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Obama: Ayn Rand Is For Teens 'Feeling Misunderstood'

Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

It's probably safe to say that Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead aren't on President Barack Obama's nightstand. In an interview in the current is...

Ryan's 'Secret' Tape Is Even More Extreme Than Romney's

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 11.24.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Mitt Romney's secret video showed that he shares the delusionally sheltered and narcissistic worldview of his ultra-wealthy peer group. Paul Ryan's recording reveals his radical hostility toward the nation's most popular social programs.

The Awesomeness of Awesome People

Ariel Gonzalez | Posted 11.19.2012 | Books
Ariel Gonzalez

Paul Ryan's on-again, off-again devotion to the most influential bad novelist in American history has been exhaustively picked apart. But alas, I'm tasked with imparting a level of discernment.

Author on Ayn Rand: 'The Gateway Drug To Life On The Right'

Posted 08.30.2012 | Books

Last night Stephen Colbert interviewed Jennifer Burns, author of the new book "Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right." As you may ...

What Ayn Rand Taught Paul Ryan

Bloomberg | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

“I grew up reading Ayn Rand, and it taught me quite a bit about who I am and what my value systems are and what my beliefs are. It’s inspired me s...

6 Political Candidates' Favorite Books

Posted 08.18.2012 | Books

Recently selected Mitt Romney vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is a longtime fan of Ayn Rand, particularly her book "Atlas Shrugged." “Ther...

Ayn Misbehavin'

Jeff Danziger | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Concern Over Republican Embrace of the Ayn Rand Poison

Dave Johnson | Posted 08.10.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Disciples of Ayn Rand's philosophy of selfishness now dominate the thinking of the leadership of the conservative movement and the Republican Party. There is no way around it.

GOP Must Choose: Ayn Rand or Jesus

Eric Sapp | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics
Eric Sapp

Ayn Rand argued that people had to choose between following her teachings or those of Christianity and other religious traditions. So what was the GOP response to this attack on Judeo-Christian and family values?