First off, via Orcinus, I’ve found a fascinating study of the authoritarian mindset. I won’t even try to sum it up; I’ll just send you there. Robert Altemeyer is publishing this directly to the web, and isn’t charging a dime for it. We should all thank him by reading and meditating over every word.

The Authoritarians
by Robert Altemeyer

Next, Pam Spaulding at Pandagon rakes the Bush administration and its sycophants over the coals for their blatant hypocrisy when it comes to actually ‘supporting the troops.’ The fun continues in the comments as winger trolls try to justify their depravity.

Finally, Arthur Silber righteously chastises one of my favorite targets, the Sensible Liberal. This time, Silber finds him justifying his own vile homophobia and explains to him how this is, in many ways, worse than the overt eliminationist approach of the right wingers. Go there and read it. While you’re at it, check out the rest of his blog. It offers a vital narrative of our time and place, and I am adding it to my links section now.

That is all for now.

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