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Former Radical, Bestselling Author: Obama Is a 'Racist' and 'Communist'

Kevin Price | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics
Kevin Price

If conservative victory requires broad-based appeal, I'm not sure Horowitz's message resonates. He believes Rome is in fact burning, but that he is one of very few who have any clue of our predicament. That type of messaging is passionate, but its chances of success are doubtful.

Celebrating Progressive Patriotism on the Fourth of July

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The flag, as a symbol of the nation, is not owned by the administration in power, but by the people. We battle over what it means, but all Americans have an equal right to claim the flag as their own. Progressives understand that people can disagree with their government and still love their country and its ideals.

A French Shower in the Jungle of the American Beats

Frank Browning | Posted 08.24.2013 | Arts
Frank Browning

It's three years since the world-famous Pompidou Center of Modern Art opened its branch in the old industrial city of Metz, a couple of train hours east of Paris. The six-story wood and glass tent is far smaller--and some believe esthetically more daring -- than the mother museum.

Progressives Should Take Back the Flag

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.03.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The flag, as a symbol of the nation, is not owned by the administration in power, but by the people. We battle over what it means, but all Americans -- across the political spectrum -- have an equal right to claim the flag as their own.

Why Russian Art Hooligans Voina Are In The News Again

Posted 01.10.2012 | Arts

Charges against the Russian guerilla art group Voina have been dropped, according to the Russian news site RIA Novosti. The charges of hooliganism...

Washington, Lincoln and FDR Were Great Presidents - and Great Radicals

Harvey J. Kaye | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics
Harvey J. Kaye

What we need to appreciate is that Washington, Lincoln, and Roosevelt led us through our greatest national crises and not only prevailed, but made America freer, more equal, and more democratic in the process.

Today's Republicans Are the New Secessionists

Jamie Malanowski | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics
Jamie Malanowski

Like the secessionists of 1860, the Republicans are so determined to achieve their objectives that they are willing to accept the threat of catastrophe in order to have their own way.

The Left Edge of the Possible

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

We need to take back our politics, so that what is sensible is also possible. Maybe, just maybe, events in Madison and elsewhere are the beginning of that process.

19th Century Conservatives

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

It is a sign of how radical conservatives have become that they are raising issues that have seemed settled for many decades. Now comes the most radically extreme proposal yet: repeal of the 14th amendment.

Reading The Pictures: .38 More Ways to Counter the Teabaggers?

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Shaw

2009-08-25-38_healthreform.jpgWe now have this example of a pro-reform demonstrator appearing at a weekend tea party protest packing heat.

Universal Single-Payer Shamanistic Death Panels

Howard Schweber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Schweber

So there's nothing new about Mediscare-style arguments, rambunctious and easily manipulated populists, or Astroturf-style mobilizations. But there is something about this debate that feels different, and more intense.

Joe the Plumber is Queer

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

Time to evolve past Joe the Plumber, past Rush Limbaugh, past the politics and ideology that verge on those that launched the Spanish Inquisition.

The Majority of Muslims Who Attend Mosque Weekly Feel Torturing For Their Cause Is Just**

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

It's time America wake up to the fact that Christians in this country have become just as radicalized (albeit in other ways) as those who pervert Islam (or insert religion here) elsewhere.

The Word on the Street

James P. Hoffa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

Rank-and-file teamsters get it. They aren't willing to be swayed by false, irrelevant arguments. They want change. They want ideas. And the fact is -- McCain doesn't have any.