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Terror in the Texas Capitol

Martha Burk | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Martha Burk

The Lone Star State attack on women was just the latest in what is looking more and more like the new McCarthyism. It's a simple formula. If women speak up for their rights, label them nazis and terrorists -- and if you can get other women to do it, so much the better.

Former Bush Adviser Issues Gruesome Warning On Rape Remarks

Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

For any Republican man considering following in the footsteps of Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) or failed Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock by making ...

Jon Ward

Rick Perry's Failed Campaign Dissolves In Snipes At Ex-Bush Aide And Massive Bar Bill | Jon Ward | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Most unsuccessful political campaigns involve some measure of finger-pointing after they end. In Rick Perry's case, the back-stabbing be...

Public Diplomacy: "Out" for the U.S., "In" Overseas?

John Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Brown

China and India's public diplomacy activities have grown extensively in our new century, even as the United States is seemingly abandoning the foreign policy tool.

Jason Linkins

Imam At Center Of 'Ground Zero Mosque' Controversy Assisted Bush-Era State Department With Outreach To Muslims | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The more you dig into the wild-eyed frenzy over the so-called "ground zero mosque" (by which, of course, I mean the "ground-zero mosque" that the Cord...

Overhauling US Public Diplomacy Is like Beating a Dead Horse

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

"On March 6, the evening news on (Congress-funded Arabic TV) Alhurra labeled me as a Zionist agent," wrote Iraqi lawmaker Mithal Alusi, in an email to...

Tea Partier Takes Texas Governor's Race By Storm

Jackson Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jackson Williams

Two weeks ago, I wrote that the top Republican candidates for governor of Texas actually lost their nationally televised C-SPAN2 primary debate to a t...

Where Are They Now?

Nick Turse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nick Turse

While times are tough for most Americans, one group is doing remarkably well. For former members of the Bush administration, the economic outlook remains bright and jobs are seemingly plentiful.

Can America Change Hearts and Minds?

John Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Brown

The Obama administration has finally selected an under-secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs: Judith McHale, a media and communications executive.

Former Aide: Bush Feels "Joyful" And "Free"

Marc Ambinder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On a panel this morning here at Atlantic's HQ, former Bush administration communications counselor Karen Hughes praised President Barack Obama's inaug...

Bush's Magical Mystery Tour

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

To the bitter end, George W. Bush is proving to anybody willing to listen that he is not only the worst president in United States history but also just a horrible human being.

Obama and the Kevin Bacon Game of Persecuting Muslims

Omid Safi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Omid Safi

By the logic of the "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" game, every Muslim can be tied to another Muslim who can be tied to another Muslim who can be tied to... someone found not guilty of a crime.

Mark Penn, Karen Hughes Team Up On Corporate Crisis Group

WSJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Wall Street Journal reports (password req.): Two hard-charging political operatives are teaming up to create a bipartisan consulting organization...

Paying Off Clinton's Debt: Not A Dime For Mark Penn

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tasini

Penn has hated everything about the movement for change long before he helped pilot the Clinton presidential campaign to disaster. Now he's teaming up with Karen Hughes in a "bi-partisan" effort.