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Why Can't We Defend Obamacare? Catch-22, That's Why

Michael Wolkowitz | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics
Michael Wolkowitz

Just because the ACA is better than what came before it doesn't mean it is good. It certainly doesn't mean it is good enough. The right can call out all the problems and label them as they wish. Never mind that they laid the groundwork for those problems.

Jason Linkins

Republican Pretty Proud Of Being The First Congressman To Call Obama A 'Socialist' | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) may be the only Republican with the announced intention of running for the Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Saxby Cha...

Obama Attacked As 'Socialist' Who Wants To 'Destroy'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics

Televangelist Pat Robertson, host of the Christian Broadcasting Network's "700 Club," accused President Barack Obama of being a "socialist" who wants ...

Obama Beats Back Accusations Of Socialism

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama rejected the notion that his policies rang of socialism on Thursday, arguing that his platform was more similar to a "moderate ...

The Enduring First Debate Effect: They Finally Found a White Man They Could Like

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

There seems to have been an enduring effect from the first presidential debate. Governor Romney was with it, seemingly reasonable, and flexible. It wa...

The Basic Care and Feeding of a Social Animal

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
David Katz, M.D.

I suspect those who ever lived under the brutal oppression of truly socialistic regimes must find the denigration of a Democratic administration's efforts to preserve some strands in a social safety net as "socialism" objectionable at best, appalling at worst.

President Obama, the Democratic Party, and Socialism: A Political Science Perspective

Benjamin Knoll | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Benjamin Knoll

It's entirely fair to call President Obama a liberal. It's even fair to call him a "big spending" liberal (assuming you're willing to call our previous president a "big spending conservative"). It is inaccurate, though, and a little disingenuous to call him a socialist.

Obamacare: the Truths Behind the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Aaron Wang | Posted 08.28.2012 | Teen
Aaron Wang

We as citizens must accept that there are aspects of our lives for which we need a government. Healthcare is one of them.

Volcker: Obama Socialist Claims Have 'No Connection With Reality'

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 03.25.2012 | Business

Paul Volcker sounded off on critics of President Obama in an interview with CBS's Anthony Mason. Asked whether he agrees with accusations that the...

Arthur Delaney

Socialist Party Derides Rick Perry 'Fairy Tale' Of Obama As Socialist | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

The Socialist Party USA is more than a little skeptical of Texas Gov. Rick Perry's claim Sunday that President Barack Obama belongs in their ranks. ...

How to Be a Liberal-Conservative-Socialist-Anarchist

Jedediah Purdy | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics
Jedediah Purdy

So much of our politics is insubstantive or irrational, and we often talk about our disagreements in terms of psychology, personality, and taste. Fair enough; but anarchism socialism, liberalism, and conservatism also all deserve to speak to us.

Rick Perry Is a Socialist in a Secessionist Costume

Bob Cesca | Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Despite his many remarks against the federal government, Rick Perry is in fact responsible for Texas being the second biggest state recipient of stimulus dollars -- ostensibly "redistributed" from tax payers in other states.

Stop Socializing the Downside and Privatizing the Upside

Joan Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joan Williams

The next time Republicans snarl "socialism," Democrats need to re-examine the baseline assumptions. Often you'll find a proposal to privatize profits and socialize risk.

When "Socialism" Meant Something

Jonathan Rabb | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jonathan Rabb

That socialism's ideals are alive and well in the US today -- on both the left and the right -- makes it so amazing that they should continue to be so badly misrepresented.

A Socialist Revival in Los Angeles

Jack Rothman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jack Rothman

The Democratic Socialists of America, the largest socialist body in the United States, is about to restart its LA local. Since the 1990s there has been no DSA unit in Tinseltown, despite the city's liberal stereotype.

Why President Obama Is Not (and Is) a Socialist

Van Gosse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Van Gosse

Fox News relentlessly sounds the "socialist" chorus, rallying some Americans with posters featuring hammer-and-sickle drawings next to our elected leader. But for the rest of the world, this all seems pretty silly:

The Tears of 24 Years May Finally Slow Down

Ann J. Atkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ann J. Atkinson

Almost every day of my law practice for the past 24 years has involved listening to someone tearfully tell the same tale. They worked until they got sick or injured.

How to Properly Criticize a President 101

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

If you want people to be frightened of Barack Obama because you say he's like Hitler, you have to understand that people don't hate Hitler because he provided governmental health care.

Apparently, You CAN Fool All of the People All of the Time

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

We are a fear-driven culture. There is a large segment of the population that, no matter how well you document it, will not let a good fact get in the way of their fears about health care reform.

Shouting Matches Between People, Straw Men at Town Halls

Ross Hyzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ross Hyzer

There are patriots among us who realize that a battle is raging. These foot soldiers of freedom have seized our town halls to loudly, incoherently speak truth to power.

National Anti-Obama Group Backs Down After Lawsuit From Chicago's BGA

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An activist group formed to combat the Obama administration's economic and health care agenda has agreed to change its name and forfeit its web addres...

Health Care Debate Loses Coherence

Tom Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Sullivan

One suspects, however, that behind much of the "Don't Tread On Me" rhetoric directed at Obama is a spluttering "... but, but, but, you're black!"

Congress Is Behaving as if the Health Care System Isn't in Tatters

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

We are either going to get no health care reform or watered-down health care legislation that acts as a bandage, helping some people but ignoring the larger problem creating the pain.

Palin: Obama Is Leading America Towards Socialism (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In her appearance on "Hannity" on Monday night, Sarah Palin claimed that the country was headed towards socialism. And she explained her decision not...

The "Teabag" Protests Smack of Neo-McCarthyism

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Today's "teabag" protests would be funny, if they didn't make me think of Sen. Joseph McCarthy, and what he might have accomplished if Fox News existed during his time.