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Whatever You Do, Don't Call Michele Bachmann Crazy

If you hate her politics, you should really hate Newsweek's "crazy-eyed" Bachmann cover, too.

Another election, another female candidate, another sexist Newsweek cover. The latest issue of the magazine features a "crazy-eyed" Michele Bachmann, labeled the "Queen of Rage." Everyone from conservative writer Michelle Malkin to Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards have rightly denounced the cover for its portrayal of women in power as "lunatics," "crackpots," and "batshit crazy."

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Nine Out of Ten Climate Denying Scientists Have Ties to Exxon Mobil Money

A new website boasts "900+ peer-reviewed papers" that deny climate science. Problem is lots of those papers were paid for by Big Oil.

If you spend any time at all browsing comments on articles about climate change (and bless you if you've managed to avoid it), you've likely read the same handful of long-debunked arguments against the reality of anthropogenic global warming (or "man-made" global warming). Recently, you've also almost definitely seen links to this website—"900+ Peer-Reviewed Papers Supporting Skepticism of "Man-Made" Global Warming (AGW) Alarm"—created by the Global Warming Policy Foundation.

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Michelle Rhee Forms National Education Reform Advocacy Group

Michelle Rhee is taking on teachers' unions and other special interest groups with her new politically inclined education reform organization.

Michelle Rhee has a new line to add to her resume—as CEO of a national education reform advocacy group. The former chancellor of the D.C. schools announced earlier today on the Oprah Winfrey Show and a Newsweek cover story that she's launching her own organization. Called StudentsFirst, it's a "national movement to defend the interests of children in public education and pursue transformative reform, so that America has the best education system in the world."

Rhee says she created StudentsFirst because principals, district officials, and school board members aren't considering what's best for kids. She writes in Newsweek:

"Go to any public-school-board meeting in the country and you’ll rarely hear the words “children,” “students,” or “kids” uttered. Instead, the focus remains on what jobs, contracts, and departments are getting which cuts, additions, or changes. The rationale for the decisions mostly rests on which grown-ups will be affected, instead of what will benefit or harm children."

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