Tag: democracy

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The Sarah Palin Fartknocker Report: Some Votes Are More Equal Than Others

On this week's installment of The Sarah Palin Fartknocker Report, presented by Fartknocker, Governor Quitterpants looks right into the camera and argues with herself for six minutes. Democracy is good, Palin says, and since the Republicans won in 2014,...

Sundays With The Christianists: American History Textbooks For Free Enterprise No Matter What

The Progressive Era presents a tricky challenge for our rightwing Christian U.S. History textbooks. On the one hand, they are firmly in the pro-capitalism cheering section; on the other hand, they can't entirely deny that by the turn of...

DC Approves Living Wage Bill Despite Wal-Mart’s Threat To Take Its Ball And Go Home

Here is a number that has put District of Columbia Mayor Vincent C. Gray in the unenviable position of deciding who writes legislation for his city -- Wal-mart, or the democratically elected city council: 12.50. See, the D.C. council, interested in...

Ohio Secretary of State John Husted Refuses to Comply With Court Order That Would ‘Confuse’ Voters

Remember when Ohio Republican Secretary of State John Husted tried to extend voting hours in Republican counties, and then when everyone bitched and moaned about it he was all FINE, I WILL TURN THIS CAR AROUND AND NO ONE...

Hero Elections Officials in Ohio Save Voting Process From Black People

It is kind of an open secret these days that the GOP is marching ever closer towards becoming a far-right nationalist movement that self-legitimates using Biblical discourse combined with claims to a monopoly on expressions of American authenticity. So...

In Michigan, It Is Totally Not Illegal To Pay Your Political ‘Opponents’ To Take A Dive

Back in May, Michigan Speaker of the House Jase Bolger (he of your Wonkette’s Do Not Sex list) convinced state Rep. Roy Schmidt to switch parties and join the GOP. Then Bolger and Schmidt hatched a plan to ensure...

Happy ‘It’s Not Mexican Independence’ Day!

It is Tequila and Mini-Sombreros Day in America, hooray! It always seems like Cinco de Mayo should be Mexican Independence Day -- dressing to match a national flag and getting wasted on a holiday named after its date on...

WI GOP Lawmakers Have Bright Idea: Just Ban Pesky Recalls

Irate constituents are just the worst, aren't they? Republican lawmakers in the Wisconsin state Assembly are grown weary of all this recall mischief, and they refuse to be victimized by voters any longer. Why do Wisconsinites fail to understand...

Dumb People Not Clever Enough To Choose Smart Candidates

Why do dumb people always vote for terrible candidates? It's because they're dumb! This is according to new scientific studies, according to some website: The research, led by David Dunning, a psychologist at Cornell University, shows that incompetent people are...

The Top ‘Enemies of Democracy,’ According To Google

This is according to our Google for "enemy of democracy," not your Google, but whatever: 1. Jon Stewart 2. America 3. WikiLeaks 4. Barack Obama 5. George Soros 6. Oil 7. ACLU 8. Ibrahim Babangida's 1993 presidential election result annulment speech 9. government secrecy 10. Love, as practiced...

Utah To Pass ‘Basil Marceaux’s Law’

Never mind that textbooks already teach that this country is a republic: A bill that would ensure Utah students learn the U.S. is a compound constitutional republic — not a democracy — has passed both Houses of the Legislature and...

Serially Unemployed Meghan McCain Has Thoughts On Wisconsin Workers

What is Meghan McCain up to these days? When she's not buying AC/DC pajamas at Walmart for her new Daily Beast colleagues Howard Kurtz and Andrew Sullivan, she's been very hard at work composing her fortnightly column. Yes, that's...

U.S. Sends Egypt a Script For How This Will All Play Out

For some reason (won the journalist street beatdown sweepstakes?), Christiane Amanpour scored an exclusive interview with Hosni Mubarak, and this is what she was told: "He told me that he is fed up with being president." Fed up! You...

Hey, Here Is a Photo of Obama Egypt Anti-American Groups Can Use!

Hey America, guess what your government did today? It sad idly while some security forces it funded in another country set their hoses on anti-dictatorship protesters who were praying. Yes, it appears that Egypt has gone to crap, and...

Obama: Anti-Dictator Demonstrators Should Stand Down

In Tuesday's State of the Union address, Barack Obama did what every president does in that thing: He praised people around the world who rose up for democracy and against authoritarian regimes. It was because these people Thought Big...

Man With Pencil: Christians Should Abandon Democracy, Support Dictator

Look, sooner or later, the evangelical Christians were going to lose out on this democracy thing. There's just not enough of them for their views to supersede the desired liberties of the majority. If they want to hold on...