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Breaking Seven-Year Tradition, Bloggers Invite Republican To Conversation

Ryan Grim | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

For the first time in seven years, progressive activists who generally spend their energy targeting conservative Democrats reached out to a Republican...

Meet The Bloggers: Obama Talks With Atrios, Etc.

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For the first time ever, President Barack Obama met Wednesday with progressive bloggers and took their questions. Obama met with Joe Sudbay of AMERICA...

How to Live on $0 a Day: Assuaging Rage, One Prick at a Time

Lesley Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lesley Stern

If you're quivering with rage just thinking about Wall Street, it's time to take action. I've discovered a way to achieve a semblance of inner peace without therapists, tranquilizers or weapons.

The Take Away: Political Lessons from the Health Care Debate

Amy B. Dean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy B. Dean

If the health care debate has taught us anything, it's that unless progressives change how we do politics, we will never get what we want from Washington.

The Bile Boils Over

Tom Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Sullivan

Conservatives bathed in daily lies -- from WMDs to "death panels" -- have become so comfortable spreading them that they treat it like good, clean fun for the whole family.

Chris Matthews "Birthers Out" with his "Deather" Stance on Living Wills

John Amato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Amato

Matthews goes so far as to conflate end-of-life counseling with the government paying for abortions, and then calls them both "social policy".

Palin's Faux Outrage; Round Two

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

This attack on blogger Linda Kellen Biegel is really about her records request for the email communication between Eddie Burke and Sarah Palin.

Key Difference Between Modern Liberalism and Conservatism: Nuance

Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sahil Kapur

The alleged tenets of modern conservatism are great; they just need to be tempered with reality. That's where liberalism steps in.

Don't Get Fooled Again: How To Spot An Internet Hoax

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Diane Tucker

Today we know there's no such person as Martin Eisenstadt. He was nothing but a hoax. The truth was established way back in June, thanks to good sleuthing by a blogger.

Live From Glamorous Washington DC!

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

The celebrities who have descended on the town provide a sharp contrast to the old, stodgy (and let's face it, overly white) days of being overrun by the helmet heads of the GOP.

A Tale of Two Attacks on Campaign Volunteers

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Disgrasian

As we said before, committing physical violence against someone who holds a different opinion from your own is reprehensible and not to be tolerated under any circumstances.

Will Anyone Seriously Question T. Boone Pickens at the Big Tent?

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

Will John Podesta and Carl Pope a) greenwash a Republican operative oil man who funded the swift boat vets and has plans to make billions selling natural gas and exploiting our water supply? or b) do the right thing?

Why the Right's Messaging is Working

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

Why is the young brilliant upstart Obama only ahead by single digits. At least part of the reason is this: John McCain knows how to control his message.