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Seeing Israel as it Is from Afar, but Not Keeping a Distance

Hagai El-Ad | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hagai El-Ad

Sometime between Israel's first Human Rights March in Tel Aviv and getting falsely arrested in Sheikh Jarrah, I had the pleasure of being one of close to 2,000 participants in the annual Limmud in the UK.

Tea Party Steps Over the Line and the Mainstream Media Misses It

Rich Nadworny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rich Nadworny

Last week at the Tea Party rally at the U.S. Capitol, angry demonstrators held up signs protesting Health Care legislation, signs that showed piles of...

Dear Capitol Hill: We Confess, Muslims Want to Serve America

Salam Al Marayati | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Salam Al Marayati

What's next? Muslims trying to infiltrate the Congress by scheduling lobby days, or by simply meeting with their members of Congress?

Online Gossip: Push It Back

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

In the past, if people dissented or trafficked in conspiracy theories, gossip and propaganda not too much damage was done.

The Return Of McCarthyism: Hysteria In Action On The Right (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***UPDATE 9/22/09*** I haven't found another embeddable version yet, but sharp-eyed reader Mark points out that you can watch the video here. ***UPDA...

Glenn Beck vs. Van Jones: McCarthyism Enters the 21st Century

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

If you serve a right-wing Republican president you can write or say anything you want. But if you serve a liberal Democratic president, like the "pinks" who fell to McCarthyism, you can be taken down.

I Stand with Van Jones

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

Sadly, the Obama administration appears to be wavering in its support of Jones. This is not acceptable.

Legendary Lawyer Doris Brin Walker Dies; Represented Angela Davis, Smith Act Defendants

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

The only woman in her University of California Berkeley law school class, Doris defied the odds throughout her life, achieving significant victories for labor, and political activists.

Rage Against Science and Reason: Fear Continues as a Tool of Distraction

J. Carl Ganter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
J. Carl Ganter

Dr. Peter Gleick rolls up his sleeves in his latest post about science, fact and rationality.

Interview With Aviva Kempner, Director of Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg

Melissa Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Melissa Silverstein

Gertrude Berg created the radio series The Goldbergs, which morphed into the first family sitcom on TV, about a Jewish family living in the Bronx.

Revenge of Gen-X: What Movies About the 80s Mean

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

In case you needed proof that Hollywood is dominated by and aimed at people in their 30s and early 40s, look at all the movies about the 1980s currently on screens.

The "Teabag" Protests Smack of Neo-McCarthyism

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Today's "teabag" protests would be funny, if they didn't make me think of Sen. Joseph McCarthy, and what he might have accomplished if Fox News existed during his time.

"Socialized" Medicine: Next Front in the Right's -isms Arms Race

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

For more than 75 years, conservatives have smeared progressive attempts to reform our faltering health-care system as "socialized medicine."

Communists in Charleston, WV!

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Pope

It might surprise you to learn that Charleston, West Virginia, is a hotbed of communist activity and that the leader of the Marxist cell here is the editor of the Charleston Gazette, James A. Haught.

A Few More Words For Studs

Jamie Kalven | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jamie Kalven

Three days after Studs Terkel's death, the New York Times published a column by critic Edward Rothstein titled "An Appraisal: He Gave Voice to Many, Among Them Himself." The piece is a striking instance of the low art of red-baiting disguised as high-minded criticism.

Republicans Embrace the Cootie Effect

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

Though it is easy to dismiss the Republican reliance on the cootie effect and guilt-by-association as a sign of desperation, it would be a mistake to underestimate its potential impact.

Observations From an Ersatz American

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

As black gay male, a member of the upper middle class, a college-educated white collar worker, and a non-Christian and non-theist, I am one of the most irrelevant, least important voters in this election.

McCarthyism Redux: The McCain Campaign's Calumny Express

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

Viewed in isolation, any one of several recent incidents might be dismissed as an aberration. Together, they form a disquieting, unmistakable pattern.

Seth Colter Walls

Uproar Over Bachmann's Comments "No Longer Partisan," Says Challenger | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Responding to the huge number of small donations pouring into her opponent's coffers, Republican Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann told the Politico on ...

Witches and Hunters

Steven Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Weber

The latest in the litany of right wing contrivances calculated to raise doubt among the undecideds only causes further embarrassment to McCain, to Republicans and to their shrinking base.

I Agree With Michele Bachmann

Dan Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Sweeney

It's high time somebody investigated congresspeople -- nay, government officials in all three branches of government -- and rooted out the anti-Americans among them.

McCarthyism with Lipstick

James Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Love

Sarah Palin is discovering now her abilities to engage in the type of character assaults that one associates with Joe McCarthy -- guilt by association.

Conservative Night at the Movies

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Robert J. Elisberg

Suggesting a "new McCarthy era" is an ignorant misunderstanding and deception of what McCarthyism truly was. It's a fake persecution complex.