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The Supreme Court's Five Circus Midgets (WITH VIDEO)

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mike Papantonio

Fascism is a word that is overused when one political interest group is describing the bad conduct of another opposition political interest group. Th...

The Fearful Fringe

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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I was disappointed to see the San Francisco Chronicle begin 2010 with a story pandering to that crowd of Americans who love to be afraid. I was hopin...

Limbaugh the Hyena (With Video)

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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A hyena will scavenge graves for food. It is an animal that shows no respect for the dead. Instead, it merely regards the misfortune of once-living ...

GOP Purity Test Echoes Berlin in 1933

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Finally, Republicans have memorialized their flat-earth style of politics by demanding that their candidates stop thinking and swear a purity oath. Regardless of whether it's dumb luck at work here, Obama should be grateful.

US Chamber of Commerce Hates "Buy America" Slogan

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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The organization that use to represent small business interests has morphed into a lapdog that serves a new master. That master is international mega-corporations.

Obama Is "Bush Light"

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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The engine driving the impending train wreck for Obama and his spineless advisors is that he made promises that turned out millions of supporters. That promise was that we were going to see "change." Soon we began to see "Bush Lite."

Wall Street's Designer-Dressed Thieves

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Open the phonebook and randomly pick the name of a stockbroker or a bank president. Call that person and ask them to explain to you how a synthetic or a derivative actually works.

Our Frenzied Focus on Fox

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Roger Ailes understands what other TV executives miss. He remembers that P.T. Barnum built his business around high-wire acts and circus freaks.

GOP: Poor People Get What They Deserve

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Conservative political policies have been built around the manipulation of that ugly quality called victim blame. They are brilliant in that they have freed us from the responsibility of being our brother's keeper.

The Hysteria Factor: Obama and the Swine Flu

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Napolitano can't afford to understate the seriousness of the swine flu, even though America has been abused by politically motivated scare tactics for eight years.

Jon Voight's New Political Prostitute Role

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Where do washed up celebrities go once they realize that their career is in the tank? They become celebrity spokesmen for the Republican National Committee.

Silence is Golden

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Democrats have made progress with their leadership management skills. Here is what they have figured out: When your opposition is burning down, don't get involved.

The Family's Ties

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Since 1935, an organization calling itself "The Family" has been able to operate unnoticed in the Beltway. But that invisibility is disappearing because of the sensational sex lives of Mark Sanford and John Ensign.

Birther Conspiracy Reaches the Mainstream

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Fringe Democrats looked ridiculous when they suggested McCain wasn't eligible to be president because he was born in Panama. The grown-ups in Democratic leadership put a quick end to that.

Big Pharma's Free Ride

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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There will be no serious health care reform until the drug companies, the hospital corporations and the HMO industry are forced to pay their share of the bill.

Swooning for Saudis

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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U.S. relations with the Saudi royal family trumped the importance of 3,000 9-11 murders. That was the opinion of the U.S. State Department during the...

Right Wing Hate Getting Out of Control

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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About an hour's drive from where I live, a miserable 60-year old man by the name of Donnie Baker murdered two Chilean college students and wounded fiv...

Bank of America, Car Thieves, and GOP Lies

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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For months, Conservatives have been in search of an attack issue to rally around. They've also been desperately searching for someone credible to lead...

Democrats Sell Out on Healthcare

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Drug companies showed a profit of 80 billion dollars last year while the health care industry collected 13 billion in profits. Life is good, and they are spreading all those billions around to the Democrats.

Chevron Shareholders Ignore Company's Abuses

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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As you read this column, court hearings in Ecuador are taking place where Chevron stands potentially responsible for $25 billion in damages to Ecuador's waterways and aquifers.

Falwell's Legacy Haunts Liberty University

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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You have to wonder why a group of teenage Democrats have been told that their kind are not welcome at Liberty, a campus that was built in part from the money of Sun Myung Moon.

What the Hell Have We Become?

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Rather than two convictions, non-Gitmo prosecutors have had 148 successful trials and convictions of terrorists.

The Real Tax Outrage

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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If you were a California teabagger dressed up like Paul Revere you probably would have felt ridiculous once you learned that 11 billion in revenues left the state to places like the Cayman Islands.

Immigration Control Starts with Drug Control

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mike Papantonio

What is most frustrating about the Mexican drug war chaos is figuring out the truth about whether all that drug violence is moving across the borders.

Justice Department Turns the Table on Political Prosecutions

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mike Papantonio

Ted Stevens never should have been prosecuted in 2008. Traditional media has done a pitiful job covering the many political prosecution stories that occurred during the Ashcroft/Gonzales years.