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Scare Tactics

Why Terrorism Won't Stop Me From Traveling

Gloria Atanmo | Posted 03.26.2017 | Travel
Gloria Atanmo

Belfast, Northern Ireland While it's the fear-mongering media's job to give you the play-by-play on every negative, horrific, and terror act of the...

We're Not Single-issue Voters, We're Real-world Voters

Dawn Laguens | Posted 11.29.2014 | Politics
Dawn Laguens

"Women's health" is not an abstract concept created in a conference room in D.C. It's a reality for women in their daily lives. After the campaigns have shut down, women voters go back to just being women, hoping to get to make decisions about their own health care without politicians interfering.

Of Sugar Coats and Straight Jackets

Arnie Reisman | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
Arnie Reisman

Of course, words and images can undergo changes in meanings. What used to be acceptable can slip into disreputable. Suddenly, for example, sacrifice and compromise become dirty words. It would be nice if we could rise above such fears, control our hackles, keep our economy afloat.

Why What 'Clicks' for Women Isn't Always Good for Women

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 01.29.2013 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

How many women are left with the false impression this junk "news" sells -- that feminism is about making women unwomanly and pitting them against men, or having a right to bare arms while delivering the 5:00 news -- as opposed to the stuff that is real?

Spinning Hochul's Special Election Win

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's hard to deny that Democrats are feeling good about yesterday's election victory up in Buffalo. There's a certain wind-in-our-sails feeling about the whole strategy of hammering Republicans on the Ryan plan to voucherize Medicare.

Scare Tactics in Climate Change and Addiction

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stanton Peele

Here's the thing -- the data in Canada, where the legal gambling age is 18-19, depending on the province -- is that most young people take it or leave it.

Protect the House! Don't Let GOP Bullying Win!

Don C. Reed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Normal free speech rights can be dangerous for Democrats. But if you are a Republican disrupting a Town Hall meeting held by a Democrat, then shouting/screaming is expected behavior.

The Coming Policy Debate Even Uglier Than Heath Care

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

One of the dirtiest political fights in memory is over (sort of). But if you think the health care debate got rough, wait until President Obama and Congress turn to energy and climate.

Sam Stein

Senior Citizens Group Pledges To "Re-Evaluate" Its Scare Mailer | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A senior issues group that caused an uproar by sending out a mailer jam-packed with misleading scare tactics regarding health care reform now says it ...

Sam Stein

Senior Citizens League Mailer The Holy Grail Of Elderly Scare Tactics | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new mailer being sent to senior citizens warns that Democratic-considered health care reform would result in the rationing of care and the creation ...

Poll: Majority Dismiss Right Wing Healthcare Attacks As "Scare Tactics"

The Plum Line | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Wow, this is cause for cautious optimism: Buried in a new Bloomberg poll is evidence that solid majorities dismiss all the leading right wing health c...

Fearing Government Involvement in Health Care

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Before we collectively start quaking in fear of a government takeover of health care it might make sense to slow down and consider that a fair amount of our health care system already has strong government involvement.

It's Time to Pull the Plug, But Not on Grandma!

Tom Gerdy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Gerdy

The founding fathers must be rolling over in their graves as they listen to what has become of their dream of free speech.

How to Fight Healthcare Fearmongers and Demagogues

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

Obama's health care problem is that the legislation is still in the works. It's always easier to stir up fear and anger against something that's amorphous than it is to stir up enthusiasm for it.

Ten Telltale Signs of Republican Disease

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bob Burnett

New Daily Kos poll: 58% of Republicans believe Obama isn't a US citizen or aren't sure. Out here, we don't know many Republicans, so it's hard for us to understand how they can be that stupid.

Republicans Use Fear to Win

Scott Foval | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Scott Foval

It has been a long eight years, and this past week saw the politics of division pushed to the absolute limit of absurdity. We must not allow it to go on any longer.

Prominent Republicans Invoke the Holocaust to Win Jewish Votes in Pa

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brian Ross

The McCain-Palin campaign has reached a new low. An email that was sent to Jewish voters invoked fears of the Holocaust to stampede them away from Obama at the polls next week.

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Dow?

Max Keiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Max Keiser

That's right, Americans are mad as hell and they aren't going to take it anymore.