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Obama, Death Panels, and the Washington Redskins: Targeted Assassinations or Murder?

Morris Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Morris Davis

There are a few jobs in Washington where a losing record will get you a pink slip, ushered to the door with your belongings in a cardboard box, and un...

Sarkozy Adviser Minc Triggers French Death Panel Debate

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Ridley Scott's Robin Hood opened the Golden Lion awards at Cannes. But this year's golden coffin will go to Alain Minc, the spin doctor who advises French president Nicholas Sarkozy.

Michele Bachmann Overdrive: GOP Accelerates Down Fallacy Lane

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Reality does not treat conservatives well, so they create a parallel universe in which truth is defined as anything stated more than once by more than one pundit in one news cycle.

Quitting For Dummies! by Sarah Palin

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Shannyn Moore

Publisher HarperCollins has announced Sarah Palin's next venture in book makin.' According to them, she is working on a "celebration of American virtues and strengths." Good Lord, you've got to be kidding.

Attention Democrats: When the House Is on Fire, Don't Cower, Grab a Hose

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Voters are angry, and while it is illogical that people seem to be looking to break the gridlock in Washington by voting in Republicans who are no better, the anger is based on real concerns.

Say No to "Death Panels"

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lance Simmens

The real purveyors of "death panels" are those who would deny a proportion of the population the chance to live based on whether or not they could afford healthcare.

I Can't Think Of One Religious Reason Against Health Care Reform -- Can You?

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Health care reform is fundamentally about keeping health care costs affordable for those who already have some kind of insurance, and making it available for the millions who do not have it.

New article on health care misinformation

Brendan Nyhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan Nyhan

I have a new article on health care misinformation in The Forum that may be of interest to readers (link requires free registration; unga...

More Palin Hypocrisy: Tripp Has Government Provided Health Insurance

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

Recently released documents from the custody battle show clearly Tripp Palin Johnston has socialized health care through Indian Health Services and the Alaska Native Medical Center.

The Paranoid Style in [Twenty First Century] American Politics

Jake Whitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jake Whitney

There is a startling degree of anger in America right now. Pick an issue and you'll find people of all political persuasions yelling about it. But it remains primarily those on the far right that couch their vitriol in what the historian Richard Hofstadter referred to as the "paranoid style."

'Survivor' Star Dies During 'American Healthcare Survivor'

Erik Sean Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Sean Nelson

Can you imagine the Blue Dogs during the Civil Rights Era? They'd be worried that removing all the "Whites Only" signs would be bad for the Wooden Sign Industry.

Arthur Delaney

The Myth Of The 'Permanent Bailout Fund' | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Conservative message-maker Frank Luntz's latest memo, which lays out a rhetorical strategy for Republicans to defeat financial regulatory reform legi...

1 Year + 1 Election = Lots of Opinions

B. Jeffrey Madoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
B. Jeffrey Madoff

"Some things make the markets go higher, some things make the markets go lower," Jim Cramer told the viewers of his "Mad Money" TV show last Monday. ...

Death Panels Lie On Factcheck.Org's 'Whoppers Of 2009'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Politifact already named Sarah Palin's "death panels" claim its lie of the year -- prompting an indignant response from the former Alaska governor. No...

PolitiFact's 'Lie Of The Year': Death Panels

PolitiFact | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Of all the falsehoods and distortions in the political discourse this year, one stood out from the rest. "Death panels." The claim set political...

Let's Shout 'You Lie!' to the Liars (Metaphorically, Of Course)

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

We're in a no-kidding crucial situation. Unless someone will stand up and (metaphorically) shout "you lie!" to those who are lying, we may find one day that there is no one left to speak for us.

Improving the Health Care Bill After It Passes Will Not Be Easy

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Progressives who oppose this bill are not being obstructionist. Rather, they are taking the position that when real opportunities to reform health care arise, it is essential to get it right.

Top Ten Outrageous Sarah Palin Stories Oprah Will Have To Address

Glynnis MacNicol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Glynnis MacNicol

In an effort to help Oprah prepare for her interview we've compiled a top ten list of of outrageous questions about Sarah Palin that will need to be addressed.

Political Labels 101: A Lesson for Republicans and Teabaggers

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

I acknowledge that a fair debate on health care can be had. But what I have no patience for is the ignorance being injected into our national consciousness, most recently by Sarah Palin.

MSNBC's Rev. Joe Watkins Accuses President Obama of Breaking and Entering the Nation's Schools While Pastor Steven Anderson Prays For His Death

Ronald B. Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ronald B. Robinson

Rev. Watkins, what you and your ilk are doing is the antithesis of Christianity and Christ's teachings.

Three Reasons to Be Happy About the Reported Deal by Senate Democrats on Health Care

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

I have criticized the Democrats for failing to properly use the power of their majority in Congress and the mandate from an overwhelming victory last November, so it's only right I give them their props for finally taking charge.

The Republicans' Disdain for the American People Should Be the Story of 2009

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Looking back on 2009, a narrative seems to have emerged that the Democrats failed and would pay the price in the 2010 midterm elections. But where is the discussion of how the Republicans have behaved in the last year?

Fox Activism: Will it Face a Counterbalance?

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

In 2008 the Left was active and engaged. We spent our time, our money, and our hearts to get Obama elected. In 2009 though, we have left him twisting in the wind.

Life And Death: Hospital Ethics Panels Help Families Decide | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Medical and moral decisions must be made. But there's no written directive for guidance. Family and physicians disagree. What now? Every day, in a hos...

Palin Asks: 'R Death Panels Back In?'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Politifact has named "death panels" the "Lie of the Year," but that hasn't stopped former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Via The Hill, Palin revived th...