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Accidental Presidencies

William O'Rourke | Posted 03.14.2016 | Politics
William O'Rourke

Donald Trump isn't the surprise frontrunner he's made out to be. He is the result of a long trend line, heading downwards, in American politics.

You Won't Believe This Former GOP Presidential Hopeful's Gay Marriage Rant

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Three-time Republican presidential hopeful Alan Keyes made a bizarre link between same-sex marriage and climate change in a fiery conference speech la...

12 Reasons Why Mitt Romney Should Not Have Run

John A. Tures | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

When Mitt Romney made his announcement that he wouldn't make another presidential run (for now), it didn't take long for pundits to add their thoughts. Some pointed out that Reagan won on his third presidential campaign. But the other 12 who tried since 1952 didn't.

Ding-a-lings of Spring

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

The rain of ridiculous ravings from America's political right continued unabated as spring took hold. Let's look at a few examples.

Former Obama Opponent Compares Homosexuality To Incest, Bestiality And Pedophilia

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Alan Keyes, the Republican and conservative who challenged Barack Obama for Illinois's Senate seat in 2004, compared homosexuality to incest, bestiali...

GOP Candidate Makes Bizarre Call

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 08.12.2012 | Politics

A Republican Senate candidate in Arizona told party activists late last week that he is in favor of repealing the direct election of U.S. senators. ...

An Old Obama Rival Says Romney Might Be Worse

The Huffington Post | Gene Demby | Posted 06.08.2012 | Black Voices

Alan Keyes, the Republican and conservative who challenged Barack Obama for Illinois's Senate seat in 2004, called Mitt Romney a "crypto-socialist" in...

John Celock

Lawmakers Push Change To Century-Old Law | John Celock | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

A group of New Hampshire lawmakers -- including two tied to "birther" movement leader Orly Taitz -- are pushing a measure to partially end direct elec...

It's Not Because Cain Is Black

Andy Ostroy | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

What is bringing Herman Cain down isn't his color, but rather his off-color comments and gestures he's been accused of by women who've felt harassed and threatened by him, and frightened and angry enough to have filled out complaint reports.

Mitt Romney's Evangelical Problem

National Journal | Ronald Brownstein | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics

Mike Huckabee, judging by the early opinion polls, would have been among the most formidable challengers to Mitt Romney, the putative front-runner for...

In Wacky GOP Presidential Field, the Donald Trumps the Shark

Michael Sigman | Posted 06.06.2011 | Media
Michael Sigman

Donald Trump's transparently idiotic statements about President Obama's birth certificate and other matters haven't made Rupert Murdoch's New York Po...

Personhood Colorado Compares Abortion To Slavery, Right-To-Life Activists To Abolitionists

Denver Daily | Peter Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Backers of a ballot initiative asking Colorado voters to essentially ban abortion in the state announced their campaign strategy yesterday, a strategy...

House Minorty Leader John Boehner Comes Out : I'm Black

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Stranahan

John Boehner, Republican representative from Ohio's eighth Congressional District and ironically the House minority leader, has told friends and famil...

Jason Linkins

Fourteenth Amendment Reform Prompts Strange Bedfellows In Opposition | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Last week, riders on the political crazy train stopped off in Iowa to create a whole new insane plank in the Iowa GOP's official platform -- the resto...

Who's On First?: Haters, Conspiracists and the Conspiracists Who Hate Them

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

With unemployment in the United States at a 26 year high of 9.8% and the UK not far behind, a sector of the economy in both nations is booming -- extremism.

The Return Of McCarthyism: Hysteria In Action On The Right (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***UPDATE 9/22/09*** I haven't found another embeddable version yet, but sharp-eyed reader Mark points out that you can watch the video here. ***UPDA...

Birthers Gone Wild: A Review of 'A Question of Eligibility'

Terry Krepel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Terry Krepel

I watched the entirety of the Birther documentary, and found it to be every bit as biased and factually deficient as one would expect.

Jason Linkins

Pro-Birther Movie Steals Media Matters Content (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Once you get to know the "birthers," you become aware that a singular trait that they all share is a chronic and indefatigable laziness. After all, w...

Chris Matthews' Race Problem

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Joseph

Every night, Chris Matthews raises race as the reason President Obama is encountering so much opposition. But he's wrong. And though he may not intend it, he's the one who is injecting race into these debates.

More Orly Taitz!

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

Finally, we have an extreme right-wing personality making the rounds in the corporate media who tears down the facade of "legitimacy" the Far Right bestows upon its craziest enthusiasts.

Lou Dobbs Demands to See Proof of Obama Conception

Will Menaker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Will Menaker

Pundit claims "money-shot" of Obama's parents would be definitive proof of his eligibility to be President. Meanwhile, Alan Keyes wants "proof of Obama."

GOP's Kryptonite Dulls The Man of Steele

Derrick K. Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Derrick K. Baker

Both Keyes and Steele were played like a violin by GOPers who are searching for ways to remain relevant in voters' eyes without alienating the far right who navigate their ship's rudder.

Katharine Zaleski

Notre Dame Valedictorian: Obama Practices Catholic Values | Katharine Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Note: This interview was conducted Friday, two days before President Obama's speech. Read the piece below in its original form. ------- The media fo...

Alan Keyes Arrested At Notre Dame Protesting Obama's Speech

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Illinois U.S. Senate candidate Alan Keyes and 20 other protesters were arrested this morning when they refused to leave the Notre Dame campus d...

Pay No Attention to The Party Behind The Curtain

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

The face of the Republican Party has become a buffet of jarring personalities. Bobby Jindal might easily be replaced by a rubber duck. Sarah Palin ...