How religious perversion mocks American progress

As Americans, we are often told what is “right” by random and sometimes popular voices based on their interpretations of the Bible that happen to agree with their own gross prejudices and misconceptions of society. It is frightening just how powerful the communal singularity has become, when the very same sentiments are echoed from campaign pulpits and from within the halls of Congress.

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Counting on stupid: Romney, Ryan and the RNC target the economically uninformed

Reminiscent of the “Party of No’s” post-2008 resurgence with its co-opting of the Tea Party mentality, the RNC is not interested in communicating anything real to American voters. Instead, they are expertly utilizing rhetorical and strategic propaganda to swiftly out-sound-bite any and all fact-checking measures that would dutifully render its rhetoric at the convention null and void.

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‘Man Behind the Curtain’: Todd Akin and the Republican fear of women

Todd Akin (R-MO)

The Congressman from Missouri has accomplished in one sentence what his political opponents have been trying tirelessly to convince the American public of for years: that the currently seated GOP is by and large dominated by the extreme Right, whose religion-based, male-power struggles – and shortcomings – greatly outweigh its sense of purpose on a national, public scale.

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Has Paul Ryan strengthened Romney’s candidacy for President of the United 1% of Jesus America?

As only the second Catholic to ever be nominated for national office by Republicans, Ryan all-but locks in the devout white Catholic vote. While Romney steers the argument over big business regulations and governmental power, his political antithesis – a career politician – is being sent in to hammer away at the Right’s Biblical sensibilities.

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Reality disconnect: New poll shows how religious ignorance can affect elections

Right wing extremism caters to the impressionable who choose not to understand history, science and culture. In a country that is supposed to be leading the world in education, cultural and religious diversity, intellectual advancement and scientific discovery, we continually allow this incessant garbage to dominate and threaten our national dialogue.

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