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Michelle Bachmann

Michele Bachmann: What Do Her Favorite Books Tell Us? | Posted 10.10.2011 | Books

Michele Bachmann’s life is an open book in more ways than one. Sure, we know about her migraines, her foster children, the suspicions about her h...

My Conversation With Jesus

Andy Ostroy | Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

In the wake of Texas Gov. Rick Perry's God-apalooza gathering on Saturday down in Houston, Jesus Christ himself actually came to me and shared his principles and extremely passionate views about humanity and the state of religion today.

Advice for the Candidates, August 2011 *Special Iowa Debate and Straw Poll Week Edition*

David Helfenbein | Posted 10.07.2011 | Politics
David Helfenbein

While many Americans may be on vacation, the Republican candidates are entering one of the most important weeks: in many ways, this week will really mark the start of the Republican contest.

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...

Is Congress Really Serious About Domestic Radicalism?

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 09.30.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

As Rep. Peter King led his latest hearing about the radicalization of Muslims in the United States last week, it turns out a radical of a different sort, based in Brooklyn, was plotting to spread his anti-Muslim message across the United States.

Media and Ideology in Politics

Paul Heroux | Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics
Paul Heroux

When someone's identity is so deeply entwined with a particular ideology, that person is going to cherry-pick facts and dismiss evidence any to the contrary.

Are There Bigger Skeletons in the Bachmann Closet?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Michele Bachmann herself has refused to provide details about her foster children. But given her penchant for exaggeration, don't we have a right to know more about her foster parenting and just how many children this actually involved?

WATCH: Chris Matthews Mocks Bill O'Reilly

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 09.12.2011 | Media

Chris Matthews mocked what he called a signature move of Bill O'Reilly's on Tuesday's "Hardball: The MSNBC host was discussing the debt ceiling neg...

Why the GOP Has Only Themselves to Blame

The Relentless Conservative | Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics
The Relentless Conservative

Like lemmings rushing headlong off the cliff into the sea, Republicans seem to inexorably pick substandard candidates for the most important office in the land.

Bachmann Vows To End Non-Existent Federal Program

Mother Jones | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics

Tim Pawlenty, the former governor of Minnesota, dropped the Minnesota nice schtick on "Meet the Press" this Sunday, criticizing his state-mate, Rep. M...

Vulnerability Management: Required Course for Leaders?

Birute Regine | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics
Birute Regine

How you deal with vulnerability has a lot to do with defining your character and leadership style. If leaders and managers deny their vulnerability, what does that say about their effectiveness and ability to learn from mistakes?

The New Evangelical Feminism Of Bachman And Palin

Marie Griffith | Posted 09.05.2011 | Religion
Marie Griffith

These women embody that combination of conventional beauty, earnestness, piety and steely certitude of their own godliness that comprises the highest ideal of white conservative evangelical womanhood today.

Jon Ward

Bachmann: 'I Have A Titanium Spine' | Jon Ward | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics

DANIELS ISLAND, S.C. -- Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) turned away from the 300 or so people in the crowd in this upper class enclave just northeast ...

WATCH: American History According To Michele Bachmann

Posted 08.29.2011 | Comedy

Maybe we're just not getting Michele Bachmann. When she confuses the founding fathers for people who did NOT own slaves, and confuses John Wayne for J...

Mark Blumenthal

Iowa Poll: Michele Bachmann Leads In 'Favorable' Ratings Among Likely Caucus Voters | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the eve of her campaign kickoff, Minnesota Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R) received some very good news: The highly respected Des Moines R...

Take Back America?

Edward Flattau | Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics
Edward Flattau

The Tea Party's faux patriotic superiority is an offensive blot on democracy. No American has a prima facie monopoly on patriotism because of a particular political view.

Ten Little Republicans

John Feffer | Posted 08.21.2011 | Comedy
John Feffer

Ten little Republicans, all in a line, discussing foreign policy one at a time. They lambaste Obama as socialist slime... inadvertently refuting intelligent design.

GOP Candidates Boldly Oppose Shariah Threat to America!

Michael Sigman | Posted 08.16.2011 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

The lack of hard news must not discourage us from acknowledging the extraordinary courage the GOP hopefuls displayed in focusing on a grave and imminent threat facing America: Shariah law.

How Today's Conservatives Have Lost Touch with Reality

TIME | Fareed Zakaria | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics

We need conservative ideas to modernize the U.S. economy and reform American government. But what we have instead are policies that don't reform but j...

Why Ideology Won't Matter In The GOP Primary | By Eliza Newlin Carney | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics

GOFFSTOWN, N.H. - The world will little note nor long remember much (any?) of what happened at the first full-scale Republican presidential debate her...

Surely You're Joking, Gov. Pawlenty!

Carl Pope | Posted 08.14.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Pawlenty manages to keep coming up with the most outrageous proposals of this year's Republican presidential field, and now he's tacking way to the right on government protection of the public's health and safety.

The Candidates, Their Faith and the Environment

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 08.14.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

How does the fact that conservative Christianity is coming out in favor of manmade climate change match up with the current slate of potential Republican Presidential candidates? Not very well, actually.

What I Learned From the Republican Debate

Tony Phillips | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics
Tony Phillips

Like a whole passel of Americans, I watched the Republican Presidential Debate on CNN Monday night and like all the rest of them, I did so because Jeopardy was preempted by hockey.

Assessing the First GOP Debate

Andy Ostroy | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Monday night's GOP presidential debate in Manchester, NH was also a real snoozer, with more talk of God, gays and Obama than each other. Apparently these folks forgot that before they get to run against Obama they need to battle amongst themselves.

Zen and the Art of Presidential Politics -- or Not

Michael Sigman | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

How about a moratorium on the politicization of Zen? What we're looking for is authenticity, a goal Zen shares with most religions, systems of thought and plain common sense.