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Congressman Who Shouted 'You Lie' At Obama Gets A Taste Of His Own Medicine

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 04.12.2017 | Politics

In 2009, Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) shouted “You lie!” at then-President Barack Obama during his address on health care to a joint session of Congre...

The Right Wing Tilt Toward Mass Hysteria

Zaki Hasan | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics
Zaki Hasan

What we've seen in the last few years is the gradual and systematic transformation of the far right's pundit class into the mainstream right's elected class.

Joe Wilson's Office Vandalized With 'You Lie' Graffiti

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An unknown vandal -- or vandals -- defaced a poster and wall in front of Rep. Joe Wilson's (R-S.C.) South Carolina campaign office Wednesday night, wr...

Joe Wilson, Rob Miller House Race Is Among Best Financed

McClatchy | James Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Joe Wilson and challenger Rob Miller raised more than $626,000 combined in the last quarter of 2009, sharply down from their third-...

The GOP Rises Online

David All | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
David All

The GOP has surpassed the Democratic Party online -- just look at its innovative, direct media techniques responding to the president's first State of the Union address.

Surviving the Media Circus, Without Becoming the Clown

Barry Levinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Barry Levinson

Communication -- the ability to connect and manipulate -- is perhaps the most interesting part of politics we can observe, and the most frightening.

Jason Linkins

Joe Wilson's Lucrative "You Lie!" -- Yelling At President Pays Off | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Were you one of those people who hoped that the spectacle of watching the sitting president heckled would be a one-time thing? Think again, because this kind of misbehavior has proven to be quite lucrative.

Political Labels 101: A Lesson for Republicans and Teabaggers

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

I acknowledge that a fair debate on health care can be had. But what I have no patience for is the ignorance being injected into our national consciousness, most recently by Sarah Palin.

Let's Shout 'You Lie!' to the Liars (Metaphorically, Of Course)

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

We're in a no-kidding crucial situation. Unless someone will stand up and (metaphorically) shout "you lie!" to those who are lying, we may find one day that there is no one left to speak for us.

The Conversation America Won't Have on Race

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Irene Monroe

No matter what kind of shape-shifters or mask-wearers we are as African Americans leaders, even our post-racial leaders are finding out that the nagging issue of race is an unavoidable issue.

How Race Turns up the Volume on Incivility: A Scientifically Informed Post-Mortem to a Controversy

Drew Westen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Drew Westen

What's been missing from our national discourse on "is it race or isn't it?" is the distinction psychologists and neuroscientists have made for over two decades between conscious and unconscious prejudice.

Joe Wilson's 'You Lie!' Online Frenzy Shows Social Media Politicians' Top Tool | Eric Kuhn CNN Audience Interaction Producer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Barbara Dybwad, senior editor for the social media news blog, said the nation has reached a point where politicians need to factor social...

Calling the President a Liar: A Teaching Moment

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

My children, just look around you. Thoughtful and rational debate will get you nowhere. It's labels that carry the day.

Frank Rich: Even Glenn Beck Is Right Twice A Day | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Beck frequently strikes the pose of an apocalyptic prophet, even insisting that he predicted 9/11. This summer he also started warning of domestic ter...

SNL Takes On Republicans In Congress Over Joe Wilson Outburst (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

"Saturday Night Live" premiered its new spin-off show last night, a half hour version of Weekend Update that joins NBC's Thursday comedy block. They o...

Did Joe Wilson Cross the Line Between Civil Disobedience and Incivility?

Natalie Holder-Winfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Natalie Holder-Winfield

Is it possible that calling the President a liar was no different than a march through Selma or a lunch counter sit-in? Is it possible that Joe Wilson was engaged in civil disobedience?

The GOP Is Too Crazy To Be Racist

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John R. Bohrer

The color of the President's skin does not matter to the lunatics dictating the direction of the Republican Party. I mean, it matters in that it's icing on the cake -- but they were baking regardless of all that.

Rude Awakening: Has Me-Centric Culture Stymied Our Democracy?

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

It's "awkward public outbursts by public figures" week! Woo-hoo! We can start with Michael Moore. Next up is Joe Wilson. Oh, and Kanye?

GOP On Wilson Resolution: 'Diversion' And 'Hypocrisy'

AP/ The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - The uproar over Rep. Joe Wilson's shouting "you lie" at President Barack Obama returns to the House floor Tuesday for what could be a con...

An Invitation to Redemption for Joe Wilson and Van Jones

Patty Limerick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Patty Limerick

The American people have an unfortunate habit of taking valuable public servants who have made stupid public statements and forming an instant bucket-brigade to deliver those public servants to the trash heap of history.

House Votes To Admonish Joe Wilson

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Associated Press) - The House has voted to admonish Rep. Joe Wilson over his "You lie" outburst to President Barack Obama during the presi...

What Congress Could Learn from the USTA and MTV

Cindy Handler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cindy Handler

What do Kanye West, Serena Williams and a formerly obscure congressman from South Carolina have in common?

The Erratic Joe Wilson's Shameful Record on Troops and Veterans

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

Thank heaven Joe Wilson voted repeatedly to cut veterans care and save us from modern day Leninism.

We Can't Afford Health Care? You lie!

Tom H. Hastings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom H. Hastings

Does it not seem that when the US can afford and not question nearly 1,000 military bases on other people's sovereign soil -- 287 of them in Germany alone -- that we can afford to create jobs?

Joe Wilson Raises $750,000 In Less Than 48 Hours; Opponent Tops $1 Million

Capitol Briefing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With a political arms race in full force, Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) has raised almost $750,000 in less than 48 hours since his shout of "You lie!" to P...