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Politically Correct? What Comedians and Conservatives Have In Common

Kirsten West Savali | Posted 02.13.2012 | Black Voices
Kirsten West Savali

While I applaud Issa Rae's individuality and dedication to Awkward Black Girl, the phenomenon she fought so diligently to create, she may be slightly confused on what being "politically correct" means.

Teen Challenges Michelle Bachmann On Gay Marriage

Posted 12.02.2011 | Home

As reported on HuffPost Politics, high school student Jane Schmidt attended Michelle Bachmann's town hall in Iowa on Wednesday and challenged the poli...

Michele Bachmann: Outraged At The Roots, Demands NBC Apology

Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics

Michele Bachmann has spoken out and demanded an apology for the song played by the Roots, the "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" house band, when she was ...

GOP Candidates Battle Over Immigration At Republican Debate

Posted 11.22.2011 | Latino Voices

To follow please find excerpts from the HuffPost live blog which accompanied Wednesday night's GOP candidates' debate on national security issues on C...

Jimmy Fallon Apologizes For Band's Michelle Bachmann Diss

Posted 01.22.2012 | Entertainment

Seeking to quell growing criticism and public attention, "Late Night" host Jimmy Fallon has apologized for his house band's understated musical attack...

If Only We Could Declare a Mistrial for the Super Committee and Send Them Home

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

If a jury is deadlocked, the courts declare a mistrial -- send the jury home -- and start over with a new one. Too bad we cannot do that with Congress.

Democracy in Clinton, Iowa

John V. Santore | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics
John V. Santore

(The following is an excerpt from an article I recently wrote on the nature of democratic participation in Clinton, Iowa, including the strength of th...

9 Reasons Why Republicans Win Debates

Jay Heinrichs | Posted 01.01.2012 | Books
Jay Heinrichs

Why is it that Democrats somehow find themselves on the losing side of just about every issue?

Dealing With Conservative Politicians

George Heymont | Posted 01.03.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

With a clown car full of Republican candidates heading toward the primary in hopes of becoming the party's nominee for the 2012 Presidential election, is it any wonder that the following videos have gone viral?

Secularists Or Christian? The Religious Lives Of American Political Candidates In The Public Sphere

Denis Lacorne | Posted 01.01.2012 | Religion
Denis Lacorne

How well does Mitt Romney's political program fit this secular narrative? The answer can only be ambiguous.

Tea Party Love Boat Going Down: Bachmann and Pearce Have Last Dance on Sinking Ship in Arizona

Jeff Biggers | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

Presidential contender Michelle Bachmann brought her floundering campaign into Arizona today, giving a special shout-out to embattled State Senate President Russell Pearce for his role as the architect of the state's controversial SB 1070 "papers please" law.

The Campaign Against the Campaign Against Health

Rupert Russell | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics
Rupert Russell

This week a few brave politicians stood up to protest the political attacks aimed squarely at women's health.

Police Cordon Off Grinnell Students From Bachmann Event

Posted 12.05.2011 | College

Grinnell students are certainly a political force to be reckoned with. On Tuesday, Michelle Bachmann made a campaign stop at Caroll's Pumpkin Patc...

GOP Presidential Candidates: A Conspiracy Theory Slide Show | David Moye | Posted 12.03.2011 | Weird News

It isn't truly a presidential campaign until the conspiracy theories begin and the crop of GOP candidates have plenty -- both for and against them -- ...

GOP Candidatemania 2012

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Feldman

Republicans have injected so much ginned-up lab-tested indignation into their campaigns that their nomination contest looks more like a professional wrestling road show than a civic debate about America's future.

Politics Down the Rabbit Hole

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 11.29.2011 | Books
Peter Smirniotopoulos

mAlice in Wonderland: A Tea Party Fable adapts Lewis Carroll's The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland to our ongoing political dystopia at the hands of the Tea Party.

Bachmann's Media Pendulum

Jerry Weissman | Posted 11.29.2011 | Media
Jerry Weissman

Michele Bachmann just released a new campaign video with extremely low production values: standing in front of a cheesy plastic plant, she speaks directly into the camera but her voice sounds thin and distant by an evidently misplaced microphone.

No Rest For The Weary, Immigration Debate Alive And Well In Presidential Politics

Posted 11.25.2011 | Latino Voices

If people thought immigration would not be a major issue once non-stop political campaigning begins, the events of the last few days have shown otherw...

Bartlett: I'd Rather Be An Unlucky Ducky

The New York Times | Bruce Bartlett | Posted 11.27.2011 | Business

During Thursday’s Fox News debate among Republican presidential candidates, Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota was asked how much money pe...

Why Herman Cain Won, and Why You Might See Rick Perry in Mickey Mouse Slippers Next Week

Christopher Ingram | Posted 11.26.2011 | Politics
Christopher Ingram

Voters are looking for someone who calls a socialist president a socialist, not whatever euphemistic poll-tested answer Mitt Romney calls President Obama.

Greater Love Hath No Politician

Ben Stevens | Posted 11.18.2011 | Religion
Ben Stevens

So I think it's worth asking: how does one lead a political campaign, especially against another outspoken Christian, in a God-honoring way?

Pick a You, Any You: The Emotional Cost of Living Online

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 11.18.2011 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

Where did we become convinced that the faux is any more acceptable than the real? And why do we so readily buy into the idea that the images everyone else is presenting are any more real than our own?

A Former Liberty University Student Reflects On Jerry Falwell's 9/11 Remarks

Austin Carty | Posted 11.13.2011 | Religion
Austin Carty

I now look back to that time and that mentality and realize that, while evil most certainly exists, it takes on its greatest form when we so cavalierly ascribe it to those we perceive as different from us.

Some Myths About Social Security and Medicare

Linda Bergthold | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

It's the season of political misinterpretations and outright lies. Websites like Politifact try to sort things out. But people still seem willing to believe the most negative things about two of our most durable social programs: Social Security and Medicare.

Tom Zeller Jr.

Some Republicans, Gambling The Globe, Peddle Ignorance On Climate | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 11.08.2011 | Green

CLARKSTOWN, N.Y. -- Just off Exit 14 on the New York State Thruway, in the middle of a tandem truck lot bounded by the box stores of Spring Valley Mar...