“Blood Libel” Claim Has Roots in GOP Fever Swamps

By: Wednesday January 12, 2011 10:21 am

I’ve seen some back and forth on whether Sarah Palin knew what she was talking about when she used the phrase “blood libel” or not. I hope we don’t have to mention that politicians don’t write their own speeches. And to believe that the spechwriters just strung some words together for a formal, 8-minute statement, [...]

Vatican Priest: Talking About Sex Abuse Scandals Is Like Enacting The Holocaust

By: Friday April 2, 2010 1:06 pm

This is an unbelievably insensitive statement from a senior Vatican priest. A senior Vatican priest speaking at a Good Friday service compared the uproar over sexual abuse scandals in the Catholic Church — which have included reports about Pope Benedict XVI’s oversight role in two cases — to the persecution of the Jews, sharply raising [...]

Two S.Carolina GOP County Chairs: Sen. Jim DeMint “Watching Our Nation’s Pennies” As A Jew Would

By: Monday October 19, 2009 2:47 pm

Here’s a statement desperately in need of an editor. Two county chairmen of the state GOP in South Carolina (why is it always South Carolina?) responded to an op-ed in The State by a Democratic representative who assailed Sen. Jim DeMint’s stance on earmarks and bringing home projects for the state. There was probably a [...]

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