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Can we once and for all recognize that movement conservatives do not believe in the fair exchange of ideas? A group of influential conservative members of the behemoth social media site Digg.com have just been caught red-handed in a widespread campaign of censorship, having multiple accounts, upvote padding, and deliberately trying to ban progressives. An…

The COMPETES Act renewal, which would provide additional funding for scientific research and education, and is targeted towards technological development and commercialization was dealt a blow yesterday as Republicans pulled more obstructionist crap. Before the Republican Party was completely taken over by the enraged Uruk-hai wing of their party, they would have not opposed this.…

Impeach Cuccinelli. Impeach him now (to steal Brad DeLong‘s phrase). Earlier this week, I discussed Virginia Attorney General Cucinelli’s subpoena envy harassment of climatologist Michael Mann. ScienceBlogling Tim Lambert describes what this fishing expedition entails: Cuccinelli isn’t just asking for documents relating to his research grants but all correspondence Mann had with Caspar Ammann, Raymond…

It’s Not Fascism When They Do It

Yesterday, I raised the possible specter of violent intimidation breaking out at a health care townhall meeting. Turns out I was off by about twelve hours:

The Swiftboating of Obama Has Begun

By way of maha (and also Roger Ailes the Good), I came across this screed from the conservative National Review’s website (italics mine):

Poor Mitt: He Sacrifices Gay Children…

…and conservatives still don’t like him. Boo fucking hoo. Here’s how Straight-Talking, honest McCain is sliming the Mittster:

Push ‘Focus-Grouping’?

You might have heard of push polling. But is there now ‘push focus grouping’? Push polling is where you call up voters, and ask faux-poll questions that are actually designed to smear a particular candidate. For instance: “If Candidate X were to have had sex with farm animals, would you be more or less inclined…

Hatred Can’t Be Contained

In one of the more controversial posts I’ve written (or at least one that got me a lot of hate email), I described how “hatred is the Republican base“:

Confusing Brains with Sociopathy

Sometimes in blogging timing is everything. I had this post about Karl Rove all ready to go, and then he goes and resigns on me. Oh well. Anyway, this is a response to an excellent post by Maha about Karl Rove’s vaunted political acumen not being so, erm, acumeney. Maha writes:

So How Do We Stop Bad Reporting?

I raise the question, which has rattled around in my head for a while, after reading two posts, one by ScienceBlogling Tim Lambert, and one by Scott Lemieux. Tim connects the dots of the Gore-Chilean sea bass non-story: