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Carson's cash: Highly conservative interests have fueled his campaign and kept food on the table

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 12.06.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

Republican Ben Carson has been tapped to be the next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. (Christian Murdock/The Gazette via AP) BY: ASHLEY BA...

Dr. Carson

Deborah De Santis | Posted 12.05.2016 | Politics
Deborah De Santis

President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Dr. Ben Carson to be the next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). We are eager to work with...

Supreme Irony: GOP Peddles Denial of Justice!

Martin Lewis | Posted 02.14.2016 | Politics
Martin Lewis

Republicans have shown enormous respect for the Constitution of the United States of America and their hero Associate Justice Antonin Scalia by instantly using his death to demand that President Obama ignore the Constitution for the next 340 DAYS.

Intro Debacle at the GOP Debate. What Has Become of My Old Alma Mater ABC News?

Peter Lance | Posted 02.07.2016 | Media
Peter Lance

In December of 2002, when the legendary Roone Arledge passed away, I wrote a Counterpunch piece for the L.A. Times praising the man who not only set the gold standard for Olympics coverage, but gave us Monday Night Football and Wide World of Sports.

Donald Trump Wasn't the Only Loser at the GOP Debate

John A. Tures | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

The absence of Donald Trump was a breath of fresh air, providing all of us with a greater focus on the issues. But the temperamental Trump wasn't the only loser, as some of the GOP candidates stumbled during the Fox News Channel debate.

What Happens When You Mix Politicians and Old Master Paintings?

John Seed | Posted 01.22.2016 | Politics
John Seed

These Photoshop mashups of presidential candidates -- and one long-shot vice presidential candidate -- are my way of commenting on the upcoming presidential election without having to say a word. I hope they will make you smile, and maybe even laugh out loud.

'The Brain Surgeon'

Barry Levinson | Posted 11.23.2016 | Politics
Barry Levinson

I am trying to understand Dr. Ben Carson's political appeal. I don't understand it. He has never said anything that would make me immediately say, "This man must be our next president." To be honest, I've never heard anyone say, "His policies line up with my thinking." He certainly isn't a compelling speaker, certainly not a charismatic man. So what is it?

Ben "Chauncey Gardener" Carson Is Not Ready to Be the President

John A. Tures | Posted 11.19.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

In the movie "Being There," a gardener labeled Chauncey, played by Peter Sellers, manages like a live action Mr. Magoo to blindly stumble his way toward being a media sensation, key adviser and possibly a presidential candidate.

Dr. Ben Carson: The Most Dangerous Man in Politics

Steve Nelson | Posted 11.16.2016 | Politics
Steve Nelson

Carson's popularity among white and black conservatives is a dire threat to racial and social justice. Like Clarence Thomas and other black conservatives, Carson advances the myth that we live in a post-racist society.

Oh, What A Tangled Web He Weaves

Larry Jacobson | Posted 11.13.2016 | Comedy
Larry Jacobson

In the last few weeks we have seen Dr. Ben Carson defend himself against the press for allegedly lying about his past. This got me thinking, is he telling the truth about anything? I have to admit that I'm anxiously awaiting to hear him say the words, "I'm not a doctor, but I play one on T.V."

Where's Log Cabin Republican Activism This Campaign Season?

Irene Monroe | Posted 11.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

I am hoping to see LGBTQ Republicans publicly bring to the fore how being anti-LGBTQ in 2015 is a huge political liability for any Republican candidate, especially one seeking the highest office in the land.

Carson, Science and Putin

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 11.12.2016 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Herewith a suggestion for Ben Carson. It came to mind listening to the Republican debate on November 10, 2015. During that debate two of the most important disclosures came from Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina. It turns out that BOTH of them know and have spoken with Vladimir Putin.

Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho - It's Off To The White House We Go!

Tamara Jacobs | Posted 11.11.2016 | Politics
Tamara Jacobs

People who tuned into this week's debate were treated to a different kind of entertainment program -- Fox Business Network's version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Did Joseph Build the Great Pyramid at Gezah?

James D. Tabor | Posted 11.08.2016 | Politics
James D. Tabor

Dr. Ben Carson has made lots of controversial headlines this week with his assertion, that turns out to be qute common in certain Adventist/Fundamentalist Christian circles, that the biblical Joseph, of the book of Genesis in the Bible, in fact built the Great Pyramid of Cheops--the one that appears on the back of our U.S. dollar bill as the "Great Seal" of our nation.

Carson's Troubles Lie in His Present, Not His Past

Robert Price | Posted 11.09.2016 | Politics
Robert Price

There is plenty of time to set the record straight before the 2016 election, but it appears as though Carson has fastened himself to the creature he built and is flying the beast recklessly toward a blood-thirsty media clamoring for conflict and chaos.

Ben Carson's Mask is Finally Off

Lev Raphael | Posted 11.07.2016 | Politics
Lev Raphael

Ben Carson has always felt fake to me. While people have praised his warmth and talked admiringly about how soft-spoken he is, I've watched his eyes. They've felt cold to me, reminding me of people like George Bush.

Who Will Be Hillary's Toughest Opponent?

Bob Burnett | Posted 11.05.2016 | Politics
Bob Burnett

It appears that Hillary Clinton will be the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate and her Republican opponent will be Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Marco Rubio, or Ted Cruz. Which of these four would the most challenging in a debate?

Who Is David Barton And How Has His Influence Sanitized History And Dumbed Down Our Children's Text Books?

Marvin Meadors | Posted 11.05.2016 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

The goal of such a propaganda campaign is to teach conservative Republican values like unquestioned obedience to authority, the ethical superiority of capitalism, and the sanctity of American exceptionalism, which is a given if one erases our shameful history of slavery, the genocide of American Indians, and Jim Crow.

Conservative Whitesplains to President Obama on What It Means to Be 'Authentically Black'

Marvin Meadors | Posted 11.03.2016 | Black Voices
Marvin Meadors

Society is not colorblind. Men like Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Dr. Ben Carson, though rising to the very pinnacles of society, must renounce the very safety net which helped propel them to such dizzying heights as the ticket to admission to the monochromatic conservative country club.

Ben Carson Did What?!

Warren Holstein | Posted 10.30.2016 | Politics
Warren Holstein

Rocks, bricks, baseball bats, AND hammers?! The amusing anecdote of when he tried to stab someone?! How is no one talking about this? This is not just puffing on a joint and "not inhaling," it's assault and attempted murder.

America's Favorite Reality Show...

Tamara Jacobs | Posted 10.28.2016 | Politics
Tamara Jacobs

It's time for The Bachelor to move over. CNBC made its contribution to the hottest new reality series Wednesday night with The Candidate, better known as The National GOP Debate from Boulder, CO.

I Am a Ben Carsonophobe

Domenick Scudera | Posted 10.29.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

If it is frightening to Dr. Carson that I want equality, then he is being irrational. If he views my desire to be equal as divisive and merely an aspect of "PC culture," that makes little sense. If he believes that wanting to be treated equally under the law is provoking some sort of war, making enemies and destroying this nation, then he is not thinking clearly.

If Ben Carson Is Elected, Would He Target Me Over My Columns?

John A. Tures | Posted 10.28.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

If unleashing the Department of Education on colleges that have whatever Dr. Carson's opinion of "extreme political bias" is isn't intimidating, I don't know what is. Given that I've critiqued Dr. Carson on several occasions, I don't fancy my prospects of avoiding such a list.

An Open Letter to Ben Carson on Abortion

Monica Bauer | Posted 10.27.2016 | Politics
Monica Bauer

You seem like a sincere person who wants to do the right thing. So I'd like to ask you to think about a couple of things that just maybe no one in your circle has ever discussed with you.

Ben Carson Loses Brain Surgeon License After Making Numerous Brainless Comments

Flora Nicholas | Posted 10.14.2016 | Comedy
Flora Nicholas

On the question of which Republican candidate is the most "bat shit crazy," Ben Carson is tied in equal first place with Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, John Kasich and Rand Paul.