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Frank Rich On Scozzafava Fallout: The GOP Stalinists Invade Upstate New York

New York Times | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama's most devilish political move since the 2008 campaign was to appoint a Republican congressman from upstate New York as secretary of the ...

Immigration Reform Activists' Plan To Boycott Census Takes Center Stage In Colorado

The Colorado Independent | Katie Redding | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

As a proposed national Latino census boycott receives increased media attention, many Latino and immigrant organizations in Colorado say they're thank...

What If Santa Were Gay?

Ruth Sherman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ruth Sherman

I just saw a sweet, funny, Off-Broadway play entitled "Santa Claus Is Coming Out" that entertains exactly this question. We learn that Santa Claus is afraid; he is actually a closeted gay man.

Scozzafava Tells Her Story: 'My Name's A Verb Now'

Washington Post | Jason Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over Halloween weekend, Dede Scozzafava morphed from a rosy-cheeked Republican mom to a political figure of speech. "My name's a verb now," she said....

Dan Hynes' Tax Plan Would Shield Illinois Legislature, Governor From Tax Hike and Other Campaign News

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

If Hynes ultimately were to become governor and enact his plan, the entire Illinois governing class would be exempt from an Illinois income tax increase. Oops.

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Matt Osborne

I have decided to coin a phrase: Palin-Bachmann Syndrome™, defined as the psychological imbalance produced by a toxic mix of right-wing identity politics and diva training.

25 Bloggers You Wish You Were Reading

Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rachel Sklar

Remember when the web used to be about following links to someone's cool blogspot site? Now it's all about the world of ultra-ultra-niche or the secret gems that the big sites troll daily for their unique takes.

Anatomy of the Tea Party Movement: The Media

Alex Brant-Zawadzki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Brant-Zawadzki

After Rick Santelli ranted about government spending on CNBC, coverage by FOX News, conservative talk show hosts, and right-side bloggers pushed the Tea Parties to prominence.

Right-Wing Media Respond To Fort Hood Shooting By Attacking Muslims

Media Matters | B.C.O. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Right-wing media figures have used the shooting at Fort Hood as an excuse to attack Islam and American Muslims in particular, with Debbie Schlussel, f...

With The New York Times Now Monitoring, Right-Wing Media Goes Bonkers

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Like a proud peacock showing off its feathers, the right-wing media was in full bloom, showing the Times all the tricks that have made the movement's trade so renowned.

The Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute Reveals 2010 Calendar, Believes Liberal Women "Look Like Men"

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Disgrasian

In an attempt to counter the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute, HuffPost is putting together a "Great American Liberal Women" Calendar of its own. The Institute's Facebook Fan Page seems dubious about this counterpunch.

WashTimes and Fox News Now Unleashing Mobs On Private Citizens (Including Kids)

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

The conservative movement has become a mindless mob, and the right-wing media, more and more often, are sending their overeager foot soldiers out on seek-and-destroy missions involving private citizens.

NYR: Something New On The Mall

The New York Review of Books | Michael Tomasky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Michael Tomasky The New York Review of Books We have never seen, at least in the modern history of the United States, a right-wing street-protest mo...

Michelle Malkin: "I'm A Human Being" With Feelings, Stretch Marks

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

"I'm a human being," Malkin says from her home in tranquil Colorado Springs (tranquil, except for the shrieking of Air Force jets--"the sound of freed...

Time Magazine Gives Glenn Beck a Rave Review

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

David Von Drehle's article is a clinic for journalism students who wish to learn about faux balance, false equivalencies, straw men, and omissions of important facts.

SmearBuster: Media Matters Defends Progressives Against Witch Hunts

Media Matters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Media Matters Action Network announced the launch of SmearBuster.org, a new website fighting back against the right-wing smear machine's progressive w...

Jon Stewart Returns, Slams Glenn Beck And Tea Party Protesters (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

The "Daily Show" returned last night after a three-week hiatus, the longest in the show's history. While August was a surprisingly eventful month, Ste...

Ask an Average Conservative Blogger

Edward Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Edward Murray

Average Conservative Blogger responds to readers' questions.

How Right-Wing Pundits Would Spin News That Obama Had Rescued A Child From Drowning

David Kronke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
David Kronke

Michelle Malkin: Why didn't Obama save every child from drowning? Why just one? This myopia stems from his old, outdated liberal-elitist sensibility.

The State of Denial Has Zero Electoral Votes -- But It Seems to Be Winning

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Gellman

Apparently in addition to being a socialist, a terrorist, a Kenyan, a Nazi, a granny killer, and like Hitler -- Obama is not even really our president. The whole thing was just a big liberal lie.

Republicans Scream "Stay Away From Our Kids, Obama!"

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

These Obama-hating conservatives and their dumbed-down, myopic philosophies appeal to the lowest common-denominator of the Republican Party, which is why it got trounced in the last election.

WATCH: President Obama's Video Address To Our Schoolchildren

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

We have obtained "leaked footage" of President Obama's speech to our nation's children. Take a look. But be warned, it may shock and horrify you.

David Swanson's Daybreak Is Chart-Topping Inspiration

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Linda Milazzo

A journey through Daybreak is an educational awakening, and an alert to the misdeeds of those we've elected. It's a clarification of why these deeds are wrong, why they must be challenged, and how they can be changed.

Our Shadowy Government: Czars, Health Reform, And Bush's Resurgence

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

Criticism of Obama and the czar "system" is overblown. In fact, a czar's power comes not from dictatorial authority, but from humble restraint.

Laura Dean

Obama's Science Adviser Targeted By Defamation Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Dean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Conservative media outlets are waging an online defamation campaign against Presidential Science Advisor Jon Holdren, using out-of-context quotes and ...