Christians Are Rational When It Serves Their Worldview

degrasse_tyson_limbaugh-620x412A great piece at Salon.com by constructs a great argument around the recent controversy stirred-up by religious fundamentalist against Neil deGrasse Tyson and his hit show “The Cosmos.”

It’s been the same thing since Darwin and his theory of evolution:

Religious conservatives have selectively adopted the legacy of liberal Enlightenment, from free speech to science, and jettisoned it when it does not suit their narrow ideological aims.

But McElwee puts forth a great analysis of this argument together with a lot of new points. Awesome read!

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“Imperial Presidency”?

leadA piece in the NYT about how the slogan, or whatever you want to call it, “imperial presidency” is being used by the Right to describe the Obama administration. It’s in an effort to sway voters to their side proposing that Pres. Obama is overreaching his presidential powers.

But as the article points out, the GOP is one day saying that the President doesn’t lead, and then claims this “imperial presidency” idea the next day.

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Duck Dynasty and the Right

dd_mgall_05212013_kw_0073_image_982wA good op-ed in The Guardian by Ana Marie Cox explains how “Duck Dynasty”‘s Patriarch Phil Robertson’s view on race, sex, and religion ring quietly true with Conservative values.

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