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Scalia and Alito: Have You No Sense of Decency, Sirs?

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Bill Quigley

It is past time for family, friends, lawyers, legal associations and law schools to ask Alito and Scalia to halt and to answer the question "Have you no sense of decency, sirs?"

It's a Wonderful Life, Comrade

Michael Winship | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics
Michael Winship

The Hollywood Christmas classic was once accused of hiding a subversive Communist message. A number of years ago, I was telling a longtime city dweller friend of mine yet another story about the small, upstate New York town in which I grew up.

The Wildest Political Night in the History of Hollywood

Greg Mitchell | Posted 12.26.2014 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

The showdown over a loyalty oath that would deny any Communist affiliation had finally arrived. On one side: The SAG president, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, who faced ''the most dramatic evening in my life,'' he later recalled. On the other: Cecil B. DeMille, one of the founders of the movie industry.

My Creature From The Black Lagoon, or the Fun of Terror

Timothy Braun | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Timothy Braun

In discussing the unique nature of terror with my students, I provide a blow-by-blow example as how horror movies reflect the sociology of the past fifty years.

North Pond Hermit Is No Robin Hood

Michael Sigman | Posted 08.13.2013 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

The recent arrest of "North Pond Hermit" Chris Knight -- a forest-dwelling loner and serial thief who is said to have committed 1000 burglaries over t...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Good Night, and Good Luck's David Strathairn

Dan Persons | Posted 12.26.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Released at a time when America's faith in journalism was undergoing serious turmoil, George Clooney's drama Good Night, and Good Luck was a stirring reminder of the importance of the institution.

Mitt Romney: Closeted Redistributionist

Bob Cesca | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Of course Mitt Romney supports redistribution. Everyone supports redistribution to some extent. It's literally how the government collects and spends tax revenue.

Is This Chinese Company Getting The 'Red Scare' Treatment In The U.S.?

Reuters | Jim Wolf | Posted 11.12.2012 | Technology

By Jim Wolf WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A paper published by China's biggest telecommunications equipment maker said the company's path into...

The Great Communicator: Leonard Bernstein and His Legacy

Mena Mark Hanna | Posted 10.26.2012 | Arts
Mena Mark Hanna

Leonard Bernstein's legacy is more vital than ever in a time when the arts face a threat greater than a lack of public funding: a lack of public interest.

Jason Linkins

Daily Caller Decides The Time Is Ripe For Some Good, Old-Fashioned Jew Counting

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

Good news for people who love breathless paranoia! Matt Boyle, who by day serves as the Daily Caller's "Fast and Furious" muckraker, landed a hot scoo...

PHOTOS: Blacklisted New York Photographers

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 03.27.2012 | New York

In 1936, a group of left-leaning, politically radical photographers in New York-- many of whom were Jewish, first-generation Americans-- formed The Ph...

Islamophobia Network Targets Top Performing American Schools

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 11.26.2011 | Religion
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

While I recognize that there are legitimate concerns regarding the use of public funds for these charter schools... it seems that at the heart of this is an undercurrent of phobia about Islamic teaching in America.

Tea Party Republican Governors Embrace Socialism

Bob Cesca | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

While federal government involvement in disaster relief is now and always a critical function of the federal government, I can't help but to ask Chris Christie and the others: If you're seriously opposed to government interference in state matters, can we have it back, please?

Stage Door: Personal Enemy, Lombardi

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

59E59 Theaters' Personal Enemy, set in the Red Scare of the 1950s, is a mess. It's an important subject, but the writing is stilted and the plot transitions awkward.

Howard Zinn's Unwholesome Influence

Sean Paige | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sean Paige

The really damning element of the Zinn saga isn't that he wrote books, but that these became textbooks, which were warmly and uncritically received by the public school establishment.

Exposing Glenn Beck as a Dangerous Fraud, Part 2

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bob Cesca

Beck owes it to his audience to "step out of character" and admit, on his show, that he's staging an elaborate hoax. His hero Orson Welles did it, and so can he.

Guest Blog: McCarthyism and Climate Change

Giles Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Giles Slade

Climate change denialists adopt bold new tactics; intimidation, cyber-bullying, break-ins and incidents of industrial espionage.

Exorcising America's Diplomatic Demons

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

What we need is for Obama to pull a Nixon and attempt to cut a deal with Tehran as well as with competing forces in Afghanistan that meets their nationalist aspirations and our security interests.

Yoo Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg Documents Radio/TV Diva Gertrude Berg Popular from Great Depression Through McCarthy Era

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

Yoo Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg underscores a unique moment in our history when the Jewish experience crossed over into households composed of African Americans and Midwesterners, as they all listened to The Rise of the Goldbergs.

Learning From History On Health Care Reform

Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sahil Kapur

The most transformative health care overhauls that succeeded in the last century employed the same strategy: build on what we've got and let the changes happen organically.

The Wingnut Revolution

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

What the far-right appears to suggest is that ideas that are supported by 82% of Americans are criminal acts of tyranny, and an eventual tax increase of pennies on the dollar for the wealthiest 2% is worthy of opposition by revolutionary means.

Finally, Health Insurance 90 Years Late

Paul A. London | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Paul A. London

Americans do not understand how close the country came to having universal health insurance nine decades ago or why it failed.