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Demonization

After Tucson, the State of the Union

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The speech Barack Obama gave in Tucson was a memorial to the victims of a horrible tragedy, but the spirit of his speech could also shape Tuesday's State of the Union address by calling us to be worthy of each victim's sacrifice.

Pot Luck? Arizona Approves Medical Marijuana Amid Conservative Landslide

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

The beleaguered state of Arizona has just concluded one of the most lopsided elections in state history, in which Republicans captured every statewide...

Charlie Rangel Must (Politically) Die

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Danny Schechter

It took him 80 years but Harlem's war-hero turned Congressional elder, Charles Rangel, is this week's media poster boy for all the ills of an institutionally corrupt system.

The Latino Community Wants Accountability in 2010

Clarissa Martinez De Castro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clarissa Martinez De Castro

The promise of change that energized voting and participation in 2008 is bringing hundreds of Latino community leaders to Washington today.

Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures

Clarissa Martinez De Castro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Clarissa Martinez De Castro

As if blaming immigrants for global warming, the financial crisis, and every other ill that is currently affecting our society wasn't enough, Mark Kri...

Is Paranormal Activity the Next Blair Witch?

Chris Willman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chris Willman

Based on a scream-filled screening I caught at the Telluride Film Festival, Paramount's faith may not be misplaced, though it's anyone's guess whether lightning (or pesky demons) can strike the same public fancy twice.

Vast Conspiracy of Leftist Parasites and Traitors

Chip Berlet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chip Berlet

With a wink and a nod, right-wing apparatchiks are networking with the apocalyptic Christian right and resurgent armed militias to hobble the work of the Obama Administration.

It's Not Tyranny; It's the Re-distribution, Stupid

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

The profoundly anti-democratic (that's small "d" for those scoring at home) character of contemporary right-wing ideology is too plain to dispute.

The Dangerous Joining of the Far Right and Far Left

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

When the far left and the far right join in the Politics of Hate and Demonization, it is time for the vast center-left and center-right of this country to speak up and call them out equally.

Bridges of Rhetoric and Suspicion

Abukar Arman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Abukar Arman

We must build bona fide bridges of understanding to significantly reduce elements hindering the ability of the US and Muslim world to work together on critical issues of mutual importance.

Bigotry, Demonizing Rhetoric and Right-Wing Violence

Chip Berlet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chip Berlet

Since the inauguration of Barack Obama there have been nine murders by men and women who have intersected with ideologies of White Supremacy, xenophobia, and antisemitism.

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. ...