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Values Voters Summit

Where Does the GOP Stand on Gay Bashing?

J. Richard Cohen | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
J. Richard Cohen

Where does the party of Lincoln stand in 2012 on vilifying the LGBT community?

Elise Foley

Paul Ryan: Obama Treats Israel With 'Indifference Bordering On Contempt' | Elise Foley | Posted 09.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan accused the Obama administration Friday of treating Israel with "indifference bordering on conte...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Bachmann: Embassy Attacks Have Exposed Obama's 'Supposedly Genius Foreign Policy' | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.14.2012 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) slammed President Barack Obama and his administration on Friday for pursuing a foreign policy of what she called “ap...

The Conservative Christian Ideology Of Right Wing Organization Might Surprise Its Guest Speakers

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 09.13.2012 | Religion

Since 2006, the Values Voters Summit in Washington, D.C., hosted by the controversial Family Research Council, has been an important meet-and-greet fo...

Ryan, Cantor Should be Embarrassed

J. Richard Cohen | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
J. Richard Cohen

Ryan and Cantor are among a number of high-ranking public officials slated to speak this week at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., thus lending the prestige of their offices to hate groups that spread incendiary lies about the LGBT community and others.

Cafeteria Libertarianism: Where the GOP Goes to Snack

Michael Keegan | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Who wants to be called a Right-Winger, Neocon or a Neanderthal these days? Welcome to Cafeteria Libertarianism. "Libertarianism" has become the new code word to cover all that conservative Republican politicians love.

The Bubble Genius Bob & Chez Show, 10/14/11

Bob Cesca | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics
Bob Cesca

In this week's show we discuss Herman Cain and his ridiculous 999 plan, news media policy coverage, corporate media monopolies, Michele Bachmann and the hero worship of Saint Regain, and other issues.

Values Voter Summit Turns to Free-Range Gay Bashing and Hypocrisy

Alvin McEwen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alvin McEwen

Thanks to this past weekend's Values Voter Summit, I am learning that I am not an ordinary gay American. Apparently I am Darth Vader.

Faith No More

Chez Pazienza | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics
Chez Pazienza

At this fragile point in our nation's history, the fact that our presidential candidates will feel that they have the latitude, even for a moment, to gush metaphysical politics-as-usual platitudes is simply terrifying.

Ryan Grim

Romney Takes Shot At Christian Extremist | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Organizers of this weekend’s Values Voters Summit thanked Mitt Romney for his Saturday appearance by giving the slot immediately after...

Mitt Romney, the Quiet Extremist

Michael Keegan | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics
Michael Keegan

As he emerges as the GOP frontrunner, it needs to be asked: is Mitt Romney more moderate than his fellow candidates, or is he just better at strategically keeping his extremism quiet?

The American Family Association must address Bryan Fischer's hateful comments

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

There is this constant talking point, or rather whine, by many who are involved with conservative Christian groups (i.e. the religious right) that the...

The Right Wing's Sharia Shenanigans

Zaki Hasan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Zaki Hasan

A scary number of the Republican rank-and-file seem to be functioning under the impression that every Muslim in America is a "stealth jihadist" waiting to flip the switch from "good" to "evil" like the Clone Troopers in Star Wars.

The Values Voter Summit Vs. The Census Data On Poverty

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

The Values Voter Summit began their conference two days after the census report on poverty levels was released. However, poverty is not what concerns these 'Values Voters.'

Amanda Terkel

'Values Voter Summit' Will Likely Be Missing Jewish Voters | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Thousands of conservatives will be coming to Washington, D.C. this week for one of the biggest religious right conferences of the year: the annual Val...

America Needs A True Revolution Of Values

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

Who made Carrie Prejean and Mike Huckabee the experts on values? What can Sen. Jim DeMint, Bill O'Reilly or Rep. Michele Bachmann teach me on the subject?

Moral Kombat: Jon Stewart Takes On The Values Voters Summit (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Fresh from his Emmy win, Jon Stewart took the stage Tuesday night to take on some odd events and speeches from the Values Voters Summit, a gathering s...

Infotainment Rules: Should Letterman, DeLay and Ferrell Dominate Discourse?

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

Could Letterman be reaching for some of Jon Stewart's magic? And do stunt documentaries really change anything? Like the Ferrell video, are they only for the converted?

Religious Right Tells Followers: Tone Down the Racism

Adele Stan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adele Stan

At this weekend's Values Voter summit, religious right leaders, who have long played to racial resentment, seem alarmed at how the overt racism of some of the Tea Partiers could harm their own movement.

Carrie Prejean: Miss California Gives Rambling Speech, Starts Crying At "Values Voters Summit" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Carrie Prejean, formerly Miss California before being stripped of her crown for failing to meet pageant commitments, continues to be a darling among c...

Michael Schwartz: "Homosexuality Is Inflicted On People... All Pornography Is Homosexual Pornography" (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Think Progress had someone videotaping at the Family Research Council's "Values Voters Summit" and they caught Michael Schwartz, the chief of staff fo...

Roots of Right-Wing Populist Rage -- the Christian Right

Chip Berlet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chip Berlet

Many of the ideas in the Political Right ignore about 50 years of social science -- but not in their book. Or on the TV they watch. Or the radio they listen to. Or the magazines they read.

Pawlenty Moving Further Right To Appease Base

Minnesota Star Tribune | Rachel E. Stassen-Berger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

He just moved to block ACORN funding in Minnesota. Last week, he called fears over so-called death panels "legitimate" and "not irrational," and floa...

Bigoted Obama Waffles; Bigoted Values Voter Conference

Chip Berlet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chip Berlet

The decried waffle packaging accurately reflected the preoccupations of the conference speakers and attendees, who addressed the same topics as did the waffle-box makers -- and in similar language.