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  • Cartoon penguins: Biggest threat to children since SpongeBob

    I'm sorry, I will never get sick of right-wing wig-flipping over children's entertainment. Apparently anything but VeggieTales is Marxist indoctrination to some people — and what with Big Government pushing healthy eating, it's not long before a wholesome Christian message isn't enough to keep talking vegetables conservative-friendly.  You'll remember, of course, the "Fox & Friends" […]

  • On Earth Day, a senator’s demand for public policy based on real science

    As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, the most serious environmental problem that we face is not global warming or the pollution of our air, water, land and food. It is whether or not our country moves forward in developing public policy based on science or whether we make decisions based on politics […]

  • Alaska teen testifies on climate change

    That’s Cheryl Lockwood of Alaska Youth for Environmental Action testifying at a 2007 hearing, “Youth Leadership on Climate Change” of The Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming.  At the time, Limbaugh mocked her for crying, as Media Matters discussed: LIMBAUGH: A lot of communities in trouble over a lot of things. Go to […]

  • The’s First Annual Push Poll on Global Warming

    Okay, the calls it their “First Annual Survey on Global Warming.”  But I think you’ll agree with our friendly neighborhood Rabett that it’s more like a “push poll.” What has gotten Eli hopping mad?  This remarkable “you-are-a-pigeon question”: Which, if any, of the following statements comes closest to capturing your attitudes and opinions about […]

  • Limbaugh reject an apology for Revkin

    When we last left the most vociferous intellectual leader in the conservative movement, he was being widely condemned for telling NY Times environment reporter Revkin: “Why don’t you just go kill yourself?” Limbaugh’s remarks were far beyond the pale even for his brand of extremism. Yesterday, Limbaugh closed his show with a mention of this […]

  • Teabaggers erupt at Lindsey Graham: ‘Wussypants, girly-man, half-a-sissy’

    Cross-posted from Wonk Room. Right-wing activists across the nation are enraged by Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-S.C.) decision to work with Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) to craft comprehensive climate and clean energy legislation. In an op-ed published in Sunday’s New York Times, Graham and Kerry discussed their agreement on a framework for mandatory global warming pollution […]

  • Conservatives ditch CBO data when convenient to attack climate bill

    Conservatives who loved citing the Congressional Budget Office when it was being hard on health care legislation keep on ignoring it when it comes to climate legislation. Today conservatives tried once again to mislead the media into reporting the costs of cap-and-trade are higher than every objective analyst expects. The Competitive Enterprise Institute, with the […]

  • Big business’s hidden hand in the smear job on Van Jones

    If you thought the targeting of Van Jones for vilification by the right was about his race, his youthful flirtation with socialism, or a petition he signed about the 9/11 attacks, you’d only be a little bit right. And if you think it was about the Color of Change campaign against Glenn Beck’s show on […]

  • Fox News blurts out agenda: With Jones down, stop cap-and-trade

    Having taken Van Jones down, the job destroyers and climate destroyers of the right wing most certainly smell blood. Now Phil Kerpen, policy director for Americans for Prosperity, has laid out the right-wing strategy for how “the Van Jones affair could be an important turning point in the Obama administration,” in a piece on […]