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Former McCain Strategist Warns Against "Angry Mob"

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John Weaver, John McCain's former top strategist, says the Republican candidate is making both a moral and a a tactical mistake by letting abusive hec...

McCain, Palin: Demonizing the Poor

Bob Ostertag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Ostertag

Who is at fault? The poor, of course! They forced those nice bankers to write all those mortgages at usurious rates! Probably forced them into those golden parachutes as well. Bolsheviks all!

The Rise of Environmental Superpowers

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Schweitzer

The 21st century belongs to the country that masters green technologies and renewable energy.

McCain's Bold Move, the Bailout, and Progessives

Tom Hayden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Hayden

Progressives should say No to this deal and begin a new phase in building a real progressive movement and more populist Democratic Party in the direction of economic democracy.

Take A Deep Breath And Count To Three

Aaron Harber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Aaron Harber

Congress and the current Administration have allowed the nation's finances to deteriorate to a dangerous level.

Obama Needs to Stay The Course On Friday's Debate Schedule

Dwight Dunkley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dwight Dunkley

A Commander-in-Chief needs to have the killer instinct to understand you destroy your enemy, thoroughly; you do not let up to give him time to breathe when he is flailing.

Disaster Movie 2: If You Liked the Patriot Act, You'll Love BAILOUT!

Pete Cenedella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pete Cenedella

Star Wars isn't the only motion picture franchise to roll out an unwelcome sequel this month. Georgey and the Con Squad are back on the big screen, to...

The Death of Republican Philosophy

Hale "Bonddad" Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Simply put, this week has demonstrated a key point -- when the going gets tough, the Republicans become socialists.

The Pig Needs Gloss and America Needs a Makeover

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

The Pop Culture Pig McCain / Palin have created may be running around in lipstick, but they would have been wiser to apply some gloss because it appea...

Is this Israel's Last Chance for Peace?

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Johann Hari

The window of opportunity for a two-state peace is closing. Before it jams shut, the Israelis need to hear the plea coming through the checkpoints. Divide the land. Divide it now. Divide it properly.

Memo to Republicans: CRA Has Nothing To Do With the Current Problems

Hale "Bonddad" Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The CRA isn't even an issue. But that won't stop the the likes of Rush and his progeny from saying it over and over again until all sorts of people believe it.

Barack vs. the Bully Brigade, Part 1: Playground Politics at its Worst

Pete Cenedella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pete Cenedella

If you were subjected to the whims of a bully or two in your youth, and especially if you're a parent today who frets for your kid's emotional safety,...

U.S. Public Wins Olympic Gold Medal In Distractibility

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael B. Laskoff

How can Team USA best the Chinese public in distraction at its own games? Their athletic squad will warm the patriotic cockles of a resurgent power. But Chinese individuals are far too pragmatic too be entirely distracted.

The Tyra Factor ( Or The Five People More Damaging To Obama Than McCain Is)

Natasha Vargas-Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Natasha Vargas-Cooper

Unless there's some terrorist attack or legions of the undead rise from their graves, I seriously doubt McCain is going to win the election -- unless, that is, these wackos don't keep their mouths shut!

"Who Sent You?" -- The Coming Attack on Obama

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

At least one major right-wing smear attack on Obama may be gearing up. I'll call it the "Who Sent You" campaign. As weird as it sounds -- and it is ...

Freedom of Speech, Satire, and Revisionist History...

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marcia G. Yerman

Walking home on the Upper East Side on Wednesday night, I saw a cluster of ten policemen and two patrol cars. It seemed quite unusual for a quiet block. "What's going on?" I asked.

Regulation is Not a Bad Word

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

McCain and Gramm are financial radicals who have taken over the system. The idea of putting them back in charge is absolutely unthinkable.

Mexico Must Be Part of Immigration Solution

Pius Kamau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pius Kamau

As long as, to poor Mexicans, America is the mansion on the hill, nothing, not even walls, will stem the tide of their scuffed shoes.

Housing Prices May Still Go Lower

Washington Independent | Charles R. Morris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Financial markets have finally internalized the brutal fact that house prices still have a long way to fall. The full-year price drop in 2007 was 8.5 ...

Congress and Lebanon

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

With a history like this, Congress should think twice before going on record in support of specific factions in Lebanon's confusing and violent political environment. But over 95% of House members disagree.

Live Blogging With John Cusack This Afternoon at Crooks & Liars

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Howie Klein

John Cusack and his colleagues have taken Eisenhower's 1961 warning and updated it into a chilling movie set in the not too distant future, at a time when, unfortunately, no one remembers what Ike said or why.

From the Berlinale: Jose Padilha's 'Elite Squad'

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

We witness two hours of extreme violence--incursions, grenades, shoot-outs--and learn what most of us probably do not know, that killing the poor is part of Brazil national policy.

Spain Votes In National Elections

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Spain's 35 million voters are deciding whether to return the ruling Socialists to power in general elections. Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapa...

Jason Linkins

BeckWatch: The Straight Talk Express Don't Run Through These Parts | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It doesn't take a high IQ to figure out that John McCain doesn't exactly measure up to Glenn Beck's definition of a conservative, but the candidate's ...

Polls Predict Smaller Parliamentary Majority Than Expected For French Conservatives

Associated Press | ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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President Nicolas Sarkozy's conservative party appeared headed to an unexpectedly small parliamentary majority in elections Sunday, according to poll ...