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Post-Election: Fact & Fiction

Rick Horowitz | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Some people would rather spin stories. Some people would rather change the subject. So: Before the Woes of Petraeus drown out that whole election thin...

Fast & Furious? Or Daft & Spurious?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 08.25.2012 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Either way, it's a conspiracy beyond imagining! ...

The White Right TAPP Dances Black Truths Out of American History

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 08.07.2012 | Black Voices
Leonce Gaiter

The right's strength is its ability to immerse itself in tribal warmth of sexist, racist, homophobic waters, while simply sprinkling the rest of us with their refreshing mists. And they are refreshing. Admit it.

Limbaugh Flap Is Latest Proof of Talk Radio's Political Influence

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.20.2012 | Media
Sandy Goodman

With talk radio almost uncontested, too many of today's conservative talkers take advantage of the fact that if you tell a lie big enough, people will believe it. Is it any wonder that large numbers of Americans still think the president is a Muslim or a foreigner or worse?

Wisconsin Recall Opponents: Barking Up the Wrong Fruit

Rick Horowitz | Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

When the car dealership sells you a clunker, you're allowed to send it back -- that's the Lemon Law. And here in Wisconsin, when your governor turns out to be a clunker, you're allowed to send him back, too -- that's a recall.

Obama the Bargainer in Chief? Don't Hold Your Breath

Rick Horowitz | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Barack Obama stayed away, and the super committee squabbled and quarreled and came up with nothing. Whereas if he had joined the conversation, the super committee would have... squabbled and quarreled and come up with nothing.

A Birther Apologizes

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.13.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

When President Barack Obama's birth certificate was released, I was looking forward to hearing the birthers say they were sorry for their attack on Obama. How naïve could I possibly have been?

Targeting Unions: The Table Scraps War

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The regular people of Toilerville worked hard, but it was difficult to stay ahead even in the best of times. Which is why the regular people of Toilerville were so grateful for the gristle.

In Madison, The Governor Gets Buffaloed

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

So it turns out I'm not the only person in Wisconsin without caller ID. Then again, I never get any calls from Buffalo bloggers pretending to be one of my billionaire sugar daddies.

In Wisconsin, Singing Out for Justice

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

There once was a union maid/ Who found herself betrayed/ By sharps and clowns in Madison town/ Who decided that they'd degrade her trade.

After Tucson

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Too much too soon, too sad, too quickly. The news out of Tucson is only days old, but already it seems as if we've known the place, known the major...

Tucson -- And the Next Rampage

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Already there have been bricks thrown through windows, and pictures of nooses. Already the authorities have had to increase security for certain gove...

African-American Voter Turnout in 2010 May Hinge on the President Who Happens to be Black

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

An African-American friend told me that "Obama is not the African-American President. He's a black man who happens to be the President." Will that no...

A Crescendo of Innuendo: Obama and the Muslim Myth

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

Mitch McConnell says he's never done anything wrong with mutton. I take him at his word, for Mitch McConnell is an honorable man.

The Race Card: Dealing From the Bottom of the Deck

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Say the magic words and end the conversation. Say the magic words, and uncomfortable facts and figures disappear. Responsibility? Gone. Complicity? Vanquished, with a phrase.

My Journey From Sp*c to Sp*c

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Fernando Espuelas

As a small child living in Connecticut, recently arrived from Uruguay at a time when Latinos were still rare outside of the major metropolis, I was quickly labeled "spic."

Attacks on Obama? What About Bush?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Any comparison of any American political figure, past or present, to Hitler is way beyond the bounds of acceptable comment. It's also cataclysmically stupid as a matter of history, but that's another point.

Murder by Metaphor

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

[Warning: This column contains language and images that many people will find deeply offensive. Many people, but not enough.] Just so we're clear: Th...

What's Left? An Interview With Jennifer Nedeau, Former Director of Digital Strategy, Air America Media

Chrissie Brodigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chrissie Brodigan

Air America's end reveals a great opportunity that the left needs to find a way to fill and fill fast. The right is surpassing the left in both its simple use of existing tools as well as innovation of new tools.

The New Enemy - It's Worse Than We Thought

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

This is a new kind of enemy, but like the enemy outside, they will not be defeated until people of good will for whom they claim to speak and act stop quietly acquiescing and speak out against them.

Jason Linkins

Michael Savage Dropped From "Flagship" Radio Station | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Via ThinkProgress comes the news that San Francisco radio station 910 KNEW has dropped conservative talk-show host Michael Savage from its lineup. KN...

School Daze: That Speech Was Controversial?!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Take heart, my friends. Our national leaders and media titans aren't nearly as spineless, as clueless, as paranoid as they appear to be. It's all an act.

Conservative Argument for Healthcare Reform: Part 3: St. Matthew is on our side.

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

The Gospel reading at Kennedy's funeral was a sharp stick in the eye of the Congresspeople sitting in the pews.

I Want You to Sell Your Body!

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

We grouse about Congress people prostituting themselves all the time. If we believe in health care, we may have to do the same, as it were.

The Current Reforms Need People, Not Money

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

If you want healthcare you may have to take grief from the party-insiders in the area. Tough noogies. Guess what -- the Congresspeople need political cover to get this done. Make their knees stronger.