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Bundy Circus: On Welfare Cowboys, white privilege, and patriotism

The collective gasp following Welfare Cowboy Cliven Bundy’s assertion yesterday that slavery has its merits (video here) may be sending shockwaves throughout urban white enclaves, but it was hardly surprising to those of us used to uncomfortably sharing common-space with such “patriots,” as Sen. Dean Heller refers to the Tea Party media-darling. Even as folks…

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Sue Lowden campaign exploits rape story to attack GOP opponent

Trigger Warning: Sexual assault and gun violence Of all the dirty campaign tricks, this latest one from Republican lieutenant governor candidate Sue Lowden (or is it Chuck Muth?) has to be one of the vilest. Late Saturday, Steve Sebelius broke the news of a repugnant piece of propaganda released by Lowden’s camp. The six-page letter,…

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Reid’s House of Cards

There’s something that’s been bothering me about the whole Harry Reid/Lucy Flores/LG race theatrics. Why the melodrama about backing Assemblywoman Flores in the first place? Who else could Democrats muster as a winning candidate to top the ticket in 2014? (Without a presidential race or even a compelling bid against the incumbent Gov. Brian Sandoval,…

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Separation Anxiety

Originally posted on Desert Beacon:
Remember back in 2010 when Nevada’s resident RWNJ Sharron Angle told us she equated her campaign against Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) as a calling from God?  [LVSun]  Her comments were accurately labeled “Reconstructionism.”  “In this regard, Angle’s view of religion’s role in government parallels that of a religious political movement…

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Fell on Black Days: The GOP’s old tricks stir the pot before midterms

We’re not even a month into 2014 and it already feels like déjà vu all over again. Within a week’s time we’ve seen a veritable greatest hits of GOP base-stirring plays: the resurrection of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act in Congress (because that was so much fun in 2011); a bitter firestorm set…