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Margaret Thatcher

Meryl's Iron Lady: For Those Who've Been Properly In Love

Lonna Saunders | Posted 03.17.2012 | Women
Lonna Saunders

Meryl Streep deserves an Oscar for her portrayal of the love match between Britain's former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her late husband, Denis.

Meryl Streep Talks Marget Thatcher, Saying 'Sh*t' on TV

Posted 01.16.2012 | Entertainment

If her 8 Golden Globe wins are any indication, Meryl Streep can take just about anything; including playing a political figure she disagrees with and ...

Conservatives in Crisis

Brent Budowsky | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

As conservatives prepare for an urgent meeting this weekend to discuss their options in the 2012 campaign, they face an epic crisis of identity and el...

Meryl Streep Talks 'Jersey Shore' and Getting Physical

Posted 01.13.2012 | Fifty

Meryl Streep sat down with Jimmy Kimmel last night, the day before the release of "The Iron Lady," Streep's new film about former U.K. Prime Minister ...

Meryl Streep Faces Questions She's Never Answered Before

Posted 03.14.2012 | TV

Meryl Streep has been in the acting business a long time and so inevitably she's done a lot of interviews through those years. So Jimmy Kimmel decided...

The Iron Lady's Sex Appeal

Christopher Hitchens | Posted 03.13.2012 | Home
Christopher Hitchens

In this lost essay by the late Christopher Hitchens, he reveals his penchant for right-wing women. It is a brilliant, perfect jewel of an essay on politics and sexuality by a great writer.

Are Women Really Lowering Their Voices To Sound Like Margaret Thatcher?

Emma Gray | Posted 03.11.2012 | Women
Emma Gray

First women were supposedly trying desperately to sound like Britney Spears and Ke$ha. Now, according to a new survey, there's a new female vocal role model: Margaret Thatcher.

Ignored Tragedies Remain in Wake of Giffords Shooting Anniversary

Gabriel Schivone | Posted 03.11.2012 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Schivone

This week as communities the world over justly mourn the victims of last year's Tucson's shootings, the violent death of young Torres--one case in a larger pattern--remain barely known.

The Iron Lady

Iain Johnstone | Posted 03.10.2012 | Entertainment
Iain Johnstone

It has been known in Westminster and media circles for the the past nine years that Mrs. T was battling with dementia. But the British press chose not to intrude on her private life. So why would the British film industry choose to enter territory where Fleet Street feared to tread? The truth is: they didn't set out to.

The Iron Lady: The Margaret Thatcher Movie We Don't Need

Laura Flanders | Posted 03.07.2012 | Home
Laura Flanders

Today, in a new time of budget wars, The Iron Lady's depiction of draconian cuts as feminist guts is chilling. What Thatcher called "harsh medicine" meant one thing for the poor and another for the very powerful then, and it still does.

Michele Bachmann: America's Iron Lady?

John Campbell | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
John Campbell

It was predictable that Michele Bachmann would seize on the new Meryl Streep movie about Margaret Thatcher to try to revive her faltering campaign by pitching herself as America's Iron Lady. But does it fit?

WATCH: Michele Bachmann 'Iron Lady' Spoof

Posted 01.04.2012 | Comedy

With the Iowa Caucuses happening today, each GOP presidential candidate has made his or her fair share of bold remarks this last week on the campaign ...

Bachmann Finally On The Air

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — Michele Bachmann is reminding Republican caucus voters of her Iowa roots and stiff stands in Washington in her first and only TV ...

Bachmann Says She's 'America’s Iron Lady'

Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann reached across the pond and back a few decades at a campaign stop Wednesday, comparing herself to f...

Love The Iron Lady, Not Margaret Thatcher

Laurence Watts | Posted 02.12.2012 | Gay Voices
Laurence Watts

As I slowly became aware of politics, I admired Thatcher, like many others did, as a "strong leader." It was only after I discovered I was gay and studied politics that I realized her policies were, in fact, anti-gay.

Meryl Streeps Stuns!

Posted 02.06.2012 | Entertainment

She's a prominent American liberal, playing one history's most prominent British conservatives. It may sound unlikely, but when Meryl Streep is involv...

Director Defends Meryl Streep From Controversy | Posted 01.26.2012 | Entertainment

Less than two months ahead of The Iron Lady's U.K. release, Meryl Streep's portrayal of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher is generating ...

Gingrich Compares Himself To Conservative Icons

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich compared himself to former President Ronald Reagan and former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher...

Meryl Streep's New Film Outrages Friends, Family Of Subject

Posted 01.16.2012 | Entertainment

Margaret Thatcher is by far one of Britain's most polarizing figures over the last half century, and so it is no surprise that the upcoming film about...

Don't Mess With Margaret Thatcher

Posted 12.23.2011 | Entertainment

Whether fighting for her pearls or having Big Ben and the Parliament building emerging from her head, the first tastes of "Iron Lady" have shown that ...

The Iron Lady vs. the Tin Woman

Ken Blackwell | Posted 01.11.2012 | World
Ken Blackwell

If we won't "meddle" in Iran, why meddle in the Falkland Islands? Why try to undo what our closest ally has achieved?

Bashing the European Union in the United States

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 11.26.2011 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

Since the recession, bashing the European Union has become a sport for U.S. commentators. Just skim the most recent headlines, and one is led to believe that the old continent is on the brink of economic, political and social collapse.

On Lincoln Center's Latinbeat: The Death of Pinochet

Michael Vazquez | Posted 10.11.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

For most Americans, it may be hard to believe there is another nation on Earth for whom 9/11 is a defining day -- but to Chileans, it is, and was so, long before ours. In fact, Chile's 9/11 occurred with the aid of unseen US influence facilitating a bloody military coup d'etat.

PHOTOS: Margaret Thatcher Has Never Looked This Good

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 10.09.2011 | Style

One doesn't often associate Margaret Thatcher with the phrase "sex appeal." But Harper's Bazaar is paying homage to the former prime minister's wo...

A Big Pile of Murdoch: The Ultimate Legacy of Rupert Merde...

Martin Lewis | Posted 09.19.2011 | Media
Martin Lewis

The subtext of what was on display this week in Parliament were the fruits of Rupert Murdoch's legacy to the British people.