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Jason Linkins

Russell Wiseman, Tennessee Mayor, Assails 'Muslim President' For Pre-Empting 'Peanuts'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In case you didn't know, President Barack Obama's West Point address, in which he announced his intention to escalate the war in Afghanistan, pre-empt...

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Rachel Maddow, Frank Schaeffer Discuss The Latest In Thinly-Veiled Evangelical Christian Obama Death Threats

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Apparently, the latest thing in "Debasing The Institutions You Pretend To Hold Dear In Order To Suggest That President Barack Obama Should Be Murdered...

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WND's Jerome Corsi Claims Fort Hood Shooter Advised Obama [UPDATE]

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If you were wondering what paranoiac smear artist would be the first to attempt to name Obama as the man who guided Hasan to his murderous rampage yesterday, the answer -- naturally! -- is Jerome Corsi.

The Twisted and Dangerous Republican Record on Terrorism

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

We all understand that Americans have a short attention span, and an even shorter memory, but the Republicans are really counting on it as they exploit the post-underpants bomber freakout.

Jason Linkins

CAIR's Assistance In Terror Arrests Being Underplayed

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

This week, five Pakistani men from Northen Virginia were arrested by authorities in Pakistan, where they are being questioned on suspicion of having l...

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Right-Wing Talkers Obsessed With Rape

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

One of the things that's obviously under-appreciated about right-wing radio and television is the way hosts wield this awesome variety of artful metap...

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Alexios Marakis Assaulted: Greek Orthodox Priest Attacked By Marine Reservist In Fit Of Anti-Muslim Hysteria

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's not for nothing that General George Casey warned against an anti-Muslim backlash in the wake of the Fort Hood massacre. But a whole slew of chil...

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Pat Buchanan Worries The White People Are Losing Their America, Like Always

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Pat Buchanan has a post up today on WorldnetDaily, about the "Oath Keepers," the latest strain of extremist nimrods who have lost their minds over the...

Glenn Beck Named 'Misinformer Of The Year'

Media Matters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Glenn Beck's well of ridiculous was deep and poisonous before he launched his Fox News show, but the inauguration of the 44th president of the United ...

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Obama Trip To Copenhagen Sparks Olympic-Sized Derangement

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Of course, if you are not concerned about the awesomely ruinous opportunity cost to safety and prosperity that a brief jaunt to Denmark represents, surely you are worried about all the Chicago Machine Olympic corruption.

Michael Steele Calls Thomas Friedman A "Nut Job" For His Concerns Over Psychotic Rhetoric

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

RNC Chairman Michael Steele appeared on CNN's American Morning Wednesday and was confronted with Thomas Friedman's recent New York Times column, in wh...

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"Dancing With The Czars": Dems Mock GOP, Glenn Beck Over Czar Obsession

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over the past few days, I've written about the wildly outsized claims of czars in the Obama administration undermining the government. Republican Sena...

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Anti-Czar Bill Gets 100 Cosponsors In House [UPDATE]

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yesterday, I posted on how a group of senators sent the White House a letter expressing concern over a multitude of presidential appointments -- which...

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Group Of Republican Senators Send White House Concern-Troll Missive Over Czars

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A group of Republican senators, led by Utah Senator Bob Bennett, have sent a letter to the White House, concern-trolling over the existence of "czars....

Keep Your Shoes On: A Modest Proposal for Rational Airport Security

Jay Michaelson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jay Michaelson

The rest of the world is laughing at us. Literally, in some cases -- when I reflexively took my shoes off at a security line in Berlin, the guard chuckled. Stupid American.

Jason Linkins

World Net Daily Targets Valerie Jarrett

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I recently made note of the fact that Fox News contributor Bill Kristol "set up Valerie Jarrett as the right's next target of insane hounding." And lo, as predicted, here are your friends at World Net Daily leading the way.

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Joe Klein: Public Option Support Has Lost To Right-Wing Smears

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Over at Time's Swampland today, Joe Klein takes on the public option in a post titled "What The Public Option Actually Does." The actual work of expl...

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Everything You Need To Know About Czars

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Driving today's fearful discussion about czars this morning is a Politico article that 's a fine example of what it does best: provide a distillation of political scuttlebutt and press releases into a story.

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Opposing Obama's School Speech Isn't Partisan -- It's Just Crazy

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

With Obama's school address now behind us, the claims made by opponents of the address look more absurd than ever. And yet it should have never come to this point.

WATCH: President Obama's Video Address To Our Schoolchildren

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

We have obtained "leaked footage" of President Obama's speech to our nation's children. Take a look. But be warned, it may shock and horrify you.

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Obama Schoolchildren Speech Drives Right-Wingers Batty

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE, 8:17 P.M. EST: ABC News is reporting that some school districts in six states (Texas, Illinois, Virginia, Wisconsin, Missouri and Minnesota), ...

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Jim Greer, Florida GOP Chair, Warns That Obama "Back To School" Speech Will Foment Socialism

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Orlando Weekly's Bloggytown is reporting today that a rather generic letter, sent to school principals across the United States by Secretary of Ed...

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Glenn Beck Tells Listeners That 2008 Election Was A "Coup"

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

This morning, on his radio show, Beck told his listeners that "they" -- a word he'll use fourteen times inside a minute and a half -- have staged some sort of coup d'etat, that "they" have cleverly disguised as an election. It's only Monday!

Colbert Report Takes Glenn Beck's End Times Scenarios To The 'Doom Bunker' (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Surely someone out there is getting ready to honor Stephen Colbert for his pants-wettingly hysterical parody of the Glenn Beck Show.

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As Sponsors Flee, The Glenn Beck Show Gets More And More Awesomely Bonkers

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I don't have any idea if the ongoing flight of sponsors from the Glenn Beck Show is having any effect on its bottom line, but it sure isn't tempering its content! Yesterday's Glenn Beck show was MAGICAL.