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Why Did ‘Values Voters’ Attendees Laugh About Gays Being Killed by Nazis?

In the midst of his speech at last weekend’s Values Voter Summit, Glenn Beck seemed momentarily taken aback by the depth of his audience’s contempt for gay people.

In the midst of his speech at last weekend’s Values Voter Summit, Glenn Beck seemed momentarily taken aback by the depth of his audience’s contempt for gay people.

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The Anti-Choice Indoctrination of “Patriot Camp”

Kids resurrect the Boston Tea Party. Photo: Lauren Bans/GQ.

A person’s a person no matter how small, and they are never too small to start indoctrinating.

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Michele Bachmann Brings Her Softer Side to Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Love” Rally

Rep. Michele Bachmann at Glenn Beck "Restore America" rally, August 31, 2010.

Last week, conservative pundit Glenn Beck invited his forty thousand closest friends to join him in “Restoring Love” at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Among them: Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann, who brought her softer side to a special women’s event at a nearby megachurch. 

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Dear Mr. Beck: We Are All Hookers

Dear Mr. Beck: I understand it is your contention that “only hookers go to Planned Parenthood.” There must be a lot of hookers out here.  I am one of them.

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Divergent Responses to Giffords Shooting Underscore Difficulty of Changing Political Discourse

Calls by some for collective reflection and responsibility for a political climate riven with violent language and analogies have been met with scorn by those who’ve rejected suggestions the issue should even be on the table.

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Dear Sarah Palin: A Giffords Cousin Speaks Out

Ms. Palin, if you are among those who believe that political change can come about non-violently, without hate, violence, or the threat of violence, now would be an excellent time to say so.

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Alveda King’s Dangerous PayDay Loan

This past weekend the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. took the stage and tried to sell this nation a payday loan as the payment solution on that check her uncle spoke of 47 years ago.

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Glenn Beck, Alveda King, and Reproductive Rights

Even if you just wanted Glenn Beck and his over-publicized rally to go away, please take a minute to read what African American clergy, and civil rights and women’s health leaders have to say. It’s important.

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Health Care Reform Is Worse Than Terrorism? You Could Not Make This Stuff Up

Far, far right television and radio talk show hosts provide an echo chamber for a very far out statement by Republican Congresswoman Virginia Foxx that health reform is more dangerous than terrorism.

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Huckabee is Back

The Values Voters Summit weighs in: Mike Huckabee is the preferred GOP candidate for 2012 presidential run.

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