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The Meaning of Treason

Ariel Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ariel Gonzalez

I first read Rebecca West's Meaning of Treason in the 1990s. At the time I was more interested in the looping grace of West's sentences than in h...

Dr. Tiller, Murder, Domestic Terrorism and the Republican Right

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

The leaderless Republican Party -- or should I say the dwindling rabble of know-nothing reactionaries who still identify themselves as Republicans -- is not just politically leaderless, they are also morally leaderless.

On Sotomayor, Fabled Conservative Media "Echo Chamber" Hampers G.O.P.

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Republican officials are learning that in the minority, their echo chamber still works, but it's working against them.

Sam Stein

Unlike Gingrich, Limbaugh Won't Back Down From Sotomayor "Racist" Remarks | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich backed down on Wednesday from his earlier remarks calling Judge Sonia Sotomayor a racist -- in large part, it seem...

That 'Latina Woman'

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2009-05-29-shaw_sotomayor.jpgPairing an almost eight-year-old quote with a photo fished from the file, you see how the media can suggest Sotomayor as someone angry, bitter -- even "racist."

Limbaugh Resigns "As The Titular Head Of The Republican Party"

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On his Wednesday radio show, Rush Limbaugh denied that he is the "titular head" of the Republican Party, yet at the same time he argued that the posit...

Roberta McCain: Limbaugh "Does Not Represent The Republican Party That I Belong To" (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Susan Crile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain's mother, Roberta McCain, lashed out at Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday night on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno. The outspoken 97-year-old sa...

Cheney in 2012? It's Cheney in 2010

Matt Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Littman

There are those who write that Dick Cheney should have run for President in 2008. There are those, on this Web site in particular, who say he should ...

Karl Rove: Powell's "Vision For The Republican Party's Future Is For Rush Limbaugh To Shut Up" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Susan Crile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Karl Rove has joined the conservative chorus assailing Colin Powell. Last week, Rush Limbaugh called for Powell to leave the Republican party after t...

Barack Obama: 69,498,215; Rush Limbaugh: 0

Norman Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Horowitz

Barack Obama was indeed elected President of the United States in 2008 with almost seventy million votes. I have recently looked all over and I coul...

Sam Stein

Limbaugh To Specter: Take McCain And His Daughter With You | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Reaction from top GOP officials to the defection of Sen. Arlen Specter has been decidedly mixed. The less orthodox are interpreting the news as a vali...

Limbaugh: Torture Works Because McCain Admitted He Was 'Broken By The North Vietnamese' (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Think Progress catches Rush Limbaugh making a specious argument involving John McCain and the North Vietnamese as proof that torture is effective in g...

GOP's Descent to Madness

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The GOP has become petty, spiraling down a narrowing vortex of ever-more extreme rhetoric, further isolating the party from mainstream America.

Limbaugh: Somali Pirates Like American Liberals

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The rescue of a ship captain from Somali pirates Sunday night was largely viewed as a foreign policy victory for President Obama. But Rush Limbaugh sa...

Limbaugh's Dirty Little Secret of Radio "Success"

Bill Mann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Mann

So why is Rush's show so "popular?" Why do hundreds of stations around the country carry his show, the most widely syndicated talkfest in the country? The real story is not generally well-known.

Nico Pitney

Rush Limbaugh: New York Has Audited Me 12 Straight Years! | Nico Pitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In an interview Wednesday on Fox Business, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh claimed that New York has audited every year of his tax returns since 199...

Electric Cars Are Un-American -- That's Crazy...Even For Limbaugh

Dave Hackel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dave Hackel

According to His Wackness, if the Obama administration continues to promote greener, reusable, rechargeable automotive technology, they're out to deny flag loving Americans their rights.

Obama Declares Himself President-For-Life (No Fooling!)

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

"I am ashamed at getting my stimulus bill passed so quickly. Republicans, those masters of bipartisanship, offered their sincere efforts to delay this bill for months and, I admit, I ignored them."

Oh, The Humanity! Godless Huffington Post Commenters Wickedly Destroying Conservatism

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Weigant

Due to a genetic deformity among conservatives, they are seemingly born without being able to spot irony in all its delicious forms.

The Krugman/Limbaugh Nightmare: President Obama Might Succeed

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Krugman and Limbaugh are building personal Obama-Will-Fail, media-based ego empires to hedge their anti-Obama bet.

Limbaugh Attacks "Barack Ogabe" And His "Angry" Wife (AUDIO)

The Huffington Post | Megan Slack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rush Limbaugh was at it again on Tuesday, "confusing" Barack Obama with Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe, and referring to the president as "one angr...

EU vs US Food Fight Obama's First Foreign Policy Test?

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Roquefort is an odd target since the Euro ban is on all US beef. The wonderful blue veined sheep cheese comes only from the area around the small town of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon.

Arthur Delaney

GOP Candidate Tedisco: "Rush Limbaugh Is Meaningless To Me" [UPDATED] | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Updated below with a response from Tedisco's office New York congressional candidate Jim Tedisco has boldly gone where few Republicans have been be...

Two Dozen Six Word Political Essays

Dave Hackel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Hackel

As I find politics heartbreaking, I wanted to see if I could capture some of my unexpressed political angst and observations in six-word portions.

Rush: Still Shovel-Ready After All These Years!

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

Seriously, you've got to love Rush Limbaugh. Here's just a very brief sampling of Rush's grossest hits.