Shutdown crisis exposes conservative worldview

“We acknowledge our transgressions, our shortcomings, our smugness, our selfishness and our pride. Deliver us from the hypocrisy of attempting to sound reasonable while being unreasonable.” Chaplain Barry C. Black in one of his daily opening prayers in United States Senate, New York Times

Religion Trends

Why Are So Many Christians So Un-Christian? 

Worldview — Conservative

Racism and Cruelty Drive GOP Health Care Agenda

Class wars

Are We Being Ruled by Self-Centered Jerks?

Economic Justice — Race

Modern GOP is still the party of Dixie 


Failure of the main stream media

The Radicalization of the GOP is the Most Important Political Story Today

Your False-Equivalence Guide to the Days Ahead 


The Short American Century 


Before You Give up on Democracy, Read This!

Philosophy of democracy

Democracy After the Shutdown By MICHAEL P. LYNCH, New York Times, October 15, 2013

Threats to democracy

House Republicans Changed The Rules So A Majority Vote Couldn’t Stop The Government Shutdown 

It Can’t Happen Here? 

On the Sabotage of Democracy by Bill Moyers 

Our Democracy Is at Stake  

The End Game for Democracy

The March to Anarchy


The American Public’s Shocking Lack of Policy Knowledge is a Threat to Progress and Democracy  

Government — economic policy

A Federal Budget Crisis Months in the Planning

Many in G.O.P. Offer Theory: Default Wouldn’t Be That Bad

Who is government for?

Marlin Stutzman and post-policy nihilism 


Democrats up the ante on GOP’s poor hand  

Ignore the Spin: This Debt Ceiling Crisis is Not Politics as Usual 

Permanent Republican minority  

The Moderates Who Lighted the Fuse 

Money in politics

The Koch Brothers’ “Samson Option” 

Kentucky Wins Sweet Deal In $2.9 Billion Budget Bill Earmark By Ashley Alman, The Huffington Post, 10/16/2013

Republican extremism

Here Are The 144 Republicans Who Voted To Send The U.S. Into Default by Henry Blodget, Australia Business Insider, October 17, 2013

G.O.P. Extremists Defy Description  

Grayson blames shutdown on GOP literally drinking on the job  

Republicans Facing a Test of Unity  

The Conservative Crackup: How the Republican Party Lost Its Mind 

Where the G.O.P.’s Suicide Caucus Lives

Republicans are “not fit to govern”

Staunch Group of Republicans Outflanks House Leaders 

Right wing message machine

The Right’s Obamacare Rhetoric Is Completely Detached from Reality

Suffocating Echo Chamber 

Right wing operatives

The Ten Hardline Conservatives Pulling the Strings of the GOP Shutdown 

Michael Needham: The Strategist Behind the Shutdown

Right wing religious extremism

How Christian Delusions Are Driving the GOP Insane

Of Course Michele Bachmann Believes the End Times Are Here

The Radical Christian Right and the War on Government 

Tea Party

Tea Party Radicalism Is Misunderstood: Meet the “Newest Right”  

The tea party’s revolt against reality  

America’s Story

Situational analysis — commonly misnamed conspiracy theory  

Progressive movement

Anger Can Be Power 

The Rise of the New New Left

Moral politics

Why the Government Shutdown Is Unbiblical  

Religion wars

Are There Still Enough Value Voters to Turn American Red?

Why We Must Reclaim The Bible From Fundamentalists

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