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Michele Bachman

Americans, Critical Thinking, and Ignorance

John W. Traphagan | Posted 12.18.2016 | Religion
John W. Traphagan

Ignorance isn't a monopoly of any one political party, religion, or interest group. Rather, it's a product of an educational system that has failed for quite some time to produce people with critical thinking skills.

Hey Homophobes! You Are So Gay.

Steve Young | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Steve Young

Is there anyone out there over the age of 13 who has not -- I'll be as tactful as possible -- pleasured themselves, sexually? No? Come on. It's just you and me here.

It's Not Really About Obamacare

Harlan Green | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

We know the federal government's shutdown isn't really about Obamacare. We know this because Tea Party Republicans have been trying to shut down gove...

Wal-Mart's 'Invisible Army' of Lobbyists

Al Norman | Posted 09.21.2013 | Business
Al Norman

By 2012, six out of 14 Wal-Mart's direct lobbyists had worked in Congress. In that same year, Wal-Mart retained a total of ten outside lobbying firms, bringing its total legislative agent count to 79 lobbyists -- of which 64 were revolving door lobbyists.

Universal Health Insurance and the Failure of Liberal Framing

Mitch Rofsky | Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics
Mitch Rofsky

Obama's health care program, with its private doctors, hospitals and insurance companies, isn't close to socialism, of course. But is it close enough to liberalism?

Michele Bachmann Gets A Challenger, Unloads On Occupy Wall Street

The Huffington Post | Leigh Owens | Posted 03.09.2012 | Politics

Former GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann sent a fundraising email Friday morning for her congressional re-election campaign in which she att...

Sarah Palin's Sexy Surge

Lauren Ashburn | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics
Lauren Ashburn

The politics of celebrity -- the sexy candidate phenomenon -- leapt from the big screen to the campaign trail. Many seem to presume that a charismatic candidate is automatically capable of being a great leader. That's a formula for success in Hollywood, but is it right for American politics?

What The Iowa Caucus Means for Women

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 03.03.2012 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

It's unpatriotic and irresponsible to ignore sexism.

Bloomberg Calls GOP Candidates Views On Science 'Mind-Boggling'

Posted 01.04.2012 | New York

Mayor Michael Bloomberg took a shot at the current field of GOP candidates for president Thursday, denouncing their stances on evolution and climate c...

WATCH: HuffPost's Sam Stein Talks Obama, GOP 2012 On CBS' The Early Show

Huff TV | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

HuffPost's Sam Stein appeared on CBS' The Early Show to discuss President Obama's decision to postpone a major jobs speech in light of GOP pressure. ...

12 Ways to Tell Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann Apart (VIDEO)

Doug Molitor | Posted 10.01.2011 | Comedy
Doug Molitor

Refuse to raise the debt ceiling? Worried that the president is an illegal alien? Like to pepper their speeches with gun talk? No, that's both of th...

Michele Bachmann's First Official Campaign Speech?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Ostroy

What would Michele Bachmann's first major 2012 campaign speech look like once she officially announced her candidacy?

Jason Linkins

Late Returns: Afternoon Tea With Mike Huckabee | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In case you missed it, Sam Stein attended a Christian Science Monitor event today with potential White House aspirant Mike Huckabee, who expressed lin...

Reality Bites: The GOP Majority Hits the Ground... Stumbling

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Green

It's only been three weeks but House Republicans are already losing momentum on health care, deficits, civility, guns, and Issa's investigations. Was Nov. 2 their high point?

2009 Hall of Shame Inductees

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dr. Jim Taylor

The 2009 inductees who have been selected have distinguished themselves by their egregious behavior that has brought shame on themselves and soiled all those who have been touched by them.

Sparkman: Casualty of Methland, USA? Or Victim of Anti-Government Bile?

Richard M. Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard M. Benjamin

Sparkman's workaday life and violent death -- whatever the cause and whoever the culprit -- highlight the precarious struggles of the white working class and the brewing storm surrounding the 2010 Census.

Michael Steele, Michele Bachmann Join Forces Against ACORN

The Huffington Post | Megan Slack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

RNC Chairman Michael Steele is teaming up with Rep. Michele Bachmann, asking Republicans for their help blocking public funding for ACORN, the progres...

"Michele Bachmann" Revealed as Elaborate "Borat" Style Hoax

Will Menaker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Will Menaker

Unfortunately, recent studies of programs like The Colbert Report have shown that Americans' ability to distinguish satire from reality has been dramatically degraded in recent years,.

Michele Bachmann's Guide To The Swine Flu

Juliet Jeske | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Juliet Jeske

Michele Bachmann Links Swine Flu To Democrats, Gets History Wrong (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 04.28.2009 | Politics

Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann, following Rush Limbaugh's cue, suggested on Tuesday that President Obama was to blame for the swine flu cr...

Bachmann Admits She Took Earmarks After Claiming Otherwise

Minnesota Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just days after saying she had requested zero earmarks for her district, Rep. Michele Bachmann admitted to Fox News' Brian Wilson that she had indeed ...

Sistah Michele Bachmann's Website Explains it All for You

Lizz Winstead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lizz Winstead

Recently, Michele Bachmann eloquently summarized our economic fears with her statement "We're running out of rich people!" Now Americans all over the country have a rallying cry.

Michele Bachmann: "We're Running Out Of Rich People In This Country"

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview with a conservative talk show host, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has once again embarrassed herself. Posted by the blog Dump Bachmann ...

Hope + Lessig = Change

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah Newman

Lawrence Lessig, through his group, Change Congress, has already done some of the important legwork to get us involved in removing the influence of special interests in Congress.

Sarah's Social Action Snapshot: The Rod Blagojevich Awards

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah Newman

While it's amusing to read about politicians who thought they could surreptitiously pass below the radar, it's important for citizens like you and me to make sure they're held accountable