Thanks To Democrats, Medicaid Expansion Is Coming To Louisiana

For the past couple of years, many people here in Louisiana have fought to get Medicaid expansion for the hundreds of thousands of folks who desperately needed it. Bobby Jindal turned down the federal funding in hopes that it would score political points with the GOP base for his ultimately doomed presidential campaign. Political experts […]

Ronald Reagan’s Daughter: ‘My Father Would Be So Appalled’ At Today’s Republicans

Ronald Reagan is constantly invoked by Republican politicians, as well as conservative media talking heads. Inevitably, Rush Limbaugh or the current members of the GOP primary field will refer to themselves as “Reagan conservatives” – despite the fact that he would almost certainly be seen as a raving liberal lunatic under current conservative standards. For […]

Here’s How Conservative States Like Louisiana Can Start Electing Democrats

Until recent months, it was assumed that Republican Senator David Vitter would be the next Republican governor of Louisiana. Coming into this race, David Vitter had the political wind at his back. In a jungle primary, he faced off against Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle and Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne, both Republicans. The underdog candidate was […]

Republicans Are Failing Horribly At Attracting Minority Voters

If Republicans want to remain politically viable over the next few election cycles, they must confront the fact that the ethnic landscape of America is changing. In the last few years since Mitt Romney embarrassingly lost 83% of the minority vote, they have tried to promote minority candidates as proof that they are not out […]

Sensing Opportunity, Donald Trump’s Opponents Start Ramping Up Attacks

In spite of Donald Trump’s increasingly rabid campaign rallies and claims that have been debunked by fact checkers across the country, there is no sign of his popularity declining any time soon. Whether you’re on the left or an establishment Republican, Trump’s campaign for the GOP presidential nomination should be concerning. He has managed to […]

Louisiana Is The Perfect Example Of Conservative Policies Gone Horribly Wrong

Here in Louisiana, nearly half of registered voters are Democrats. In many other states across the South, similar statistics hold true, but these states are solidly in the hands of conservative Republicans. Some of these voters are older Democrats who may still be registered with the party, yet they vote for Republicans in statewide and […]

Turning Away Syrian Refugees Is Exactly What ISIS Wants Us To Do

In 1939, a ship full of Jewish refugees set sail from Hamburg, Germany headed for Havana, Cuba. These men, women and children, like Syrian refugees today, sought to escape persecution in their homeland. The S.S. St. Louis made it to Cuba, only to be turned away by authorities – the same thing happened when they […]

David Vitter Says Country ‘Shoved’ Same-Sex Marriage ‘Down The Throats’ Of Christians

A lot of Republicans have quietly abandoned the conservative war against marriage equality. Except for the far-right and some of the politicians who cater to them, the GOP has moved on to screaming about religious freedom while trying to further erode a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion. After the Supreme Court ruled in favor […]

Ted Cruz Will Attend Rally With Speakers Who Compare Gay People To Satan

Last weekend, Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal and Mike Huckabee attended a conference in Iowa led by a conservative radio host who has repeatedly called for the execution of gay people. Kevin Swanson hosted the National Religious Liberties conference and invited all presidential candidates to attend. Most candidates had the sense not to RSVP, because who […]

Christian Right Weekly Round-Up: Pastor Pillow Hands Out Tricks

Hello, I’m Pastor Pillow! Welcome to the confectionary-free confines of Cubic Zirconium Cathedral Ministries on this great and terrible day that worshipers of Satan, that False Light & Fallen One, that Lascivious Leader of Political Progressives, call Halloween! Here, purchase one of our Fall (But Not as Far as Adam!) Creationism Celebration and Creative Witnessing […]