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Fear Is The Right Wing's Best Friend

The Huffington Post | Howard Fineman | Posted 11.25.2015 | World

MADRID -- Spain was ruled by a fascist dictator for 35 years until 1975. The last thing Spaniards want is another one -- here or elsewhere. The ...

Hunt Terrorists in Paris Massacre, Not Witch-hunt Muslims

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The right-wing's manic desire to turn every horrific and bloody terror attack into a political vendetta against immigrants and Muslims is a worn script. But it's a serviceable one.

The Myth of the Lone Wolf Terrorist

John A. Tures | Posted 11.14.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

The myth of the lone wolf terrorist is one that assumes terrorists are born that way. They are lifelong solitary individuals striking at a completely random target, only to disappear into the shadows, without a hint to law enforcement. But that's not always the case.

Not Voting for Hillary If She Is the Nominee Is "Cutting Off Your Nose to Spite Your Face"

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 11.12.2015 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

There are purists who would "cut off their nose to spite their face." They represent the mistaken idea if you can't find the person who agrees with everything you want you take actions possibly electing someone against everything you want.

Terror Inmates: Countering Violent Extremism in Prison and Beyond

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

The United States faces multiple severe risk factors and a diverse set of emerging contemporary actors in the area of mass terrorism with shots on goal increasingly coming from across both the ideological and competency spectrum.

Hillary: Vast or Half-Vast Right Wing Conspiracy?

Bernie Shine | Posted 10.03.2015 | Politics
Bernie Shine

In 1998, Hillary Clinton stated, "The vast right wing conspiracy has been conspiring against my husband since the day he announced for president." Today, Hillary has been assailed by the right on three issues: Benghazi, The Clinton Foundation, and her use of a private email server

The Pope Is Catholic. Get Over It!

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 10.01.2015 | Religion
David J. Dunn, PhD

News flash for progressives: Pope Francis is not one of you! He never has been. The same thing goes for conservatives. The man is just Catholic.

Fear the Magical Vagina

Susie Sampson | Posted 09.15.2015 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

VAGINAS. I have to admit that I actually agree with the GOP...those vaginas are questionable places.

It's NOT the Economy, Stupid!

Michael Bader, D.M.H. | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics
Michael Bader, D.M.H.

Liberals are sorely mistaken when they assume that Maslow's hierarchy of needs is universal and that programs primarily promoting economic redistribution are going to speak to what people most deeply care about.

OK, GOP Presidential Field, Who's for Bringing Back Slavery?

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 08.20.2015 | Media
Clay Farris Naff

You knew it was coming. Like porno producers and morning-drive DJs, Republican presidential contenders are continually on the prowl for new ways to shock and offend. And in the Iowa State Fair season, no one makes the media porker squeal like the despicable Donald.

Donald Trump and the Polarization of America

Mirah Riben | Posted 08.12.2015 | Entertainment
Mirah Riben

How we speak and the decorum and class many have come to expect has nothing to with what political party or ideology one supports. What is political is how attitudes toward marginalized groups affect lawmakers' decision-making.

#SignsYoureRightWing Proves Conservatives Love Tax Cuts, Not Jokes

Tommy Campbell | Posted 08.06.2015 | Comedy
Tommy Campbell

Many say the right wing has an inferior sense of humor, and I guess it's only logical that the political right are not up for a laugh. After all, their politicians are the first to slash arts from the budget.

Washington Times Echoes Chevron's Lies in Hit Piece

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 07.23.2015 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

As part of an ongoing effort to blur the truth, The Washington Times just published a "hit piece" against Amazon Watch, which has long supported the Ecuadorian communities that were devastated by decades of Chevron's reckless actions for which it has been found guilty in a landmark environmental lawsuit.

How The Right's 'Abortion Industry' Lie Led To The Latest Planned Parenthood Smear

Miranda Blue | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics
Miranda Blue

it is a dishonest attempt to undermine abortion rights by portraying abortion providers and pro-choice groups as profit-hungry predators. This smear is nothing new -- this is just its most lurid and best-publicized iteration.

Bottom of the Barrel

Jeff Danziger | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Be Careful Of Retrospective Data In Assessing Terror Threat

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

Our focus on only one type of ideological terrorist risk creates what economists call availability heuristics, where fears about the frequency of events come to frame an inaccurate understanding of them. With everything from terrorism to vehicular accidents, our risks are broader than our fears dictate.

Let's Be Clear: Gay Men Are Not Child Molesters and Should Serve as Boy Scout Leaders

Steve Siebold | Posted 06.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Steve Siebold

In 2014, the Boy Scouts of America finally began to allow openly gay youths into its organization. As of today, no youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone. It was a great victory indeed.

Dear God, Please Just Say No to Governor Jindal

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics
Bill Quigley

Dear God, if you are listening to Governor Jindal's prayers asking if he should run for president, please just say, "No." Louisiana cannot afford his ambitions anymore.

Pamela Geller Is Not a Hero, But...

Michael Keegan | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics
Michael Keegan

The fact that she was attacked for her speech doesn't make Geller a hero, or her speech any less hateful.

The GOP Shark Has Officially Jumped Over the Moon

Nick Desai | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics
Nick Desai

There are elected United States senators looking into a theory that the president of the United States is planning to invade Texas, which is in the United States. Right now, today, in 2015.

Bible Society Museum

Martin Marty | Posted 05.05.2015 | Religion
Martin Marty

"Museum of Biblical Art to Close, Despite Recent Crowds," a New York Times headline read on April 28. The reviews of its current Donatello show were very positive, but, as author Randy Kennedy explained, they could do nothing to help prevent the closing.

Fellow Liberals, Please Stop Claiming Jesus Accepts LGBT People

Chris Sosa | Posted 06.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Chris Sosa

Ethical perspectives evolve over time and shouldn't be bound by the musings of ancient writers who had absolutely no imagining of our contemporary world.

Tea Party and Likud East and West: A Symbiosis of Fear and Division

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

The Tea Partyers and members of Likud, including Benjamin Netanyahu, give no real alternatives to negotiated settlements other than war.

Reinventing Republicanism in Poland

John Feffer | Posted 04.17.2015 | World
John Feffer

Poland has never been a particularly liberal country. In other words, its political culture has not focused on the individual or individual rights. Consider the great confrontation of the 1980s: between the collectivist ideology of the Communist Party and the spirit of solidarity of the opposition.

American Snipers

Jeff Danziger | Posted 04.05.2015 | Politics
Jeff Danziger