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Tea Party Movement Obsession With Socialism Misses the Cause of Middle Class Plight

David Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Paul

It has been capitalism, not socialism, that has led to the dramatic changes in the world economy that have pressured American real incomes and brought middle class America down to where it is today.

Dinesh D'Souza: Funniest Political Writer Ever

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mike Lux

While Dinesh D'Souza's arguments are too absurd to spend much time on, I do have to stop for a moment to write a little bit about his basic theme, because the entertainment value is just too good.

Hugo Chavez Can't Kill Hope in Venezuela

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Fernando Espuelas

With Sunday's election results, it is clear that President Hugo Chavez has been dealt a significant blow by the people of Venezuela.

Reagan's Welfare Queen has Morphed into the Health Care Queen

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Welfare Queens are portrayed as lazy leeches on society, pilfering money from "hard working people's taxes." In any large group, some will take advantage of the system, but that doesn't mean the system should be abolished.

The Importance of Being Hitchens: Get Well Soon, Christopher

Zachary Stockill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Zachary Stockill

Christopher Hitchens has always encouraged his audiences to think, which is the ultimate accomplishment of any writer. I wish him a swift recovery.

Socialism Can Be as American as Apple Pie

Saul Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Saul Friedman

My quarrel is not with the far-right know-nothings who pop up now and again in American politics. They won't succeed. My aim is to give lie to their fears and fear mongering of Democratic-based socialism.

Obama and the English Language

Stuart Whatley | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics
Stuart Whatley

Rather than giving partisan responses to partisan rebukes, Democrats should shift the ideological rubric altogether. One can only wonder at a political environment where deregulation could be labeled as "anarchy".

Smackdown! Obama vs. Hitler!

David Serchuk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
David Serchuk

Editor's Note: This post is a work of satire. Recently private equity kingpin Stephen Schwarzman said President Obama's plan to raise taxes on, ahem,...

What Kind of Capitalism?

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

We are surely at a crossroads. Like the choices facing America during the Great Depression, we need to rescue capitalism again. But what kind of capitalism will best serve the most people?

Bucking Beck, Episode 1 (VIDEO): Fascism vs. Communism vs. What?

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

2010-08-26-sally.jpg In this first episode, I debunk Beck's claim that communism and fascism go hand-in-hand and are the goals of the progressive movement.

Get Garlic, Silver, and Wood: Gingrich is Back

Ellis Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellis Weiner

Ladies and Gentlemen, Prof. Newt Gingrich : You know, Nazis don't have the right to put up a sign next to the Holocaust Museum in Washington. We woul...

Republicans: What's Wrong With Being Sweden?

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

The Regressives in the GOP, who would like their Fox-fed minions and Tea Party zombies to bring us back to a white America that existed around the tim...

We Need a New Language to Provide a Vision for a New Economy

Kevin Zeese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kevin Zeese

We are at a critical crossroads in history when many tens of millions see the corruption and unfairness of the current economy but do not know what to do about it.

Let the Bush Tax Cuts Expire

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The notion that increasing the tax rate on the richest Americans means the socialist floodgates have been opened is clearly nonsensical, as the rates would return to what was normal for most of the last half century.

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.

An Electorate Angry -- At Whom?

Calvin F. Exoo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Calvin F. Exoo

The real Mr. Big responsible for the economic and ecological catastrophes that currently beset us is, as usual, in hiding. But a peek at previous man-made disasters will begin to reveal his rap sheet.

Meet Sherry Wolf: Chicagoan, Socialist, Author, LGBT Activist

Gapers Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

At October's National Equality March for equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Washington, DC, a tall, fit woman with a...

Doing Better Than Barack

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael B. Laskoff

Recently, I feel transported back to the Clinton impeachment. You remember: a married man who received oral pleasure from someone other than his wife ...

Screw The View: Obama Should Appear on The Glenn Beck Show

Robbie Gennet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robbie Gennet

The few million people tuning into Fox and tuning out any opposing take on reality are in dire need of a dose of actual discourse, not just one extremely slanted view.

A Socialist Revival in Los Angeles

Jack Rothman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jack Rothman

The Democratic Socialists of America, the largest socialist body in the United States, is about to restart its LA local. Since the 1990s there has been no DSA unit in Tinseltown, despite the city's liberal stereotype.

The Unemployed Are Not Lazy, Republicans Are

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

From the right wing punditry to the Republicans in government, all conservatives are expounding the intellectual flatulence that "unemployment compensation makes people lazy."

Kibbutz Diary: Business savvy? These socialists have plenty

David Dagan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Dagan

A few dozen socialists in the north of Israel met recently to raise glasses of wine and toast their latest business success. The residents of Kibbutz...

Tempest in a Tea Party

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Randall Amster

The teabaggers are such a self-parodying lot that all one really needs to do is let their own words do the talking. This is lowbrow comedy passing as politics, and we ought to consider laughing it all the way out the door.

Kibbutz Diary: Socialism for the 21st century

David Dagan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Dagan

Israel was built in places like Kibbutz Mishmar Ha'emek, a hilly village whose roughly 1,000 residents share a view of the northern Jezreel Valley - a...

Goldman Sachs Robbed the EU By Way of Greece

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stephen Herrington

Someone will make money off of Greece's bailout or default, and you can bet that Goldman Sachs has shorted the Euro.