iOS app Android app

Demagoguery

Demagoguery and Sharia: Reviving an American Tradition

Eric L. Lewis | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics
Eric L. Lewis

By alienating American Muslims and the Muslim world by denigrating their law and culture only aggravates the real threats that we face.

George Washington vs. Barack Obama: A Question of Character

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Carol Smaldino

I still have a strange sense of hope for change, but it is not coming from Barack Obama. Rather it is coming from public rumblings that I'm beginning ...

Only a Pawn in Their Game

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Spare me the shock. Violent talk inspires murderous rage. Tormented souls are precisely why such incendiary talk is so dangerous. And spare me the s...

Demagogues Gone Wild

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

The intent of a demagogue is not reasoned discussion, but solely to inflame. To anger people so much that they won't stop to think. And it's growing in a segment of leadership within the Republican Party.

"Ground Zero Mosque:" Politics of Fear and Persecution Assail American Character

Yuna Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yuna Shin

What the GOP and the "ground zero mosque" detractors want you to believe is that the Americans at the Muslim cultural center are not Americans. Remember the Japanese internment camps?

I Am Being Lied To. Again.

Ivan Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ivan Katz

Every now and then I get a newsletter/propaganda piece from my state senator. For the better part of two decades, Toni Harp has been lauded and honor...

Left, Right & Center: Why is America This Deeply Polarized?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

Partisan divisions in the country have never seemed so extreme: on Health Care, on the stimulus and on the Wall Street bailout. But why is there so much anger?

Glenn Beck Is Right to Fear Dorothy Day

Jim O'Grady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim O'Grady

Demagogues like Coughlin and Beck use ever more shrill appeals to cause serious short-term turmoil but, in the process, turn their followers' hearts to stone. People are happier, Day believed, when they are good.

Immigration Reform: Change Takes Courage and Faith

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

If our political leaders won't make room for the "strangers" among us, we will -- because Jesus commands us to do so.

Obama Presses Hard to Unite Dems on Healthcare and Slaps Down Republican "Demagoguery"

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Hanania

The President's speech was so powerful it probably sent many of the nation's health insurance industry robber barons into economic cardiac arrest.

Did Right-Wing Pundits Help Pull the Trigger on Tiller?

Chip Berlet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chip Berlet

Scott Philip Roeder, charged in the shooting death of Dr. George Tiller, was a regular consumer of conservative talk radio, television, and websites. ...

President Obama Did Not Bow Far Enough

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ray Hanania

There are shades of gray on all issues. Not everyone we fight hates us. Not everyone we fight opposes our Democracy. In many cases, those fighting us are simply defending themselves.

Friday Talking Points [51] -- Some Positivity

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While we're all waiting for someone to leak the Palin Troopergate Report (which is reminiscent of waiting for "Fitzmas" during the whole Scooter Libby...