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Palin's Play of the Obama as Hitler Card Was Inevitable

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The only surprise when Sarah Palin tweeted out her message to followers likening President Obama to Hitler was that it took so long for her to make the comparison.

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.

Individuals Who Label Obama a Socialist to be Sentenced to Four Months of Mr. Bilweki's World History Class (Satire)

Brock Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Brock Cohen

Conservatives railed against the Obama administration this week in response to a key provision buried within the nation's landmark health care reform law.

GOP Hypocrisy Has Been Exposed by the BP Oil Disaster

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

What's most politically disturbing about the gulf spill is the cowardice of the right in failing to take any responsibility for its positions. Let us not forget the primary plank of the 2008 GOP platform: "Drill baby, drill!"

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:

Health Care Reform: Deep Twitter Thoughts on The Health Care Vote

Katie Halper | Posted 03.22.2010 | Comedy
Katie Halper

Stupak is like a boyfriend who starts saying all the right stuff after you've decided to break up with him.

Sam Stein

Kaine: Socialist Taunts Hurt Tea Party More Than Obama | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DNC Chairman Tim Kaine took to the National Press Club on Wednesday to gloat about the showing of Democrats in primary contests the night before. In t...

Civility Asleep

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

It is fair to say that, at this moment, civility is asleep. How else can we explain allegations that the president is a socialist when nothing he has done has even the taint of socialism.

Sam Stein

Rep. Blackburn Won't Pledge To Stop Calling Obama A Socialist | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Marsha Blackburn, one of the most prominent flamethrowers in the House of Representatives, simply could not commit herself on Thursday to no long...

Progressive Cultural Consumers Far From Socialists

Patricia Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Patricia Martin

98% of people who might otherwise be characterized as progressive (shopping green, recycling, and engaging in creative pursuits) agree with the statement, "My success depends on me."

Political Labels 101: A Lesson for Republicans and Teabaggers

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

I acknowledge that a fair debate on health care can be had. But what I have no patience for is the ignorance being injected into our national consciousness, most recently by Sarah Palin.

Anti-Obama Images Circulate (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

*See images below* Just as President Obama is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize -- drawing rebukes from critics on both left and right -- anti-Obama imag...

Stay in School, and Other Socialist Propaganda

Kristina Brittenham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kristina Brittenham

Obama is the President already. Even if you disagree with what he says, it matters. Instead of refusing to allow your children to be up to date on current affairs, it's possible to tell them why you disagree with the President.

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.

Aug. 17, 2009, News Update

Richard Valeriani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Valeriani

Town hall meetings on health care reform....Debate or Debacle? Media make sure squeakiest wheels get the grease.

Reading The Pictures: Grandma Must Die!

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2009-08-12-shaw_obamacare.jpgHonestly, the whole "Death Panel" thing was so "out there," it didn't resonate with me until I came across this Newscom photo today.

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...

Great Recession: All's Well That Ends Well?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Wolff

So it's almost official. The recession is almost over.

Channeling "Tito the Builder" in Miami

David Paul Appell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Paul Appell

The media and the Democratic Party would have us believe that Dems will clean up down here at the Sunshine State's tip, and as NPR's "All Things Consi...

The "S" Word and a Bankrupt GOP

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

While Republicans may think the "S" word is their magic weapon in stopping Obama's momentum, they fail to recognize that the 2008 election was a mandate for more government.

Capitalists, Socialists, and OPM

Bob Rice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bob Rice

There's nothing wrong with Wall Streets's "eat what you kill" mentality. Except the bankers must remember that, in the wild, if the Tribe doesn't survive, no one eats at all.

Finally Seeing Clearly

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mike Papantonio

I was advised to take a break from political clutter and that peculiar kind of tunnel vision that develops when we focus too closely on any tiny part of the huge world around us.

GOP Rep: Obama May Not Be Hitler, But He Is A Socialist

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Paul Broun, the Georgia Republican who warned of a coming Obama dictatorship, is now (sort of) sorry. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports: ...

Jason Linkins

This Day In 'Center-Right' Schizophrenia | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Right-tilting pundits have fallen all over themselves to insist that the U.S. remains some sort of "center-right" nation -- this despite the fact that positions they once advertised as "extreme" are now, quite clearly, embraced fully.

Pa. Gov. Rendell Holds Press Conference To Fight McCain-Palin Smears

Denise Dennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Denise Dennis

PHILADELPHIA -- "John McCain promised a decent and honest campaign," said Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell at a press conference in Philadelphia this ...