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Radio show host Rush Limbaugh accused Pope Francis of Marxism after the release of “Evangelli Gaudium” or “The Joy of the Gospel,” a 50,000-word statement on proclaiming the gospel which begins with the pope’s hope for “a new chapter of evangelization marked … by joy.” “[I]t’s sad. It’s actually unbelievable. The pope has written, in […] Read More

Is Rush Limbaugh’s vulgarity worse than Bill Maher’s vulgarity – or vice versa? Well-known to most are the highly offensive words that Limbaugh used to discredit female Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke. She spoke about her school’s policy on contraception, arguing that birth control ought to be part of a health insurance policy at […] Read More

Rush Limbaugh continues to hemorrhagesponsors and at least two radio stations as the controversy over his personal attack on Sandra Fluke continues. Whether you like Limbaugh or not — and frankly I don’t – this is an interesting case study in offense and apology. When Limbaugh’s apology is measured by the benchmarks of moral apology, […] Read More

Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh and liberal MSNBC pundit Lawrence O’Donnell traded barbs recently over what Jesus’ policies would be on taxes.   The two waded into the issue as Christian leaders sought to impact congressional tax and budget policies.   The issue came to the forefront after weeks of public fasting by […] Read More

As the Catholic Church believed in the age of Galileo that the sun revolved around the earth, many conservatives believe in the age of climate change that the world revolves around the United States. They think if it’s cold here it must be cold everywhere. They see massive snowstorms in Washington, D.C., and exclaim that […] Read More

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has again parted ways from the Republican right, the Birthers and conservative cable TV and radio hosts, something the leaders of his own Baptist denomination have not done.   Asked last week at The First Draft of History conference what he thought of the Republican right that thinks President Obama was […] Read More

Glenn Beck: Normally I’d say “Hello America,” but here’s the one thing: This can’t be the same country I grew up in because in the America I grew up in the headlines would be a whole lot different today. Rush Limbaugh: We have to stop and shout, and stop this and oppose it. This is […] Read More

A few weeks ago, I and three rabbinic colleagues were among the 3,000 people who heard President Obama speak about health care in Raleigh, N.C.   On the way out, we passed a demonstrator who was holding a sign that said, “ObamaCare = National Socialism” (a.k.a. Nazism). I confronted this protestor telling him that, as […] Read More

I always find it curious that those who have spent most of their lives advocating legislation and policies detrimental to communities of color are usually among the first to accuse people of color of being racists. Take the recent example provided by former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, who was echoing the comments of […] Read More

The nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court of the United States by President Barack Obama has electrified the Hispanic community in America. Now the largest minority group in the United States, Hispanic-Americans have long sought their piece of the American dream in this land of possibility in which all, except Native Americans, are […] Read More