It's difficult to assign psychological motive when it comes to political tactics, but based upon the collective behavior of far-right conservative Republicans, we can only deduce that a considerable number of them are bullies and ought to be treated as such.
Rush Limbaugh's personal name-calling of Sandra Fluke has ignited a firestorm of debate about the role of words in politics and in society. We all understand the power of his words.
The flight of advertisers from Limbaugh will be defended by many as the market mechanism through which the public's views are expressed. To me, it's just cowardice.
Bill O'Reilly is so concerned he's forgotten what he used to know.
The trouble for Newt is that the victim strategy has no exit strategy. Having embarked on the trail of "You started it, Mitt"/"you're a big bully, Mitt," Newt hasd to project his own massive flaws onto others ever more hyperbolically.
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Gingrich evokes the same emotional reaction in the Republican base as do the right-wing pundits. In psychology this is called a Pavlovian Response. It could be one of the underlying reasons for Newt's surge.
Well, people, what an incredibly long drop it's been since the electrifying National Geographic TV specials of my youth, whose mere opening theme notes would raise the hair on my neck.
During the holidays, there's no dearth of goodness in America. But after the New Year's ball drops, we go back to same old same old, where ordinary, everyday niceness is undervalued in our culture.
It doesn't matter whether or not you believe in God or which faith you follow if you do. Here's a question worth asking this holiday season: Would Jesus be an Occupy demonstrator? The Bible suggests that He would.
Once the media had moved on from the news that the Herman Cain train had finally stopped rolling, attention was turned to bigger and better (if less funny) things
The main target of this effort by the religious right is not an enemy looking to eliminate Christmas, as a word or a holiday. The real target is their existing audience of supporters.
Mitt Romney, the 1%'er who was born on 3rd base and thinks he hit a triple, apparently suffers from an entitlement disorder so profound that it makes him believe he can run for president of the United States and not be challenged to explain his positions.
Fox News's Megyn Kelly thinks cops pepper-spraying unresisting prisoners isn't so bad, because after all, it's "a food product, essentially." My advi...
Herman Cain, who has given contradictory explanations of his alleged sexual misconduct with two members of the National Restaurant Association, has spoken again to the issue.
The growing support for Occupy Wall Street suggests that the American people are more interested in substance and real economic issues than with cheap shots about drum circles, long hair and hygiene.