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Right Wing Populism

The GOP's Real Problem? It's Not Conservative Enough

Alex Knepper | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics
Alex Knepper

Philosophical conservatism is not a panacea to our nation's problems -- it can be too stuffy, too trusting of tradition, and too attached to visions of a mythical past. But it is a vital component of a healthy political system.

Pentagon Attack Highlights Growing Conspiracist Anger

Chip Berlet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chip Berlet

Is it a surprise that an angry citizen, John Patrick Bedell, attacked the entrance to the Pentagon? Was it a surprise that an angry taxpayer flew his ...

Angry Voters, Right-Wing Populism, and Racial Violence

Chip Berlet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chip Berlet

Some pundits who backed the Tea Bag protesters and Town Hall criers were well aware of the racialized content of their rhetoric.

Time for a Reset: Obama and Dems Must Take on Wall Street and Create Jobs or Lose

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Barack Obama won on a promise to change the cozy insider game between Washington and big business but instead has done little to challenge the power of America's corporate oligarchy.

Haiti and the Roots of America's Crazy Fake Populism: Astroturf is Nothing New

Marcella Mroczkowski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcella Mroczkowski

The political and social development of the American South were radically changed by the Haitian Slave Rebellion -- the only successful slave rebellion in history, and one inspired by the American Revolution.

Roots of Right-Wing Populist Rage -- Reds to Beds

Chip Berlet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chip Berlet

There are tens of millions of conservative Christian evangelicals who read, watch, or hear crazy messages on a weekly basis. Stop laughing and start organizing.

Roots of Right Wing Populist Rage -- Realignment

Chip Berlet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chip Berlet

It is neither accurate nor useful to see the current Right wing as one gigantic top-down, corporate run, astroturf, revolt of ignorant wingnuts.

Roots of Right-Wing Populist Rage -- the Christian Right

Chip Berlet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chip Berlet

Many of the ideas in the Political Right ignore about 50 years of social science -- but not in their book. Or on the TV they watch. Or the radio they listen to. Or the magazines they read.

Vast Conspiracy of Leftist Parasites and Traitors

Chip Berlet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chip Berlet

With a wink and a nod, right-wing apparatchiks are networking with the apocalyptic Christian right and resurgent armed militias to hobble the work of the Obama Administration.

Healthcare, Right-Wing Populism, & Civil Society

Chip Berlet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chip Berlet

Anger and shouting are part of the chaos of real democratic struggles over policy. People who support a government role in providing health care need to step up -- not to disrupt, but to show some backbone.

Barney Frank Slams LaRouchite Fascism at Healthcare Meeting

Chip Berlet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chip Berlet

When a woman castigating Barney Frank held up a sign comparing President Obama to Hitler, Frank did the right thing, asking: "On what planet do you spend most of your time?"