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Republican Extremism

The Price of Failure and Rise of Extremism: How Democrats Blew It

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Hating Obama should not be an effective political organizing strategy, but is indeed in the absence of any effective Democratic backbone to counter right-wing absurdities. Democrats deserve their losses; they ceded the battle before it began.

Clinton Can Win 45 States

Brent Budowsky | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The GOP's Benghazi disease has metastasized into yet another committee in the Republican House of Inquisitions, seeking to waste taxpayer money in yet another failed effort to exploit the death of Americans and prosecute yet another witch hunt against Hillary Clinton.

Republican Extremists Know Exactly What They're Doing

Anis Shivani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Anis Shivani

The extremist faction is the Republican party (not whatever John Boehner or John McCain are supposed to stand for); the extremist faction is the ruling class's preferred direction for American politics in the near future, as unimaginable as it might seem today.

Simpson-Bowles Austerity Gang: Go Home

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Simpson and Bowles and austerity's other sales people aren't really economic thinkers. They're paid to pitch a product. They didn't invent austerity any more than Alex Rodriguez invented Pepsi. But what they're peddling isn't a soft drink. It's a lot worse for you than that.

Hillary '16, Obama '14

Brent Budowsky | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

It is time to pass the torch from the extremism, division and obstruction of Republicans to the leadership of opportunity and aspiration that was ignited with the election of Obama -- and would be culminated by the election of President Hillary Clinton.

GOP Hopes Succumb to Fringe Politics

David Jenkins | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
David Jenkins

That Republicans failed to capitalize on such an advantageous political landscape, should be cause for honest reflection, not illogical scapegoating. Blaming the wrong thing will only guarantee similar failures in the future.

The Republican Party Is a National Disgrace

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

Missouri Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin has been appropriately pilloried over the past 24 hours for his amazing "legitimate rape" comments. But should we any longer be surprised? Isn't this what the Republican Party has come to?

Has the Press Lost Its Guts... Or Is It Just Being "Fair"?

Dan Rather | Posted 08.05.2012 | Media
Dan Rather

Norman Ornstein and Thomas Mann write that much of the blame for the dysfunction in Congress lies with the Republican Party. Sounds like fighting words to me, but the traditional press doesn't seem to want any part of this showdown.

Rick Santorum's God Games

Zaki Hasan | Posted 04.22.2012 | Politics
Zaki Hasan

Santorum's not just trolling for votes here. He seems to actually believe every regressive, repressive, and downright illogical belief he espouses.

Michael McAuliff

GOP Urges Members To Be Less Extreme, More Political | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The potential Republican retreat from a hard-line stance on extending the payroll tax cut comes as GOP leaders have been quietly urging ...

Has Barack Obama Accidentally Ruined the Republican Party?

James Lancaster | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
James Lancaster

Since the 2008 election it has been unfortunate to witness the Republican Party regress as a political party and move towards more radical movements, as is clear with the rise of the Tea Party.

The "Gridlock" Story: Why Media Balance Is Broken

Spencer Critchley | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics
Spencer Critchley

In order for the mainstream media to claim that their version of balance reflects the moderate middle, they're forced to ignore the actual moderate middle.

The Psychology of Extremism

Ian I. Mitroff | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics
Ian I. Mitroff

It is not possible to understand fully why moderates are no longer welcome within the Republican Party -- indeed why for all practical purposes the Party has been completely taken over by extremists -- in conventional terms alone.

Frank Rich: Even Glenn Beck Is Right Twice A Day | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Beck frequently strikes the pose of an apocalyptic prophet, even insisting that he predicted 9/11. This summer he also started warning of domestic ter...

Gates-Crowley Battle Not About Race, but Rather Citizens' Rights

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Hanania

When you look past the argument over race, you can see that a homeowner's rights were trampled on by the investigating and then arresting officer.