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Red Baiting

Newt Has A Monstrously Bad Idea

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Newt Gingrich's supposed smartness is rather indiscriminate, when examined closely. Newt has what he considers 10 or 12 brilliant ideas each day, which he is in the habit of just tossing out for discussion.

Why Bernie's Strong Poll Numbers Against Trump Are For Real

Les Leopold | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Les Leopold

The most common response is that Bernie as yet has not been tested by the Republican's slime machine. This meme is repeated so often (especially by Hillary surrogates) that it has taken on the status of conventional wisdom. It must be true or why would everyone be saying it?

When a Woman Dared to Run for the U.S. Senate -- and Richard Nixon Destroyed Her

Greg Mitchell | Posted 12.20.2014 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

It was the campaign that would earn him a nickname that stuck: Tricky Dick.

Red Baiting Is the Last Refuge to Which Joe Lhota Clings

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.25.2013 | New York
Lincoln Mitchell

Republican candidate for mayor Joe Lhota seems to have decided the best way to overcome his 40 point deficit in the polls is by red baiting Democratic nominee Bill de Blasio.

A Politically-Polarized Sesquicentennial

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While we are indeed currently politically divided and somewhat polarized, this is actually our normal state as a nation -- and on the polarization scale, we're nowhere near the "most divided" we've ever been. Far from it.

The F Word: Rolling Over on Shirley Sherrod

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

How many times is the Obama administration going to roll over for Glenn Beck?

Socialism for the Tea Parties

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The Tea Party movement has an intense hatred for anything they deem to be socialist, while both appreciating and wanting more government support for programs they like.

What the Health Care Bill Might Mean

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

If the Democrats can create some momentum of their own, and learn the lessons of health care, then they may be able to substantially reduce the electoral damage in November.

The F Word: Aren't We Cheneyed Out Yet?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

At what point do we call them the family of mass intimidation and simply stop playing into the Cheney clan's tired old terror tactics? Liz is the lat...

The Insurance Lobby's Strategy: Class Warfare from Above

Leighton Woodhouse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leighton Woodhouse

The insurance lobby and their proxies in the GOP are using red-baiting techniques that are as old as Communism itself to brand working Americans who support reform as "un-American."

Bobby Jindal, Dan Quayle and Socialist Health Care

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Fear, not surprisingly, has remained one of the key tenets of the Republican message during Obama's presidency.

The Shovel or the Sickle

Susie Bright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susie Bright

The most unsettling element of Obama's inauguration address wasn't Ricky Warren or Dopey Roberts -- it was the President's soft-pedal of our economic nightmare.

A Few More Words For Studs

Jamie Kalven | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jamie Kalven

Three days after Studs Terkel's death, the New York Times published a column by critic Edward Rothstein titled "An Appraisal: He Gave Voice to Many, Among Them Himself." The piece is a striking instance of the low art of red-baiting disguised as high-minded criticism.

Paint McCain a Red-Baiter

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The "small government" Bush and Republican Congress increased spending, thus replacing the budget surplus bequeathed them with deficits.