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  • Fly of Newt: Gingrich Blames Adultery on Patriotism

    Beyerstein's take on Newt Gingrich: he was really into America, but he was freaked out because she was way more sexually experienced than him.

  • Celibacy and Child Rape

    At the New York Review of Books Blog, controversial Catholic theologian Hans Küng blames the celibate priesthood for the epidemic of child rape in the Catholic Church. (The term "rape" is mine and it's carefully...

  • As Seen on Rachel Maddow...

    My story in AlterNet about the Republican National Committee's creative expense accounting got picked up by Rachel Maddow last night. Watch the video: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and...

  • Booze is an "Office Supply" at the RNC

    When I read that Republican National Committee staffers had expensed nearly $2000 worth of "meals" at bondage-themed Hollywood nightclub specializing in simulated lesbian sex, I knew it couldn't be an isolated...

  • Pelosi Calls Stupak's Bluff on Abortion

    Anti-choice zealot Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich) overplayed his hand. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer announced today that the House Democrats will move forward without a deal on abortion coverage.  Why are they...

  • Stupak Smoke Signals

    Rep. Bart Stupak is being coy. On Monday, the anti-choice Democrat told a town hall meeting that there was "no such thing as compromise" on abortion funding under health care reform. Yet, in the next breath, he...