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Why I "Refudiate" Chick-Fil-A

Christine Pelosi | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Mr. Chick-fil-A and I have different views on what invites God's judgment on America. He says it's gay marriage, but I think it's more likely to be bigotry directed at gay teens at risk of being bullied. So I "refudiate" Chick-fil-A, as is my right.

First Amendment Remedies: Hey, Sarah, Refudiate This

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

In the process of identifying the problem, we should take care not to create a new narrative that in turn demonizes others and thus continues the cycle of escalating antipathy.

Sarah Palin Attempts To Explain 'Refudiate' Gaffe

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Amid the familial banter that took place on Sunday's episode of "Sarah Palin's Alaska," the former Alaska Governor went beyond criticism of conservati...

Murkowski Defines "Refudiate" for Palin

Jerry Kremer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Kremer

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is being credited with inventing a new word, "refudiate," that will be included in the next New Oxford American dic...


Sunil Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sunil Adam


On Words: 'Global Warming' Meets Astrology

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with Friday a little, light, linguistics lesson. Breaking from TheGreenGrok formula of sharp, cutting-edge pieces...

Palin Exonerized by New Oxford American Dictionary

Chris Michael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Chris Michael

"Irregardless," the New Oxford American Dictionary said in a press release, "we have determinated that 'refudiated' more or less stands on its own, suggesting a generical sense of 'reject.'"

The 15 Craziest Things Sarah Palin's Said So Far

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The following slide show is excerpted from "Palinisms: The Accidental Wit and Wisdom of Sarah Palin," edited by Jacob Weisberg (Houghton Mifflin Harco...

Thoughts on the "Ground Zero Mosque " and the Better Angels of Our Nature

Michael Rowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Rowe

The part of me that initially flinched at the thought of a mosque so close to Ground Zero is not one of the better angels of my nature, and certainly not the part of me I'd ever want to be defined by.

The Missouri Referendum Didn't "Refudiate" a Thing

Ethan Rome | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

The Missouri vote to repeal health care reform was nothing more than a Republican straw poll. It lacks any legal force, and it certainly wasn't about health care.

Opposition to "Ground Zero Mosque" Is Offensive and Wrong

Isaac Luria | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Isaac Luria

This is a moment of truth for the American Jewish community and our friends. Will we line up on the side of freedom of religion and respect for all -- or give in to fear and prejudice?

Sarah Palin's Secret Dictionary

Barry Bortnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Barry Bortnick

As luck would have it, some friends of mine at Wikileak came upon an unpublished version of Ms. Palin's soon-to-be-best-seller: Sarah's Secret Dictionary of Important New Words.

In Defensity of Sarah Palin

Dylan Brody | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dylan Brody

I think it is time we all stop unliking Ms. Palin for her lack of acumenity and her enthuseistic abracing of folksiness that presigns as stupidity. She is, after all, only doing what her party asks of her, only being what her supporters want her to be.

Sarah Palin 'Refudiate' Twitter Remark Causes FLOOD Of #ShakesPalin Tweets

Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After Sarah Palin's Twitter shoutout to William Shakespeare, the question arose -- what types of things would Palin say if she wrote like Shakespeare ...

NSFW: Sarah Palin/ Michele Bachmann Twitter Conversation

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Camp


"Refudiating" Palin's Racist Tweet

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

A proposed mosque two blocks from Ground Zero has Palin tweeting on a Sunday afternoon. This is a local issue for New Yorkers. I'm weighing in on Sarah Palin. She's local for Alaskans.

Sarah Shakespeare

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Refudiate is the New Normalcy

Asher Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Asher Smith

Sarah Palin's right that "English is a living language. Shakespeare liked to coin new words too." And that's something to be afraid of -- because she's contributing far more to the trough of public consciousness than just a few verbal miscues.

Palin Says Refudiate Appears in Fictionary

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Sarah Palin today lashed out at those who criticized her use of the word "refudiate," calling them "incohecent."