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Jon Stewart’s Legacy is Comedy, Not Truth

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A little over 20 years ago, a much younger John Daly who had few responsibilities, a 32-inch waist, and a full head of hair used to return to his college dorm room after a long day of classes and routinely flip on some mindless television to unwind. MTV was typically the channel of choice. It…

Those Dangerous Anti-Vaccine Conservatives!

I wasn’t quite sure what was going on the other day when I logged into my social media accounts and was immediately overwhelmed with scores of impassioned posts on the typically unexciting topic of vaccinations. Everyone was talking about it, and most of the rhetoric seemed to come in the form of angry parent-shaming, with…

Success of American Sniper Stokes Anti-Military Derangement

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This morning on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, reporter Ayman Mohyeldin was on the panel to discuss the runaway success of the film American Sniper. “If you don’t know anything about Chris Kyle… if you don’t know this is a true story, this is a great movie,” said Mohyeldin. After detailing some of the elements that made…

The Vindication of ‘Drill, Baby, Drill’

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Back in 2008, Americans began hearing the phrase “Drill, baby, drill” thrown around in Republican circles. It was a simple message that proposed the simple solution of increased domestic drilling to deal with some of our nation’s energy problems, like high gas prices and our reliance on foreign oil. Michael Steele, who was the RNC…

Weather Suddenly Doesn’t Matter in the Climate Change Debate?

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The other day, one of my liberal friends posted one of those sharable, meme images featuring a quote from comedian Stephen Colbert on her Facebook page. It has become a fairly popular quote – one that I’ve seen posted a number of times over the past couple of months: “Global warming isn’t real because I…