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Limbaugh and the Right-Wing Nervous Breakdown

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.05.2012 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Republicans know this "slut" controversy has been a disaster for them politically, yet they were powerless to do anything about it. Powerless to stop it. That's because Republicans can't turn off the Noise Machine, even when it's in the throes of a nervous breakdown.

Confirmed: Nutrition Doesn't Explain Right-Wing Attacks on Michelle Obama

Eric Boehlert | Posted 03.06.2012 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Michelle Obama's critics claim she's to blame for pushing an activists health agenda. But history shows us that nutrition doesn't explain the unhinged conservative attacks on Michelle Obama.

The Bubble Genius Bob & Chez Show, 11/11/11

Bob Cesca | Posted 01.11.2012 | Media
Bob Cesca

This week we discuss Rick Perry's latest brain fart; the fact that Republicans often elect idiots; the Michigan bullying law; the Penn State fiasco; and much more!

Alec Baldwin, Conservative Blogger Get Into Vicious, Ugly Twitter Feud

Posted 11.22.2011 | Media

Alec Baldwin and conservative blogger Michelle Malkin are embroiled in an ugly Twitter feud over the execution of Troy Davis. Baldwin had been post...

What Gardasil Says About Perry's Concern for Our Daughters' Welfare

Amy Siskind | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics
Amy Siskind

While conservatives and progressives will clearly disagree on the government's role in mandating vaccines, here's what we can agree on: Rick Perry did not have the best interest of our daughters' in mind at the time of his executive order.

We Can Do Better Than Matt Damon

Lee Kolbert | Posted 10.07.2011 | Education
Lee Kolbert

One of the reason educators have been holding tightly to this Matt Damon thing is because of that feeling of helplessness. Will THIS will be the moment that people will really listen?

Police Search For Missing University Of Washington Student

Seattle Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

SEATTLE -- Seattle police are now investigating the disappearance of an 18-year-old Marizela Perez, a University of Washington student who hasn't been...

Fact: Tina Fey Was Right About Palin and the Rape Kits

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Before the story completely fades from view, it's important to note that Fey's claim about Palin and rape kits was accurate, no matter what right-wing bloggers say as they continue their ongoing effort to whitewash the thorny issue.

The $200 Million Hive Mind of Bachmann, Beck, Rush, and Imus

Edward Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Edward Murray

In short, if someone in the political media acts like the two of you are buddies, they have another agenda in mind.

In Defense of Meghan McCain

Mona Gable | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mona Gable

I'm all for more women running for office. God knows, we need more women in Congress. But when did it become acceptable for female candidates not to be smart? Or accomplished? Or able to think?

Glenn Beck Mocks Fire Victims, Reaches New Depths of Awfulness

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bob Cesca

A matter of days after losing everything they owned, including their home, their pets -- everything -- and all because of a delinquent $75 fee, Gene Cranick and his family were excoriated and teased by multimillionaire celebrity televangelist Glenn Beck.

The Sacred Ground of Deep Seated Hate

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

Now that we have politicized Park51 and the world is watching, there can be no wavering of our support of the First Amendment and, in turn, the proposed community center. Build it.

Memo to the Media: The Tea Party Movement Has Collapsed

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

How many people actually showed up last Saturday for the national Tea Party rally? One local report put the number at 300. That's right, 300, or less than one-tenth of the expected turnout.

A Few Basics You Need to Know When Watching TV News

Bill Mann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Mann

On cable news, people of moderate views don't draw as well as political extremists. Also, It's imperative to keep controversies going and, if necessary, manufacture them.

Right-Wing Terrorism Stoked by Conservative Leaders Again

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

The far-right fringe is out of its mind about health care reform. And throughout the week, its behavior has gone from irresponsible, to racist, to unapologetically dangerous.

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.

Michelle Malkin Enraged at Mere Arab Winning Miss USA

Barrett Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barrett Brown

It wouldn't occur to Malkin to question an expression of pride on someone else's part in seeing someone of their own heritage accomplish some notable thing, unless that someone happens to be a black or even the stray Arab.

Gone Fishin': Right-Wing Media Hook Another Dubious Obama Conspiracy Theory

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

After Robert Montgomery wrote in an ESPNOutdoors.com column that the federal government had a strategy in the works that "could prohibit U.S. citizen...

Why We Need the Guantanamo Lawyers

Jesse Larner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jesse Larner

Without the rule of law, without fair trials even for the despised, there is nothing else that can be called civilization, nothing else that civilized people can live, fight, or die for.

The Pentagon Shooter, Insurrectionism, And Right-Wing Bloggers

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Under scrutiny for the anti-government rhetoric of the Tea Party movement and its often violent imagery, right-wingers seemed anxious to hold up the Pentagon killer as proof they weren't responsible for every political act of violence.

Hayworth, Norquist and CPAC: The Republican Fork in the Road on Immigration

Frank Sharry | Posted 02.19.2010 | Politics
Frank Sharry

Does the GOP choose the backward-looking, anti-immigrant route led by Senate candidate J.D. Hayworth, or the path toward real immigration solutions, led by Grover Norquist, who is supporting Hayworth's primary opponent John McCain?

What If Santa Were Gay?

Ruth Sherman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ruth Sherman

I just saw a sweet, funny, Off-Broadway play entitled "Santa Claus Is Coming Out" that entertains exactly this question. We learn that Santa Claus is afraid; he is actually a closeted gay man.

Scozzafava Tells Her Story: 'My Name's A Verb Now'

Washington Post | Jason Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over Halloween weekend, Dede Scozzafava morphed from a rosy-cheeked Republican mom to a political figure of speech. "My name's a verb now," she said....

Dan Hynes' Tax Plan Would Shield Illinois Legislature, Governor From Tax Hike and Other Campaign News

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

If Hynes ultimately were to become governor and enact his plan, the entire Illinois governing class would be exempt from an Illinois income tax increase. Oops.

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Matt Osborne

I have decided to coin a phrase: Palin-Bachmann Syndrome™, defined as the psychological imbalance produced by a toxic mix of right-wing identity politics and diva training.