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Mccarthyism

WATCH: Rep. Allen West and the Ghost of McCarthy

Bill Moyers | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers

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The Radical Camera

Richard Schiffman | Posted 06.09.2012 | Home
Richard Schiffman

When the Photo League closed its doors in 1951, after being listed as a subversive organization by the U.S. Attorney General, it had already enjoyed an historic 15-year run, which helped to change the direction of American photography

PHOTOS: Blacklisted New York Photographers

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 03.27.2012 | New York

In 1936, a group of left-leaning, politically radical photographers in New York-- many of whom were Jewish, first-generation Americans-- formed The Ph...

Blacklisted 'Roman Holiday' Screenwriter Finally Awarded Credit

Posted 12.20.2011 | Arts

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) announced Monday that it would officially restore screenwriting credit on 'Roman Holiday' to blacklisted Oscar-winn...

Occupy My Heart

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.07.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

A few weeks ago I had the honor of presenting Joan Dye Gussow, author of This Organic Life and her new book Growing, Older: A Chronicle of Death, Life...

How the Movies Saved My Life

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 01.17.2012 | Home
Tom Engelhardt

I now write about our American wars without ever having visited a war zone. There, in the '50s and early '60s, I advanced with the marines and the Russians, bombed Tokyo but also experienced (however briefly) Hiroshima after it was atomized.

Congress: Reject Indefinite Detention

Human Rights Watch | Posted 12.21.2011 | World
Human Rights Watch

The US Congress should reject provisions in a defense spending bill that would permit long-term indefinite detention without trial of terrorism suspec...

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

King's Hearings Worth A Tweet, Not A Speech

Lisa Sharon Harper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lisa Sharon Harper

The annals of history might record King's hearings through the tweets they inspired. Here are a few.

How To Shut Down The King Hearings

Eric Sapp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Eric Sapp

The point is not to use their tactics, but to use their arguments to highlight their hypocrisy and to prevent these tactics (and all the harm they cause) from being used in the future.

Kingism

Jonathan Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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Muslims Are Not the Enemy

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

By marginalizing a religious minority, King is sending a dangerous message to the Muslim community and the entire populous that runs counter to the very foundation of our nation.

Rep. King's Bigotry Is Fueling Fundamentalist Islam

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

If Rep. King's hearings are to continue, which they should not, he should take an honest look at all forms of extremism -- not just that stemming from fundamentalist Islam.

King Hearings Are Inconsistent With First Amendment Values

Kate Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Martin

Consistent with First Amendment values, congressional committees should not use their government power to target individuals or communities based on their religious beliefs.

McCarthyism in the Colorado Capitol

Robert Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Robert Schwab

What does it mean when a Colorado state representative asks a union member during a legislative hearing: "Are you a dues paying member of Colorado Loses?"

How Top Secret America Misfires

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

Why has Congress not yet awoken to the fact that since 9-11 we have been sailing into a perfect storm? Here are just some of the turbulent winds blowing and pushing officials in the wrong direction.

A Politically-Polarized Sesquicentennial

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While we are indeed currently politically divided and somewhat polarized, this is actually our normal state as a nation -- and on the polarization scale, we're nowhere near the "most divided" we've ever been. Far from it.

Free Flick Fridays: The Way We Were

Tribeca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tribeca

There are some films that you just don't get to see in a lifetime of moviegoing. If you haven't seen The Way We Were yet, or if you've seen it a million times, check it out for free!

What Does a Vote for a GOP Candidate in November Really Mean?

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

A vote for the GOP in November will be a vote for the richest one percent of the country at the expense of the rest of us. And it will be a vote for the kind of fear that we, as a country, would eventually come to regret.

Back in the U.S.S.R.? McCarthyism, Round 2

Janine Balekdjian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janine Balekdjian

Any group out there conspiring to subvert American democracy from within should hire the right wing as their PR machine; Newt Gingrich and friends have done a great job of destroying American values.

Extremism, the Makeover, and Election 2010

Hans Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Not long ago, a passing familiarity with Bible verses, a flair for rhetoric, and hunger for a following could be enough to land someone in a small-tow...

Fox's Six Tricks: How to Spot the Next Sherrod

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Green

Fox 'News' is different. Journalists who say that Fox and MSNBC are just mirror equivalents of each other are wrong. Let's decode Fox's parlor tricks in its relentless effort to create news and advance the conservative agenda.

There's a Whiff of McCarthyism in the Air

David Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Harris

In the censure of public officials on Israel, there's a whiff of McCarthyism in the air, and it doesn't smell any better today than it did 60 years ago.

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.