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Obama Smacks Down Right Wing in Speech

NEWS UPDATE - January 21, 2013

Obama Smacks Down Right Wing in Speech | Texas School Teaches Judaism "Flawed" Religion | MLK's Anti-Militarism

In Historic Inauguration Address, Obama Takes the Fight to the Right

Adele M. Stan, AlterNet

From climate-change deniers to Confederacy buffs to Ayn Rand accolytes, Obama had a smack-down for every right-winger. READ MORE»

Texas Public School Teaching Kids That Jews Practice "Flawed Religion" and that Blacks Are "Descended from Ham"

Brian Tashman, Right Wing Watch

A Southern Methodist University religious studies professor found instances of students learning a literal interpretation of the Bible, and some racist obsessions of the religious right. READ MORE»

Glenn Greenwald: MLK's Vehement Condemnation of American Militarism

Glenn Greenwald, The Guardian

His vital April 4, 1967 speech is a direct repudiation of the sophistry now used to defend US violence and aggression READ MORE»


Law School Grad Robs Bank Because He Has Giant Debt and Can't Afford Diabetes Medicine -- Says He'll Do it Again

By Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Can you imagine graduating from a fairly high-ranked law school only to find oneself a few years later working as a janitor with a $250,000 debt? READ MORE»


Is Jon Stewart Alienating His Fanbase?

By Daniel D'Addario, Salon

"The Daily Show" host's praise for "ZDT" and his dismissal of the platinum coin may be pushing liberal fans away READ MORE»


President Barack Obama's 2nd Inaugural Address, Prepared Remarks

AlterNet

The full text of the president's prepared remarks. READ MORE»


Did Lupe Fiasco Get Kicked Off Stage After Anti-Obama Remarks?

By Lauren Kelley, AlterNet

The performer reportedly rapped, "Gaza Strip was getting bombed, Obama didn't say shit. That’s why I ain't vote for him, next one either." READ MORE»


Teen Shoots Family to Death: Here Are 5 GOPers Who Still Think We Don't Need Gun Control

By Lauren Kelley, AlterNet

It's hard to argue that fewer mass shootings of innocent children wouldn't be a positive thing. But some Republicans do. READ MORE»

The 20 Most Racist Things Rush Limbaugh Has Ever Said

By Simon Malloy, Media Matters

We take a look back at Limbaugh's unabashed racism. READ MORE»

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