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To Er Is Human

Steven Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Steven Weber

We've had the Birthers. We've had the Baggers. We've had the Deathers. Now, In light of the IOC's slapping down of Obama's face to face bid for the Olympic games to be held in Chicago, we're now suffering the Smuggers.

Inviting You to See Capitalism Today at a Theater Near You!

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Moore

I've had enough. As far as I'm concerned, Tea Bag Nation ends today -- at noon to be precise. The days of the majority of Americans being ignored and played for chumps are over.

The Month in Viral

Jessica Amason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jessica Amason

As BuzzFeed's resident "viral scientist," I investigate how the most contagious items on the Web enter our hearts, minds and inboxes.

Sparkman: Casualty of Methland, USA? Or Victim of Anti-Government Bile?

Richard M. Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard M. Benjamin

Sparkman's workaday life and violent death -- whatever the cause and whoever the culprit -- highlight the precarious struggles of the white working class and the brewing storm surrounding the 2010 Census.

DEATH-PAC Takes on Blue Cross in Chicago (VIDEO)

Aemilia Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Aemilia Scott

My satirical DEATH-PAC successfully defended Blue Cross / Blue Shield -- that tiny, innocent little ma and pa shop -- from the demonic populist horde whose name is

Dickipedia: Teabaggers

Dickipedia/HuffPost Comedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Teabaggers born January 20, 2009, are American protesters with little to no understanding of sexual slang. Alright, the elephant with giant balls in ...

Media Mud Pies: CNN's Embarrassing Response to Fox

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Linda Milazzo

In response to Fox's childish and embarrassing ad in the Washington Post that challenged competitors' coverage of the 9/12 teabaggers, CNN is airing this equally chilidish and embarrassing ad.

National Health Care: Making a Trip to Antarctica Possible

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tamar Abrams

I don't know that TRICARE is the best possible care, but I can point to my parents, who still ride their tandem bike every day and swim every day and are healthy enough to plan a January trip to Antarctica.

New Rule: You Can't Complain About Health Care Reform If You're Not Willing to Reform Your Own Health

Bill Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bill Maher

Unlike most liberals, I'm glad all those teabaggers marched on Washington last week. Because judging from the photos, it's the first exercise they've gotten in years.

The S Word

Ben Stoddard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Stoddard

So far, on this health care debate, the Left has been approaching it the same way it always does. Sure, a little aloof, but trying to have reasonable discourse. But our usual weapons are useless here.

Daily Pulse: Adele Stan Talks Teabaggers (Audio)

Lindsay Beyerstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lindsay Beyerstein

Last Saturday, veteran right wing watcher Adele Stan of AlterNet covered the Tax Payers' March on Washington (aka the 912 March or the DC Tea Party). ...

Racism, John McCain and Other Republicans

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

In 1976, 30 of my 31 police officers confessed to on-the-job use of the most vile, invective, racist language you can imagine. How do we confront the barefaced bigotry we see today?

Irony Alert: Conservatives Ride Government-Run Transit to Protest Government Spending

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Petro

Incredibly, the same people that rode Metro to the National Mall to protest taxes and government spending were upset about Metro's level of service.

Obama Plans to Reform Economy, Not Just Health Insurance

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

The teabaggers are apoplectic because this isn't just about health care. This is about the values of a government.

The Battle Hymn Of The Insurance Companies

Clifford J. Tasner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clifford J. Tasner

The Billionaires for Wealthcare and our new song, "Battle Hymn Of The Insurance Companies" opened last night's Rachel Maddow show.

Hey, I Got Your Civility Right Here, Champ!

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

I hope that President Obama calling people out on the incivilities will lessen the rewards for acting like a dope. Whether the Kanye comment was leaked or not, we all need to just start calling this behavior for what it is.

Daily Pulse: Teabaggers March on DC

Lindsay Beyerstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lindsay Beyerstein

Approximately 70,000 right wing protesters converged on D.C. over the weekend to protest. The signs they carried offered a glimpse of the unrestrained id of the American right.

Time for Obama to Pitch His Health Care Plan Kanye West-Style

Glynnis MacNicol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Glynnis MacNicol

The president really just needs everyone -- everyone -- to shut the hell up for seven days so he can get his point across!

Glenn Beck's Crazy 9/12 Tea Party Had Nothing to do With 9/11

Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rachel Sklar

Beck wants this country to return to the values it held on 9/12/2001. As someone who was in New York on 9/11 (and 9/12) I remember those values being terror and a profound grief.

The Contrast

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

I do worry about the 9-12ers. I mean, a lot of them are older, and this anger they carry around must be terrible for the toll it takes in terms of the high blood pressure, hypertension, and heart disease.

A Sign of the Times

Paul Begala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Begala

The inmates have taken over the asylum. The ever-sunny Reagan is dead. The congenial Buckley is dead as well. In their place is the party of Joe the Shouter and Joe the Plumber and Sarah the Death Panel Screecher.

Reading The Pictures: Townhall Redux

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Shaw

2009-09-10-20090910RtWingCongressma.jpgThe U.S. Congress isn't the House of Parliament and Rep. Wilson's shocking breach of decorum created not only a disturbing moment, but even a fearful one.

The GOP Strategy: Operation Monkeyshit

Ian Gurvitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Gurvitz

The GOP's goal from the second the president took office was to bring him down. Their sole intention is diminishing the president's popularity and laying the groundwork for the 2010 midterms and 2012 presidential elections.

One-Sentence Health Insurance Reform

Mark Kleiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Kleiman

A "Most Favored Nation" clause for health care, modeled after the WTO trade rules.

Anti-Abortion Activist Randall Terry Thrown Out Of Health Care Town Hall (VIDEO)

HuffPost's Eyes & Ears | Matthew Palevksy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Representative Jim Moran fell victim to a vigorous maligning from out of town teabaggers last night during his town hall in Reston, VA. Howard Dean w...