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Build a Culture of Hate and They Will Come

Jane Devin | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics
Jane Devin

How many straight people have been beaten or killed solely for being heterosexual? How many moderate or liberal groups have formed to picket funerals while waving hateful signs?

After The Regnerus Debacle, Where Are The Apologies?

Zinnia Jones | Posted 10.01.2012 | Gay Voices
Zinnia Jones

Now that an internal audit at Social Science Research has confirmed that Mark Regnerus' "gay parenting" study was indeed so badly flawed that it never should have survived peer review, we can start looking at why so many in the media and the right wing readily accepted its conclusions.

Is Barack Obama a Radical Socialist, a Pro-Business Sell-Out, Both, or Neither?

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

History reveals that business groups and their political and academic allies always issue dire warnings about the awful disasters that will befall us if government protects consumers, workers, seniors, children, the disabled, and the environment. As we've seen time and time again, they are usually "crying wolf."

A Bipartisan Solution to Jobs

Paul Abrams | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

I do not enjoy being forced to do something at gunpoint because a group of crazies stand in the way of better policies. But, I also do not think that my pique ought to prevent 3M people from getting jobs. Here, then, is the modest bipartisan compromise, entirely focused on jobs.

Washington Republican Gov. Candidate, Who Sued Obamacare, Now "Accepts" Health Care Reform

Paul Abrams | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

But, the truth need be told: The law was hatched in the Heritage Foundation, a Republican think-tank, and first enacted by Mitt Romney, a Republican Governor. How do Democrats show more bipartisanship than by enacting the other side's law?


Jonathan Richards | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


Ponderings on the New Politics of Extremism

Robert Reich | Posted 08.17.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

I don't get it, but the alliance between the energies of the new right and the money of big corporations and Wall Street is formidable, and in this early summer of our discontent Washington can already sense the barbarians at the gates.

Anatomy of a Smear

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 08.12.2012 | Politics
Andrew Reinbach

On June 11, Republicans sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder demanding he investigate alleged attempts to intimidate bloggers called SWAT-ing.

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.

Will America Let Right-Wing Billionaires Buy the Election for Mitt Romney?

Brian J. Siebel | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics
Brian J. Siebel

Who would rationally back Mitt Romney for President? One-percenters, who Romney will take care of through massive tax cuts. Severely conservative v...

Agenda 21: Sustainability? You Mean the New World Order, says John Birch Society

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics
Andrew Reinbach

The JBS is probably not expecting any dramatic rollback of the nation's environmental or sustainability laws in any event. More likely, it's playing moneyball -- staying in the game, feeding its fundraising machine, keeping its followers stirred up, and throwing sand in the government's gears.

Wanted: Wartime Consiglieri

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics
Andrew Reinbach

The thing is, anything less than a Democratic sweep this November is unlikely to rid the body politic of this parasite. So we have to resign ourselves to years of more deadlock while the nation's problems fester.

The Irrelevance of Mitt Romney

Paul Abrams | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

There is only one thing important to know about Mitt Romney, and we already know it. He has no deep convictions. Without convictions, he is not going to step in front of the machine that brought him the White House, his cherished dream, and say "no."

California Republicans in Crisis: Another Big Shoe Drops

William Bradley | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Another big shoe dropped Wednesday in the ongoing crisis of the California Republican Party. One of its young rising stars, state Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, dropped his party registration to become an independent.

Romney Versus Romney

Peter J. Ognibene | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Peter J. Ognibene

George Romney stood up to the GOP's right-wing extremists, including his party's presidential candidate, while his son trembles before the loutish Limbaugh. Though Mitt Romney may carry his father's DNA, he failed to inherit his father's spine.

California Republicans Have Only Themselves to Blame

William Bradley | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

There's a lot of hissing and moaning on the right in California, and among some avowedly middle-of-the-road pundits, about Governor Jerry Brown's compromise with a left-labor coalition on his November revenue initiative.

Hope Is a Four Letter Word

Stephen Gyllenhaal | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics
Stephen Gyllenhaal

Hope always seems to be dashed when it hits reality. And so it has happened here with Kony 2012 (and with Obama). But the scope of this hope seems far different from in the past.

Andrew Breitbart: The Extended GQ Interview

Death Race | Posted 05.02.2012 | Media
Death Race

On February 3, 2011, right-wing firebrand Andrew Breitbart, who died early Thursday morning in Los Angeles at the age of 43, gave GQ an extended interview on the eve of the publication of his book, Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World!

Mandatory Ultrasound Laws Violate Women's Rights and Bodies

Terry O'Neill | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

Turning the clock back includes shaming women for their sexuality and punishing them for terminating a pregnancy (which is still legal, by the way). This brings us to one of the more degrading tactics up the radical-right sleeve: mandatory ultrasound laws.

Why the War on Birth Control Is a Political Disaster for the GOP

Robert Creamer | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics
Robert Creamer

You have to wonder if the Republican presidential candidates have lost their minds. Their positions are so far outside the political mainstream that they might as well be on the former planet Pluto.

Father Rick

Larry Womack | Posted 04.14.2012 | Politics
Larry Womack

If we are going to have a serious argument about civil liberties, specifically freedom of religion, I fail to see how anyone can argue that our first amendment rights are best left to interpretation by church oligarchs.

The Plot Thickens: Far-Right Group Joins Chorus for Keystone XL

Rose Marie Berger | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics
Rose Marie Berger

Why is the JBS interested in this climate-killing pipeline? Because the fight happening in Congress over the Keystone XL has taken a turn. It is no longer about the tipping point of climate change or jobs, energy security or the Ogallala Aquifer.

Why Are Hundreds Protesting Against A New Theater Director?

AP | Posted 04.02.2012 | Arts

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Around 300 people gathered outside Budapest's New Theater on Wednesday to protest its new director, an actor with links to f...

Former 'SNL' Actress Makes Wild Islamophobic Claims

Posted 02.26.2012 | Entertainment

Former "Saturday Night Live" actress Victoria Jackson, working on confidential information she has special clearance to obtain as a web talk-show host...

Why the Right Wing Hates the Left Wing

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 02.25.2012 | Politics
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Read my lips. Two words will explain why... "Fearful aggression." Fearful aggression is well-known to show dog and thoroughbred horse trainers. It oc...