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More Palin Hypocrisy: Tripp Has Government Provided Health Insurance

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

Recently released documents from the custody battle show clearly Tripp Palin Johnston has socialized health care through Indian Health Services and the Alaska Native Medical Center.

The Paranoid Style in [Twenty First Century] American Politics

Jake Whitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jake Whitney

There is a startling degree of anger in America right now. Pick an issue and you'll find people of all political persuasions yelling about it. But it remains primarily those on the far right that couch their vitriol in what the historian Richard Hofstadter referred to as the "paranoid style."

'Survivor' Star Dies During 'American Healthcare Survivor'

Erik Sean Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Sean Nelson

Can you imagine the Blue Dogs during the Civil Rights Era? They'd be worried that removing all the "Whites Only" signs would be bad for the Wooden Sign Industry.

Arthur Delaney

The Myth Of The 'Permanent Bailout Fund'

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Conservative message-maker Frank Luntz's latest memo, which lays out a rhetorical strategy for Republicans to defeat financial regulatory reform legi...

1 Year + 1 Election = Lots of Opinions

B. Jeffrey Madoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
B. Jeffrey Madoff

"Some things make the markets go higher, some things make the markets go lower," Jim Cramer told the viewers of his "Mad Money" TV show last Monday. ...

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.

MSNBC's Rev. Joe Watkins Accuses President Obama of Breaking and Entering the Nation's Schools While Pastor Steven Anderson Prays For His Death

Ronald B. Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ronald B. Robinson

Rev. Watkins, what you and your ilk are doing is the antithesis of Christianity and Christ's teachings.

Three Reasons to Be Happy About the Reported Deal by Senate Democrats on Health Care

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

I have criticized the Democrats for failing to properly use the power of their majority in Congress and the mandate from an overwhelming victory last November, so it's only right I give them their props for finally taking charge.

The Republicans' Disdain for the American People Should Be the Story of 2009

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Looking back on 2009, a narrative seems to have emerged that the Democrats failed and would pay the price in the 2010 midterm elections. But where is the discussion of how the Republicans have behaved in the last year?

Fox Activism: Will it Face a Counterbalance?

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

In 2008 the Left was active and engaged. We spent our time, our money, and our hearts to get Obama elected. In 2009 though, we have left him twisting in the wind.

Life And Death: Hospital Ethics Panels Help Families Decide

usatoday.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Medical and moral decisions must be made. But there's no written directive for guidance. Family and physicians disagree. What now? Every day, in a hos...

Palin Asks: 'R Death Panels Back In?'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Politifact has named "death panels" the "Lie of the Year," but that hasn't stopped former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Via The Hill, Palin revived th...

Obama and the Political Center

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The failure of McCain's divisive message to resonate beyond the base should have alerted Republican leaders to the resurgence of the center, but they seemed to have missed this clue.

Death Panels Lie On Factcheck.Org's 'Whoppers Of 2009'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Politifact already named Sarah Palin's "death panels" claim its lie of the year -- prompting an indignant response from the former Alaska governor. No...

PolitiFact's 'Lie Of The Year': Death Panels

PolitiFact | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Of all the falsehoods and distortions in the political discourse this year, one stood out from the rest. "Death panels." The claim set political...

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.

Improving the Health Care Bill After It Passes Will Not Be Easy

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Progressives who oppose this bill are not being obstructionist. Rather, they are taking the position that when real opportunities to reform health care arise, it is essential to get it right.

Top Ten Outrageous Sarah Palin Stories Oprah Will Have To Address

Glynnis MacNicol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Glynnis MacNicol

In an effort to help Oprah prepare for her interview we've compiled a top ten list of of outrageous questions about Sarah Palin that will need to be addressed.

Opposition to Health Care Reform Peaks Early, But Falls Fast -- Like Sarah Palin?

Yuna Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yuna Shin

If you rise too fast and peak too early, then you fall just as hard. It is a lesson that the GOP needs to learn in order to stay relevant for the majority of Americans who consider themselves to be in the center.

Death Panels By Proxy: Washington Times Spreads New Health Care Lie

Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There they go again. Now that the "death panel" lie has snookered nearly half the country, the Washington Times is going for the other half in an edit...

Death Panels are Real

David Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Goodman

The truth is, death panels already exist. Every day in this country, life and death decisions are made by insurance companies, whose only motivation is profit.

Debate Misses Point of End-of-Life Counseling

Gail Austin Cooney, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gail Austin Cooney, M.D.

As a doctor specializing in palliative care and hospice, I'm disheartened to see how end-of-life counseling was twisted into something sinister and untrue, then ultimately dropped because it was deemed too divisive.

The Internet and the Ignorant

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

If readers are intent on being deceived by one kind of magician or another I'd suggest they put their faith in the imaginary lottery folks or the cash-strapped Nigerians. They harm only the gullible.

GOP Leadership Worried About Damage To Party's Reputation From Base

POLITICO | Glenn Thrush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"I would point out that the greatest anxiety about the president's policies tends to come from independents," he said. Long before the tea parties or...

Poll: Majority Dismiss Right Wing Healthcare Attacks As "Scare Tactics"

The Plum Line | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Wow, this is cause for cautious optimism: Buried in a new Bloomberg poll is evidence that solid majorities dismiss all the leading right wing health c...