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Nickel'd, Dimed, and Euro'd to Death

Charles Kolb | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics
Charles Kolb

If you wonder about the cause of the resurgent anti-elite, anti-government, anti-establishment populism now loose in Europe and the United States, loo...

Global Police, Pre-Crime and the War on Domestic 'Extremists'

John W. Whitehead | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Now connect the dots, from the 2009 Extremism reports to the NDAA and the UN's Strong Cities Network with its globalized police forces, the National Security Agency's far-reaching surveillance networks, and fusion centers that collect and share surveillance data between local, state and federal police agencies.

Six Days of Violent Death, Literary Honor, and Politics in Rio de Janeiro

Matthew Chapman | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
Matthew Chapman

From the killer thief on the street, through the heartless bureaucrat, to the insatiable CEO, all the way to the politician who'll sacrifice young lives merely to increase his power, the disease of inhumane cynicism sometimes seems like an inescapable epidemic.

Time to Smack Down Trespassing Vigilantes and Thugs

Mark Boslough | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
Mark Boslough

Unfortunately, there is a dangerous and growing movement spawned by greedy welfare ranchers and motorized recreation industries to grab public treasure for their own gain.

The Tea Party Is Dead! Long Live the Tea Party!

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Tea Party groups have evolved over time. Initially, they were supposed to be grassroots, libertarian, and spontaneous; but there were many who almost immediately attempted to grab the Tea Party mantle and turn it into their own giant political machine.

Turkey Protests: 'The Worst Is Yet To Come'

The Huffington Post | Lauren Betesh | Posted 03.17.2014 | World

The death of Berkin Elvan -- a Turkish teenager who died after being hit by a tear-gas canister on his way to buy a loaf of bread during last summer's...

Early Clues in Terror Cases Can Be Tantalizing, But Also Wrong

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 06.16.2013 | World
Brian Levin, J.D.

While there is significant speculation about the meaning of the date and location of yesterday's horrific terror attack at the Boston marathon that killed 3 and injured over 170, physical evidence will yield some of the most important clues. One of the most important clues is a bomb's signature.

One Lesson From Sandy: We Can't Afford to Have a President Who Irrationally Hates Government

Mitchell Bard | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Sometimes, in the heat of an election, it is easy for voters to forget about the bigger picture. With three debates, endless soundbites, and, if you live in a swing state, a ceaseless barrage of television ads, it is hard for some to remember the context and history of the candidates' claims. It is this hectic environment that allows Mitt Romney to, suddenly, turn his back on two years of campaigning (all caught on video) on far-right positions and shake the Etch-A-Sketch and call himself a moderate. But sometimes, an event happens that shakes the electorate up and forces it to concentrate on who the candidates really are and what they stand for. It happened when the financial crisis hit in September 2008, and it is happening again in 2012 with Hurricane Sandy.

As Poverty Rate Rises and Unemployment Persists, Americans Need a New "New Deal"

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics
C. Nicole Mason

For many, big government is a four-letter word, but newly released poverty and income data signal the need to invest in large-scale programs and initiatives that have the potential to turn the country around.

The Ballad of the Tea Party Triumphant -- a Rhyming Rant

Jim Parry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jim Parry

VERSE: In this year 2030, I'm proud that I dwell In the land of the free and the home of "To hell With the government's paws In our life!" No more la...

Support Your Local Federal Worker

Max Stier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Stier

This was originally published as an exclusive to AOL News. As attacks from makeshift roadside bombs wreaked havoc in Iraq and later in Afghanistan, T...

Compassion

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

Being pro-free market and anti-big government, conservatives value money too much and regulation not enough, a blend culminating in Oscar Wilde's indictment of "knowing the cost of everything and the value of nothing."

The Alaska Contradiction (Why the Right Doesn't Want You to Notice the Streetlights)

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Traub

A cognitive dissonance animates the Right in America, and the New York Times nails it with today's front page case study of Alaska. The state depends ...

Road Rage and the G20

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Feffer

Anti-government rhetoric is all the rage these days. And "rage" is the operative word here. Small-government enthusiasts are like the drivers of Humme...

Tea Party Love Song Video: If You Love America, Pay For It

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

As news media attention and Democratic anxiety turns toward the Tea Party march on Washington today, let's pause to remember that not only did 95% of ...

Privatized Cutting Edges

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Rob Kall

Why are lovers of privatization and "government small enough so you can drown it in a bathtub" calling for Obama to come to the aid of the victims of a disaster created by a corporation?

Broken Government, Bloodshed and Violence: Are Our Politicians Listening?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

There has been explosive growth in the number of anti-government individuals and groups in the U.S. who see the government as their enemy.

Anti-corporate Anger vs. Anti-government Anger: Who to Trust?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dr. Jim Taylor

It's easy to understand the anti-corporate anger felt by so many Americans these days. Big Business reaps massive profits through often-times reckless dealings and cost cutting.

The F Word: Looking Closer at Joseph Stack

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

By all means hold those who praise Stack to account, and call out media hypocrisy and double standards. But before you dismiss him as simply a crazy, read his manifesto.

The Fire Next Time: IRS Plane Assault Hints of Things to Come

Richard M. Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard M. Benjamin

Deplorable though he might be, Joe Stack is not quite a "random bad apple." We ignore his screed, suicide, and crime at our own risk.

Much Good Is Done By Government Workers

Max Stier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Stier

Lost in the inflammatory rhetoric is what our government and its dedicated public servants accomplish every day -- the delivery of vital services to deal with seemingly intractable problems.

Sparkman: Casualty of Methland, USA? Or Victim of Anti-Government Bile?

Richard M. Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard M. Benjamin

Sparkman's workaday life and violent death -- whatever the cause and whoever the culprit -- highlight the precarious struggles of the white working class and the brewing storm surrounding the 2010 Census.

America's Number One Sucker Confronts Health Care Reform

Philip Slater | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip Slater

Republican and Libertarian freeloaders are perfectly happy to drive on government-built roads, or call a policeman or fireman when they need him. They just don't want to pay for all this 'bureaucracy.'

America's Self-Defeating Attitude on Health Care Reform

Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sahil Kapur

The current system encourages exclusion of those who need medical care the most, and only government has the power to restructure these incentives.

Joe the Plumber -- the Parasitic Leech

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

No, Joe, you're not a typical American. You're a leech who wants to beat the rest of the hard-working Americans who worked hard to build a country where you can make a good living.