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Happy 30th Anniversary, Canadian Charter of Rights & Freedoms

According to Louise Arbour, Canada’s internationally renowned & universally lauded Charter of Rights & Freedoms (HBD, eh?) “has transformed a country obsessed with the federal-provincial division of powers and enabled it to address its diversity in a substantive, principled way.” … Continue reading

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Etch-A-Mitt Shakes Things Up Again: Welfare Moms Better Off With “The Dignity of Work”

Via Ryan Grim (ICYMI): Apparently Ann Romney forgot to mention to Willard that moms who don’t work outside the home do THE MOST IMPORTANT JOB IN THE WORLD!!!1 and already have ample dignity, thankyouverymuchyousupersexistsoand… oh, wait — Mittens meant those moms — … Continue reading

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Why I’m Not Jumping On Board The Google+ Bandwagon

by matttbastard Jillian C. York on why the current corporate backlash against online pseudonymity is misguided: There are myriad reasons why an individual may feel safer identifying under a name other than their birth name. Teenagers who identify as members … Continue reading

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Cameron Tories Quietly Castigate Single Mothers: J.K. Rowling Brings Teh Pwn

by matttbastard A kinder, gentler Conservative Party (UK)? That’s certainly the image Conservative leader David Cameron has been desperate to project ever since he took the reigns of the so-called ‘nasty party’.  But Harry Potter impresario (and single parent) J.K. Rowling isn’t buying the … Continue reading

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The Last Post I Will Ever Write About Ann Coulter (Except for Cynical SEO Purposes)

by matttbastard (Photo: Rockinon2009, Flickr) Well, well, well (h/t Sabina Becker): First, contrary to what Coulter seems to suggest in a brief phone interview with Macleans.ca scribe Colby Cosh, it was not the police who “shut it down.” I spoke with Ottawa Police Services … Continue reading

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Intellectual [sic] Conservatism: A Lighter Shade of Pale

by matttbastard My homie Adam Serwer, examining Steven Hayward’s recent paen to the intellectual [sic] conservative tradition through a racial lens, wins the tubes for the week: …any political movement that places The Bell Curve among its most important intellectual … Continue reading

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Anything, Anything

by matttbastard As extremism’s transition from vice to virtue seemingly reaches its apotheosis, Republican Sen. Jim DeMint upped the ante yesterday in the GOP Tourette’s strategy to fight Democratic health reform legislation: DEMINT: The problem is, the war in Afghanistan … Continue reading

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Panetta: “CIA pays a price for enduring disputes over policies that no longer exist.”

by matttbastard Shorter Leon Panetta: ‘Hey, remember all that shit I talked last year about how “[w]e either believe in the dignity of the individual, the rule of law, and the prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment, or we don’t. … Continue reading

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Backlash to the Future

by matttbastard In which right-wing propaganda merchants double down on the ZOMG POTUS = SCARY NEGRO!!!1 strategy: Yep, as far as the wingnuts are concerned, it’s 1968 to infinity, kids — the permanent campaign perverted in a manner designed to … Continue reading

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Louis CK: “If you’re white and you don’t admit that it’s great you’re an *SSHOLE!”

by matttbastard A must-watch for Uncle Pat and the rest of the fauxgrieved “WHITE FOLKS UNDER SIEGE!!11″ brigade. (Buchanan pwnage h/t Hubbit) Recommend this post at Progressive Bloggers

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