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Free Flick Fridays: The Way We Were

Tribeca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

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.

Guest Blog: McCarthyism and Climate Change

Giles Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Giles Slade

Climate change denialists adopt bold new tactics; intimidation, cyber-bullying, break-ins and incidents of industrial espionage.

That Acrid Smell in the Air? Timothy McVeigh-ism

Sherman Yellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sherman Yellen

With the racist and homophobic curses from the Tea Party ringing in our ears after the passage of the health care bill, I suggest we take a look backwards at the sad story of Timothy McVeigh and see the McVeighism that is festering.

The F Word: Aren't We Cheneyed Out Yet?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

At what point do we call them the family of mass intimidation and simply stop playing into the Cheney clan's tired old terror tactics? Liz is the lat...

Facing History, and Arizona

Hans Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hans Johnson

It is easy to be cowed by mere numbers in the immigration debate. More than 12 million undocumented people reside in the United States. But whether yo...

Rep. Sue Myrick: A Modern-Day McCarthyite on Islam and the Threat From Domestic Terrorism

William E. Jackson Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William E. Jackson Jr.

Every once in a while, there comes along a member of Congress who is not only eccentric, but borderline wacky, not to mention a fear monger. One of the leading examples is Rep. Sue Myrick (R-N.C.).

Seeing Israel as it Is from Afar, but Not Keeping a Distance

Hagai El-Ad | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hagai El-Ad

Sometime between Israel's first Human Rights March in Tel Aviv and getting falsely arrested in Sheikh Jarrah, I had the pleasure of being one of close to 2,000 participants in the annual Limmud in the UK.

Dear Capitol Hill: We Confess, Muslims Want to Serve America

Salam Al Marayati | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Salam Al Marayati

What's next? Muslims trying to infiltrate the Congress by scheduling lobby days, or by simply meeting with their members of Congress?

Online Gossip: Push It Back

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

In the past, if people dissented or trafficked in conspiracy theories, gossip and propaganda not too much damage was done.

Tea Party Steps Over the Line and the Mainstream Media Misses It

Rich Nadworny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rich Nadworny

Last week at the Tea Party rally at the U.S. Capitol, angry demonstrators held up signs protesting Health Care legislation, signs that showed piles of...

The Return Of McCarthyism: Hysteria In Action On The Right (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***UPDATE 9/22/09*** I haven't found another embeddable version yet, but sharp-eyed reader Mark points out that you can watch the video here. ***UPDA...

Glenn Beck vs. Van Jones: McCarthyism Enters the 21st Century

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

If you serve a right-wing Republican president you can write or say anything you want. But if you serve a liberal Democratic president, like the "pinks" who fell to McCarthyism, you can be taken down.

I Stand with Van Jones

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

Sadly, the Obama administration appears to be wavering in its support of Jones. This is not acceptable.

Legendary Lawyer Doris Brin Walker Dies; Represented Angela Davis, Smith Act Defendants

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

The only woman in her University of California Berkeley law school class, Doris defied the odds throughout her life, achieving significant victories for labor, and political activists.

Rage Against Science and Reason: Fear Continues as a Tool of Distraction

J. Carl Ganter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
J. Carl Ganter

Dr. Peter Gleick rolls up his sleeves in his latest post about science, fact and rationality.

Interview With Aviva Kempner, Director of Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg

Melissa Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Melissa Silverstein

Gertrude Berg created the radio series The Goldbergs, which morphed into the first family sitcom on TV, about a Jewish family living in the Bronx.

Revenge of Gen-X: What Movies About the 80s Mean

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

In case you needed proof that Hollywood is dominated by and aimed at people in their 30s and early 40s, look at all the movies about the 1980s currently on screens.

The "Teabag" Protests Smack of Neo-McCarthyism

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Today's "teabag" protests would be funny, if they didn't make me think of Sen. Joseph McCarthy, and what he might have accomplished if Fox News existed during his time.