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The Roots of Republican Actions Today

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Unless you understand the influence of nut-case religion on a nut-case "party" you can't make sense of what the Republicans are doing to America.

The "Reason" Republicans Despise Unions, Government and Anything Public

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Since religious conservatives choose to live in an imaginary "universe" they'd rather see the whole fabric of our civil society shredded rather than reconsider their most cherished beliefs.

An American Prophet (Chris Hedges) Is Vindicated

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

If Jesus ever actually showed up in America it would be our "Christians" who would shout him down -- if, that is, he talked about peace and the horror of an imperial nation addicted to war.

Amanda Terkel

Sen. Mark Warner Equates MoveOn.org With Tea Parties

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) called for compromise and cooperation between Democrats and Republicans during remarks in Virginia on Monday, a...

The Stink of Right Wing Moral Failure Is About to Overcome America

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Make no mistake: the deep river of know-nothing sewage that flows just under the American surface is about to gush into view with the Far Right takeover of at least one part of our Congress.

The Noble 'I Want My Country Back' Thing

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

There's something inspiring about hearing far-right enthusiasts crying out, "I Want My Country Back." Wonderful! I'm ready to help. Let's go get it back!! Okay, then, one question to start with: How far back do you want it?

World Racism: Summer of Love and Hate

Reporters Uncensored | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Reporters Uncensored

Whether you are the "hater" or the "hated," having a common enemy quickly unites people who are like minded -- for better or for worst.

For Shame! Fear Is Back, With a Vengeance

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

The hysteria about the Muslim community center being planned near Ground Zero is not just a protest against a building and a place. It is rather the latest chapter in this evolving campaign that exploits fear by preying on uncertainty and insecurity.

At Last Book That Asks: What Would Jesus Do About "Illegal" Immigrants?

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

We have a choice: follow the compassionate moral leader all call Christ and that we Christians call the Son of God, or follow the anti-immigrant lynch mob

A Gray Matters Reflection: The Way Out Right -- Crazy, Stupid or Just Venal?

Saul Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Saul Friedman

It might be amusing to point to the absurd statements of right-wing Republican figures. But the ignorance and venality that seems to accompany their hatred cannot help but hurt the nation.

The Tea Party Will Remain as Long as We Keep Discussing It

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

The Tea Party can easily survive on blind hatred for responsive government, revulsion of shared responsibility, rampant misinformation and conspiracy theories. How do I know? Because it has for decades.

Come Here, Republicans, I Think You Need a Hug

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

Sometimes, all people want to know is that their voices are being heard. That others care, even if it's only for acknowledging the hurt they feel.

You Must Come From Texas, George!

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

Putting the U.S. Constitution into every pocket in the country is the vision of LibertyDay founder Andy McKean and his wife Kathy.

Rekers, Jindal and the Impressive Hypocrisy of the Far Right

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Bobby Jindal and George Rekers are not alone, but exemplify a willful blindness to the real world consequences of ideological extremism that has become something of the sina qua non of the far right.

The Tea Party Is All About Race

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

When you strip away all of the rage, all of the nonsensical loud noises and all of the contradictions, all that's left is race. The tea party is almost entirely about race. This isn't an epiphany by any stretch.

"Post Racial"? I Don't Think So

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Okay, race isn't all of it. Yes there are many factors as to why the Republicans are stonewalling our president. But then again if our history is any ...

What if the Right was Right? A Reflection on the "Christian States of America." (Updated)

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Boaz

I am not saying that Jesus was a Stalinist or even a communist, just that it's very clear from his teachings that he believed that people were happier and healthier when they shared with each other.

Will Palin's Campaign For McCain Save His Political Career, Or Endanger Her Own?

Politics Daily | David Corn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When John McCain picked Sarah Palin to be his running mate, he did the not-yet-launched Tea Party movement a hefty favor by elevating to national prom...

Scott Brown Need Not Apply: California Republicans in the Post-Arnold Era

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

The principal fight in the California Republican primaries for governor and U.S. senator will be over who is more conservative than the next candidate.

BNP, British Far Right Party, Has Membership List Leaked

The Guardian | Robert Booth, Helen Pidd and Paul Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The BNP is bracing itself for potentially fresh embarrassment tomorrow when details of the party's UK-wide rank and file membership are expected to be...

I Was A Teenage Anti-Abortionist

Carl Capotorto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Capotorto

The far right is daily being chased back into the margins, where it belongs. All that's left of their movement is a relative handful of confused, misguided know-nothings being manipulated and led by a cynical elite.

The Inevitable Fluke That Is Sarah Palin

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
William Bradley

Five minutes into yesterday's Oprah extravaganza with Sarah Palin, I messaged Steve Schmidt, John McCain's presidential campaign manager: "So how did you know Bristol was pregnant before it was announced?"

Limbaugh Calls Detroit's Poor "Obama's America"

Chris Savage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Savage

Detroiters converged on Cobo Hall last Wednesday to claim federal aid, giving Rush Limbaugh a chance to mock "Obama's America."

Palin, FOX and the Franchise of the Apocalypse

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Frank Schaeffer

Palin comes from that world of hysterical paranoid delusion.

How to Think

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

One of our political parties now embraces that what one believes is more important than what one knows, and is where critical thought has been banished and"facts" are founded in belief.