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Spring Fever

Mike Malloy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Malloy

How nasty, divisive, and uber-partisan is the current condition of Washington politics? Interactions between Republicans and Democrats on the Hill hav...

Is This Any Way to Run a Pop Stand?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

Imagine an organization of two warring factions. The two spend most of their time vilifying each other, and defeating their opponents' plans. This nightmare is none other than the US Congress.

Teabaggers: A Venn Diagram

Trish Wend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Trish Wend

An Open Letter to Victoria Jackson

Ellis Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ellis Weiner

I wasn't all that surprised when you re-emerged recently as a spokesperson for the Tea Party movement. You would be the one to pull off this absolutely brilliant piece of political theater.

Is the Tea Party the New Republican "Brand?"

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

As recent polls have demonstrated, Tea Baggers are little more than Republicans in wolves' clothing. And what's most interesting is how these rapacious wolves are eating their own.

America's Year of Living Dangerously

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Since President Obama took office, our political debate has deteriorated from rancorous to poisonous with the recent assassination threats on Twitter, protesters hurling bigotry and attacks on the offices of Congressional Democrats.

An Extraordinary Achievement

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Obama did today what Democrats should do all over the country: Cut through the right-wing misinformation and propaganda and remind people why this reform was needed

What the Health Care Vote Says About the Parties

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Let's face it, what the health care reform bill vote really boils down to is this: Democrats want to help people, Republicans only care about their personal wealth and keeping their taxes low.

WWFND? Will Dems Lose in November to Right Wing Media?

Beau Friedlander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beau Friedlander

The elections this fall are going to be lost or won, to some extent, this week. It is dangerous to rest now, or gripe. This huge accomplishment is only a beginning and one that needs to be fostered, protected, and bragged about.

Rand Paul the Tea Party-Pooper

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Rand's bizarre civil rights stand this week illustrates just how loony this Tea Party movement is and how politically dangerous its candidates will be.

With Friends Like Rand Paul, Who Needs Enemies?

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

Rand Paul may be the vanguard of a new Tea Party politician, which should cause one party to get down on its knees and give thanks: The Democrats.

My country is the world

David Horton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Horton

Look I'm puzzled, and if there are any libertarians, neoconservatives, teabaggers, invisible-hand-of-the-marketeers, the-UN-has-black-helicopters read...

Why Libertarians are a Danger to the Economy

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ben Cohen

The debate between Libertarians and the economic Left should have ended after the spectacular collapse of the deregulated financial sector.

To Know What Rand Paul's Victory Means, Look to Pennsylvania 12

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The Tea Party can beat their chests all they want about the "hugeness" of their movement's big victory in Kentucky, but all it portends for the party in November's midterm elections is Republican-on-Republican bloodletting.

Pelosi Makes Her Move; GOP Rep. Calls for Coup

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has laid out a strategy to pass health care reform in the next couple of d...

D.C. Douglas, Former Geico Voice Actor, Fires Back At FreedomWorks (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

D.C. Douglas may have lost his gig as a voice over announcer on Geico commercials, but he's found another use for his time and talent ... making a ton...

Petition to Kill California's Anti-Pollution Legislation Is Off to a Rocky, Slimy Start

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jonathan Kim

With only a month to get almost 434,000 signatures, the anti-AB 32 petition drive is off to a rocky start. But one thing that's for sure is that you should never, ever count the Republicans out.

What Batman Can Teach Conservatives on Immigration and Other Issues

Bryan Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bryan Young

The Batman has a strict moral code. Killing is not acceptable and every life, no matter how deranged or what country it came from, is precious.

Caving on the 9/11 Trial Would Send All the Wrong Messages

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

President Obama's advisors are planning to recommend that the administration reverse its decision to try the September 11 suspects in federal court. That would be astonishingly bad politics.

"Mexicans Are Filthy Stinking Animals"- Teabaggers: That's Really Not Racism

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Axel W. Caballero

Mainstream media has time and again given the Tea Party and teabaggers a free pass and the benefit of the doubt when it comes to their use of racism t...

Putting away childish things

David Horton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David Horton

Who was it who said we shouldn't tell children fairy stories, things that aren't true? I disagree. My grandchildren all love made up things, strange t...

Hoops for Health

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

We'll have to see whether the schoolyard hoops actually take place, but a basketball game between President Obama and Senator Brown portends well for the nation and the viewing public.

Kristin Davis + Roger Stone = Nonsense

Abe Gurko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Abe Gurko

Kristin Davis' campaign slogan will be "GOVERN THIS" Now that David Patterson has officially backed out of the race, look who's planni...

Green News Report -- February 25, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Great white sharks more scarce than endangered tigers; Vermont says no to nukes; End of the line...

Latinos Launching Campaign Exposing Tea Party Racism

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Axel W. Caballero

The Tea Party convention represented the launching point for what has become a full-fledged attack and repudiation of one community in particular: Latinos.