Ted Cruz plays King of the Mountain

"If it hadn't been for the church, we wouldn't have the country." - Evangelical revisionist historian David Barton, claiming, in 2011, that the Constitution purposely incorporates Old Testament principles to reenforce the Christian beliefs of the Founders "The Constitution would not have been written by Freemasons. They [the Freemasons] go against God. You cannot serve… Continue reading Ted Cruz plays King of the Mountain

Religion poll equates dense, Tea Party dunce demographic to Christian right

"Daily Beast columnist John Avlon called it 'Obama Derangement Syndrome—pathological hatred of the president posing as patriotism,' and says this 'demonizing of our president' has 'infected the Republican Party.'"

When the moon says it’s Rosh Hashanah and Eid al-Fitr, and the sun says it’s 9/11

When this year's Ramadan began, and it became apparent that 9/11 could end up being the first day of Eid al-Fitr, Muslim leaders in America became nervous. It could, after all, appear that the faithful, with parties and carnivals worldwide, were celebrating 9/11, rather than commemorating the end of Ramadan festival in their traditional way.

Riders of the New Crusade

Liberty by the Sword:Quest and Empire in an Age of Fear"To McCain, a commitment to universalism requires American expansionism. Indeed,to McCain it is precisely commitment tothis imperial vision that makes Americanpatriotism superior to other brands ofnationalism. Our own patriotism wouldbecome compromised by stinginess andselfishness were we to show more restraintin world affairs." (Matthew Yglesias, on… Continue reading Riders of the New Crusade