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Political Correctness

Maj. Nidal Hasan and the "Desperation Explanation"

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Robinson

Mainstream media has helped to cloud perceptions of the true causes of suicide terrorism. They've reinforced the perception that suicide bombing and other forms of terrorism are in some sense arguably justifiable.

Why Is Pro-Black Being Attacked? The Unintended Consequence of Political Correctness

Yvette Carnell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvette Carnell

Although words have power, they are only as powerful as the truth which they broadcast. And politically correct words are frauds, mere counterfeits masquerading as true voice.

Gaffemaster Steele's Greatest Gaffe (So Far)

Michele Langevine Leiby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michele Langevine Leiby

William Kristol has finally said what we've all been thinking but were either too indulgent or PC to say: Michael Steele must go.

Doing Away with the Right to Be Different: The Assault on Religious Freedom

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John W. Whitehead

While the cultural landscape has changed greatly since the founding of the country, one thing must not: America should still stand for freedom and pluralism. What this demands is an equal voice for all viewpoints.

Louis C.K.'s "Louie" Succeeds When It's Political

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andrea Chalupa

The show relies on gag-riddled skits to show the awkwardness and abuse that comes with making this major life transition, but only succeeds when Louis C.K. goes Norman Lear on us.

Political Correctness Run Amok: NAACP Plays the (Hallmark) Race Card

Michele Langevine Leiby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michele Langevine Leiby

The NAACP is officially irrelevant. That became crystal clear when the 100-year-old civil rights organization put its credibility in jeopardy in a campaign against... a Hallmark card.

Don't Speak: Helen Thomas and the Culture of Blame

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

It is wrong to shame Helen Thomas, who, throughout her life has been one of the only people to dare to offend those who needed it.

The Miss USA Pageant And The Politics Of Beauty

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

One of the most awesomely fake controversies of the year has got to be the decrying of newly-crowned Miss USA Rima Fakih--the first Muslim-American an...

Sex, Fruit Bats, and Politically Correct Zoology at an Irish College

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Greg Lukianoff

Author's Note: This case has set off quite an international debate, both for and against Dr. Evans. As I linked to below in the updates, you can check...

Girlfriends' Guide: FAT Is The New 'N' Word

Vicki Iovine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vicki Iovine

The more cowardly we become about fat and the longer we pretend that we can continue eating while our bodies revolt against us by getting sicker and sicker, the more we fail our children and their children.

When Political Correctness Gets in the Way of Charity

Rachel Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rachel Dunn

When I read that Royal Caribbean cruise ships were stopping in Labadee, Haiti, I reacted with outrage. When I started thinking, I realized I was and am glad that the cruise ships are stopping in Haiti.

Forgiving Political Correctness At Fort Hood On Thanksgiving

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Benjamin R. Barber

My Thanksgiving wish is to understand why political correctness is a reflection of important American values, even when they exact terrible costs, as they did in the Fort Hood massacre.

A Second Chance

John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky

It's nice to get a second chance. For those of you that don't know, "The Goode Family" has moved to Comedy Central Mondays at 10:00 p.m. On our firs...

Is Christmas A Dirty Word?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John W. Whitehead

Christmas is being eradicated. In fact, there is a phobia about Christmas, and it's all because of those first six letters, C-H-R-I-S-T.

Guilt by Association: The Southern Poverty Law Center Hurls a Punch

Carol M. Swain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol M. Swain

A few days ago, I received a notice from a friend informing me that the Southern Poverty Law Center had included me in this week's HateWatch. I linke...

Racism, John McCain and Other Republicans

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

In 1976, 30 of my 31 police officers confessed to on-the-job use of the most vile, invective, racist language you can imagine. How do we confront the barefaced bigotry we see today?

Biden "Jesus Christ" Called "Hate Speech" By Conservative

The Huffington Post | Susan Crile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mark Tapscott, the editorial page editor of the conservative Washington Examiner, has nothing but fire and brimstone for Joe Biden. In an op-ed last ...

Brazil's Charmingly Un-PC President

Marilia Duffles | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marilia Duffles

Like President Lula, I am also Brazilian and occasionally engage in cross-cultural communication with a Brit. My husband.

Beck: People 'Pushed To The Wall' By 'Political Correctness' Launch Killing Sprees

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Tuesday, an Alabama man named Michael McLendon killed 10 people in a shooting spree before committing suicide in what has been called "the worst ra...

A Thug By Any Other Name

Judy Muller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Judy Muller

If you are one of those people who are often the last to hear about the latest addition to the list of politically-incorrect words, this is for you. I clearly count myself among your number.

Maureen Dowd, Please Don't Shut Up

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Beth Arnold

Before this political season began, my feeling was that Dowd had lost her touch. But then, thanks to the human material she had in this race, Dowd hit her stride again.

Moon Over Suburbia

Jamie Malanowski | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jamie Malanowski

Discipline, obedience, respect for authority -- these are all valuable attributes to be taught to the young. But the spirit of rebellion should not be so harshly squelched.

Stop Being So Offended, Democrats

Lionel Beehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lionel Beehner

We don't need to distort the opposition or take umbrage at their every comment to win this election. If we just debate them upright on the issues, we will win.