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U.S. Depleted Uranium as Malicious as Syrian Chemical Weapons

Craig Considine | Posted 10.29.2013 | World
Craig Considine

When "non-Westerners" make use of weapons of mass destruction, there is outrage and calls for military intervention from "the West," but when "Westerners" themselves use them, it is totally permissible, and the world can hardly react.

Big-Pig Hypocrisy?

Wayne Anderson | Posted 09.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Wayne Anderson

So the book of Leviticus has often been used to justify denying equality to LGBT Americans, but it can be completely ignored when an anti-gay congregation wants to attend a barbecue? Is that biblical cherry picking, or does it just reek of a big-pig hypocrisy?

The Fincher That Stole Food Stamps

Donald Carr | Posted 07.21.2013 | Politics
Donald Carr

The second most heavily subsidized farmer in Congress said Washington should not "steal" from taxpayers to support food assistance like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program -- better known as food stamps.

Tea For Me, Not For You

Donald Carr | Posted 07.17.2013 | Green
Donald Carr

By virtually eliminating risk, crop insurance subsidies are encouraging farmers to plow up wetlands and prairies, a trend that is increasing water pollution, releasing more carbon into the atmosphere and destroying wildlife habitat.

For Gov. Rick Perry, My Sincerest Regards...

Walker Bragman | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics
Walker Bragman


A Look at Hypocritical Characters in Literature

Dave Astor | Posted 04.16.2013 | Books
Dave Astor

One big reason why people read fiction is to feel strong emotions -- joy, surprise, anger, etc. And when it comes to anger, few literary experiences make our blood boil more than observing the actions of hypocritical protagonists.

Jason Linkins

Politicians Flaunt Steel To Come Off As 'Real': The Mash-up | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

The oddest thing about that weird period of our lives where the press was seeking (and then parsing) photographic evidence that President Barack Obama...

America Needs More Hypocrisy

Daryl Rowland | Posted 04.07.2013 | Media
Daryl Rowland

Is it possible that we as a nation may have become a bit simplistic and two-dimensional about the place of hypocrisy in our world and its value?

Massive Ideological Republican Hypocrisy

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While the entire political punditry world is caught up in yet another horserace, major tenets of the Republican party's faith seem to be crumbling. Their bedrock ideology is revealing itself, in multiple ways, of having been built on sand all along.

Fiscal Cliff Hypocrisy: Goldman Sachs Edition

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.29.2012 | Business

We've said it before, and we'll say it again: There is no reason to care what corporate CEOs think about the budget deficit, because they are hypocrit...

Goodbye to Guilt, So Long to Shame, Bye Bye to Sorry

Sherman Yellen | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics
Sherman Yellen

Shame seems to be held in disrepute -- it suggests some kind of old fashioned Protestant moralistic view, or the Catholic confessional -- but it can be a useful feeling if it helps us to face our own failings, and to remedy the injuries we might have done to others.

Hey Republicans, Where's the Burrito?

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.14.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Reporters shouldn't let Republicans get away with saying they support Hispanics without asking for those ugly specifics, which go beyond good looks and leadership positions.

Here's Hoping Obama's CEO Meeting Devolved Into Dish-Throwing

Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.14.2013 | Business
Mark Gongloff

We know nothing about President Obama's meeting on Wednesday with CEOs to discuss the fiscal cliff. But we can hope that it was hostile and unproductive, because the CEOs are hypocrites with terrible ideas.


Paula Gordon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Paula Gordon

The First Amendment guarantees our right to embrace any religion we choose, no matter how peculiar. It also protects our right to talk about it along with almost anything else (truthfulness is optional).

D'Souza: The Real Problem

John Corvino | Posted 12.22.2012 | Gay Voices
John Corvino

What bugs me about this story is not right-wing hypocrisy about sex (which is old news) or that sex leads smart people to do dumb things (even older news). It's that, by focusing on D'Souza's timing, commentators are ignoring the main double standard at work here.

Another Right-Wing Phony Embroiled in Sex Scandal -- Why Does Sexual Hypocrisy Flourish on the Right?

Lynn Parramore | Posted 12.18.2012 | Media
Lynn Parramore

Without hypocrisy, the conservative mind would explode from the sheer force of its eternal contradictions and Dinesh D'Souza, along with his phantom, would be sucked into the void. Hypocrisy is the glue that holds it all together.

Immaculate Deception: Why Romney, Ryan & the Right Get to Lie

Spencer Critchley | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Spencer Critchley

So how is it possible that Mitt Romney can even be considered for the most important job in the world? How can Paul Ryan even be considered for the spot next in line?

Staying True To You: How To Live A More Honest Life

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

By Martha Beck One of my more embarrassing memories is the day in high school drama class when I was assigned to deliver the famous monologue i...

This Election Season, Can't We Be Friends and Disagree? No

Liz Ryan | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Liz Ryan

I'm not a policy person, and most of my friends aren't, either. Still, policies spring from ideals and values. As nice as it would be to keep politics out of the realm of friendship, can we ethically say "I couldn't care less what my friends believe -- I just care about them as friends?"

The Elephant Who Loved Women

Carolita Johnson | Posted 11.04.2012 | Comedy
Carolita Johnson


Closed Doors and Open Mouths

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

Hypocrisy, thy name is Politics.

Why Romney's 'Mad Men' Campaign Is Failing

Spencer Critchley | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Spencer Critchley

Ever since Nixon, Republicans have campaigned on the lessons they learned about TV back then. For a long time, those lessons served them well. The trouble is, TV is no longer our culture's dominant medium. It's being replaced by the Internet.

Why Women Are Hypocrites, Too

Elizabeth Tannen | Posted 09.04.2012 | Women
Elizabeth Tannen

Sometimes, my single lady friends and I, we complain. I know, I know: For the most part, we're happy, independent, well-adjusted women perfectly happy being by ourselves. Yada yada.

Cuba, Russia, and China Shut Down UN Human Rights Discussion About Venezuela

Thor Halvorssen | Posted 08.31.2012 | World
Thor Halvorssen

Already, Venezuela has indicated it wishes to leave the highest human rights court in the Western Hemisphere -- the Inter-American Court for Human Rights. Why? Because it loses, time and time and time again.

Memorial Day in the Rearview Mirror

Mike Feder | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
Mike Feder

At cyber-speed, Memorial Day 2012, is fast slipping into history. But there are important things to note about this national day of remembrance... Th...