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The State of Our Union Is Not Strong

Kevin Richberg | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics
Kevin Richberg

Over a week ago, the President had the opportunity to be painfully and blatantly honest with his fellow Americans about the actual current state of ou...

White Men and Their Guns

Leonard Steinhorn | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
Leonard Steinhorn

Perhaps we are asking the wrong questions in our national gun control debate. The issue is not whether we should have gun control laws in this country -- or what they should be.

Andrew Burmon

PHOTOS: 55,000 Miles In America | Andrew Burmon | Posted 10.17.2011 | Travel

James Reeves acts like he's just another guy who took an American road trip. When he says he's driven 55,000 miles back and forth across the U.S. in b...

It's 'Take-Our-Country-Back' Time Again

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

During the 2010 elections, the heyday of the Tea Party, we were treated to some soaring oratory by real, "take-our-country-back" Americans: Those real...

Jason Linkins

Rally To Restore Sanity's Roots: A 'Relatively Closer Look' At Hitler References | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

For the next couple of weeks, we'll be celebrating the upcoming Rally To Restore Sanity/March To Keep Fear Alive by highlighting the ways in which "Th...

Jason Linkins

Rally To Restore Sanity's Roots: 'Real America' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

For the next couple of weeks, we'll be celebrating the upcoming Rally To Restore Sanity/March To Keep Fear Alive by highlighting the ways in which "Th...

Big Daddy's Rules for the 2010 Campaign Trail

Burns Strider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Burns Strider

I'm all about winning. And I live for hardball politics. I get it naturally. But, dividing and angering voters; displacing the common ground of being American from under their feet in order to win has catastrophic consequences.

Review: The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia

Rupert Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rupert Russell

Director Julien Nitzberg and producer Johnny Knoxville's , The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia, is an almost anthropological study of redneck culture, done through a portrait of it at it's most extreme, crystallized into the form of the White family, local celebrities of Boone County, WV.

Jon Stewart Breaks Down "Real America" (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

While "The Daily Show" taking a vacation is understandable (they work pretty hard to make us laugh at the world's ridiculousness), it's also really fr...

Projection TV: Real Americans Watch Fox News

Tom Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Sullivan

Conservatives -- or "Real Americans" -- are easily threatened, and view those outside their tribe with suspicion. Those outside their tribe don't deserve a lot: especially not the right to vote.

Ahmadinejad Is a Long Word

Michael Showalter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Michael Showalter

Using big words can sometimes con an audience into thinking things make sense when in fact they don't. "Boy, that's a long word, Sarah Palin must know what she's talking about."

Far Right Inaugurates Palin as "Their President"

Darin Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Darin Murphy

In an unprecedented moment in history, Governor Sarah Palin was sworn in today by the far right wing of the Republican Party as the first female President of The Real America.

New Yorkers Count Too

Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hanna Ingber Win

I was so close to not voting. I live in New York, it doesn't really matter anyway. But then the guilt built up inside of me. What would I say when my grandchildren asked about this historic election?

"Real" America Ignores Real Problems

Molly Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Molly Green

The conception of "real" America that McCain and Palin are putting forth is baffling; it labels entire cities, states, and cross sections of the US as un-American.

Little Town, Big Town

Marcia DeSanctis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia DeSanctis

There is no advantage in deliberately creating character divisions based on geography in a country where good and bad, and hard-worker, slacker -- and unemployed -- mean the same, everywhere.

The Plumber's Son

Tom Cosgrove | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Cosgrove

My dad was a plumber. My dad was a Republican. And if my dad were alive today, he would never vote for John McCain. My father would respect McCain's ...

2008 Election Reveals What the G.O.P. Has Become

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

Can someone remind me when conservatism was granted sole authority to determine who loves this country and who is un-American?

Excuse Me, But Didn't McCain and Palin Just Say That the Victims of 9/11 Weren't 'Real Americans'?

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

The wives and husbands who continue to grieve, the parents who lost sons and daughters, the children whose healing is yet to come? They're not real Americans?