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Obama on the Stump

Jerry Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Weissman

Rhetorical skills helped Barack Obama win the election. Will they help his health care reform plan win?

House GOPers: Obama Breached Decorum Before Wilson

Talking Points Memo | Eric Kleefeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An interesting new pattern has emerged from some Republicans. Both during and after yesterday's House admonishment of Rep. Joe Wilson's (R-SC) outburs...

Chris Matthews Hits Joe Wilson: He Offered Obama "A High-Schooler's Definition Of An Apology" (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Chris Matthews is less than impressed with GOP Congressman Joe Wilson's apology to President Obama for his outburst during Obama's speech to Congress....

Poll: Majority Of Republicans Oppose Wilson's "You Lie" Outburst

The Plum Line | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If, as expected, many House Republican officials rally behind Joe Wilson for his "you lie" moment during the House debate on Wilson today, they will b...

Chairman Bernanke, We Don't Believe It Is Over

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

There is a reason that the American people are losing ObamaHope. It's not just unemployment. The reality cuts much deeper than the everyday lives of normal people.

GOP On Wilson Resolution: 'Diversion' And 'Hypocrisy'

AP/ The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - The uproar over Rep. Joe Wilson's shouting "you lie" at President Barack Obama returns to the House floor Tuesday for what could be a con...

An Invitation to Redemption for Joe Wilson and Van Jones

Patty Limerick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Patty Limerick

The American people have an unfortunate habit of taking valuable public servants who have made stupid public statements and forming an instant bucket-brigade to deliver those public servants to the trash heap of history.

House Votes To Admonish Joe Wilson

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Associated Press) - The House has voted to admonish Rep. Joe Wilson over his "You lie" outburst to President Barack Obama during the presi...

Wilson's Wife: "I Said 'Joe, Who's The Nut That Hollered Out, "You Lie"?'" (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Congressman Joe Wilson's wife Roxanne has waded into the fray with this campaign video supporting her husband as he continues to be criticized for his...

Why Government Spending Is the Solution, Not the Problem

Marshall Auerback | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marshall Auerback

Markets do not self-regulate in ways that avoid major financial upheavals and activist government is required as a counterbalancing force.

Jimmy Carter: Wilson Comments 'Based On Racism'

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) -- Former President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday that U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson's outburst to President Barack Obama during a speech to Congress ...

No Caning This Time

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

South Carolina, the most "reb" of the rebel states (remember the Nullification Act?) has the distinction of unruly behavior in legislatures. Addison ...

Enough With The Apologies! When Mea Culpa Just Doesn't Cut It

Nelson Montana | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nelson Montana

There is nothing in life more meaningless than an apology, yet it's become a panacea for just about any behavior, no matter how inappropriate, how vile, classless or sickening. It's down right fashionable!

Breaking News: Someone Says Something; Others Offended

Spencer Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Several groups are angry with something said by someone in front of some people somewhere. Someone then appeared in a highly visible public forum where he or she apologized publicly.

Joe, You Ignorant Slut

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Feffer

Yesterday's satire has become today's headlines. The fine art of argument is dead. In its place, we must endure playground taunts and invective. The temptation to respond in kind is enormous....

Hey, I Got Your Civility Right Here, Champ!

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

I hope that President Obama calling people out on the incivilities will lessen the rewards for acting like a dope. Whether the Kanye comment was leaked or not, we all need to just start calling this behavior for what it is.

Time for Obama to Pitch His Health Care Plan Kanye West-Style

Glynnis MacNicol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Glynnis MacNicol

The president really just needs everyone -- everyone -- to shut the hell up for seven days so he can get his point across!

Joe Wilson's Outrageous Display of Incivility

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Madeleine M. Kunin

Yes, I expect a certain level of rowdiness in the Congressional halls. But Joe Wilson was clearly out of control. Unlike school children and mature adults, he has not learned beans about anger management.

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Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Mike Ragogna

R.E.M. will be releasing Live At The Olympia, a 39-song, two CD set containing "working rehearsals" from 2007. I was lent a track that captures the band's energy and insightful views.

An Honest Display of Lying

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

What's the point of having a discussion with someone when you already know the outcome? "So, what did you think of your boy Obama's speech the other night?" I was asked on the train.

The Erratic Joe Wilson's Shameful Record on Troops and Veterans

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

Thank heaven Joe Wilson voted repeatedly to cut veterans care and save us from modern day Leninism.

Kanye West, Joe Wilson Need a Day with My Mother-in-Law

Michelle Lamar | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michelle Lamar

Joe Wilson and Kanye West need a day or two with my mother-in-law, because she is one of the classiest ladies I've ever met.

Broken Politics

Rob Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Miller

The stakes in the health care debate couldn't be higher for millions of middle class families. They deserve a serious and civil discussion of health reform. Congressman Joe Wilson doesn't want one.

The Definition of the Word "Lie": The Right (and the Left) Need to Re-Learn It

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

The irony is that Rep. Wilson would have been reasonable in saying that Mr. Obama's statement on Wednesday night's speech was not entirely accurate or, at least, was ambiguous or incomplete.

What 'Bin Laden' Is Saying About Glenn Beck

Beau Friedlander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beau Friedlander

Osama bin Laden, if that was him (doesn't matter if it was just a garden-variety US-hater), pointed out that the president is vulnerable. What did he mean?