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'Our Soldiers Are The Only Innocents In Gaza': Here's What Israel's Far-Right Is Saying

The Huffington Post | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 07.26.2014 | World

Want to understand the political mood in an increasingly militant Israel? Meet Moshe Feiglin, a West Bank settler who is one of eight deputy speakers ...

Suddenly Europe's Far Right Loves Human Rights Courts

Andrew Guzman | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics
Andrew Guzman

Human rights advocates place great faith in international treaties and the courts designed to enforce them, but the right wing of the political spectrum tends to be less enthusiastic about these institutions.

Where's the Ukrainian Far Right Now?

Brian Dooley | Posted 09.06.2014 | World
Brian Dooley

Ukraine's far right has sunk to virtual electoral oblivion, and it's hard to know where or if it will reappear. Its role in defending protestors against the Yanukovych government, overthrown in February this year, didn't translate into widespread support in either the presidential election in May or in Kyiv's municipal elections.

Europe: The Sky's Not Falling

Conn Hallinan | Posted 08.06.2014 | World
Conn Hallinan

The neo-Nazis and immigrant bashers will make a lot of noise, but they offer nothing but hate as an economic solution. The left has a better one, and they are back.

The Tea Party May Be Losing Races, But It's Tugging The GOP Rightward

AP | By CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tuesday's high-profile primary elections may extend a streak of sorts for tea party Republicans: losing individual races but winni...

There Is No Meaningful Difference Between Tea Party and 'Establishment' Republicans

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

Whether Thom Tillis or Marco Rubio calls himself establishment or tea party makes little substantive difference. They are either committed ideological extremists or cynical ones. The consequences for America of their election are, in either case, exactly the same.

Becoming a Leader

John Feffer | Posted 03.27.2014 | World
John Feffer

Bela Racz grew up in a small village in Hungary with a mixed Roma and non-Roma population. In 2009, far-right-wing groups targeted his village. "We blocked the village with cars so that they couldn't enter."

50 Years of Hysteria: Heathen Communist Presidents, Then and Now, in the Minds of the Far Right

Kevin Goodman | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics
Kevin Goodman

It's obvious that socialism, Marxism, and communism are words with derogatory connotations in the collective mind of the United States; the evil United Socialist Soviet Republic did, after all, influence the bulk of 20th century U.S. rhetoric.

What Europe's Far-Right Parties Can Learn From Islam

Craig Considine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Craig Considine

Members of Europe's far-right parties can look to the great Muslim leaders for guidance in how to treat Muslims in their societies.

Can a Third Political Party bring America back to Center?

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

The United States cannot afford extremism or bitter partisanship any longer, which is why it is time for a third, and centrist, political party to enter the arena. Long considered pure fantasy, there are several reasons why it may not be far-fetched this time.

The Return of the Blood Libel: Can Art Stop the Hemorrhaging of Hate?

Bernard Starr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Bernard Starr

You might shake your head at this grim piece of history and then be comforted that those hate-driven persecutions were rooted in a primitive bygone era. But think again.

The Mask of Marine Le Pen

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 11.05.2013 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

For months, if not years, people in France and abroad have been trying to prove that Marine Le Pen has not changed as much as she would have us believe. Now, in a mere 20 seconds, she herself has torn away the veil and shot herself in the foot.

Fear and Loathing in La France: Marine Le Pen Injects Islamophobia Into the Release of Four French Hostages

Elizabeth Nicholas | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Elizabeth Nicholas

As the National Front's ranks continue to swell, thanks in part to dissatisfaction with alternatives on the center-left or center-right, it remains to be seen how far Le Pen will go to placate her fringe constituency while trying to appear mainstream enough for disaffected moderates.

In France: Marine Le Pen, the National Front, and the "Extreme Right"

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 10.17.2013 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

These are just a few examples. Dozens more could be cited. I offer them to those of my readers who, for lack of information, run the risk of falling into the trap set by the crudest political marketing operation France has seen in recent years.

To Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Darrell Issa, Tea Party: Your 15 Minutes of Fame Are Over

Brent Budowsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The public has seen the results of the Banana Republican policies and politics. The public has seen the damage of these GOP policies and practices to them. The public is saying no to Cruz, no to Lee, no to the Tea Party and no to House Republicans.

Harry Reid Slugs the Far-Right Bully

Brent Budowsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Like virtually every Democrat, like most independents, like a strong majority of Americans, I am fed up with the bullying anarchism of the Tea Party right in the House of Representatives.

Wendy Davis for Texas

Brent Budowsky | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The future of Texas will not be found in voices who prefer a Texas in which Hispanics are second-class citizens when they seek to vote and women are second class citizens when they seek to live their lives as they choose and seek a good job and a fair wage.

Obama Was Respectful and Patient With Heckler-- His Critics Could Learn From Him

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

I predict that when the last "lefty" white commentator has wrung the last drop of sanctimonious drivel out of the "failures" of this presidency that the actual facts will stand for all time.

The Cyprus Deal Signals a Rise in the Far Right in Europe

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.25.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

News of the 10-billion-euro bailout for Cyprus should not be cause for celebration. Europeans are rightly insecure about what comes next, as they should be given the precedent that has been set.

New Report Shows Troubling Signs About Right-Wing Hate

Salon | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics

While the more mainstream anti-government Tea Party movement faded from view as the GOP co-opted it in the past few years, the action has moved to the...

War on Women Becomes Law of the Land if Romney Chooses the Supreme Court

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Heaven help justice in America if Mitt Romney is given the power to turn the Supreme Court of the United States into his great gift to the far right of the Republican party.

That's My Kind of Church!

Rev. Chris Glaser | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
Rev. Chris Glaser

Last week I found a church to my liking -- of all places, a megachurch in the South on television. Or maybe I should say, a "congregation," because it included people of many faiths, including atheism.

Wisconsin Shootings: Sympathy Is Not Enough

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 10.07.2012 | Religion
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

After a tragedy like the shooting in Wisconsin, we have to move beyond merely offering our sympathy and condolences. We have to try our best to help replace the current culture of contempt with a culture of respect.

Norway One Year Later: Are We Any Closer To Understanding This Tragedy?

Todd Green, Ph.D. | Posted 09.20.2012 | Religion
Todd Green, Ph.D.

We certainly know more of the facts behind the tragedy and its real (non-Muslim) perpetrator. But are we in a better place when it comes to understanding what happened in Norway? I have my doubts.

Germany Fears Growing Threat From Militant Islamists, Far-Right Groups

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 09.17.2012 | World

BERLIN -- Germany faces a growing threat from militant Islamists and far-right fringe groups, including small extremist cells and lone wolf operators,...