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What’s the Deal with Progressives and Agism?

Just about a year ago, a candidate for local office visited Drinking Liberally to present a case for being elected over the long term incumbent. One of the knocks on the incumbent was the officeholder’s age put him out of touch with the district. Looking around the room at all of the gray hair and […]

Of Race and Re-elections

A graduate student in economics at Harvard, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, has a piece in Sunday’s New York Times that reports on a study he’s done showing how Google searches can be used to track racial bias by state and locality and how that data can be used to show voting deficits due to racial animus.

Barack […]

More on the Prison-Industrial Complex

Opprobrium was heaped upon me by various commenters for my post Arbeit Macht Frei because I dared invoke the dreaded Nazi reference when talking about our Prison-Industrial Complex.

Phil, I’ve read the very same rants ad nauseam. It’s not like you had any news to report.

I usually enjoy your blog, I’m a Goldwater GOP […]

The UN Launches Human Rights Investigation in the United States

Poverty is endemic to the native peoples of America. Take this one small example.

South Dakota is home to the 3 poorest counties in the Nation. I am very familiar with these places because 3 of the largest American Indian reservations that National Relief Charities serves – Cheyenne River, Rosebud and Pine Ridge – are […]

Racism: A Conservative Team Sport

Ta-Nehisi Coates:

The conservative movement doesn’t understand anti-racism as a value, only as a rhetorical pose. This is how you end up tarring the oldest integrationist group in the country (the NAACP) as racist. The slur has no real moral content to them. It’s all a game of who can embarrass who. If you don’t […]

The “Friends” Defense

Tim Wise:

I swear, if I hear one more transparently racist person insist they aren’t racist because they have black friends, I am going to shoot them. But not because I’m violent. I’m not violent. And this I know because I have friends who are pacifists.

Indeed. The whole logic of the […]

Right Wing Hate

is on the rise ever since President Obama was elected.

The number of groups in the anti-government “Patriot” movement have sky rocketed 755 percent since President Barack Obama has been elected, the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) yearly report found.

“These groups are becoming more and more aware as they watch the primary […]

Everything is ___________ in Texas!

The word we are looking for here is more racist! H/T Buzzfeed!

This tweet from the president of the University of Texas College Republicans:

and this from her predecessor:

Keep it K-lassy Texas! If this keeps up, next thing you know you will be electing a racist Governor.


Republican Humor?

Steve pointed out earlier that republicans and humor just don't mix. Unless of course you fill it with racism then that cracks the whole republican room up. Now we have Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s good friend and confidant Frank Luntz going to the racism well to win his right wing audience over…

Yes nothing […]


CPAC: the "conservative" convention wrapped up today. Thank God! It turns out that this is a place wher a bunch of millionaires hang out and a few speakers show up and try and get noticed by outcrazying the speaker before them.

Here are some highlights, I mean lowlights:

First off, lets start with the […]