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Health Care -- No Time for Baby Steps

Ilan Dar-Nimrod | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Ilan Dar-Nimrod

Last week was a victory for individuals who believe that there is a moral obligation to insure a minimal access to health services for every individual. From a larger perspective it was a Pyrrhic victory.

Three Cheers for Alan Simpson

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 08.12.2012 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

Alan Simpson finally berated his own Republican Party. "I'm damned tired of people who use emotion, fear, guilt and racism to stir up their troops." Welcome to the club, Alan Simpson. Now you know how liberals have felt for the past four years.

Jason Linkins

Karl Rove Would Like You To Believe That He Is Against Fearmongering Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS super PAC is out with a new ad today, decrying the Obama campaign for "going negative," which for our purposes basically me...

Jason Linkins

Late Returns: Kentucky Primary Features A 'Proxy Showdown' Between Kentucky Senators

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

The presidential escapade continues to draw most of the media's attention these days, but there are actually some interesting downticket primaries to ...

Jason Linkins

'If You Vote For My Opponent, Everyone Will Die': A Historical Compendium Of Fearful Political Ads

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics

This week, the anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death inspired the Obama campaign to release an ad, titled "One Chance," in which former President Bil...

Republicans Can't Handle the Truth About Bin Laden

Bob Cesca | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Regarding the campaign commercial, yes -- more like that, please. It's an important distinction that's crying out to be defined: while the Republicans might be good at coming up with scary bumper sticker slogans, the Obama team can actually do the job.

Jason Linkins

WaPo Misleads Readers On Deficits And Entitlements

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.11.2012 | Media

As a habitual reader of the Washington Post, I've long become inured to some of the fun editorial quirks of that paper. For instance, it is more or le...

The Golden Rule, for Each and All

Christopher Holshek | Posted 06.09.2012 | Impact
Christopher Holshek

Sitting at his right hand in front of thousands of worshipers, hearing him refer to me as "his brother in faith," it was as exhilarating as my first firefight in combat -- except much more pleasant and uplifting.

Fear and Loathing In the Pentagon Budget

Ben Freeman | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics
Ben Freeman

Since President Obama released his FY2013 budget request on Monday, proponents of Pentagon waste and inefficiency have been working overtime.

Jason Linkins

Late Returns: One More Reason For Chris Christie To Stay Home In 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics

There's been a lot of discussion about the many reasons why Chris Christie and the GOP primary electorate wouldn't exactly see eye-to-eye, and that's ...

Making Peace with 9/11

Claire Amber | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
Claire Amber

I'm sure you remember this image vividly: the twin towers of the World Trade Center in flames, the two jets having crashed into them after being hijac...

Jason Linkins

If Obama's Past Statements Are Any Guide, Then He Doesn't Support Urban Rioting

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.09.2011 | Media

Were you wondering if President Barack Obama is secretly siding with London's opportunistic looters and arsonists? Probably not, because that sounds crazy... but not at National Review!

Deja vu All Over Again on NYC Terror Trial

Sharon Kelly | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics
Sharon Kelly

Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame, a Somali terrorism suspect, is headed to New York City for trial. What's that sound you're hearing from the usual suspec...

Jason Linkins

Looks Like We're Not Yet Done With The 'Anthony Weiner Was A Secret Muslim' Rumors

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.22.2011 | Media

Just over a week ago, we brought you word of an insanely paranoid screed published in "The Communities at the Washington Times" (a distinction that bo...

Jason Linkins

Nevada Congressional Candidate Warns Debt Ceiling Will Lead To Chinese Invasion

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics

Special election candidate Mark Amodei is betting that voters can be convinced that this time, if the debt ceiling is raised, we will be overrun by the Chinese Menace, who will turn America into the Hunan Centipede!

Jason Linkins

Here's Your Sharia Paranoiac Take On Weinergate

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.13.2011 | Media

Times being what they are, there's no pseudo-event so "pseudo" that someone cannot dream up some utterly paranoid take on the matter. And, so this week, the Communities at Washington Times has delivered us up a hot plate of claptrap from Eliana Benador.

Are We All Victims of Emotional Terrorism?

Judith Acosta | Posted 08.01.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta

There is a slow, steady drip of terrorism in the United States. But it is not just where we think it is, ensconced somewhere in the Middle East. It is all around us, all the time.

Remembering the Quiet, Unsung Heroes of America

William Astore | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics
William Astore

I'm sick of our media and government telling us how scared we should be, whether of violent crime or violent tornadoes or bogeyman terrorists overseas. My parents recognized the hard-won wisdom of FDR: the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

Political Campaigns -- It's Time for a Change

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

We have a short breather until the run-up to the next elections in 2012. Let's demand that our politicians run on the issues.

Why The Democrats Deserve To Lose

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Stranahan

It's fitting that Halloween and Election Day are only a few days apart. Both days use the iconography of fear to help gain treats and both leave a sor...

Why Democrats Should Not Join in Economic Scapegoating

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

China bashing doesn't educate the public about what's truly at stake economically and what must be done in the years ahead. Worse: It reinforces the politics of resentment, and further legitimizes other forms of isolationism and xenophobia.

Health Care Reform Benefits: Truth vs. Pure Politics

Rep. Jim McDermott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Jim McDermott

Six months after Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, the sky is still there, grandma hasn't been euthanized, and there are no death panels. Today, just six months after becoming law, even more benefits of reform take effect.

The Power of Words

Yehuda Berg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Yehuda Berg

Once we have the awareness that our words are what sets us apart from the animal kingdom, we might consider using them with greater consciousness and awareness.

Jason Linkins

Fox News Military Analyst Comes Out As Birther

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

August's slow-news period would have seemed to me to be a prime period for some sort of Birther flare-up, but just past the deadline comes the news that Lieutenant General Thomas McInerney has signed an affidavit in support of Lt. Col. Terry Lakin.

Jason Linkins

Stephen Colbert Explores Obama's Religion Perception Problem (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On last night's Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert had a longish segment concerning the recent nutlog protests of the Cordoba House in lower Manhattan, a...