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Duck Dynasty Has Freedom of Speech, Not Freedom From Criticism

Stefanie Williams | Posted 02.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Stefanie Williams

just like you're entitled to your opinion, I am entitled to mine. And I will vocally tell you your opinion is kind of crazy and slightly hateful and more than a little uneducated.

Good Grief! It's the Far Right, Charlie Brown!

Lester & Charlie | Posted 02.04.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

The conservative publishing house Regnery, publishing home of profound thinkers like Newt Gingrich and Ann Coulter, has licensed Charlie Brown, along with the rest of the Peanuts troupe, for a planned "Little Patriot" series of books for children.

Schools Meddle in Parents' Home-Packed Lunches: Why I'm Not Offended

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 01.27.2014 | Parents
Bettina Elias Siegel

Let me say up front that if my own kids' home-packed lunches were inspected by a school or government official, I'd be quite ticked off. But at the same time, these sorts of incidents just don't fill me with the horror or outrage that so many have expressed in the blogosphere.

Paul Blumenthal

Meet The Little-Known Network Pushing Ideas For Kochs, ALEC | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A network of state-level think tanks is pushing a right-wing agenda with support from the American Legislative Exchange Council and fund...

Rachel Maddow Performs Political Surgery

Brent Budowsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who is embroiled in controversies about plagiarism, could learn from Obama instead of making lame and silly excuses that are being brilliantly dissected by Rachel Maddow of MSNBC and others.

Mark Driscoll's Right-Wing Resurgence

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

For a while I've been suggesting that what's usually called the neo-reformed or neo-calvinist movement is producing a new religious right in America. That is, a Christian movement framed primarily according to conservative political stances.

New Rhino

Jeff Danziger | Posted 01.01.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


The Triumph of the Right

Robert Reich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Reich

Conservative Republicans have lost their fight over the shutdown and debt ceiling, and they probably won't get major spending cuts in upcoming negotiations over the budget. But they're winning the big one: How the nation understands our biggest domestic problem.

Why Our Politics Don't Work Any More

Sandy Goodman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

OK, so the latest Republican-manufactured crisis is finally over. But we're on warning that they could do it all over again in just three months. Which gets us to the question of why our government is so dysfunctional.

Millions of Jobs, Trillions of Dollars: We Can't Afford the Republican Right

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Their budget stance offends many Americans' sense of morality, since they're asking poor and middle-class Americans to subsidize the luxuries of the wealthy and the profits of powerful corporations. But in the end the country may reject their ideology for an even simpler reason: We can't afford it anymore.

What's Next? Default? Social Unrest?

Asher Edelman | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics
Asher Edelman

Next on the right wing agenda is not a default. The full faith and credit of the United States of America's debt and interest payments will be met with Republican cooperation -- AND NOTHING MORE.

Senator: Right-Wing Extremists 'Are Guilty Of Murder'

Salon | Brian Beutler | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

Tuesday begins a 6-month race to enroll as many uninsured people as possible in the Affordable Care Act’s insurance exchanges. ...

A Look Back at Three Heroes From the 1960s: JFK, MLK and RFK

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics
Bryan Cain-Jackson

It's 2013; we should definitely live for today and look ahead to what we hope will be a prosperous future. However, it should never be forgotten why ...

Anti-Obamacare Ad Plays to Fears of Sexual Abuse, Ignores Women's Rationality

Brittney Bullock | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics
Brittney Bullock

Funded by the conservative group Generation Opportunity, the new #OptOut wannabe-movement aims to scare young people into forgoing healthcare coverage, because somewhere down the line, that will be more of a benefit to them than a burden. Right.

Prosecution of Amanda Knox Looks Just Like U.S. Right-Wing Politics

Paul Abrams | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The key similarity is not just the serial lies, but the refusal to question their conclusions when the facts were, to put it mildly, not adding up.

The Right's Back-To-School Disaster Comes At Enormous Cost

Salon | Brittney Cooper | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics

On the Facebook memorial page for Ana Marquez-Greene, one of the young victims of the Newtown, Conn., shooting, her parents posted a picture of her an...

Don't Let the Right Wing Co-opt King

Michael Keegan | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics
Michael Keegan

So it is a reflection of social progress that so many conservative Republican lawmakers and right-wing leaders try to wrap themselves in the moral authority of the civil rights movement. But it's also a reflection of cynical political posturing.

Right Wing Insanity Only Increasing

Daily Beast | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

If you’d asked me six months ago whether the Republican Party would manage to find a few ways to sidle back toward the center between now and 2016, ...

How To Stop Right-Wing Nuts

Salon | ELIAS ISQUITH | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

Considering that, by some estimates, the current House of Representatives is on pace to be the least productive in modern history, one would be hard-p...

The GOP Tries to Move Beyond Cantaloupes on Immigration

Michael Keegan | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics
Michael Keegan

What exactly does a "reasonable" stance on immigration look like? One place we might look for clues is in the views of the majority of our country.

Debate in the Tea Party

Jeff Danziger | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Memos Of Right-Wing 'War' Planning Exposed

Mother Jones | David Corn | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

Believing they are losing the messaging war with progressives, a group of prominent conservatives in Washington—including the wife of Supreme Court ...

Are Schools of Education Why Children Don't Learn? Reclaiming the Conversation on Education

Alan Singer | Posted 09.09.2013 | Impact
Alan Singer

I will not defend every school of education and every professor that works there, but I know we are not "the problem" with education in the United States.

David Brooks' Own Private Egypt

Marty Kaplan | Posted 07.05.2013 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

So when Mohamed Morsi was elected president of Egypt, or when Hamas and Hezbollah won elections in Gaza and Lebanon, some Committee on Core Beliefs should have had a veto over the outcome? What could possibly go wrong?

Hate Group Leader Cited By Terrorist to Headline Catholic Homeschool Conference

Nathan Lean | Posted 08.28.2013 | Religion
Nathan Lean

Robert Spencer's scheduled appearance casts a negative light on what should be a positive event. Is this the type of person with whom the Kolbe Academy and Catholic homeschoolers in California want to be associated?