Monthly Archives: March 2005

Red State Troublemakers

After reading Frank Rich’s piece on the “God Racket,” which pointed out that many of the Ten Commandment monuments in the U.S. were created as part of a publicity stunt for the 1950s film “The Ten Commandments,” I took a … Continue reading

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Who said that?

“When government becomes the means of carrying out a religious program, it raises obvious questions under the First Amendment. But even in the absence of constitutional issues, a political party should resist identification with a religious movement. While religions are … Continue reading

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Leave it to an economist…

Well, I have a few days on my own so I may be able to post a few things and revive this blog from its vegitative state (sorry couldn’t resist). I hope to get back to analyzing the rhetoric of … Continue reading

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Back Online–and a disclaimer

Bughouse Square is back after a two week hiatus. Basically, I had too much paying work to do, and too much tending to our freely-screeching babies. So the blog fell by the wayside. In the interim, I’m happy to see … Continue reading

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More "Fair and Balanced" Education

Britain’s Guardian newspaper reports that a Nicaraguan historian has been denied entry into the United States. Dora Maria Tellez was a leader of the Sandinista revolution that overthrew the U.S.-backed Samoza dictatorship in 1979. Later she became a historian and … Continue reading

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Commies of Lake Wobegon

I’m really enjoying the Discover the Network database of subversives thoughtfully produced by David Horowitz’s Center for the Study of Popular Culture. The entry for NPR radio host Garrison Keillor is particularly amusing. It’s Keillor’s folksy, old-fashtioned platitudes that seem … Continue reading

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More Anti-left Monitoring

Via blogger Nathan Newman I found another site claiming to monitor the subversive and supposedly hidden connections between social justice foundations, individual donors, and activist organizations. ActivistCash.com claims to monitor “anti-consumer organizations.” It identifies itself as a project of the … Continue reading

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The New "Red Network"

Via the blog Wonkette, I discovered the latest creation of David Horowitz, et al.: Discover the Network: A Guide to the Political Left. This site promises to reveal all the hidden connections between subversive organizations like the Ford Foundation, ACORN, … Continue reading

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Kansas Matters, What the?

There is an interesting article in the NY Times today about the Topeka, Kansas, city council election that pits a gay rights activist against the granddaughter of Rev. Fred Phelps. Phelps is infamous for protesting at the funeral of Matthew … Continue reading

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