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On the Fragility of Ideologues.

Shan Wells | Posted 03.01.2015 | Media
Shan Wells

RedState, and Moe Lane, would do well to stop using a childish "mock & block" policy to censor debate on their site. Come join the adult conversation, fellas. You can do it.

Thom Tillis Is Wrong For The U.S. Senate

Brian LaSorsa | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics
Brian LaSorsa

Let's face it -- establishment Republicans' influence is waning. The grassroots come out for individuals whose values they share. It's difficult to inspire confidence when your nominee continues to skip candidate forums across the entire state of North Carolina.

Tea Party Leader: Cory Gardner Is A 'Weasel'

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 08.09.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. Erick Erickson has made a name for himself and gained significant influence among conservative though...

RedState: What Will Republicans Do About Immigration?

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 08.08.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. On Monday, Capitol Hill shuttered for a five-week recess. That means lawmaker visits to local wind-po...

OOPS: Rick Perry Can't Remember What State He's In

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

Add another forgetful moment to Texas Gov. Rick Perry's list of gaffes. The Dallas Morning News reported Saturday that Perry appeared at a RedState...

New Era of 'Open Debates' Begins In Elizabeth Warren's Backyard

Adam Green | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics
Adam Green

Open Debates will be a game changer in our political process -- ensuring that questions get asked that the public actually cares about. What starts in Massachusetts will hopefully become the norm for local, state, congressional, and even presidential debates in the future.

The Unsettling Link Between Ukraine And Conservative Websites

BuzzFeed | Posted 07.16.2013 | Media

WASHINGTON — Several conservative bloggers repeated talking points given to them by a proxy group for the Ukrainian government — and at least one ...

Michael Calderone

Erick Erickson: 'Conservative Media Is Failing' | Michael Calderone | Posted 02.27.2013 | Media

WASHINGTON -– RedState’s Erick Erickson took aim at conservative media Wednesday for “failing to advance ideas and stories” and not concentrat...

Meghan McCain Scares Blog Into Removing Parody Post

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 11.27.2011 | Media

Don't mess with Meghan. Last week, conservative site RedState posted a Meghan McCain parody, mocking her criticism of Rick Perry as "George Bush 2...

Amanda Terkel

Rick Perry Officially Running For President | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.13.2011 | Politics

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) officially jumped into the 2012 presidential race on Saturday, framing a promise to prioritize job creat...

Amanda Terkel

Nikki Haley Chats With Rick Perry About His Presidential Announcement | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.13.2011 | Politics

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- What do you do the morning you're set to announce you're running for president? Apparently, you call up the governor of one of the...

Friday Talking Points [140] -- Pledging Nonsense

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The White House has been in the news this past week, mostly for who will be leaving it soon. One is tempted to insert the old "will the last to leave...

Erick Erickson Gets Book Contract, Release Spells Republican Wrong | Betsy Rothstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

This just in...with the word Republican misspelled in the release's headline. ...

Fox News, Health Care, and the Right-Wing Nervous Breakdown

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Over the past few months, the right-wing media, along with self-adoring Tea Party members, made the mistake of believing their own hype.

The Week in Punditry, According to Pundits

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

In today's Wilshire & Washington, the pundits take on the punditry! With special guest Matt Lewis, conservative analyst and a writer for Politics Dail...

Erick Erickson: GOP Does Not Want A Black Man In The Senate

Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Despite paeans to diversity, the Republican Party clearly does not want a black man -- or any minority candidate -- in the Senate, leading conservativ...

Postcards From the Edge (And by Edge, I Mean CPAC)

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

Anyone who has followed The Conservative Political Action Conference over the years isn't surprised by the antics on display at its 2010 incarnation -- the crazy continues.

Erick Erickson Endorses Ken Buck Over Jane Norton For Colorado Senate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Influential right-wing blogger Erick Erickson of has announced his support for underdog Senate candidate Ken Buck over Jane Norton in Col...

Jason Linkins

RedState's Erick Erickson Defends Controversial Twitter Posts On 'Colbert Report' (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Last night, RedState's Erick Erickson defended most of his controversial Twitter posts and explained his opposition to a GOP purity test during an app...

Jason Linkins

Conservatives Protest Snowe's Finance Committee Vote By Sending Her... Rock Salt? | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

So, just in case you were sprawled under a heavy rock, yesterday, chillaxing, the exciting health care reform news is that Senator Olympia Snowe -- th...

Erick Erickson: Top Priority 'Beating The Republican Establishment'

St. Petersburg Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Between pecks at his laptop, Macon City Council member Erick Erickson ticked off some of his goals for the new year: [...] This die-hard Republican...

Tea Party National Convention Blocks Press

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Skepticism about the Tea Party National Convention has been brewing over the past week, and now there's even more reason to wonder. It was reported y...

With The New York Times Now Monitoring, Right-Wing Media Goes Bonkers

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Like a proud peacock showing off its feathers, the right-wing media was in full bloom, showing the Times all the tricks that have made the movement's trade so renowned.

Anatomy of the Tea Party Movement: The Media

Alex Brant-Zawadzki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Brant-Zawadzki

After Rick Santelli ranted about government spending on CNBC, coverage by FOX News, conservative talk show hosts, and right-side bloggers pushed the Tea Parties to prominence.

WashTimes and Fox News Now Unleashing Mobs On Private Citizens (Including Kids)

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

The conservative movement has become a mindless mob, and the right-wing media, more and more often, are sending their overeager foot soldiers out on seek-and-destroy missions involving private citizens.