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.
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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.
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.
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.
The Dallas Morning News reports on Dick Armey's self-described "curious model" -- heading conservative free-market group Freedom Works while simultane...
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...
Odom has consistently taken controversial public stances against Republican candidates, often accusing them of not being conservative enough.
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.
This exclusive clip is from the latest episode of "Bill Moyers Journal," which airs tonight. In the episode, Moyers goes after FreedomWorks Chairman ...
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NBC has replaced this woman's comment about Muslims with a less inflammatory comment: "I'm scared to death for my country. I ...
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.
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.
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!
What's sad is that these scaremongering tactics are so effective. They make it easy to forget that we rank #37 in world health.
No paranoid fantasy seems too bizarre, too implausible, or too disconnected from consensual reality to find a credulous audience among right wing true believers.
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...
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.
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.
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?
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.
There's considerable evidence that these astroturf corporate lobbying operations are also trying to derail clean energy jobs legislation.
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.
All but three Republicans voted against the stimulus, yet they all are gladly taking the money. Seeing a trend here?
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.
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.
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