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"You Lie": Myths the Right Tells About the Left

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

One of the most irksome aspects of the current political divide is the conservative caricature of progressive stances on economic thinking.

Will Lower Interest Rates Jumpstart Housing (CHART OF THE DAY)

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Siding with Washington Post's's Ezra Klein, on his blog, Paul Krugman wants to clear the air about the comparisons being made between the economic ten...

A Message Washington Will Hear

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

It's hard to detect any fighting spirit in a left that would rather whine that the victory was not big enough rather than prepare for the next fight.

In Defense of "Big" Government

Daniel Cluchey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cluchey

Those who demonize the institution of government as inherently opposed to the people forget the truths laid down by our Founders. Government is not against the people: it is the people.

A Love Affair Gone Wrong: Liberals Abandon Their Beloved Obama

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

We liberals should be mad as hell at the opposition -- Breitbart and Fox News -- not Obama or his administration that fell over itself in the Shirley Sherrod affair.

Why Does Fox News Have More Power Than Any Progressive in the Country?

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cenk Uygur

Is there anyone Obama won't fire or throw under the bus if Fox asks him to? What if they ask Obama to fire himself? Would he do it? Or would he just fire Biden and say he met them halfway?

Conspiracy? Much Ado About Journolist

D. Brad Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
D. Brad Wright

What's the takeaway from the Journolist leak? Predominantly that the "whatever-you-want-to-call-it-list" is nothing more than a place to exchange ideas on any topic from A to Z.

Liberals Miss the Point

Oghene Oyiborhoro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Oghene Oyiborhoro

The Shirley Sherrod fallout is not a time to point figures at one another for liberals but rather go on the offensive. Sherrod is the United States Department of Agriculture employee who came under fire for a supposed inflammatory speech.

8 Reasons Leftists Should be Pro-Israel

Alan Krinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Krinsky

It is time for Leftists to become outraged not over Israel, but over the distortions and demonization of Israel on college campuses and at the United Nations and throughout the media and politics.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Con Games: On Facebook, It's Good to Be Liberal

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Conniff

Maybe you've heard of this Facebook thing, and maybe you've seen the Facebook user profile that asks everyone to fill in the blanks when it comes to their political views.

The 10 Most Obnoxious Political, Media and Cultural Phrases

Joe Gandelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Gandelman

"A defining moment..." A phrase as cringe worthy as chalk scratching a blackboard. So who determines a "defining" moment? Today the phrase is trotted out by anyone who feels self-important.

Against All Odds Save the Middle Class, Democracy and the American Dream

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

We cannot let the message machine of the Republican Party lull voters into universal amnesia. Remember these are the same guys that put the nails in the coffin cementing the potential extermination of the middle class.

Our Problems Unite Us, Our Perspectives Divide US

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

The only bipartisanship there seems to be in the capitol is that deficit spending is a dire threat. The exact opposite of what non push polling reveals of what the public thinks.

Con Games: A Primer on Patriotism for the Right

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Conniff

Here's a shout-out to you true Americans on the birthday of our country, but it comes with a smack upside the head to your national nativist narrative.

Liberals Are Liars: More on ABC's Factchecking Failure

Peter Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Hart

PolitiFact recently handed out seven "False" statements -- six to Democrats/liberals, one to a Republican -- and seven "True" labels -- four for Republicans/conservatives, just two for Democrats

Glenn Beck, Immigration, and Social Justice

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Beck promised on his radio show that "the hammer" would be coming down on me, and that he would devote a week of his TV show to bringing me down. I took that as a "no" to dialogue, but I've decided to go ahead without him.

A Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy?

Robert A. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert A. Levine

The following was received from a friend who insisted on anonymity. He uses the nom de plume "Whistler", as in whistleblower. I do not agree with hi...

My Private Obama

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

History has seldom delivered a more graphic, teachable crisis than the one that Obama inherited. Although we voted our hopes that events could compel Obama to govern as a progressive, we are still waiting, and we are a cheap date.

Do You Pledge Allegiance to This Flag?

Bill Shireman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bill Shireman

I remain skeptical whenever any group -- conservative, liberal, or libertarian -- claims to have codified morality, or secured an exclusive national franchise for liberty and justice.

Peggy Noonan's Shameless Attempt To Rewrite (Her Own) History

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

War hawks like Peggy Noonan have to find some way to wipe the slate clean. They have to at least try to rewrite history because if they let the true facts go unchallenged, that means liberal doves were right about U.S. foreign policy.

Why Washington Is More Right-Wing Than the Rest of the Country

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Being against corporate control of our democracy shouldn't be a liberal position. It should be a universal position. It's not that multi-national corporations are evil, it's just that they're amoral.

Force or Fringe: United States Social Forum Vs. Tea Party

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

I've written a piece over on AlterNet asking why it is that every itty-bitty Tea Party gathering is front page news while a meeting of 15,000-plus pro...

Understanding Americus Libertarius (Libertarians)

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Jim Taylor

My interactions with libertarians have revealed them to be intelligent, engaged, and persuasive in their arguments. At the same time, libertarians raise questions about certain other qualities.