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Who Is Ayn Rand Paul Ryan?

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

The so-called "Libertarian" battle cry of "liberty" and "freedom" through "personal responsibility" sounds wonderful on the surface, but we have to ask ourselves as individuals and as a nation, what do they really mean by and what are the costs of this alleged "liberty" and "freedom"?

The House Divided Cannot Stand: GOP Civil War

David Yankovich | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics
David Yankovich

This fight for speaker may only last for a few weeks, but the battle for the party will last for much longer. This will drag into the presidential elections in 2016. The earthquake that is breaking the party apart is massive and an open GOP civil war is here now.

The Case for Bernie Sanders

Walker Bragman | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics
Walker Bragman

Bernie Sanders can win--not just the primary, but the general. Democrats should back him, and ignore the arguments made by Barney Frank and others, who say giving Hillary the nod early is the only hope for victory in 2016.

In the Era of the Angry Nut

Keith M. Parsons | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics
Keith M. Parsons

If you express an opinion in any public forum these days on any subject whatsoever you will soon encounter the Angry Nut. The Angry Nut is angry. Very angry. At you.

Could Dr. Ben Carson Be Too Liberal for Some Conservatives?

John A. Tures | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Explaining why Dr. Carson was disinvited from speaking at the Southern Baptist Convention last month, Baylor University History Professor Thomas S. Kidd writes "Carson has also made statements about Muslims, Jews and Christians all being "God's children," perhaps implying that there are multiple paths to God."

Tea Party Leaders Follow Joe McCarthy In Taking On U.S. Military

John A. Tures | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

In the biggest showdown between state authorities and the U.S. military since the Civil Rights Era, Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered the Texas State Guard to shadow a U.S. military exercise in the Southwest.

8 Hurdles to a Proposed Constitutional Amendment for Solar Choice in Florida

Jim Pierobon | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Jim Pierobon

A sea-change is brewing in Florida and it's shaping up to be the most closely watched 2016 referendum on any state's election ballot. Given that Florida harbors the most potential for solar in any state east of the Mississippi River and is the country's largest underperforming solar market, the stakes couldn't be higher.

The Bully Mentality -- Part II

Harlan Green | Posted 03.25.2015 | Business
Harlan Green

It's called the bully mentality that we have mentioned before. Bullies are those who want to dominate others without regard to reason or even common sense. And they appear periodically when prevailing cultures or societies lack strong leadership--positive leadership, that is.

The Left Needs a Tea Party

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

The far Right was smart enough to see the effectiveness of the tactics of the Left in the '70s and to adopt those tactics. It's time the Left took them back.

Climate Change This Week: Energy Efficiency Saves Trillions, US Birds at Risk, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.20.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Looking above at recent temperature anomalies, much of the U.S. is experiencing well above normal warmer temperatures; the eastern Pacific warm spot continues to prevent much rain from reaching California, sending it into further drought.

Republicans Hate Their Own Member of Congress While Democrats Like Theirs

John A. Tures | Posted 10.19.2014 | Politics
John A. Tures

Democrats surprised pundits by opening up a seven point lead in over Republicans in the generic ballot in a Fox News poll, 46 percent to 39 percent. That's because Democrats like their member of Congress more that Republicans like their own member in the Congress.

Despite the 'War on Whites' Tea Party Paranoia, 85 Percent of Congress and 69 Percent of Obama's Administration Is White

H. A. Goodman | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

The United States Congress is a Tea Party's dream; mostly male and mostly white. It's tough to wage a "war on whites" when the 113th Congress is 85 percent white and President Obama's cabinet is 69 percent white.

Absentee Senator Pat Roberts Survives Bruising Kansas Primary

Erik Ose | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
Erik Ose

Roberts appeared vulnerable earlier this year after questions were raised about his residency in Kansas, similar to what helped defeat veteran Sen. Richard Lugar two years ago.

'Pro-Troop' Charity Repeatedly Misled Voters, Funneled Millions To Tea Partiers

ProPublica | Kim Barker | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

In February 2013, Move America Forward announced an ambitious fundraising goal. The charity, launched in part by one of the most prominent figures in ...

Occupy the Tea Party

Dave Pruett | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics
Dave Pruett

At first blush, the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street appear as bookends: opposing grass-roots movements on the political right and left, respectively. But a look under the hood of each is instructive.

Rebecca Klein

Researchers Think They Know Why College-Educated People Support The Tea Party | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

College-educated supporters of the tea party might change their political tune if they mingled more with those less educated than themselves. Resea...

Tea Party Lawsuit Against IRS Moves Forward

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge has allowed a lawsuit by 10 tea party groups to move forward against the Internal Revenue Service, rejecting a req...

Walgreens and Inversion, Where the Tea Party and Liberals Unite

Don McNay | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
Don McNay

The ideal way to implement change is to wait for Congress to change the laws. The most efficient way for an American citizen to make their anger felt is by boycotting Walgreens.

Rachel Lienesch

Americans Split About The Future Of The Tea Party | Rachel Lienesch | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

This primary season has been a very mixed bag for the tea party. Just two weeks after one tea party-backed candidate unexpectedly took down Rep. Eric ...

Tea Party Candidate Doesn't Want To Be Associated With The Tea Party

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

Dave Brat, the GOP nominee for Virginia’s 7th congressional district, is tired of being called a tea party candidate. The economics professor, wh...

IRS: We Gave Lois Lerner's Hard Drive to Deposed Nigerian Prince Who Emailed Us

Spencer Green | Posted 08.24.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

"It is standard IRS policy to send the crashed hard drives of our former Exempt Organizations Division directors to deposed Nigerian or Haitian princes when said hard drives are requested," explained IRS Strained Credulity spokesperson Whitcomb P. Abernathy.

Tea Party's Embarrassing Irony

Salon | ELIAS ISQUITH | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics

Of U.S. political culture’s many hypocrisies, few are more jarring than Americans’ ambivalence about democracy itself. Truth be told, despite its ...

Precious Memories (Part I): Thad Cochran's Animal Cruelty and Jeff Session's Un-Election

Victor Williams | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Victor Williams

At its least offensive, Cochran's sharing of his profane recollections was based on his twisted view of Tea Party supporters.

Foreshadowing Eric Cantor's Defeat

Harrison Hickman | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
Harrison Hickman

As with the general electorate, Cantor's problems with Republicans has less to do with policy matter than a vast distance they sense separating them and their Congressman. His weaknesses were obvious in our poll two years ago.

Eric Cantor Wasn't The Only GOP Establishment Pick The Tea Party Booted Tuesday

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's (R-Va.) devastating Republican primary defeat at the hands of conservative professor David Brat sent shockwaves ac...