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Holder's Civil Rights Legacy Will Endure

Minister Leslie Watson Malachi | Posted 09.29.2014 | Black Voices
Minister Leslie Watson Malachi

In this turbulent time, Holder's physical presence in African American neighborhoods, worship centers, and meetings with African American faith leaders provided a necessary connection to the White House.

#1 Many Liberals Don't Like the Idea of Battle, But the Alternative in America Today is Much Worse

Andy Schmookler | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

In America right now there's a battle that needs to be fought and won in our political arena. It's a battle over what kind of country, and what kind of planet, our children and grandchildren will live in.

The Right-Wing, the Bible and the November Elections

Obery M. Hendricks, Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 09.02.2014 | Religion
Obery M. Hendricks, Jr., Ph.D.

I am convinced that most rank-and-file right-wing Christians are sincere and not cynical in the politics they embrace. Yet they have been so egregiously misled that even though they might be sincere, they are sincerely wrong according to the most fundamental moral and ethical imperatives of the Bible.

Why an 'ISIL War Tax' and a 'Russia Containment Tax' Are Necessary -- Now

Paul Abrams | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

It is a given that actions against ISIL and Russia will be undertaken, and each has that ring of "prolonged" to it that indicates it will require both patience and financing.

Forward This Next Time Right-Wingers Lie About Prominent Muslims Not Condemning ISIS Violence

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Let's be clear, violence committed in the name of religion, racial superiority, ideology or any other form of hatred is evil. Smearing a whole group because of the actions of some who claim membership may not be as evil, but that's an awfully low bar to clear.

Right-wing Destructiveness Plus Liberal Weakness: The Dangerous Combination Behind America's National Crisis

Andy Schmookler | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

The Republican Party has become the instrument of a destructive force, while the response of Liberal America (including the Democratic Party) to this threat has been woefully weak.

Obama Can Win a Huge Victory in the Fight on His Immigration Executive Orders... But Only If He Does It Right

Paul Abrams | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

President Obama is soon to issue executive orders on immigration. To score a huge victory in the inevitable political battle, however, he has to orchestrate it for maximum impact.

Legal 'Pussyrioting' Lives on in Another Russian Court Blunder

Innokenty (Kes) Grekov | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Innokenty (Kes) Grekov

The Hatchet may be on the opposite end of the political spectrum from the ultra-liberal feminists of Pussy Riot, yet like the women he was silenced for exercising Russia's constitutionally protected right to free speech.

Inner-City 'Barbarians'? Calling Out Racism on the Airwaves

Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks | Posted 08.15.2014 | Black Voices
Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks

When you work on issues that directly affect people's lives, it's easy for passion to overcome politeness. That said, there are some lines you just don't cross. Recently, on Tallahassee radio station WFLA, Florida Family Policy Council president John Stemberger crossed one of the most basic lines we have: racism.

Jon Ward

Conservatives Clash: Battle The Wicked Or Fight For The Needy?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The placement of a Barack Obama figurine in a urinal at a conference for Christian conservatives Friday captured why these gatherings ha...

Small Business

Mike Farrell | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics
Mike Farrell

Returning to El Salvador after 25 years is a step through time featuring vast changes and too much of the same old same old.

The GOP Hit on Bergdahl Is Yet Another Hit on President Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The Bergdahl drama has all the GOP's favored anti-Obama ingredients: president who supposedly disregards national security concerns, thumbs his nose at Congress, and is anti-military. The feigned outrage is not about Bergdahl; it's about Obama.

Foreign Climate: Why European Right-Wingers Should Be Tree Huggers

Jens Martin Skibsted | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Jens Martin Skibsted

Although the European right wing parties have varied programs they all have at least two points in common. They are not really concerned with global warming, but rather focus their political efforts on xenophobic concerns.

Right-Wing Prison Reform: Now It's a Crowd

David Dagan | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
David Dagan

When you hear the occasional conservative talking sense about mass incarceration, it can seem like a fluke. When you get them all together in one room, it feels like a movement.

Morons March on Mall

Richard Zombeck | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Richard Zombeck

In yet another feeble attempt to overthrow our supposedly fascist and oppressive government, right-wing lunatics once again took to the street in a horrendously embarrassing fizzle.

Right-Wing Politics Is Not Just Pro-Business... It Is, Itself, a Big Business

Paul Abrams | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

One cannot understand right-wing politics without realizing it is primarily a profit-making enterprise. And, like other profit-maximizing organizations, it does whatever is necessary to drive its own profits.

'Extreme Ways' Go on in Russia With Misuse of Anti-Extremism Laws

Innokenty (Kes) Grekov | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics
Innokenty (Kes) Grekov

The first thing you'll hear upon arrival at the Yaroslavsky Rail Terminal in Russia's capital is a warning that no "extremist activities" will be tolerated by law enforcement, suggesting it's a government priority Number One these days. And it is, kind of.

What Do Cliven Bundy, Phil Robertson and Ted Nugent Have in Commmon?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

It is impossible to disconnect the "states' rights," anti-government foundations of conservatism from the racism that hides beneath it, exposed nakedly every so often by the Cliven Bundys of the world.

Nullification, the Bundy Ranch and Right-Wing Lawlessness

Dave Johnson | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Does the right get a free pass to ignore laws? Is armed intimidation the way we decide which laws should be followed? Is conservative media whipping up the conditions for another Oklahoma City bombing? These questions are popping up with more and more frequency in light of recent events.

Bitcoin Activism: How Michelle Malkin And Suey Park Found Common Cause In Hashtag Movements

Arun Gupta | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
Arun Gupta

Suey Park is the Bitcoin of activism. Her hashtag movements are a digital phenomenon. Her value is determined by how much others buy into her. The lack of institutional backing allows her to disrupt the status quo. And just like digital currencies, hashtag activism is vulnerable to shadowy intrigues and corrupting influences.

Sarah Palin's Half-Baked Recipes

Lester & Charlie | Posted 05.20.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Conservatives are pouncing over the resignation this week of Bill Yosses, the White House executive pastry chef who has been rolling dough since the George W. Bush administration.

The Story of the Woman-Bashing Meme

Varda Epstein | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics
Varda Epstein

Here's a funny thing about politics: people assume that "right-wing conservative" translates to gun-toting, anti-abortion, intolerant, bigoted, sexist homophobe

Diagnosis and Cure: Democrats Can Turn 'Obamacare' into Electoral Advantage

Paul Abrams | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

With Republicans banking their hopes on stoking dissatisfaction with Obamacare, a Democratic strategy to turn it into an asset could result in a stunning victory for Dems.

Gang Found Guilty of Killing Gay Men Sentenced in... Moscow?

Innokenty (Kes) Grekov | Posted 04.26.2014 | Crime
Innokenty (Kes) Grekov

Although hate crime provisions weren't applied in this case -- and, truth be told, won't be applied in any case tried in Russia any time soon -- the punishment for the gang is severe. The murder charges do carry aggravating circumstances and were appropriately applied in this case.

Boehner Invites Hispanic Wave To Vote Democratic in 2014

Brent Budowsky | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

It is insulting to Hispanic voters to peddle this polluted line to them and claim that the Speaker's retreat is because of the president. They know it is not true. The Speaker's retreat is because of the Speaker, demanded by the right, and Hispanics know this. And everyone else knows this.