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GOP African-American/Jewish outreach watch

Not only has it been revealed that Steve Scalise of Louisiana, the third leading Republican in the US House of Representatives, addressed a conference of a white nationalist group organized by David Duke in 2002 (here’s a photo of one of his fellow conference speakers), but he made some remarkable comments about Duke when the [...]

Did Castro regime and Daily Caller combine in smear effort?

Robert Menendez is a US senator from New Jersey, a liberal Democrat and chair of the Foreign Relations Committee, who happens to be an outspoken opponent of the Castro regime in Cuba.
In November 2012, when Menendez was running for reelection, the conservative website the Daily Caller published claims by two women in the Dominican Republic [...]

Unprovoked attack by neo-nazis at London music festival

My attention has been drawn to this worrying story which does not seem to have been picked up by the mainstream media.
One man has been stabbed after a group of “neo-Nazi Polish fascists” attacked a free music event in Tottenham, north London.
Officers were called following reports of a disturbance at Markfield Recreation Ground on 21 June [...]

Political shocker in Virginia

This is the most stunning result so far of the political year in the US.
Eric Cantor, the House of Representatives Majority Leader and the second most powerful Republican (after Speaker John Boehner) in the House, has lost his party’s nomination in Virginia’s Seventh District to Dave Brat, an economics professor who ran with tea party [...]

Putin envy on the American Right

Last fall I posted about how Vladimir Putin (with his unapologetic anti-gay policies and his supposed defense of “Christian values”) was making some American conservatives weak at the knees.
Paleocon Pat Buchanan especially was in full swoon:

While much of American and Western media dismiss him as an authoritarian and reactionary, a throwback, Putin may be seeing [...]

Coca Cola and the “America the Beautiful” brouhaha

Here in the US the brouhaha de la semaine concerns a Coca Cola ad broadcast during the Super Bowl:

It features American girls singing “America the Beautiful” in English, Spanish, Keres Pueblo, Tagalog, Hindi, Senegalese French, and Hebrew.
While many found it heartwarming, you’ll never guess whom it upset:
Conservative talk radio is criticizing a Coca-Cola Super Bowl [...]

Republicans and evolution

According to a recent Pew Research poll, more self-identified Republicans now reject the theory of evolution than accept it.
Forty-eight percent of Republicans believe “humans and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time” while 43 percent believe “humans and other living things have evolved over time.”
This compares to 33 [...]

Teller of dubious Jewish “joke” wins GOP state senate nomination

On September 17, at a rally for Ken Cuccinelli, Republican candidate for governor of Virginia, local party official John Whitbeck told a “joke.”
In his “joke,” Whitbeck said that it was an old tradition for the “head of the Jewish faith” to meet with the new pope and present him with a piece of paper, which [...]

Egregious tributes to Mandela

Reuters reports:

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, two and a half years into a blood-soaked rebellion against his rule, mourned Nelson Mandela’s death on Friday, calling his life an inspiration for freedom fighters and a lesson to tyrants.
The Syrian presidency added its voice to the chorus with a statement on its Facebook page on Friday, calling the [...]

This Christmas…

…instead of buying silly toys and games for your kids, give them a gift that truly says you love them– weaker public employee unions.
That’s right. Scott Walker is running for reelection as governor of Wisconsin. And here’s his campaign’s latest pitch for contributions.