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Republicans Want To Pass A Federal Right-To-Work Law

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.01.2017 | Politics

House Republicans plan to introduce a bill Wednesday that would institute right-to-work policies in the entire country if it became law, delivering a ...

Trumped In Kahuku

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 08.09.2016 | Hawaii
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

Tired of the pervasive anger and divisive rhetoric that is consuming American politics in this year's presidential contest, we decided to attend a recent candidate forum near our north shore Oahu home for a more Hawaiian experience -- one grounded in harmony, not hate.

Jeb Bush Re-Writes the History of the Iraq War

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Nothing illustrates better the moral and intellectual bankruptcy of the Republican war hawks who call themselves presidential candidates than their attempts to whitewash the history of how this nation went to war in Iraq.

David Brooks' Shameless Defense of the Iraq War

Washington Spectator | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Washington Spectator

"The Iraq war error reminds us of the need for epistemological modesty," Brooks writes. That's bullshit, even if written in the lingua franca of the salons frequented by Brooks and other apologists for what Bush and Cheney visited on the people of Iraq.

Michael McAuliff

Why The Obamacare Doomsday Cult Can't Admit It's Wrong | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the 1950s, the psychologist Leon Festinger became fascinated by a Chicago woman pseudonymously named Marian Keech, who convinced hers...

Getting Schooled

George Heymont | Posted 01.17.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

When teachers are graded on their performance, there is rarely enough time to assess the out-of-classroom impact they might have on students as a result of such intangible qualities as personality, patience, tone of voice, and willingness to listen.

Joe Wilson Defeats Phil Black In South Carolina Midterm Election Race

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Joe Wilson (R) defeated Democrat Phil Black in Tuesday's midterm election. Wilson and Black were competing to represent South Carolina's 2nd D...

Stop Spamming Me On Twitter! Interview with Screenwriter Joe Wilson

Rachel Thompson | Posted 09.16.2014 | Books
Rachel Thompson

Human beings are made of stories and having the chance to have told a few stories to a small group of people, all over the world, that wasn't achieved by marketing, that was made possible by human beings helping other human beings tell a story.

Once Fair Game Plame Delivers Blowback

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Charles Karel Bouley

She never wanted to be famous. In fact, her life was to be one in shadows, a double life of secrets and yes, intrigue. The stuff of spy novels. So it makes sense that she's written one of her own entitled Blowback. After all, what's an outed spy to do?

Amanda Terkel

Joe Wilson's Conspiracy Theory On Why Obama Wants To Strike Syria | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) is very suspicious about why President Barack Obama wants to bomb Syria, not because Wilson doesn't believe the...

MRFF Fully Supports Congressman Tim Huelskamp's 'Meetings with Respect to Religious Liberty' Amendment

Chris Rodda | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Despite Congressman Huelskamp's blatant admission that the sole target of his amendment is Mikey Weinstein, this amendment, should it be signed into law, would to apply to everyone -- not just to the object of Huelskamp's affectations.

The Republican Party Is Dead

Andy Ostroy | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

It's not difficult to imagine a few years from now a political landscape controlled by a Democratic dynasty, where the only Republicans left in office come from states and districts where the small minority of folks who voted for them share their ignorant, intolerant 1950's ideals.

Outed CIA Spy's Latest Battle

The Huffington Post | Lance Gould | Posted 06.14.2013 | Impact

Valerie Plame Wilson was an undercover operative in the CIA's counter-proliferation division. That line of work is also known as "spying," and in that...

GOP Congressman Wishes South Carolina's New Senator 'Congratualtions'

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics

The Republican congressman best known for interrupting President Barack Obama by shouting "you lie" during a major speech made an embarrassing mistake...

Boehner Snub One Of Many Petty Moments

The Daily Beast | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics

Boehner dodged a holiday photo with Obama this week amid the fiscal-cliff stalemate. From Newt Gingrich’s Air Force One hissy fit to Obama’s ‘Yo...

Keegan-Michael Key Talks Key & Peele Season 3 and Bringing Sketch Comedy to YouTube

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.28.2013 | TV
Shira Lazar

To celebrate the recent news that his hilarious sketch series Key and Peele has been renewed for a third season, co-creator/star Keegan-Michael Key joins What's Trending to talk about how the show got started, getting to meet President Obama and bringing sketch comedy to YouTube.

New SpongeBob SquarePants Song Urges Shoppers Not to Be Jerks This Holiday Season

Jim Hill | Posted 01.23.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

So who's responsible for the catchiest holiday song to come along in years? Would you believe Michael Vick and South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson? It was Vick and Wilson's bad behavior which helped inspire the creation of that new Xmas classic, "Don't Be a Jerk (It's Christmas)."

The Truly Frightening Power of the Right-Wing Mainstream Media

Nida Khan | Posted 12.09.2012 | Media
Nida Khan

The night before the coveted first presidential debate, a bit of "news" transpired. One network in particular, Fox News, led with the story on several of its broadcasts.

We Built That

David Beem | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
David Beem

The Dems will "give" in the spirit of cooperation they received. I'm not saying it's particularly wise -- just that it's a reasonable thing to expect. In fact, can anyone remember a time of greater short-sighted politicking than the one we're living through today?

Leather: Bad for the Environment, Workers, Communities, and Animals

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 10.01.2012 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

Every time we choose what we're going to wear, we make a statement about who we are in the world: Progressive values involve taking the side of the weak against the strong, but wearing dead animals does the opposite of that.

The Right Wing Tilt Toward Mass Hysteria

Zaki Hasan | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics
Zaki Hasan

What we've seen in the last few years is the gradual and systematic transformation of the far right's pundit class into the mainstream right's elected class.

Paul Blumenthal

Congressman's Experiment Aims To Reverse Role Of Big Money | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the age of super PACs and K Street fundraisers, the hunt for grassroots donors, those giving small sums, has become less and less imp...

Lawmaker Faces Ouster Over Duel Threat

Easley Patch | Carolyn Farr Smith and Greg Hambrick | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics

Folks' links to his own 2010 post, where he noted that Haddon claimed, via Facebook, that Knotts had challenged him to a duel. Folks alleges that the ...

Wife Of 'You Lie' GOP Rep Angrily Confronts State Lawmaker

Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

Roxanne Wilson, wife of U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), confronted a South Carolina Republican state senator on Tuesday after the lawmaker blocked a me...

Tea Partiers Should Seriously Consider Holding Their Applause

Karl Frisch | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics
Karl Frisch

You know things are bad when you look back on the rancor and race-baiting of 2008 with nostalgia.