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Why Anne Rice Has Never Been More of a Christian

Michael Rowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Rowe

While Rice says her faith in God remains intact, her repudiation of Christianity is a clarion call, one that should not be written off as a publicity stunt by a bestselling author, or dismissed by the Evangelical establishment.

Michele Bachmann: Obama Is Turning America Into 'A Nation Of Slaves'

The Huffington Post | Jeremy Binckes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Speaking at a conservative summit in Denver late last week, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said she believed America was turning into "a nation of sl...

Will the Tea Party's Legacy Be to Split GOP Tickets Straight into Defeat?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

In a year when Democrats are supposed to be shaking in their boots over the GOP Bogeyman's big gains in November that'll sweep them back into power, it is the Tea Party that Democrats may soon be thanking.

The Party of BP, and Proud of It

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

What did Joe Barton say that the Republican Study Committee didn't say? That Michelle Bachman, Rush Limbaugh, and Jane Nortondidn't say?

Republican Campaign Slogan: "Screw You Voters, We Care More About BP"

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Democrats owe a big fat thank you to Limbaugh and his Republican Party. What was shaping up to be a very challenging election year just got a whole lot easier for voters, especially residents of the Gulf coast.

This Jew Says 'Sorry Sarah, America is Not a "Christian" Nation

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Sarah Palin apparently hasn't heard of Separation of Church and State.

Dangerous Right Wing Rhetoric: There Will Be Blood

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

It's a shame that not one legit Republican in power is willing to publicly condemn the dangerous rhetoric. But why should they, I guess. They hope to benefit by it come November.

Tea Baggers: Republicans in Wolves' Clothing

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

No, the Tea Baggers are not stupid, as some have claimed, and which the NY Times poll cites to the contrary. But they are terribly misguided and perhaps embarrassingly manipulated

The Real Tea Party Movement -- Speaking The Language of Self-Interest

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael B. Laskoff

The Tea Party's real purpose is to prevent change that threatens privileges enjoyed by middle aged, white Republicans, who feel America is under assault by the poor, people of color, gay Americans and immigrants.

It's "Double Jeopardy" Time for Palin and Bachmann! And They're Brave Enough to Risk Everything!

Frank Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Dwyer

Did "Athenian exceptionalism" kill Greece? You betcha! So?...

Why Isn't Academia Preparing Our Children for Business And Life? Ringing (Out) the IQ Bell

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Brian Ross

Why can't Academia, from Kindergarten to doctoral programs, retool in the 21st century to educate all of us for who we really are, and not mold our children into products of a diploma mill?

Wall Street, Nuclear Weapons, MLK Jr., and the Road From Ruin

Steven G. Brant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven G. Brant

From the latest news, you'd think America has turned the corner and is on the road to recovery. Far from it. There are major, structural deficiencies in our system that point in very negative directions.

Thank You Sarah Palin!

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Somehow, somewhere, someone ordained Palin the new head of the GOP and deluded themselves into believing that who and what she touches today will mystically turn into November 2nd gold. Truth is, it'll be just the opposite.

Upset About a Census of People? How About a Census of Guns?

Robert J. Spitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Spitzer

The nation's first census in 1790 asked ten questions, like this year's census, and the list of general census questions grew throughout the nineteenth century.

Network News Execs Playing With Fire in Tea-Party Coverage Decisions

Bill Mann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Mann

CNN and MSNBC, by their excessive and irresponsible coverage, have made a small fringe group of far-right crackpots seem much larger and more politically powerful than it is

America's Year of Living Dangerously

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Since President Obama took office, our political debate has deteriorated from rancorous to poisonous with the recent assassination threats on Twitter, protesters hurling bigotry and attacks on the offices of Congressional Democrats.

Yea! Ten Unexpected Pleasures to Come With Health Care Reform!

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lea Lane

This hard-fought reform offers several immediate and eventual bonuses you may not have thought of.

Conservatives, Join the Call: Tell Congress to Televise the Financial Reform Conference

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Right-wing politicians had a zeal for open government when they demanded that the House and Senate reconcile their health care reform bills in public. Let's hope they show the same dedication now that financial reform's on the table.

2023 (Or "Days of Future Past")

Mark Axelrod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Axelrod

It is the year 2023. Spanish is now the second language in the US and in some parts of the country, reminiscent of Brussels, street signs are written in both English and Spanish.

Alan Grayson, Michele Bachmann To Debate Health Care On Larry King Live

The Huffington Post | Jeremy Binckes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Progressive icon Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) will debate conservative Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) Wednesday night on CNN's "Larry King Live." The t...

The Philosophy of Me (First and Only)

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Ayn Rand/Glenn Beck -- the glorifiers of selfishness, cruelty, and the lions eating the weak -- have become the dominant players of modern day conservatism. Let's hope they never take control of our country.

Postcards From the Edge (And by Edge, I Mean CPAC)

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

Anyone who has followed The Conservative Political Action Conference over the years isn't surprised by the antics on display at its 2010 incarnation -- the crazy continues.

Franni Franken vs. Michele Bachmann On Social Security

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Al Franken's wife Franni Franken has thrown herself into the Minnesota House race in support of Michele Bachmann's likely opponent, Tarryl Clark, blas...

Bachmann: GOP Should 'Be Re-Defined By The Tea Party Movement'

Think Progress | Matt Corley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At the inception of the tea party phenomena, organizers insisted that "the movement is not tied to the Republican Party." But in recent weeks, the Rep...

Obama Wins the Publisher's Clearing House Prize, Conservatives Protest

Erik Sean Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Erik Sean Nelson

When the Publisher's Clearing House Van pulled up to the White House, Obama was surprised by balloons, cameras, and an over-sized check for one million dollars.