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Modern Conservatives: Frightened Falsifying Fools

Mike Lux | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

Modern day conservatives are fools. They have positioned themselves on the extreme end of the American political system, and they know they can't honestly say what they believe or voters will reject them out of hand. But their lies will catch up to them, and so will their lack of courage.

Reagan's Birthday: No Party Hat and Candles Here

René Bryce-Laporte | Posted 04.12.2014 | Black Voices
René Bryce-Laporte

President Reagan's attitude and actions towards black Americans leaves most of us unable to find him to be a heroic or even sympathetic figure. When the 40th president's birthday comes around, don't expect most of us to break out the party hats and candles.

Know Your LGBT History: 4 Queer Events That Happened On Oct. 28

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.28.2013 | Gay Voices

In conjunction with the celebration of October as LGBT History Month, The Huffington Post will be providing you with "Know Your LGBT History" updates!...

Know Your LGBT History: Anita Bryant Gets A Pie In The Face And 3 Other Queer Events

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.14.2013 | Gay Voices

In conjunction with the celebration of October as LGBT History Month, The Huffington Post will be providing you with "Know Your LGBT History" updates!...

Jennifer Bendery

Ted Cruz: 'We Need 100 More Like Jesse Helms' In The Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Wednesday that the country would be better off if the Senate was full of people like Jesse Helms, the late...

Scott Brown's Shameful Campaign

Joe Cutbirth | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics
Joe Cutbirth

In an era of cool media, Brown has what it takes to be red hot, which makes the campaign he's running against Elizabeth Warren puzzling if not downright disgusting. But let's start with puzzling.

Why I Think How to Survive a Plague Is Going to be Huge

Mark Allen | Posted 11.21.2012 | Gay Voices
Mark Allen

If anything comes out of How to Survive a Plague, I hope it's inspiration to younger generations. I'm sure the film will be popular enough. I urge everyone to see it.

Lugar's Loss and Jesse's Ghost

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics
Jeffrey Laurenti

Democrats now think they can pick up Lugar's Indiana seat this fall. But even if they do, America is worse off for losing him.

From Dog Whistles to Air Raid Sirens

Ari Rabin-Havt | Posted 06.12.2012 | Media
Ari Rabin-Havt

The result of 40 years of these coded attacks is to ensure a permanent de facto racial segregation in our political dialogue, pitting white male voters against African Americans and poisoning our discourse.

House GOP Revives Global War on Women's Health With "Gag Rule"

Michelle Chen | Posted 10.07.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

While Congress was playing fiscal roulette last month, House Republicans quietly advanced their attack on reproductive choice, too.

Bachmann Announces Candidacy -- Explains Gaffes

Mark Steinberg | Posted 08.28.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

"I know that millions of reporters in this country and in Hawaii have claimed that I make a lot of factual mistakes. Well, here and now I want to look the American people right in the eye and give them the facts."

Sham on You, Ben Barber

John Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Brown

Ben Barber's recent Salon article, "WikiLeaks and the sham of 'public diplomacy': Our diplomats spout jingoistic nonsense about American supremacy -- instead of engaging with the rest of the world," shows his heart in the right place but his history way off in left field.

Public Diplomacy: "Out" for the U.S., "In" Overseas?

John Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Brown

China and India's public diplomacy activities have grown extensively in our new century, even as the United States is seemingly abandoning the foreign policy tool.

In The Public Interest : Fast Trains Don't Belong to Either Party

Dan_Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan_Smith

Now that Republicans have made substantial gains in both houses of Congress and taken the Governor's mansion in several states, pundits and passenger ...

The Opportunity to Hate

B. Jeffrey Madoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
B. Jeffrey Madoff

The principles that Helms stood for were bigotry, hatred and fear. Obama passed health care reform, something both Republicans and Democrats have tried to do for decades.

Hail Mary Mudslinging

Shawn Healy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Shawn Healy

Does Dan Hynes' ad featuring Harold Washington represent a "game change" in this late hour of the campaign?

Lieberman Must Go!

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Yesterday, the New York Times sniffed at a new web site, LiebermanMustGo.com, writing that it "catalogues Mr. Lieberman's perceived sins," as if the t...

Bible Quotes on "Worldwide Intelligence Updates?"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Bush proved that the blurring of the line that separates Church and State is not only unconstitutional, it is also wholly dysfunctional.

Blaxploitation, GOP Style

Russ Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Baker

Tthe GOP is stepping up efforts to stress diversity, but is resorting to a tried-and-true W. tactic: the promotion of compromised, disreputable individuals -- a kind of lemon diversity that only highlights their cynicism and contempt for the public.

My 2008 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 2]

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
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Chris Weigant

Love her or hate her, you have to admit that John McCain's selection of Sarah Palin for the Republican ticket this year was without any doubt the boldest political tactic of the year.

A Godless Voter for Liddy Dole

Sherman Yellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sherman Yellen

We godless admire a woman who has been forever marching rightward over forty years, confident in her belief that Jesus was a Republican.

Republicans Use Fear to Win

Scott Foval | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Scott Foval

It has been a long eight years, and this past week saw the politics of division pushed to the absolute limit of absurdity. We must not allow it to go on any longer.

Top McCain Advisor Learned Slime Tactics From Jesse Helms

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

During the '84 NC Senate race, one of Helms' top aides responsible for implementing a gay-bashing strategy was McCain advisor Charlie Black.

McCain Urged Reagan Admin To Meet Terror Groups Without Pre-Conditions

Jacob Alperin-Sheriff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jacob Alperin-Sheriff

McCain's support and lobbying for the African terrorist group directly contradicts his attacks on Obama for having "worked closely" with Bill Ayers and for having "pledged to meet, without preconditions, the leaders of Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea."

Support for California Gay Marriage Ban Slipping?

John Henning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Henning

It was known as the "Jesse Helms effect": When a poll asks anything having to do with bias, lots of people just don't tell the truth.