The Separation of Celebrity and State

The truth is that most people don’t hate much of what conservative/libertarian policy stands for. The visceral hatred is actually directed at a caricature of the right — the gay-hating, women-hating monster that is outdated and mean. The right-wing cartoon that is the recipient of this disdain is an easy target, and it doesn’t take much energy or thought to attack people on that front. So it works. This sentiment, simplistic and baseless as it is, translates easily into today’s soundbite culture.

GOP adds evangelical outreach director

The Republican National Committee has brought on a director of evangelical outreach to massage the party’s complicated relationship with religious conservatives, GOP sources told CNN on Saturday.