...that “is” is shown up as no more important than a conjunction. It might as well be “is not.”So words, when not capitalized in headlines, now take on the opposite of their true meaning. It's amazing the logic, or lack thereof, in these folks! Feel free to give Molly your opinion on her grammar lesson in the comments section.
Put forth by Rabbi Michael Lerner over at Politico:
Republican soul-searching is misguided.
They have done an outstanding job of representing the class interests of the one percent at the expense of the 99 percent, often bringing along with them some 45-50 percent of the American public whose interests are NOT served by Republican policy, but who get hoodwinked into supporting the Republicans by effectively manipulating the quite legitimate feelings of alienation most people in capitalist society into anger at the poor, the powerless, homosexuals, women's empowerment, immigrants, minorities, and liberals.
Backed by huge amounts of financial resources, the Republicans have managed to become a near-majority party serving the interests of the super-rich. It's an amazing record of success for a horrible cause.
An infographic of the history of the partisan and ideological makeup of the United States Congress. From an unusual (from a political standpoint) source: xkcd.
Researchers at Ohio State University have done a study on the processing of political satire, and found that although both liberals and conservatives think that Stephen Colbert is funny, that conservatives were much more likely to think that Colbert only pretends to be joking and really means what he says.
The main message is that confirmation bias is strong within people.
The New York Times brings you your laugh for the day. Especially good for those who grew up in the 8-bit 1980s.
The Daily Show reporters had a great idea: let's run the country like a business and get rid of the states that aren't pulling their own weight.
And which states are those? Oh, it turns out that it's the conservative ones that have been mooching off the progressive ones.
From the geniuses at the Onion:
Just because it's in the Onion doesn't mean it's not true.
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