Right Wing Round-Up

  • Good as You has the letter as well as the complete list of names of those who signed Elaine Donnelly’s latest effort to save Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.
  • Anti-illegal immigration activist William Gheen is blaming the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League for a recent Missouri law enforcement report linking some right-wing organizations to the growing militia movement, despite that fact that neither group had anything to do with it.
  • Media Matters catches Fox News once again passing off Republican talking points as “facts.”
  • Steve Benen finds that Norm Coleman’s legal team responding to yesterday’s damaging court loss by claiming they have “no choice but to appeal that order to Minnesota Supreme Court.” As Benen notes: “And when that doesn’t work out, it’s safe to assume Ginsberg will have ‘no choice’ but to head to federal district court. And when that fails to give the GOP the results the party wants, Ginsberg will have ‘no choice’ but to seek relief from the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. Eventually, the U.S. Supreme Court will be asked to weigh in.”
  • Sarah Posner is back with her latest FundamentaList – she also has a good post on Tony Dungy, saying the invitation risks creating a situation where the “White House’s approval institutionalizes the cover that religion gives people like Dungy for their hostility to their fellow citizens.”
  • Dan Gilgoff reports on the growing rift between “Religious Progressives” and the “Religious Left,” though I think his use of the term “religious progressives” to describe the centrists ends up glossing over what is actually one of the key areas of contention between the two groups.
  • Think Progress reports that the authors of a report, which Republicans are citing to back up their claim that the green economy legislation before Congress would “cost every American family up to $3,100 per year in higher energy prices,” are telling the GOP to stop intentionally misinterpreting their study.
  • Jonathan Stein argues that “conservatives have a built-in ideological reason for opposing expertise on all subjects, not just science and the environment” which stems from the fact that “they fundamentally do not believe government should play an active role in Americans’ lives.”