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Tea Baggers Get Kicked Where It Hurts

Kristina Wilfore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kristina Wilfore

Out of all of the election results from yesterday, the anti-tax ballot measures in Maine and Washington (known as TABOR) provide a better political tea leaf into voter attitudes going into the 2010 election cycle than anything else.

Suggestions Wanted for "Can Capitalism Survive?" Debate

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Arianna Huffington

On Friday, I'm taking part in a debate on the question "America's Future: Can Capitalism Survive?" and I'd love to hear what points you think I should make.

Anatomy of the Tea Party Movement: Tea Party Patriots

Alex Brant-Zawadzki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Brant-Zawadzki

The Tea Party Patriots considers the Tea Party Express to be astroturf, although its founder Amy Kremer recently switched sides from the Tea Party Patriots to the Tea Party Express.

How Sarah Palin and Tea Partiers Are Blowing Up the GOP

Susan J. Demas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan J. Demas

When extremists are a (vocal) minority, reasonable Republicans and independents come out of the woodwork. And the spoils go to the Democrats, who look comparatively sane.

Armey's Past Lobbying Efforts At Odds With FreedomWorks

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Dallas Morning News reports on Dick Armey's self-described "curious model" -- heading conservative free-market group Freedom Works while simultane...

Tea Party Protesters Will 'Pretend To Die' In Senate Offices

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Via Wonkette, the latest Tea Party rally on Capitol Hill involves protesters faking death in the halls of the Senate. From Tax Day Tea Party, the grou...

Tempest in a Teabag: Tea Party Founder Announces He's (Re)Joining GOP

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

Odom has consistently taken controversial public stances against Republican candidates, often accusing them of not being conservative enough.

When Joe Scarborough Dragged Dick Armey Out of a Closet of Shame

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Fiderer

In his 2004 Washington memoir, Scarborough provides a chilling portrait of the man who leads FreedomWorks, the organization now promoting disruptions at town halls across America.

Bill Moyers: Tea Party Organizer Is Epitome Of Privilege

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This exclusive clip is from the latest episode of "Bill Moyers Journal," which airs tonight. In the episode, Moyers goes after FreedomWorks Chairman ...

Tea Party Protester: "We Think The Muslims Are Moving In And Taking Over" (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE (8:43 p.m. EST): NBC has replaced this woman's comment about Muslims with a less inflammatory comment: "I'm scared to death for my country. I ...

Media: Angry Right-Wingers Are Important; Angry Libs Are Annoying

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Suddenly this summer, as right-wing mini-mobs turn health care forums into free-for-alls, as unhinged political rage flows in the streets, and as the Nazi and Hitler rhetoric flies, anger is in.

Unmasking Astroturf

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Timothy Karr

A healthy 21st-century democracy doesn't need phony front groups. We need openness, accountability and real debate. And we need to know whom we're talking to -- and who's talking to us.

Dear President Obama: A Modest Medicare Proposal

Thom Hartmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thom Hartmann

Most of us will do damn near anything to get out from under the thumbs of the multi-millionaire CEOs who are running our current insurance programs. Sign me up!

Dick Armey - Master Scaremonger

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael B. Laskoff

What's sad is that these scaremongering tactics are so effective. They make it easy to forget that we rank #37 in world health.

The Red Bottoms of Red-Staters: How Corporal Punishment Contributes to Right Wing Paranoia

Stephen Ducat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Ducat

No paranoid fantasy seems too bizarre, too implausible, or too disconnected from consensual reality to find a credulous audience among right wing true believers.

Maddow Battles Dick Armey In "Meet The Press" Debut (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Rachel Maddow appeared on "Meet the Press" for the first time on Sunday, August 16th. On a panel with former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D...

The Gorilla Dust of Health Care

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

What's interesting about the health care hullabaloo is that there appears to be an emerging backlash from some of the more reasoned thinkers of the conservative movement.

Republican Mobs Stirrng The Pot Until It Boils Over

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

Americans are human beings, just like everyone else. The notion that what we say does not matter "because it could never happen here" is jingoistic foolishness.

The Rise of the Dick Armey, the Summer's Biggest Blockbuster

Suzanne Langlois | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Suzanne Langlois

If patriotism is their private bailiwick, are those of us who truly believe that access to health care is the most basic of civil rights, unpatriotic?

An Open Memo to Progressives: Do Limbaugh, Dobbs, and Beck Represent Your Country?

Eric E. Burns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric E. Burns

No matter what progressive issue you pick, conservatives are working to turn it into nothing less than sedition, carried out by an illegal president. The conservative media is their megaphone.

Townhall Mobs -- Brought to You by Big Oil and Dirty Coal

Josh Dorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Dorner

There's considerable evidence that these astroturf corporate lobbying operations are also trying to derail clean energy jobs legislation.

How Come CBS Journalists Can't Recognize Paid Lobbyists When They See Them?

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

Organizations like CBS and the New York Times are not reporting the news when it is right in front of them. They pass off this transparent lobbyist funded thuggery as a grassroots effort.

Republicans, Healthcare and Money

Stu Kreisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stu Kreisman

All but three Republicans voted against the stimulus, yet they all are gladly taking the money. Seeing a trend here?

Think Again: Chiller, Socialist Theater

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

In conservative world, this administration is leading a march on socialism. Just last week alone, Media Matters counted more than 143 mentions of the word "socialism" on the cable news shows.

Right Wing Watch: Dick Armey Calls for Higher Middle Class Taxes; Palin Eloquent About Her Choice to Keep Pregnancy

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The Republicans believe they can play photos of Obama shaking hands with Hugo Chavez and diminish the president's support. Some of the boomers may still fall for it; the millennials do not.