Category: USA

Just don’t call it evil

Today Sarah (of Cat in a Dog’s World) pointed me to this Slate article about the present tendency to quickly assume someone is mentally ill if they commit an outrageous crime, such as the...

North Korea gaffe should sink Palin

Yesterday I was having a discussion with my aunt, who asked me if I had heard of Sarah Palin making that ridiculous statment about their North Korean “allies”. She was concerned that this would...

Hypocrisy of praising Nidal Hasan

Muhajideen Ryder on the hypocrisy of the people who praise Nidal Hasan now when they would, before his massacre, have called him an infidel: It is shocking to see Muslims praising and calling Nidal...

Going postal in Texas

So, a Muslim army major has gone on the rampage with two automatic handguns on a US army base in Texas, and killed (so far) 13 people. Obviously, the usual suspects rush to blame...

Come on Steve, prove you’re one of us

Where Are the British Birthers? | TPM Calling on Stephen Hawking to provide his bona fides (hat tip: Ginny, via Twitter): Perhaps there will be some brave republican willing to spearhead an investigation of...

“Birthers” can neither be ignored nor engaged

To engage the birther fantasists is futile; to dismiss them, reckless by Gary Younge in today’s Guardian They shouldn’t be engaged with, according to Gary Younge, because their claims are fantastic and have been...