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The Biggest Victim of the Debt Ceiling Deal: Your Retirement Savings

Adam Levin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Adam Levin

On Wednesday, all Congress did was flip over the hourglass on a game of chicken that cost our economy $24 billion and left America's future up in the air -- and, by doing so, may cause some of our hard-earned retirement savings to disappear into it.

Have Tea Party Activists in Congress Made Securities Trades From Which They Would Profit in the Event of a U.S. Default?

Peter Scheer | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics
Peter Scheer

If you're trying to understand the intentions of public officials, the most revealing information often is not what they tell their colleagues or the press, but what they tell their brokers.

Rural America Would Benefit From More Muslim Families

Sahar Aziz | Posted 12.14.2013 | Religion
Sahar Aziz

The best antidote to hate is education and dialogue. Hence more Muslim families may be just what San Angelo and other small towns in America need.

Is Support for the Norquist Pledge Bad for Your Health?

Steven Strauss | Posted 12.13.2013 | Politics
Steven Strauss

Residents of the 10 American states with highest support for the Norquist Pledge have shorter life expectancies than those in the 10 states with least support for the Pledge. So it seems appropriate to ask -- is the Norquist small government philosophy bad for your health?

Anti-Government Anger Fuels Long-Shot Secession Bid

Reuters | Posted 12.12.2013 | Politics

By Ian Simpson WESTMINSTER, Md., Oct 12 (Reuters) - Scott Strzelczyk is fed up with what he calls political slavery in Maryland and se...

Queen Elizabeth, Your Old Colony Needs Help

David Kirp | Posted 12.11.2013 | Politics
David Kirp

Dear Queen Liz (if I may be so presumptuous), I write with a simple purpose -- to plead with you to reverse more than two centuries of history and bring your former colonies back into the fold.

Retrenchment: A Foreign Policy for the Tea Party?

David W. Kearn | Posted 12.11.2013 | Politics
David W. Kearn

Given the rise of a political force that fundamentally distrusts government and seeks to limit its capabilities and resources, perhaps foreign policy deserves more attention.

Tea Party Group Deals Blow To McConnell

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

Tea Party Nation, led by conservative activist Judson Phillips, has withdrawn its endorsement of Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in the GOP primary again...

Government Shutdown, the Constitution and the Tea Party

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 12.05.2013 | Politics
William B. Bradshaw

In the early days of our country, it became obvious that the Articles of Confederation was an inadequate governing document. The early leaders had de...

The Daily Szep -- Tea Party House Members

Paul Szep | Posted 12.02.2013 | Politics
Paul Szep


John Celock

Lawmakers Won't Be 'Intimidated' By Tea Party Favorite | John Celock | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

A Wyoming legislative committee investigating the state's elected education boss is criticizing her for sending 165,000 files -- including pictures an...

The Pope + Hispanics = The End of Days... for Republicans as We Know Them Today

Frank DeGiacomo | Posted 11.30.2013 | Hawaii
Frank DeGiacomo

Why might Hispanics and Latinos be Republicans? They are from heavily Catholic countries. Pro-life, anti-gay, anti-contraception, family values Catholics. Enter Pope Francis, the Spanish-speaking Argentinian.

Government Shutdown: It's Not About the Economy, Stupid. In America It's Always About God

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

The reality based community suffers from its own version of closed circuit thinking. Ironically it's their reasonable commitment to reason that blinds many people to what is underlying our poisonous political climate on the right wing fringe.

Poll Shows Little Support For The Tea Party Movement

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

Support for the tea party is nearly as low as it's been since the movement's creation, according to a Gallup poll released Thursday. Twenty-two per...

Massive Resistance Redux, Republicans and Obamacare

Steven Conn | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
Steven Conn

It is surely an irony of our political moment that as we marked the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, we are witnessing the return of the strategy of "massive resistance" -- this time not against a black president and his agenda.

Memo to Washington: The Occupy Movement Is Very Much Alive

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The Occupy movement isn't dead. It lives on in the political will of the American people. They want a president and a party that will represent the 99 percent, not the 1 percent who write campaign checks and give them cushy post-government jobs.

Conservative McConnell Rival Shuns Tea Party

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

Matt Bevin, a Kentucky conservative who is challenging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, distanced himself from the tea party on Thursday. "I...

The Daily Szep -- The Tea Party

Paul Szep | Posted 10.26.2013 | Comedy
Paul Szep


Michael Steele On Trayvon Martin: "Killed For No Reason Other Than Being Black, Young, Wearing A Hoodie"

92nd Street Y | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics
92nd Street Y

Former Chairman of the Republican National Committee Michael Steele recently sat down with 92Y Producer Jordan Chariton at The Jefferson Hotel in Wash...

LaPierre Warns Tea Party Targeting 'Could Easily Spread' To Gun Lovers

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, warned "Americans who cherish the Second Amendment" that the scandal surro...

Tea Party Favorite Apologizes For 'Poorly Worded' Racial Tweets

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

A tea party Republican state legislator in Arizona is apologizing for a series of racially charged tweets where he accused U.S. Attorney General Eric ...

Republicans and the Tea Party: Embracing the Snake

Bob Burnett | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics
Bob Burnett

From its onset, the Tea Party has been a political snake with one poisonous objective: advancement of the Tea-Party agenda regardless of the consequences to the Republican Party or the United States.

Who's Afraid of a Little Sodomy?

Mark Morford | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics
Mark Morford

There is something a little sad, if not enormously disturbing, about people like Ken Cuccinelli, the intensely troubled AG of Virginia and one-man Tea Party sideshow who is currently running for governor and who, if he has his way, will hereby outlaw sodomy and oral sex. For everyone. Forevermore.

Republicans Still Pushing Fight Over Tea Party Scandal

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2013 | Politics

By Patrick Temple-West WASHINGTON, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Two Republican lawmakers on Tuesday demanded that an Internal Revenue Service of...

Steve King: 'Just Go Ahead And Defy The IRS'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) spoke out against the Internal Revenue Service on Saturday, telling attendees of the Family Leadership Summit to "just go ahe...