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Tea Party Rage, Part Three: The Role of Democratic Party Enablers

Stephen Ducat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Ducat

The Tea Party is as much the political consequence of the Obama administration as it is the result of oil billionaire backers like the Koch brothers.

Tea Party Rage, Part One: Benign Confusion or Serious Threat to Democracy?

Stephen Ducat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Ducat

There is no other way to understand the Tea Party movement other than by invoking the excruciatingly overused appellation, fascist. Despite its constant misuse, that term does indeed apply.

Never Again: Ten Great Holocaust Films You May Have Missed

John Farr | Posted 06.20.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

We should all periodically revisit the best books and films on the Holocaust, however unpleasant, to keep our own awareness, watchfulness, and revulsion very much alive. There is no shortage of worthy choices.

Evil in America? U.S. Fundamentalist Group to Burn Koran on 9/11

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

One need not journey to the mountains of Afghanistan or Pakistan to discover evil. We have our own home-grown variety of dangerous extremism here in ...

Glenn Beck Could Happen Here

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harvey Wasserman

On a bright, sunny day in front of the Lincoln memorial, surrounded by monuments to our great presidents and wars, this had all the trappings of well-scrubbed audition for a presidential candidacy.

Bucking Beck, Episode 1 (VIDEO): Fascism vs. Communism vs. What?

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

2010-08-26-sally.jpg In this first episode, I debunk Beck's claim that communism and fascism go hand-in-hand and are the goals of the progressive movement.

Mosque Is About Fear and Hate, the Real Harvest of War

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

The Vietnam conflict is far, far different from today's wars. What is not different is the highly toxic effect that war has on a nation and its people.

The 'Fascinating Fascism' of Sarah Palin

Ariel Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ariel Gonzalez

Sarah Palin lacks optimism and humor, two of Reagan's strongest traits. If she runs, it'll be on a platform of grievance. And her speeches will drip with bilious sarcasm.

The Evolution of Fascism -- Then and Now

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

I understand that our President prefers consensus to confrontation, but his fear of being cast as the "angry black man" is leaving a vacuum. Olbermann does a mean Edward R. Murrow, but his ratings don't compete with Limbaugh or Beck.

Choosing Sides in a 1930s-like Economy

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

If you are truly for freedom and prosperity, it must be for all humans, not just a select spoiled few. Elect people like Elizabeth Warren to office, fight for people who truly represent everyone's best interests.

'April is our Fatal Month' -- Mussolini's wife

Kenneth Kales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kenneth Kales

I try to make sense of Romano's complex memoir by asking myself, "How would I have turned out if Benito Mussolini had been my father?" Or, how would you have turned out?

Burying Juan Antonio Samaranch

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dave Zirin

It was under Juan Antonio Samaranch that the International Olympic Committee was embroiled in bribery and corruption scandals, delivering the Summer and Winter games to cities in return for all manner of favors.

Recycled Rhetoric From the Vanguard

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

Why do Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and others attempt to label President Obama as both a redistributive Socialist and a Nazi Fascist? The two labels s...

For the Seriously Faithful, Choosing Resistance as an Organizing Principle (and becoming Glenn Beck's worst nightmare??)

Rev. Peter Laarman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Peter Laarman

it seems to me that the only way forward for leaders who fully understand the dangerous nature of these times is to be both persistently reasonable and persistently theological.

Who Are Atlas's Thugs? Inside the Weird Alliance of the Pro-Israel Fringe and Far-Right British Football Hooligans

Max Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Max Blumenthal

The reorientation of the BNP around a pro-Zionist, Islamophobic platform led directly to the rise of the EDL. Now Pam Geller has volunteered as perhaps the group's most prominent online promoter.

Amid Jewish Revival In Poland, Anti-Semite Discovers Hidden Roots | Dan Bilefsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

"When I look at an old picture of myself as a skinhead, I feel ashamed. Every day I try and do teshuvah,"...

Roma Citizens Remain At Risk In Hungary, Reforms Needed

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Human Rights First

By Joelle Fiss Pennoyer Fellow - Combating Hate Crimes A year ago today, on February 23, 2009, Robert Csorba, a 27-year-old man of Roma origin, and h...

Jonah Responds to the Historians -- Sort of

David Neiwert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Neiwert

We first published a series of historians' critiques of Jonah Goldberg's Liberal Fascism last week.

The Supreme Court's Five Circus Midgets (WITH VIDEO)

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Papantonio

Fascism is a word that is overused when one political interest group is describing the bad conduct of another opposition political interest group. Th...

The Corporatist Explanation for Obama's "Failed" Presidency

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anis Shivani

Obama, more than Al Gore, George W. Bush, John McCain, or Hillary Clinton, has been the most fully realized CONSENSUS CORPORATIST CANDIDATE of the las...

A Look Back at History...

Vanessa Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Vanessa Carmichael

In 1929, the bottom fell out of the German economy after the New York stock market crash. In four years, unemployment leapt from 6.3% to 30%. No German family was spared.

A Failed State Senator?

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

Many Huffington Post commenters, and even article contributors, rush to compare America to Rome in it's decline into a failed nation state. Republican Rome lasted 450 years.

The Road to Health Care is Paved with Bad Intentions

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

The focus of the deliberations are far removed from any talk of improving health. It isn't health care being produced in this process, but rather, health carelessness.

Mussolini And MI5: Documents Reveal Italy's Fascist Dictator Was Once British Agent

The Guardian | Tom Kington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Archived documents have revealed that Mussolini got his start in politics in 1917 with the help of a £100 weekly wage from MI5. For the British in...

Swiss Radicalization: A Sign of Things to Come?

Ahmed Rehab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahmed Rehab

To ban an architectural form that scares you is a thing of prehistoric naiveté.The shortsightedness of the anti-minaret campaign is fueled by more than fear. It is fueled by hate.