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Health Care Protests

The Tea Party Movement vs. The Civil Rights Movement

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

I have just a few suggestions to the Tea Party. If you want your movement to succeed, you need to be more inclusive. You have to have clearer goals and a vision for the future.

The Funniest Protest Signs Of 2010 (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Last year we set to work to find the funniest (whether intentionally so or not) protest signs of 2009 and it was a huge success because of all your fa...

Tea Party Health Care Protests: N-Word Feud Still Rages After Video Discredited

AP | JESSE WASHINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Three Democratic congressmen – all black – say they heard racial slurs as they walked through thousands of angry protesters outside the U....

Tale of the Stray Bullet: A Lesson in Right Wing Hype

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Benjamin R. Barber

The sock-it-home closer for this absurd claim of parity between rabid right wing reactions. and putative left wing excesses, was that somebody had shot at the district office of Eric Cantor. Only it never happened.

Sam Stein

Tea Party Protests: 'Ni**er,' 'Faggot' Shouted At Members Of Congress | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Abusive, derogatory and even racist behavior directed at House Democrats by Tea Party protesters on Saturday left several lawmakers in shock. Prece...

To the GOP...

Dennis Palumbo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis Palumbo

It's no longer just the health care bill -- it's about the Republicans' shameful silence in the face of escalating hatred and divisiveness on the part of Tea Party members.

The Funniest Protest Signs Of 2009 (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Three months ago, we set to work to find the funniest (whether intentionally so or not) protest signs of the year. Because of all your help and consta...

Jason Linkins

REPORT: Health Care Reform Advocates Arrested After Occupying Senator Lieberman's Office | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

All right, the "Superbowl of Freedom" is yet to begin, but, via ABC News' The Note, we already have our first word of small-scale protester-on-legisla...

Top-Down Blowback; The GOP Discovers That the Grassroots Bites Back

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

Limbaugh, Beck and Palin tap the energy and emotions of the masses and flame their biases and bigotry. The web and the media have changed the rules. The grassroots are connected like never before.

West Virginians Protest For Health Reform

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A small but vocal group of protesters walked several blocks in Charleston, West Virginia, on Monday to promote health care reform. The group carried f...

Jason Linkins

Bungled Pledge Of Allegiance At Health Care Protests [UPDATE] | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Via Amanda Terkel at Think Progress, here's video of representative Todd Akin (R-MO) treating today's Teabachle to the Pledge of Allegiance. Akin led...

Miracle On Pennsylvania Avenue

Suzanne Langlois | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Suzanne Langlois

Are we out of time? Has the health care reform, promised to us by Barack Obama, died the death of a thousand paper cuts?

Experts: Pelosi Is Right To Fear Political Violence

Politico | Eamon Javers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently invoked the grim specter of political violence, arguing that today's angry political climate could cause people to...

Obama Supporters Angry But Well Behaved

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

Instead of looking for the real story on health care, reporters across America are looking for ways to turn it into a better, more sensational tale. A small, loud minority is getting all of the attention.

Reading The Pictures: .38 More Ways to Counter the Teabaggers?

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Shaw

2009-08-25-38_healthreform.jpgWe now have this example of a pro-reform demonstrator appearing at a weekend tea party protest packing heat.

Freedom from Fear

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

The rise of gun-toting protesters at town hall meetings has put citizens' right to bear arms in direct conflict with their right to attend public political meetings without fear of physical retribution.

It's Time to Stop Carrying Guns to Town-Hall Meetings

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Here's the bottom line: there are only two reasons for carrying a gun in America -- to protect yourself or go hunting. There is no valid reason for carrying a gun to these town hall meetings.

Insurance Dogs

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Health Care Is a Moral Obligation (VIDEO)

Sen. Michael Bennet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Michael Bennet

When I held a town hall on Saturday, I was greeted by a self-described "mob" with chants of "Health care...NO!" and "I hate Obama-nation." We cannot back down to these intimidation tactics.

Fighting the GOP Mobs: Progressives, Labor Ramp Up Grassroots Response

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

Will the majority that favors genuine health care reform turn out in large enough numbers to take back the debate hijacked by extremists and corporate interests?

Anti-Reform Group Takes Credit For Helping Gin Up Town Hall Rallies

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Conservatives for Patients' Rights, the operation that's running a national campaign against a public health care option, is now publicly taking credi...