Kathryn Lopez

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    March 30, 2014

    Rightbloggers Go to Holy War for Hobby Lobby, Against Abortion Pills, Lady Judges

    Well, the Hobby Lobby lawsuit somehow made it all the way to the Supreme Court, where the glue and glitter chain's arguments, and those of other religious employers, that providing health care that might tempt their employees into pregnancy-free sex was against their religion, were put forward last ... More >>

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    January 5, 2014

    The 10 Dumbest Rightblogger Ideas of 2013, Part 2

    We hope it's been long enough since listicle season (only a few days, but hell, your attention spans have all been shot to pieces by the internet, right?) that you won't mind if we present part 2 of the roundup we began last week. Herewith items 5 through 1 in our list of the dumbest ideas that wer ... More >>

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    September 1, 2013

    Twerk-Offs: Rightbloggers Ride Out the Summer With Miley Cyrus

    It's hard and tedious, the day-to-day rightblogger work of promoting impeachment, stirring racial enmity, scrambling for a position that can encompass both a desire to bomb Syria and a desire to thwart Obama, and so on. Their traditional relief valve has been culture war -- shaking fists at some r ... More >>

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    August 25, 2013

    After Slaying of Christopher Lane, Rightbloggers Revive the Old Ooga Booga

    An Australian baseball player named Christopher Lane was shot to death in Oklahoma, allegedly by three local kids, two black and one white. The kids were questioned but presumed to have acted in self-defense, so they were let go, leading to a public outcry and an arrest... Whoops, actually the youn ... More >>

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    August 4, 2013

    Tighten Up, Francis: Rightbloggers Reassure Us the Pope Isn't That Gay-Friendly

    Last week the Pope made some nice-sounding comments about gay priests ("Who am I to judge") which, as even casual students of the Holy Mother Church will know, do not constitute policy statements. Nonetheless the pleasure with which it was received in some quarters presented rightbloggers with an ... More >>

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    June 23, 2013

    Rightbloggers' Scandal Spring Gives Way to Summer of Same Old, Same Old

    The recent round of DC scandals has been good for rightbloggers -- for about a month they've been devoted to plumping up Benghazi, IRS, NSA, and other controversies, and have succeeded in knocking down the President's approval ratings. High fives all around! But seasons change, and Scandal Spring i ... More >>

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    March 31, 2013

    Rightbloggers Take Cover as Gay Marriage Reigns Supreme

    Last week the Supreme Court heard a couple of gay marriage cases and, with so many politicians and even some conservatives running to grab the rainbow flag, it seemed as if a corner on the contentious issue had been turned. How went the rightbloggers? Most continued to -- paraphrasing Buckley -- s ... More >>

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    August 12, 2012

    Rightbloggers Rejoice as Ryan Revives Romney, Reaganesquely

    The ideologically fluid Mitt Romney surprised a lot of people this weekend by choosing as his Vice-Presidential running mate Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, a hardcore conservative best known for frightening off independent voters. Democrats portrayed the choice as a gift. So did rightbloggers, often for ... More >>

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    February 27, 2012

    Sex Mad: Why the Rightblogger Obsession With Ladyparts Never Ends

    With all the recent women's health controversies -- Komen/Planned Parenthood, contraception in Catholic hospitals, and Virginia's plan to wand women who want abortions -- and their potential to steer women's votes away from Republicans, you'd think conservatives would prefer to get back to talking a ... More >>

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    January 9, 2012

    Rightbloggers Prepare to Swallow Their Santorum and Root for Romney

    Since the recent Iowa one-two finish by Romney and Santorum, there've been a couple more debates and a lot of palaver about the GOP Presidential race. But let us level with you: Despite all our jokes about The Next President of the United States of The Week/Month, it's become painfully obvious tha ... More >>

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    May 31, 2010

    Rightbloggers on Sex and the City: Still Hate Sex, and City, But Love That Anti-Muslim Angle

    The reviews are in, and Sex and the City 2 looks like the season's biggest critical bomb. Though the film drew a decent crowd in its opening weekend, it was lambasted by critics both highbrow ("almost avant-garde adventure in aimlessness" -- Wall Street Journal) and low ("Sucks in the city" -- New ... More >>

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    April 26, 2010

    Rightbloggers On Healthy Conservative Debate: Shut Up! (Whoops, We Mean: Epistemic Closure!)

    We're not accustomed to think of rightbloggers as intellectuals. For one thing -- as we have ample opportunity to observe here every week -- they sure don't act like intellectuals; in fact, they seem allergic to logical argument, and sometimes even committed to a backwards Bizarro World version of i ... More >>

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    April 5, 2010

    Rightbloggers Dispute Racial Slur Charges By Any Means Necessary

    There are many fronts in the dismal daily death-struggle that is American politics. A particularly boggy one is race. Rightbloggers are keenly aware that the President whom they like to accuse of socialism and fascism is black, and also that picking on black people is not considered cool these days ... More >>

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    January 12, 2010

    Harold Ford Jr. "Strongly Considering" Senate Race; Conservatives Give Him a Hand

    High Democratic operatives warned Steve Israel and others off challenges to Kirsten Gillibrand, but Harold Ford is unbossed, dammit, at least by the current bosses. The New York Post gleefully affords Harold Ford Jr. a front-page spot from which he announces, "I am strongly considering running for t ... More >>

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    October 12, 2009

    Rightbloggers Defend America Against Dangerous Nobel Peace Prize

    This week Time magazine had an interesting feature on the Obama Administration's alleged realization that it needed to strike back at "what the White House believes to be misleading or simply false claims..." You have to wonder what took them so long -- and whether such a counter-attack could pos ... More >>

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    January 12, 2009

    Out There In The Dark: Rightbloggers Go Hollywood!

    As we get closer to the actual transition, rightbloggers are shifting gears. They're losing interest in the remaining pre-inaugural Obama business. We probably won't see anything like the Hillary Clinton Constitutional crisis again. Leon Panetta's CIA appointment drew some criticism on the grounds t ... More >>

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    December 1, 2008

    That's Our Hillary! Pols, Rightbloggers React to New Secretary of State

    President-Elect Obama confirmed today that Hillary Clinton is his nominee for Secretary of State. Clinton thanked Obama and "my fellow New Yorkers," who she said had given her "the joy of a job I love" in "a state that I cherish," which she claimed "helped prepare me well" for the new office, as N ... More >>

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    November 4, 2008

    Rightbloggers Not Enjoying Election Day

    Watchman, what of the Right? The current mood: dour and retributive! At National Review the rightbloggers trade optimistic emails. One correspondent says there were fewer black people at her polling place than in 2004, so "there's still hope!!" Kathryn J. Lopez is so in need of affirmation that sh ... More >>

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    October 27, 2008

    Attack on McCain Supporter Proves Rightbloggers Right -- Even Though It's Fake

    With the election clock ticking down and Obama holding a lead, rightbloggers have been playing out the Kubler-Ross stages of grief. Some were in denial. As the election is by no means a settled matter, their hopes for a McCain victory have some basis in reality. But their guarantees showed less co ... More >>

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    October 19, 2008

    Rightbloggers on Palin's SNL Gig: Loved Her, Hated Liberal Elite

    Sensible people took Sarah Palin's amusing SNL appearance for what it was. imjustsayin77, for instance, twittered, "Sarah Palin actually has a little rhythm. No wonder she's got five kids. Shorty can work it!" But rightbloggers, who are not like you and me, saw in Palin's cameo portents, prejudice, ... More >>

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    October 17, 2008

    Obama, McCain Tell Lame Jokes at Al Smith Dinner

    This charity dinner has been held every year since 1945, and apparently has gone steadily downhill, at least since the years when candidates drank. We understand half of LBJ's jokes were about his pecker, and the other half were about fucking Alice Glass. But seriously, folks, these guys kinda suck ... More >>

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    October 2, 2008

    First Reax Palin-Biden (Still Drunk!)

    At NBC it's conventional wisdom without a Convention or wisdom. Chuck Todd says Biden talked as if "he were the candidate," which is bullshit, and "You're not going to see this debate have much effect --" which would be just, but who can count on justice? Tom "Swallowed My Tongue Again" Brokaw: " ... More >>

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    September 24, 2008

    McCain, Palin in New York; Hand-Shaking in Times Square Not Planned

    Both John McCain and Sarah Palin are in town, and you know what that means -- if the terrorists among us detonate a suitcase nuke (remember those?), Mike Huckabee becomes President of White People. CBS News reports McCain will join Palin for high-level talks with Georgian President Saakashvili, Uk ... More >>

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    August 31, 2008

    Obama Speech No Good, Palin a "Doer," Gustav a Blessing, Say Rightbloggers

    [Our weekly feature on conservative blogs' recent offenses to reason; archive here.] Barack Obama's acceptance speech at INVESCO Field in Denver was watched by a record-breaking 38.4 million television viewers. Between them and the 80,000 people who were on the scene, the chances of spinning his st ... More >>

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    July 30, 2008
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    June 2, 2008

    Sex and the City Journal: Rightbloggers at the Movies

    [Editor's note: After penning the popular "The Official Village Voice Election-Season Guide to the Right-Wing Blogosphere," Roy Edroso has made dissecting those blogs into a weekly feature that appears here every Monday. ] The Sex and The City movie that premiered last week was the popcult objet d ... More >>