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The Mask of Marine Le Pen

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 11.05.2013 | Home
Bernard-Henri Lévy

For months, if not years, people in France and abroad have been trying to prove that Marine Le Pen has not changed as much as she would have us believe. Now, in a mere 20 seconds, she herself has torn away the veil and shot herself in the foot.

Fear and Loathing in La France: Marine Le Pen Injects Islamophobia Into the Release of Four French Hostages

Elizabeth Nicholas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Elizabeth Nicholas

As the National Front's ranks continue to swell, thanks in part to dissatisfaction with alternatives on the center-left or center-right, it remains to be seen how far Le Pen will go to placate her fringe constituency while trying to appear mainstream enough for disaffected moderates.

In France: Marine Le Pen, the National Front, and the "Extreme Right"

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 10.17.2013 | Home
Bernard-Henri Lévy

These are just a few examples. Dozens more could be cited. I offer them to those of my readers who, for lack of information, run the risk of falling into the trap set by the crudest political marketing operation France has seen in recent years.

To Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Darrell Issa, Tea Party: Your 15 Minutes of Fame Are Over

Brent Budowsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The public has seen the results of the Banana Republican policies and politics. The public has seen the damage of these GOP policies and practices to them. The public is saying no to Cruz, no to Lee, no to the Tea Party and no to House Republicans.

Harry Reid Slugs the Far-Right Bully

Brent Budowsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Like virtually every Democrat, like most independents, like a strong majority of Americans, I am fed up with the bullying anarchism of the Tea Party right in the House of Representatives.

Wendy Davis for Texas

Brent Budowsky | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The future of Texas will not be found in voices who prefer a Texas in which Hispanics are second-class citizens when they seek to vote and women are second class citizens when they seek to live their lives as they choose and seek a good job and a fair wage.

Obama Was Respectful and Patient With Heckler-- His Critics Could Learn From Him

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

I predict that when the last "lefty" white commentator has wrung the last drop of sanctimonious drivel out of the "failures" of this presidency that the actual facts will stand for all time.

The Cyprus Deal Signals a Rise in the Far Right in Europe

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.25.2013 | Home
Daniel Wagner

News of the 10-billion-euro bailout for Cyprus should not be cause for celebration. Europeans are rightly insecure about what comes next, as they should be given the precedent that has been set.

New Report Shows Troubling Signs About Right-Wing Hate

Salon | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics

While the more mainstream anti-government Tea Party movement faded from view as the GOP co-opted it in the past few years, the action has moved to the...

War on Women Becomes Law of the Land if Romney Chooses the Supreme Court

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Heaven help justice in America if Mitt Romney is given the power to turn the Supreme Court of the United States into his great gift to the far right of the Republican party.

That's My Kind of Church!

Rev. Chris Glaser | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
Rev. Chris Glaser

Last week I found a church to my liking -- of all places, a megachurch in the South on television. Or maybe I should say, a "congregation," because it included people of many faiths, including atheism.

Wisconsin Shootings: Sympathy Is Not Enough

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 10.07.2012 | Religion
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

After a tragedy like the shooting in Wisconsin, we have to move beyond merely offering our sympathy and condolences. We have to try our best to help replace the current culture of contempt with a culture of respect.

Norway One Year Later: Are We Any Closer To Understanding This Tragedy?

Todd Green, Ph.D. | Posted 09.20.2012 | Religion
Todd Green, Ph.D.

We certainly know more of the facts behind the tragedy and its real (non-Muslim) perpetrator. But are we in a better place when it comes to understanding what happened in Norway? I have my doubts.

The Celebration Of Richard Grenell's Resignation Shows How Similar The Far Left And Far Right Have Become

Cyd Zeigler | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Cyd Zeigler

Want to know if you've drifted into the divisive political extreme? If you celebrated the resignation of Richard Grenell from the Romney campaign this week, you fit the bill. You're part of the problem of division in this country.

Norway Killer's American 'Penpal' Speaks Out

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 04.19.2012 | Home

Few people have anything good to say about Anders Behring Breivik, the confessed perpetrator of the 2011 terrorist attacks in Norway that killed 77 pe...

John Derbyshire: An Untermensch Responds

Ritwik Deo | Posted 06.10.2012 | Media
Ritwik Deo

I, dear sage reader, have assembled my own talk for my yet unborn children. It is going to be a short one. "Do not be a dunderhead."

Election Key: Will Conservatives "Allow" Romney to Campaign Disavowing His Pledges?

Paul Abrams | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Democrats will need to be very hard-hitting, reminding voters not only of Romney's commitments to these positions, but also the evidence, before their eyes, of what Republicans do when they actually take office.

The Real Game Change: Palinism's Rise, Moderate Republicanism's Eclipse

William Bradley | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

The term "game change," like so many sports-oriented terms in politics, is decidedly over-used. But the events depicted in the Game Change film really do constitute just that, though not in the way that my friend Steve Schmidt intended it.

Too Much Is at Stake in Virginia for a Blackout in Coverage

Cliff Schecter | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

With just over a week to go, will we rise to the occasion and help Virginia Democrats keep control of the State Senate?

Reporter Discovers Sickening Neo-Nazi Holocaust BBQ Grill

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 11.06.2011 | Home

Despite the horrifying slaughter of millions of innocent people that resulted from Germany's previous experience with Naziism, it appears that some co...

Marcus Baram

Legendary Knights Templar Cited In Violence In Norway, Mexico | Marcus Baram | Posted 09.25.2011 | Home

From Dan Brown's bestselling novels to video games to "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" to Wagner's Parzival opera, the Knights Templar have inspired ...

Sarah Palin: Professional (Wealthy) "Victim"

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 08.06.2011 | Media
Frank Schaeffer

To understand Sarah Palin's style of "leadership" you have to understand how Evangelical have a long tradition of clinging to a victim status as their excuse for their ideas about society being rejected by most Americans.

The Unwelcome Return of the Newt

Michael Keegan | Posted 07.13.2011 | Politics
Michael Keegan

If self-promotion were the top trait Americans were looking for in a president, Newt Gingrich would be a shoo-in. But the job requires a bit more than that.

The Politics of Distraction

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 07.13.2011 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

Once again trying to paint a picture that the president is some sort of angry Black man who has a vested interest in taking this nation down, the right is implying that Obama is somehow not one of us.

A Time for American Exceptionalism

Krystal Ball | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics
Krystal Ball

Leaders on the far right have adopted the phrase American exceptionalism and use it in a jingoistic way to convince their base of the divine righteousness of their cause. The phrase should be reclaimed and brought back to its roots.