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Jason Linkins

Benghazi-Slashfic Briefly Mistaken For Journalism

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics

As you've probably heard, the United States intervened in a big rebellion in Libya, and as a consequence, a bunch of Americans, including U.S. Ambassa...

Jason Linkins

The Week That Hillary Clinton 2016 Speculation Moved From Trickle To Stream

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

There comes a time in life when spring is in the air, the blossoms are blooming anew, the birds are returning to their aeries, and a political reporte...

Jason Linkins

'Friends Of Hamas' Origin Story Exposes The Fact That Some People Are Dumb Enough To Fall For Anything

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

Last week, we made note of the way the hearings on Chuck Hagel as the next secretary of Defense -- both within and outside the Senate chambers -- had ...

Jason Linkins

Republican Pretty Proud Of Being The First Congressman To Call Obama A 'Socialist'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) may be the only Republican with the announced intention of running for the Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Saxby Cha...

Jason Linkins

Mitch McConnell Is Keeping The Paranoid Style Of American Poll-Watching Alive

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

Here is an immutable law of politics: all fundraising letters need a villain. Another rule of politics is that all politicians need money. So, when th...

Jason Linkins

Lots Of Confused People Were Led To Look Up The Word 'Socialism' In The Dictionary Because Of The Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

According to the news, two of the most looked-up words in the dictionary (or, at least the Merriam-Webster dictionary, anyway) in 2012 were "capitalis...

Sabrina Siddiqui

2012 Campaign Ads Have It In For Your Grandmother: HuffPost List

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics

No better way to launch our list-obsessed chronicle of politics than with TV ads, the most embarrassing, least informative but, let’s admit it, ...

Jason Linkins

Florida State Senate Race Becomes Ground Zero In The War Over Robot Death Cars, Finally!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics

Thanks to Alex Pareene, I have become aware of a major flashpoint that's driving the conversation and winning the morning in the hotly contested race ...

How Your Therapist Might Be Making You Fearful

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 10.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Say goodbye to the fear-mongering therapists who keep you stuck forever. Take control and an active role in finding a therapist who will help you get better, once and for all, and not just provide you with a venue to vent.

Jason Linkins

We Are All Probably Going To Die, Because Obama, Says New Ad

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

The folks behind Secure America Now -- a neoconservatve 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization dedicated to giving you a bunch of irrational anxiety attacks...

Jason Linkins

Daily Caller Decides The Time Is Ripe For Some Good, Old-Fashioned Jew Counting

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

Good news for people who love breathless paranoia! Matt Boyle, who by day serves as the Daily Caller's "Fast and Furious" muckraker, landed a hot scoo...

Health Care -- No Time for Baby Steps

Ilan Dar-Nimrod | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Ilan Dar-Nimrod

Last week was a victory for individuals who believe that there is a moral obligation to insure a minimal access to health services for every individual. From a larger perspective it was a Pyrrhic victory.

Three Cheers for Alan Simpson

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 08.12.2012 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

Alan Simpson finally berated his own Republican Party. "I'm damned tired of people who use emotion, fear, guilt and racism to stir up their troops." Welcome to the club, Alan Simpson. Now you know how liberals have felt for the past four years.

Jason Linkins

Karl Rove Would Like You To Believe That He Is Against Fearmongering Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS super PAC is out with a new ad today, decrying the Obama campaign for "going negative," which for our purposes basically me...

Jason Linkins

Late Returns: Kentucky Primary Features A 'Proxy Showdown' Between Kentucky Senators

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

The presidential escapade continues to draw most of the media's attention these days, but there are actually some interesting downticket primaries to ...

Jason Linkins

'If You Vote For My Opponent, Everyone Will Die': A Historical Compendium Of Fearful Political Ads

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics

This week, the anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death inspired the Obama campaign to release an ad, titled "One Chance," in which former President Bil...

Republicans Can't Handle the Truth About Bin Laden

Bob Cesca | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Regarding the campaign commercial, yes -- more like that, please. It's an important distinction that's crying out to be defined: while the Republicans might be good at coming up with scary bumper sticker slogans, the Obama team can actually do the job.

Jason Linkins

WaPo Misleads Readers On Deficits And Entitlements

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.11.2012 | Media

As a habitual reader of the Washington Post, I've long become inured to some of the fun editorial quirks of that paper. For instance, it is more or le...

The Golden Rule, for Each and All

Christopher Holshek | Posted 06.09.2012 | Impact
Christopher Holshek

Sitting at his right hand in front of thousands of worshipers, hearing him refer to me as "his brother in faith," it was as exhilarating as my first firefight in combat -- except much more pleasant and uplifting.

Fear and Loathing In the Pentagon Budget

Ben Freeman | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics
Ben Freeman

Since President Obama released his FY2013 budget request on Monday, proponents of Pentagon waste and inefficiency have been working overtime.

Jason Linkins

Late Returns: One More Reason For Chris Christie To Stay Home In 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics

There's been a lot of discussion about the many reasons why Chris Christie and the GOP primary electorate wouldn't exactly see eye-to-eye, and that's ...

Making Peace with 9/11

Claire Amber | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
Claire Amber

I'm sure you remember this image vividly: the twin towers of the World Trade Center in flames, the two jets having crashed into them after being hijac...

Jason Linkins

If Obama's Past Statements Are Any Guide, Then He Doesn't Support Urban Rioting

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.09.2011 | Media

Were you wondering if President Barack Obama is secretly siding with London's opportunistic looters and arsonists? Probably not, because that sounds crazy... but not at National Review!

Deja vu All Over Again on NYC Terror Trial

Sharon Kelly | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics
Sharon Kelly

Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame, a Somali terrorism suspect, is headed to New York City for trial. What's that sound you're hearing from the usual suspec...

Jason Linkins

Looks Like We're Not Yet Done With The 'Anthony Weiner Was A Secret Muslim' Rumors

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.22.2011 | Media

Just over a week ago, we brought you word of an insanely paranoid screed published in "The Communities at the Washington Times" (a distinction that bo...