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Memo to Media: Netroots Is Not Just Liberals Bashing Obama

Ari Melber | Posted 08.17.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

Stories recounting liberals' "frustration" and disappointment with Obama are dominating coverage of this year's Netroots Nation. But these stories miss the mark, fitting into a precooked narrative about "Progressives vs. Obama."

It's Wall Street Corporate Liberals Who Are Undermining Democrats' Election Prospects

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Most of the "professional left" whom Gibbs attacked will be Democrats' best foot soldiers come election time in the fall. If Democrats face a big defeat, It will be because Washington Democrats are dominated by Wall Street liberals.

A Prayer for Most Americans

C. Brian Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
C. Brian Smith

If our new president is truly devoted to change, he will separate, once and for all, the sloppy, congealed mess that is Church and State. He will allow us to shed unsolicited religious ideology which suffocates us like a dirty, wet t-shirt.

Gay Marriage, Part 2

Bob Ostertag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Ostertag

The gay marriage issue has intruded so profoundly on gay politics that I am told I should protest the inauguration of Obama, because he invited a minister to say a prayer whose main priorities are climate change, poverty, and AIDS.

Why Gay Marriage is the Wrong Issue

Bob Ostertag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Ostertag

How is it that queers became the odd ones out at such a momentous turning point in history? By pushing an agenda of stupid issues like gay marriage.

Et Tu, Obama?: The Choice of Rick Warren Is Unacceptable

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

By selecting Rick Warren, Barack Obama has sent out the wrong message to the American people. He has betrayed not only gay and lesbian and transgendered Americans, he has betrayed us all.

Sam Stein

Rick Warren, Obama Invocation Choice, Causing First Real Rift With Progressives

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ever since Barack Obama was elected president, the media has been pining to write a story about liberal dissatisfaction with his transition efforts. B...