Right Wing Round-Up

  • Jim Burroway is not impressed with National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality new “peer-reviewed journal” or the Religious Right’s reliance on its “findings.”
  • Michelle Goldberg explains that, to those who inhabit “the looking-glass world of the conservative base, [Sarah Palin’s] resigning as governor seems like the best move she could have made.”
  • Dan Froomkin has been hired by the Huffington Post.
  • David Weigel points out that the GOP continues to distort Al Franken’s tribute to Paul Wellstone.
  • Ian Millhiser reports that Sen. Jeff Session’s has hopped on board the right-wing effort to make hay out of Sonia Sotomayor’s work with the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund, while CQ reports that GOP senators are trying to slow down the confirmation process by demanding thousands of pages of documents from PRLDEF.
  • Finally, Wendy Norris has a good piece on the so-called “personhood” movement and its efforts to pass laws in at least seventeen states.