iOS app Android app

#Right Wing

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...

It's Time to Change Kleptocracy to Democracy

Deepak Chopra | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

Since it is based on the Greek word for stealing, the term "kleptocracy" sounds inflammatory. But as income gaps open up wider and wider, there is evidence of a serious rift in American democracy, and in that rift one finds untold greed, corruption, and cronyism.

The Right Wing Message Machine Is Fumbling on the Economy

Madeline Janis | Posted 02.05.2012 | Media
Madeline Janis

Frank Luntz, the Republican pollster and messaging guru, gave a recent talk where he described his 10 biggest do's and don'ts for talking about the economy in the post occupy Wall Street environment.

The Hurtful Legacy of Herman Cain's "Suspended," "Brother From Another Mother" Presidential Campaign

Ronald B. Robinson | Posted 02.04.2012 | Black Voices
Ronald B. Robinson

For a sustained period, Cain was the GOP candidate who most successfully stimulated the nostalgia for the good ole days of the "great communicator," Ronald Reagan, among "the base."

Newt Gingrich Will Be the GOP Nominee in 2012 - Bet on It

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

The Tea Partiers have found their candidate. And in these times, where the Tea Party goes, as the debate ceiling debacle showed showed the world, so goes the Republican Party. Republicans, say hello to your nominee: Newt Gingrich.

David Brooks on Inequality, Part II: The Comedy Tour

Richard Brodsky | Posted 01.17.2012 | Media
Richard Brodsky

Income inequality is the greatest domestic long-term threat to the American experience that we face. It ain't funny and it ain't trivial.

The Occupy Movement: What Would Batman Do?

Zaki Hasan | Posted 01.14.2012 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

With how much and how clearly Frank Miller seems to identify with the comic book realities he's spent his life toiling in, I'm surprised he hasn't put himself in the cowl of the character with whom he's most identified and asked, "What would Batman do?"

Have Post50s Moved To The Right?

The Daily Caller | Posted 01.04.2012 | Fifty

Dustin Hoffman's graduate is rooting for Mitt Romney. Woodstock's attendees are donating the Republican National Committee. Haight Ashbury's residents...

The Fourth Way

Al Checchi | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
Al Checchi

We need to develop a "Fourth Way," the American Way -- neither left, right, or bipartisan, but a non partisan common sense program for American civic renewal.

Comedy Relief

Steven Weber | Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics
Steven Weber

It's the most hilarious show in town: the rhetorical gymnastics executed by the Right, taking every hard-fought victory for the United States and twisting, hammering, chopping and screwing them into the feel-bad fabrications about that "evil other" Barack Obama.

Five Reasons the Occupy Wall Street Movement Really Frightens the Right

Robert Creamer | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

None of them have to do with physical violence -- they have to do with politics. They're not really worried about ending up like Marie Antoinette. But they are very worried that their electoral heads may roll.

Clashes Between the Young and the Old: The Right Wing's War on the Young

Michael Genecin | Posted 12.10.2011 | Home
Michael Genecin

While the inanity of the Tea Party makes us laugh, the emergence of Rick Perry as a front-runner in the primary race means that we have to stand up and get involved.

People: Get Ready

Steven Weber | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics
Steven Weber

Lacking actual creative imaginations (but mistakenly thinking "shrewd deception" is the same thing), the right-wing corporate machine may have bought up all the gullible Tea Party's concerns and transmogrified them with craven corporate cant.

Is It Best to Buy or Borrow Books?

Dave Astor | Posted 11.28.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

Now stepping into the ring: buying books vs. using a library! That bout might never make pay-per-view, but it's a contest often on the minds of avid readers.

No Joke, No Hyperbole: 2012 May Be America's Final Election

Paul Abrams | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

If anyone believed 2011 was the year of the direct assault on proponents of the middle class, clean air and water, public education, and respect for first responders, and democracy itself, just wait until 2013.

The John Birch Society's Reality

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Andrew Reinbach

Most Americans don't realize that the right wing's main ideas have been pushed for 50 years by the John Birch Society, a group Barry Goldwater and William F. Buckley Jr once thought too extreme, but which has since become the intellectual seed bank of the right.

What's Happening to America?

Ethan Casey | Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics
Ethan Casey

A decade ago, I read a book that made a lasting impression on me. It was a memoir called Defying Hitler by Sebastian Haffner, who had recently passed ...

When Ideology Becomes Pathology

Mark Olmsted | Posted 09.22.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

We all have belief systems -- religious, political, spiritual. Up to a certain point, they provide an indispensable architecture that allows us to op...