticized the administration’s treatment of those detained.
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The Devil Comes to Detroit

This weekend the Satanic Temple unveiled the statue of Baphomet that was supposed to go up at the Oklahoma state capitol next to the Ten Commandments monument, but they did so in Detroit at a secret location because of many threats received. Needless to say, the righteous are really going apeshit over it.
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This Speaks Volumes About Trump

A friend sent me a link to this article. I don’t recall hearing about this at the time, though I may have seen it and forgotten. In 2009, Donald Trump sued a writer for $5 billion dollars for quoting people saying that his actual net worth was more in the range of $250 million, not billions.
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John Oliver on Mandatory Minimums

John Oliver did a very compelling segment about why mandatory minimum sentences are a terrible idea that feed our mass incarceration system, something I’ve been saying for a long time. Oliver is really quite remarkable. He’s basically invented an entirely new form: long-form comedic journalism.
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Good Luck Finding Trump’s Actual Policy Positions

Changing one’s mind in politics is done as easily as changing one’s clothes, but I thought Mitt Romney had taken the art of flipping his positions out of political convenience to a level never before seen in 2012. Donald Trump may actually have him beat in this regard, as Politico documents by showing all of his various positions on issues over the last two decades. Prepare for some serious whiplash. On taxes:
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Klayman Files Suit to Stop Iran Agreement

Add another lawsuit to the record of Larry Klayman, the dumbest lawyer in America not named Mat Staver. Now he’s filed a suit against President Obama, Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Ben Nelson and Rep. Patrick Murphy to stop the Iran deal from being implemented.
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Staver: EEOC Ruling Will Cause a Revolution

Mat Staver, the dumbest lawyer in America not named Larry Klayman, is furious about the EEOC ruling that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act forbids discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation because it is also gender discrimination. He Fires up the outrage machine and declares that it will lead to a revolution:
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Fischer: Obama Exporting Sexual Deviancy

The Christian right loves to criticize President Obama for daring to suggest that other countries should not throw gay people in jail or kill them. Bryan Fischer is the latest, saying that Obama’s legacy will be that he has “exported sexual deviancy” around the world.
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How the Right Undermined DHS’ Ability to Combat Terrorism

In the wake of another terrorist attack by a right-wing, anti-government, anti-feminist extremist, Brian Tashman looks back at how conservatives undermined the ability of the Department of Homeland Security to combat right-wing terrorism by flipping out over the report the department issued on that threat.
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