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6 Reasons Mississippians Said No to "Personhood" Amendment

Burns Strider | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics
Burns Strider

Why did those pushing "personhood" lose in arguably the most conservative state in the Union? Why did the opposing forces win a majority of the vote in Mississippi? Here are six reasons.

Social Justice: A Holy Struggle

Noah Baron | Posted 01.04.2012 | Religion
Noah Baron

This is a holy struggle, but it is not the one that the Pat Robertsons and Jerry Falwells would have you believe in. Our enemy is not the poor, but poverty; it is not homosexuality, but homophobia.

Conservative 'Ex-Gay' Candidate Admits Lesbian Affair

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

Linda Wall, a conservative independent Virginia candidate for the House of Delegates, admitted on Wednesday that she had an affair with a female stude...

Jon Ward

The Big Variable In Mitt Romney's Iowa Calculus: Rick Perry | Jon Ward | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney faces a key strategic decision over the next few weeks: whether or not to go for a quick knockout of Rick Perry in the prima...

What Part of 'Equality' Doesn't the Right Wing Understand?

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nathaniel Frank

Why do social conservatives have so much trouble seeing equality as equality, insisting every time a besieged minority finally gains equal treatment that they're getting an unfair privilege?

Bachmann Touts Support For Controversial Policies

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) reiterated that she would reinstate the "don't ask, don't tell" policy if she were elected president on a conference c...

WATCH: Karl Rove Issues Warning To GOP Field

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.15.2011 | Politics

Karl Rove is urging Republican candidates to consider the notion of electability while campaigning for the GOP presidential nomination ahead of 2012. ...

Big Government's Real War on Marriage

James Peron | Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics
James Peron

The power of the State to tear loving couples apart is indeed a frightening, intrusive one. It is one that is still being used to destroy loving, married couples, simply on the basis that both are of the same gender.

Andrea Stone

Watchdogs Say Conservative Anti-Gay Group Run With Little Oversight | Andrea Stone | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The leading opponent of repealing the Pentagon's "don't ask, don't tell" policy and a decades-long critic of expanded opportunities for ...

How Marijuana Legalizers Can Win Over Social Conservatives

Nate Bradley | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics
Nate Bradley

All too often, social conservatives are cast off as people that can't be won over. My experience on the campaign trail shows that this couldn't be further from the truth.

Howard Fineman

Michele Bachmann: A Smart, Focused, More Dangerous Palin, Say Minnesota Democrats | Howard Fineman | Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics

PLYMOUTH, Minn. -- Parker's Lake is a pleasant suburban spot near Minneapolis, a nice place to fish in summer and skate in winter. At the picnic pavil...

Jon Ward

Faith And Freedom Conference: Huntsman Courts Conservatives, Bachmann Bashes Obamacare, Barbour Calls For Unity | Jon Ward | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Check off another box for Jon Huntsman. The former ambassador to China, ex-Utah governor and likely Republican presidential candida...

The Gay Marriage Revolution Started Centuries Ago

James Peron | Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics
James Peron

It was only in 1546 that the Roman Catholic Church declared that a marriage was only valid if performed by a priest. The idea that marriage was a "sacrament" had more to do with the politics of the day than it did with theology.

Here's Another Nice Mess You've Gotten Yourselves Into...

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

It's near-impossible to imagine most Americans looking at the platform the Republican Party is pushing and thinking, "Yes! This is what I want my America to stand for. That's the party for me!"

New Conservative Congress Launching Assault on Women's Health

Ellen Dumm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Ellen Dumm

The family planning programs that House leaders are excited to dismantle are programs that actually help reduce the number of unintended pregnancies.

GOProud's Chris Barron Draws Hard Lines on the Left and Right

Alex Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Becker

In an interview with the Huffington Post Saturday morning, Christopher Barron, co-founder and board chairman of the gay conservative advocacy group GO...

The Religious Right's Boycott Of CPAC Is A Game Changer, If Dems Don't Ignore It

Eric Sapp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Eric Sapp

This CPAC split could very well mark one of the most significant political events this decade. Let's not make it easier for them by staying on the sidelines.

Social Conservatives Spar With Tea Party Groups

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Social conservatives are hitting back Tuesday at a recently released letter by a coalition of Tea Party and gay Republican groups encouraging incoming...

Hiding in Plain Sight: The Christian Right in the Tea Party Movement

Nancy L. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy L. Cohen

Why did the Christian Right flock to the Tea Party movement, and what explains their libertarian posturing?

Are Conservatives Heartless Villains or Naive Idealists?

Paul David Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul David Walker

Do decisions made based on self-interest result "in better decisions and a more efficient economic system" as Sowell and other conservatives suggest? Not based on recent results.

Newt, the Tea Party Is Already the Militant Arm of the GOP

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

Newt Gingrich prophesies that the Tea Party will become the militant arm of the GOP. I've got news for Newt: it already is.

So What Now, Republicans?

Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sahil Kapur

What's the Republican party to do now? They could continue alienating intellectuals and maintain their march of cultural ignorance, or the party can do some soul-searching and rediscover their core values.

Social Conservatives Put Religious Twist On 'Tea Party' Message

Los Angeles Times | Kathleen Hennessey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

For most of a year, the small-government advocates of the "tea party" movement have stolen the spotlight from the Christian conservatives who have lon...

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Matt Osborne

I'm calling it "Faux Noise" until it starts acting like a legitimate news organization. The White House is well within its rights to deny access because Roger Ailes is running a fear factory, not a news channel.

Another GOP Swipe Against Women

Candace Straight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Candace Straight

As a Republican, I favor limited government. But the Republican senators who voted against the anti-rape measure ignored common decency and basic human rights.