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2013 Yankees Got You Down? Revisit The Championship Season Of 1947 Instead

Tony Sachs | Posted 06.10.2013 | Books
Tony Sachs

The 2013 New York Yankees: Injuries on top of injuries. Newly penurious owners. A lineup of assorted castoffs and veterans past their prime. Not a pretty picture -- in fact, it looks to be the weakest team the franchise has put on the field in at least two decades.

Straw Men

John O'Toole | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics
John O'Toole

Republicans have always been better than Democrats at creating straw men. I'm not referring to those floppy figures we see in cornfields from time to time, but rather, those scarecrows that don't scare any crow with half a brain.

Tail Gunner Ted Cruz

Jeff Danziger | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Boykinism: Joe McCarthy Would Understand

Andrew Bacevich | Posted 11.25.2012 | World
Andrew Bacevich

The debate over who actually represents God's will is one that the both Bush and Obama have studiously sought to avoid. The U.S. is not at war with Islam per se, U.S. officials insist. Still, among Muslims abroad, suspicion persists and not without reason.

Feint Praise

Paula Gordon | Posted 11.24.2012 | Politics
Paula Gordon

When the plutocrats and their minions abuse the average citizen, it is called "oppression." When the oppressed presumed to assert their rights as citizens, the Republicans call it "class warfare." We call it justice ... or, the American way. No feints in that.

Are There Any Responsible Republicans Out There?

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The defeat Tuesday of Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana in the Republican primary -- trounced by a Tea-Partier -- is one more nail in the coffin of the...

McCain Can't Handle the Truth: "Bin Laden" IS Answer to "Appeaser"

Mark Green | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics
Mark Green

It would be political malpractice not to remind voters, repeatedly told by rivals that Obama is a weakling, that "bin Laden is dead and GM is alive." Or as is said about libel law, truth is a defense.

Killebrew's Death Highlights Obscure Idaho Senator

Al Eisele | Posted 07.22.2011 | Sports
Al Eisele

Until Killebrew's death, Welker was known mainly for his outspoken defense of Sen. Joe McCarthy's sensational claims of Communist infiltration of the U.S. government

Her Candidacy Is Over -- Palin's "Brainwashing" and "Joe Welch" Moment

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Green

After her video disparaging critics as guilty of a "blood libel," Sarah Palin should be shunned and will be shunned. As of today, she is done as a presidential candidate.

Issa's Adviser

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Censorship: Coast to Coast

Peter Clothier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Peter Clothier

The Republican agenda, it seems to me, is primarily about holding on to power at all costs. If that involves kow-towing to the Catholic church's objection to a museum exhibition, so be it.

A Letter From a Progressive to President Obama

Stu Kreisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stu Kreisman

Dear President Obama, I'll vote for you in 2012, but you're not making it easy to do so. Your administration's communication skills are, to be honest, horrible. And now we're in for two years of gridlock and hell.

Fighting Bob & Loathsome Joe

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Republicans are channelling Joe McCarthy for politics and profit. What if Joe McCarthy had never been Senator? It didn't have to happen. After all,...

Washington May Be Broken Now, But the Future Is Up for Grabs

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

Politics is ugly, always has been but the framers invented a government that would embody all the messy contradictions without threatening the collapse of the system.

Sarah Palin Isn't Alaska's First Feminist

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

On the whole, I'd say Alaska is the kind of place where people don't tend to cling to outmoded ideas of what makes a woman a woman. Everybody looks equally silly in chest waders.

Glenn Beck: the Televangelist Con Man Selling God's Plan for America

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bob Cesca

If religious zealots blur the line between what happens in the pulpit and what happens in Congress, it's that much easier for Congress to tax and regulate what happens in the pulpit. Be careful what you wish for, Beck and Palin.

Exposing Glenn Beck as a Dangerous Fraud, Part 2

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bob Cesca

Beck owes it to his audience to "step out of character" and admit, on his show, that he's staging an elaborate hoax. His hero Orson Welles did it, and so can he.

Don't Speak: Helen Thomas and the Culture of Blame

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

It is wrong to shame Helen Thomas, who, throughout her life has been one of the only people to dare to offend those who needed it.

"Your America"?

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

You remember the anonymous lady at the town hall meeting last August. In a tremulous voice she declared "I want my America back". Saturday's Tea Par...

Sam Tanenhaus, The Death of Conservatism (Review)

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Joseph A. Palermo

Although a masterful writer, Tanenhaus gives his readers disembodied voices plucked from historical context, where the nexus of thought and action, theory and praxis, is either broken or simply ignored.

William Safire: Wars Made Out of Words

David Bromwich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Bromwich

William Safire's career took him from public relations to propaganda to column-writing in a single seamless progression.

The GOP Deserves Its Current State of Isolation

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

A loyal opposition would be a great thing; an opposition that added constructive ideas to the nation's political debate. But that's not where the GOP is today.

Prosecuting Torture: How the Words of Poet WB Yeats Can Help

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lea Lane

The best of us must now show "all conviction" to hold hearings to prosecute those who authorized torture.

First Ladies: Character to Caricature, Part One

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

Scanning Michelle Obama's post-election coverage makes it seem that the importance of being First Lady is about sleeveless dresses and puppy breeds. It isn't.

Global Warming Deniers: The New 9/11 Truthers

Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sahil Kapur

Both groups are convinced they possess a uniquely superior grasp of reality. Facts and evidence are muffled by their messianic quest to inform society of its delusions and inadequacies.