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‘Truly insane’: Amanda Marcotte says conservatives view Benghazi through penis-shaped lens

“She’s obsessed.”

Reefer madness: Tom Tancredo will smoke weed after losing bet

The pro-marijuana crowd is having a lot of fun tonight at the expense of former Congressman Tom Tancredo. Apparently, the arch-conservative made a pre-election bet with comedian Adam Hartle, stipulating that he would smoke weed if Colorado voted to legalize cannabis. The bet was made public in a recent promotional video for Hartle’s documentary about the passage of Colorado’s Amendment 64, and Tancredo says he will keep his word. While he personally […]

Death threat retweeter Erik Loomis claims Rush Limbaugh incites violence, accuses Michelle Malkin of hypocrisy

Talk about gall.

The 2012 Twitchys: Top 20 deleted tweets of the year

Here are our picks for the top 20 deleted tweets of the year — preserved for posterity, hilarity, and transparency.

Arianna Huffington: The NRA 'plays on the idea of armed insurrection against the US government'

When Erik Loomis called the National Rifle Association a “terrorist organization” and wished for the organization’s chief to be imprisoned, we cried foul.

Now Arianna Huffington is taking Loomis’ argument one step further.

Great news! America's nuttiest professor returns to Twitter; Update: Deleted again

He’s baaaack.

Flashback: Erik Loomis criticized Sarah Palin for 'violent rhetoric'

University of Rhode Island professor Erik Loomis is defending his angry, violent tweets on the grounds that they were metaphorical. So to clarify, I want to make it blindingly clear that I did not call for the assassination of Wayne LaPierre. In my world, calling for someone’s head on a stick is a metaphor to hold […]

Rhode Island professor Erik Loomis deletes his Twitter account; Update: What is he hiding?

What do you do when you are an assistant professor at a public university and you’ve been caught red-handed retweeting a tweet advocating murder? If you’re University of Rhode Island professor Erik Loomis, you delete your entire Twitter account. Here is what his page looked like about 20 minutes ago: Here is what it looks […]

University of Rhode Island professor's retweet: Murder anyone who thinks teachers should be armed; Update: Police met with prof; Update: University issues statement

Four days ago, Erik Loomis, an assistant professor of American history at the University of Rhode Island (see left), retweeted a tweet advocating the murder of people who think elementary school teachers should be armed.

Could Gary Johnson cost Mitt Romney Florida? Recount likely

With more than 70 percent of precincts reporting, Florida appears headed for an automatic recount as the vote tally between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama is ridiculously close, and third-party candidate Gary Johnson’s vote total covers the difference. Will Libertarian Gary Johnson be Mitt Romney’s Ralph Nader in Florida? — (@postonpolitics) November 7, […]