Articles by: John Viall

Super Bowl Ticket Prices and Roadkill Laws Prove Right-Wing Economic Policies Are Working

Super Bowl Ticket Prices and Roadkill Laws Prove Right-Wing Economic Policies Are Working

What do ticket prices for Super Bowl XLVIII and road kill show us when it comes to understanding right-wing ideology and the U. S. economy? They show that trickle-down economics work if we wait long enough—like watching the formation of stalagmites. Yes, right-wing economic ideology works! It doesn’t work for […]

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Governor LePage has scant respect for freedom of the press, probably because reporters insist on telling readers every time he says something really dumb. Image @ ThinkProgress

Right-Wing Governors Face Tough Road To Reelection

Governor LePage has scant respect for freedom of the press, probably because reporters insist on telling readers every time he says something really dumb.

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Fox News Facebook Feed Goes An Entire Year Without Mentioning Any Business Crooks

Fox News Facebook Feed Goes An Entire Year Without Mentioning Any Business Crooks

You’ll find bad government workers, sleeping TSA agents, and taxpayer-funded boobs, but you’ll never see any business crooks on the Fox News Facebook feed.

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Call it the Fred Flintstone Effect, part of a plan hatched by paleontologists to trick innocent youth into believing the theory of evolution. Meme posted  @ FromOutMyWindow…

Right-Wing Christian Group Claims Scientists are Peddling Dinosaur Hoax

Call it the Fred Flintstone Effect, part of a plan hatched by paleontologists to trick innocent youth into believing the theory of evolution

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Would they have it sworn in on itself?

Right-Wing Group Claims God Is Punishing America By Lowering SAT Scores

According to the American Family Foundation of Kentucky, God is delivering his divine wrath upon the United States by lowering SAT scores.

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Pat Robertson, Marriage Adviser...

Pat Robertson Gives Crazy Marital Advice (VIDEO)

Pat Robertson, the arbiter of, oh, so many bizarre theories, has now decided to take on the cheating hearts of men and the women who should forgive them.

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Maybe renaming the award is semantics but the word 'humanitarian' is not one to be thrown around lightly... and certainly not in George W. Bush's direction. Image @USA Today

We Now Know How Many Americans Are Idiots; Poll Shows 2 In 5 Think Bush Jr. Was A Good President

Remember the Axis of Evil? Yeah, good times!

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Why The Bill Of Rights Is Ironclad: Once You Hang A Witch It’s Too Late To Apologize

Why The Bill Of Rights Is Ironclad: Once You Hang A Witch It’s Too Late To Apologize

The Bill of Rights protects all American citizens, and it’s time for the right wing to stop pretending differently.

Right-Wingers Love Freedom: But Only For Those Who Agree With Them

Right-Wingers Love Freedom: But Only For Those Who Agree With Them

‘We the People’ don’t get to indulge our personal biases or take out our anger on those we suspect of criminal activity.

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Fox News Viewers Weigh In On Connecticut, Massachusetts, And Texas Tragedies (IMAGES)

Fox News Viewers Weigh In On Connecticut, Massachusetts, And Texas Tragedies (IMAGES)

Fox News spared no expense in firing up their base by selectively editing Obama’s speech.

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Cohen and his Picasso; image @TelegraphUK

Hedge Fund Agrees to $616 Million Fine; Hedge Fund Manager Goes on Shopping Spree

We can’t be raising their taxes—or letting government hamper them with regulations that interfere with their bodacious job-creating skills.

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This Cow Wants to Kill You: Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Spreading

The FDA needs to get moooooo-ving on antibiotic-resistant bacteria. But then Tea Partiers will shriek ‘Government’s the problem, not the solution!’ So here’s to the free market, Big Ag and new diseases!

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Fox News Hates Working Americans – Hopes Working Americans Are Too Stupid To Notice (VIDEO)

Fox News Hates Working Americans – Hopes Working Americans Are Too Stupid To Notice (VIDEO)

Fox News doesn’t like Unions, but the depths they will reach to demonize them is a new low, even for them.

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Rupert Murdoch’s Plan To Privatize The American Classroom

Rupert Murdoch’s Plan To Privatize The American Classroom

Here’s your riddle for today – What do Rupert Murdoch and dead pigs floating in a river have in common? The answer may surprise you.

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Koch Brothers Richer By $9 Billion Each In 2012 – Obama Officially Worst Socialist Commie Nazi Ever

Koch Brothers Richer By $9 Billion Each In 2012 – Obama Officially Worst Socialist Commie Nazi Ever

With communism on the march in America today, it’s no wonder Charles and David each increased his personal wealth by $9 billion last year, to $34 billion apiece.

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Sarah Palin To Write A Book About The War On Christmas

Sarah Palin To Write A Book About The War On Christmas

Just in time for the (Easter) holidays, Sarah Palin gets to weigh on on the ‘War on Christmas.’

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Dow at five-year high… what bad economy? Photo: Alamy @TelegraphUK

Communist In The White House? Dow And Corporate Profits Hit All-Time Highs

You can label yourself a ‘job creator’ and insist you deserve huge pay because you ‘work harder’ than lowly ‘moochers’ who make up the 47%.

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How Many Reformers Does It Take To Really Fix A School?

How Many Reformers Does It Take To Really Fix A School?

Deep into the second decade of all-out school reform, or third, depending on how you’re counting, we’re still going nowhere fast.

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Far-Right Conservatives Invent New Language

Far-Right Conservatives Invent New Language

I don’t know about anyone else, but I’ve been having trouble figuring out what many conservatives are saying lately.

Fox does cover surfing goats...

Fox News Hates Public School Teachers—Loves Surfing Goats

If Fox mentioned teachers in any way during the last year they were almost universally portrayed in a negative light.

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