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Cannes 2010 Day Eight and Nine: Carlos Is Caught

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Carlos the Jackal loomed over Day Eight. For some, the Olivier Assayas film was a daunting roadblock they detoured around. A 5 1/2 hour miniseries smack dab in the middle of the day?

Joe Doesn't Know Health Care

Carol Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Fowler

Joe Wilson illustrated exactly why South Carolina's voters will allow him to be a full-time tea partier after November: he's completely out of touch with his district.

While the Pentagon Studies, More Gays Fall

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathaniel Frank

An Infantry commander and West Point graduate who deployed three times to Iraq and Afghanistan and received three bronze stars for his service is right now facing discharge for allegations that he is gay.

Karl Rove's Perversions of History, And His Media Enablers

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Fiderer

In his new memoir, Karl Rove does what he does best. To explain away one lie, he comes up with another.

Dylan Ratigan Calls Out Joe Wilson For Calling US Health Care System "Best" In The World (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) believes that the U.S. has the best health care system in the world. The congressman made the pronouncement during an appea...

What Republicans Can Learn From America's Olympians

Robert Hoopes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Robert Hoopes

Imagine that making laws is a competition between two nations, Republicans and Democrats, and the teams are made of 313 Democrats and 219 Republicans. How would they behave if they were like our Olympians?

From New Deal to No Deal

Michael Bendetson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Bendetson

Partisanship is healthy in a democracy. However, the hyper-partisanship seen in recent years has damaged people's faith in government and also has proved detrimental to the country itself.

Much Better Questions for Dick Cheney on This Week

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Do you agree that President Obama has been more aggressive hunting down al-Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan and the Pakistan border regions that you were, Mr. Cheney?

Is Technology Making Us Idiots?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

Technology has made it easier to be idiots because it discourages thinking and deliberation, and promotes acting on our most base impulses, emotions, and needs, for example, anger, sadness, lust, or need for approval.

Stimulus Opponents Privately Beg For Government Cash

Washington Times | Jim McElhatton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Christopher S. Bond regularly railed against President Obama's economic stimulus plan as irresponsible spending that would drive up the national ...

GOP vs. America's Armed Forces

Major General Paul D. Eaton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Major General Paul D. Eaton

This week's outburst by GOP Congressman Duncan Hunter attacking the integrity of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mullen, and Secretary of Defense Gates was disappointing on several levels.

Joe Wilson, Rob Miller House Race Is Among Best Financed

McClatchy | James Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Joe Wilson and challenger Rob Miller raised more than $626,000 combined in the last quarter of 2009, sharply down from their third-...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, Justice Alito offered up the refined, Supreme Court version of Joe Wilson's "You Lie!"; James O'Keefe went from ACORN-busting "pimp" to FBI-busted perp; and Kirstie Alley, under the influence of her made-for-TV diet, Tweeted her desire to "bash" Joy Behar "in the vagina with her microphone." President Obama, meanwhile, was so effective during his masterful 82 minute Q&A session at the House Republican retreat on Friday that Fox News cut away from the riveting broadcast 20 minutes before it ended -- turning the airtime over to his critics. The president being smart, forceful, and offering well reasoned, fact-based arguments didn't jibe with the relentless Fox framing of him as a radical, Kenya-born Muslim socialist.

Congress Hack Attack: House Member Web Sites Hacked With Anti-Obama Language

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Several House members had their websites hacked overnight after President Obama's State of the Union Address. Around 6:30 a.m. Eastern, the sites of J...

The GOP Rises Online

David All | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
David All

The GOP has surpassed the Democratic Party online -- just look at its innovative, direct media techniques responding to the president's first State of the Union address.

Alito Was Rude (But Right)

Adam Winkler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Winkler

Alito may have been right on the facts, but his nodding was still remarkably bad form.

Rep. John Shimkus To Stay Put During State Of The Union, Walked Out On Obama's Speech In September

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When South Caroline Rep. Joe Wilson shouted at President Obama during his speech before a joint session of Congress in September, it was hard to see p...

Sam Stein

Joe Wilson: Obama's Birthplace Should Have Been Brought Up In Primary | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With President Barack Obama set to deliver his first formal State of the Union address tonight, the political world turns its gaze to Rep. Joe Wilson ...

Joe Wilson Says No Outbursts This Time At State Of The Union

AP | BEN EVANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The South Carolina congressman who called Barack Obama a liar during the president's last speech before Congress says he'll be on h...

Worst Supreme Court Decision Ever? Get Ready for Another 12!

Doug Molitor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Doug Molitor

They say it's worse than the Dred Scott decision of 1857, or even the dread Scott Brown decision of last week. It could be the end of our democracy. ...

Let's Shout 'You Lie!' to the Liars (Metaphorically, Of Course)

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

We're in a no-kidding crucial situation. Unless someone will stand up and (metaphorically) shout "you lie!" to those who are lying, we may find one day that there is no one left to speak for us.

The Year of the Apology: The Worst and Best of 2009

Michael Maslansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Maslansky

We tested 15 of the most public apologies of the year to see what makes for a good apology and a bad apology and what we can learn from our A-list of apologists.

George H.W. Bush On Joe Wilson: 'How Low Have We Gotten Here?'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former president George H. W. Bush had some harsh words for Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) in a Parade interview. Via Political Wire, Bush on the lawmaker's...

Lawrence O'Donnell, Anthony Weiner Rip Joe Wilson For "Idiotic" Health Care Proposal (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) had an epiphany about health care legislation while he attended a "luncheon" at "Enchilada's Mexican restaurant" with so...

Leaked: Sneak Previews of Upcoming Valerie Plame/CIA Hollywood Film!

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Like everyone who covered the Valerie Plame/CIA leak case and the Scooter Libby trial, I am anxiously awaiting the pending release of the Hollywood treatment, Fair Game.