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Guilt by Association

The Crowd

Jonathan Haber | Posted 08.22.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Haber

One of the things we are supposed to be celebrating in this era of social media, open-source everything, citizen journalism, and various forms of "super-enabling" Internet politics is how it frees us from having to rely on authority.

Association Fallacy

Jonathan Haber | Posted 06.06.2016 | Education
Jonathan Haber

Of all the fallacies described in Critical Voter, I suspect the one we'll be seeing the most of this election season is the already all-too-common Ass...

OJ Simpson Prosecutor Marcia Clark Takes On Fiction | By Marcia Clark | Posted 06.19.2011 | Books

Marcia Clark was a rising legal star in the Los Angeles District Attorney's office when she was assigned to the OJ Simpson trial. Clark's every move w...

Sam Stein

Beck's Guest List Included White Supremacists, Other Extremists | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Conservative radio and television talk show host Glenn Beck has made his reputation and fortune in part by taking innocent if not strictly professiona...

Grasping at Straws

Ira Forman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ira Forman

Polls targeting American Jews predict a disastrous loss for the McCain-Palin ticket. In response, some Republican Jewish activists are scraping the bottom of the barrel for new ways to smear Obama.

Republicans Embrace the Cootie Effect

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

Though it is easy to dismiss the Republican reliance on the cootie effect and guilt-by-association as a sign of desperation, it would be a mistake to underestimate its potential impact.

Why We Vote For The Happiest Cavemen

Rick Foster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Foster

Our attraction to certain personal characteristics is integral to how we evolved as humans. How do we leap from prehistoric clan success to modern day presidential politics?

John McCain, Joe McCarthy and a Code of Honor

Martin Nolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Nolan

Today, amid economic trauma which he does not seem to understand, McCain has conjured up the Stygian gloom of ultraconservatism's darkest hour.

"That One" Wins

Nancy Snow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Snow

Obama has erased lingering doubts that he is ready for the Prime Time Presidency, while McCain raised more doubts that he has the energy or interest in the job.

It's Over

Bill George | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill George

Just as Hillary Clinton learned in the primaries, it is extremely difficult to compete simultaneously with Obama's unwavering strategy and his unrelenting organization on the ground.