The tension between the two wings of the GOP rose to the surface during the recent battle over the debt ceiling, which then exploded into a war of words between former Republican Senator Alan Simpson and Grover Norquist, head of the right-wing outfit, Americans for Tax Reform.
Many say that it is thoughtless, even reckless to blame an entire political movement for the actions of men like Breivik or Dr. Tiller's killer. I am inclined to agree. But it is just as reckless to dismiss these men as simply crazed.
Why not just cut through the bull and start telling it like it is? The commitments expected from the two extremes seem to go something like this.
As individuals read the Bible, "Frequently, I think, people come to a new position, or find some nuance in what they already thought," he said.
While other nations witness how divisive American politics currently is -- with Glenn Beck at the forefront of the over-the-top rhetoric -- it remains to be seen why Israel would allow itself to be a staging ground for his extreme brand of political theater.
Fox News has launched a flurry of attacks on Media Matters, making the ludicrous argument that the IRS should revoke our nonprofit status. Because of its size and influence, News Corp. believes it can intimidate anyone who takes issue with its agenda.
Glenn Beck, the former Fox News personality, has devised a three-point strategy that enables him to widely disseminate the old "blame the Jews" meme without being dismissed as anti-Semitic.
The Glenn Beck circus at the Knesset Monday had it all: Ecstatic fans who pushed and shoved to meet him; a theatrical as ever Beck, pounding on the table and yelling "Amen"; MK Arieh Eldad saying the occupation must end -- the Islamic occupation of Israel, that is.
If you are outraged tonight by what the Rupert Murdoch empire was up to in Great Britain all these years -- and you should be -- than you should be doubly outraged by what they've pulled off here.
A recent post from me entitled "Sarah Palin, My President" led to a frantic call from my lawyer, who prefers to remain anonymous where blatant acts of...
An important debate flared this week -- one in which sides were chosen, positions staked out, and invective hurled. I will let that sentence stand in...
As much as the the exodus of advertisers from Glenn Beck's Fox News show hurt the network, Fox is still betting that advancing stereotypes and supporting race-baiting is good for business.
Jon Stewart is a true genius. But he's a comic genius. And without even being a true journalist he brilliantly managed to do what no one else has done: get Fox to admit that it's a politically biased television network.
That was the message Van Jones had for the hard-right and Glenn Beck during his keynote at Netroots Nation.
Perhaps the cold spell we're experiencing in DC originated from a realm much farther down beneath the earth that just froze over today. Glenn Beck just changed his mind on Ayn Rand!
To expose high school students to fringe perspectives, presented as genuine alternatives, and then encourage them to "choose" the one they like best is to send the message that there is no such thing as knowledge.