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John Birch Society

Is This Who We Want Driving Our Democracy?

Minister Leslie Watson Malachi | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Minister Leslie Watson Malachi

With the voices of everyday Americans increasingly being drowned out by the likes of the Koch brothers, fixing our democracy can't wait.

Tea Party Lost in the Primaries But Keeps Fighting

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
Andrew Reinbach

The big story of this year's primaries is that the Tea Party is being creamed. Meanwhile, the GOP's mainstream and Tea Party candidates are trying to paper over their differences, all the while keeping up what Democrats must find an entertaining brawl.

Who Is Behind the National Right to Work Committee and Its Anti-Union Crusade?

Mary Bottari | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Mary Bottari

As the U.S. Supreme Court's 2014 session comes to a close, one of the major cases left for a decision is Harris vs. Quinn, which could affect millions of public sector workers in the United States.

Happy

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 07.27.2014 | Religion
Jack Schimmelman

Dasha. Photo by Tania. Used with permission. If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution. So said Emma Goldman more than 100 year...

My Easter

Paula Gordon | Posted 06.20.2014 | Religion
Paula Gordon

Easter was to my mother what Christmas was to me -- the best of the best. When I was old enough to articulate my preference for Christmas, I'd start with the unpleasantness of 'Good Friday.' How could torturing someone to death be the cause for celebration?

Charles Koch Wonders Why People Don't Appreciate Him. Really.

David Paul | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics
David Paul

As much as Koch imagines himself a herald of liberty and a "free society," his politics have been just one more uninspiring assault on the poor and the middle class. And that is Koch's Achilles heal.

Win the White House...Why?

Brian Ross | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics
Brian Ross

Conventional wisdom has been that the party who holds the White House holds real power. No longer. Serve up whatever clown in the GOP big top you want...

Wolfish Radicals in Conservative Sheep's Clothing

Allen Frances | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
Allen Frances

The media have adopted a new and dangerous convention. People who are radical in their goals and methods are routinely mislabeled 'conservative.' Edmund Burke, the patron saint of real conservatism, must be spinning in his grave when Sarah Palin is called 'conservative.'

The Koch Brothers Are My Brothers

Peter Dreier | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

If I ever run into Charles (MIT 1957) or David (MIT 1962) at one of their regular Palm Springs get-togethers for the ultra-conservative wing of the .001 percent, I'll make sure to give them the secret handshake, quietly mutter "Phi Kai Phi" and sing a few refrains of one of the fraternity's drinking songs.

There Are No More Conservatives

Stephen Herrington | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

Conservative, by definition, is oppositional to change, moderate, cautious. A person can be conservative. The current political incarnation that we ...

State Looks To Ban Sustainability

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

A Kansas legislator who last year led an effort to condemn the United Nations' sustainability agenda now wants to ban sustainability. State Rep. D...

John Celock

Lawmakers Ban U.N. Agenda 21 After Considering Outlawing Space Aliens

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

The Missouri House of Representatives on Monday passed a ban on the United Nations sustainability plan Agenda 21 after a spirited discussion of space ...

Tea Party Threatens To Make GOP Lawmaker 'Laughing Stock'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

An Oklahoma tea party leader has threatened to turn a Republican state senator into a "laughing stock" and "dig into" his family members and associate...

John Celock

New Backers Behind Constitutional Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

Advocates for a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution have pinned their hopes on state legislatures calling for a new constitutional conv...

John Celock

Where Tea Party Lawmakers Get Their Wacky Ideas About Sustainability

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

In its ongoing quest to block implementation of the United Nations' sustainability agenda, the John Birch Society, a conservative advocacy group, is l...

John Celock

GOP Lawmakers Look To Ban 'Radical Plan'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics

Two Republican members of the Virginia House of Delegates have introduced legislation opposing the United Nations' Agenda 21, the international organi...

Oklahoma State Senator Aims To Block Non-Binding Sustainability Resolution

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 12.27.2012 | Politics

A Republican state senator in Oklahoma has introduced legislation seeking to block the implementation of United Nations Agenda 21, the international o...

John Celock

Lawmaker Seeks To Keep Out 'Dangerous' And 'Cushy' Program

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics

The battle over Agenda 21, the United Nations' sustainability agenda, moves back to New Hampshire as a Republican state lawmaker has signaled her inte...

Feint Praise

Paula Gordon | Posted 11.24.2012 | Politics
Paula Gordon

When the plutocrats and their minions abuse the average citizen, it is called "oppression." When the oppressed presumed to assert their rights as citizens, the Republicans call it "class warfare." We call it justice ... or, the American way. No feints in that.

Agenda 21: Sustainability? You Mean the New World Order, says John Birch Society

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics
Andrew Reinbach

The JBS is probably not expecting any dramatic rollback of the nation's environmental or sustainability laws in any event. More likely, it's playing moneyball -- staying in the game, feeding its fundraising machine, keeping its followers stirred up, and throwing sand in the government's gears.

Angst Over Extinction

Arthur Goldwag | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics
Arthur Goldwag

Totalizing, programmatic hatreds are what Freud would have called thanatopsic obssessions -- they are driven by a fear of one's own extinction.

How the GOP Lost Its Mind: Rule and Ruin

Chris Ladd | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Chris Ladd

An organization that always turns right can only move in circles, or more accurately, in an ever tightening spiral. Rule and Ruin aims to explain how the GOP came to be drawn into its accelerating tornado of extremism.

The Plot Thickens: Far-Right Group Joins Chorus for Keystone XL

Rose Marie Berger | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics
Rose Marie Berger

Why is the JBS interested in this climate-killing pipeline? Because the fight happening in Congress over the Keystone XL has taken a turn. It is no longer about the tipping point of climate change or jobs, energy security or the Ogallala Aquifer.

The John Birch Society's Reality

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Andrew Reinbach

Most Americans don't realize that the right wing's main ideas have been pushed for 50 years by the John Birch Society, a group Barry Goldwater and William F. Buckley Jr once thought too extreme, but which has since become the intellectual seed bank of the right.

Giving Ron Paul the Media Attention He Deserves

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 10.28.2011 | Politics
Andrew Reinbach

Rep. Paul's earned the treatment by the press he's been complaining about, just on the merits, because his positions on many of his favorite issues just don't stand scrutiny.