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Right Wing Extremism

Impeding Jobs: The Bad Business of the GOP's Social Agenda

Michael Sargeant | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics
Michael Sargeant

Governor Jan Brewer's moment of sanity notwithstanding, the sad spectacle of Arizona's SB 1062 is simply further proof that the GOP's obsession with bashing gays and regulating uteruses is itself impeding job growth in the states Republicans control.

Should Occupy Have Cut Off Its Right Hand?

Nathan Schneider | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics
Nathan Schneider

The existence of certain obnoxious quarters of the right in Occupy was occasionally a problem for the movement, but the right's presence was also a sign of Occupy's promise.

10 Transgender Wins of 2013 You Should Know About

Mara Keisling | Posted 03.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Mara Keisling

In 2013, five states and the District of Columbia began telling insurance companies for the first time that excluding healthcare for transgender people from their plans constitutes unlawful discrimination.

Virginia Voters, Beware!

Richard Alther | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Richard Alther

For every current advance in gay civil rights, another hurdle is constructed in backlash, as in the present Virginia gubernatorial race, with its more hardened, mean-spirited GOP platform. This clinging to ultra-right-wing anti-gay conviction is leaving moderate, sensible conservatives adrift.

The Triumph of the Right

Robert Reich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Reich

Conservative Republicans have lost their fight over the shutdown and debt ceiling, and they probably won't get major spending cuts in upcoming negotiations over the budget. But they're winning the big one: How the nation understands our biggest domestic problem.

Cops: 25-Year-Old Bomber Hated Non-Whites

Posted 10.22.2013 | World

For months, Pavlo Lapshyn, a 25-year-old doctoral student and right-wing extremist from Ukraine, terrorized the United Kingdom's West Midlands with a ...

A Test for Republican Government

Terry Newell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Terry Newell

"Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of inn...

Say What? If Miss America Is Not a Nice White, Christian Gal, She Must Be a Muslim Terrorist? Even My Dog Knows Better!

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 11.17.2013 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

Ms. Davuluri was born and raised American. That ought to be enough. About half the tweets I saw attacked her for being a Muslim or a terrorist. A number of them linked her appearance with the anniversary of September 11, 2001, al Qaeda attack.

Wendy Davis and Julian Castro Are the Texas Future; Ted Cruz and Greg Abbott Are the Texas Past

Brent Budowsky | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The hour will soon arrive when Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis (D) announces whether she will run for governor, and if she does, Texas politics will never be the same.

Not Drug Runners, Not Dogs: Standing Up to the Right's Anti-Immigrant Bigotry

Dolores Huerta | Posted 10.22.2013 | Latino Voices
Dolores Huerta

All communities deserve respect, and when our representatives smear entire communities as drug runners or compare them to animals, it diminishes both their humanity and the dignity of our civic discourse.

Senator Cruz Emerges

Jeff Danziger | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Political Violence and Privilege

Matthew Harwood | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics
Matthew Harwood

The numbers couldn't be clearer: right-wing extremists have committed far more acts of political violence since 1990 than American Muslims.

Poisoned Politics: How the Far Right Sells Anarchy as Revolution

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

I will leave it to the sociologists to figure out whether race has anything to do with this, but one thing is for certain: there has been a definite spike in political militancy since President Obama took office in 2009, and a lot of it has come from the right.

Texas, Congress Go Blue If Immigration Reform Goes Down

Brent Budowsky | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Texas is indeed going blue. The only question is when. If Republicans sabotage immigration reform, Texas Democrats may not have to wait for a Hillary Clinton presidential campaign in 2016.

Media Bombshell: Koch Brothers To Dictate Radical Changes at LA Times

Mark Steinberg | Posted 06.26.2013 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

A document obtained today by this reporter reveals that right-wing Texas billionaire brothers Charles and Bill Koch, rumored for months to be planning a takeover of the venerable Los Angeles Times, are secretly detailing changes they intend to make after they assume control.

It's Not My Father's Republican Party Anymore

BJ Gallagher | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
BJ Gallagher

Today, Dad calls himself "a former Republican." He didn't leave his political party -- his party left him.

Barney Frank Blasts 'Extreme Right-Wing' Takeover Of GOP

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) blasted the Republican Party on Sunday for creating gridlock in Washington and rooting for government failure, pinn...

Can the Republican Party Be Reinvented? Talking Openly About the Elephant in the Room

Russell C. Smith | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics
Russell C. Smith

The aftermath of what many consider the worst presidency in our history has damaged the GOP, and party leaders choosing an entire roster of out-of-touch candidates in 2012 shows the damage is ongoing.

The GOP at War With Itself -- and Us

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

Though conflict and dysfunction seem to be the order of the day on Capitol Hill, congressional negotiators and the president have managed to build jerry-rigged compromises on a range of issues.

Let the Republicans Leap Off the Fiscal Cliff and Just Say Goodbye: An Open Letter to President Obama

Alan Singer | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics
Alan Singer

With tax policy, federal spending, social insurance, and the national debt ceiling being held hostage by radical right-wing Tea Party demands, it is time for what FDR called "bold, persistent experimentation" and executive action to solve the economic crisis facing the nation.

New Blood for Blood Sports

Glen Martin | Posted 02.17.2013 | Green
Glen Martin

So welcome to hunting, young hipsters: We need your energy and fresh perspectives to invigorate our graying and reactionary ranks. And don't worry if you occasionally offend the Old Guard -- time is on your side.

Ian Gray

Gay GOP Group Publishes Gruesome Ad

HuffingtonPost.com | Ian Gray | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

A Republican gay rights group in Florida put out a graphic ad this week that includes what it claims is a photo of the lifeless body of Ambassador Chr...

The Awesomeness of Awesome People

Ariel Gonzalez | Posted 11.19.2012 | Books
Ariel Gonzalez

Paul Ryan's on-again, off-again devotion to the most influential bad novelist in American history has been exhaustively picked apart. But alas, I'm tasked with imparting a level of discernment.

Why I'll Never Vote Republican Again

Jane Devin | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Jane Devin

I haven't always been a straight-ticket voter. Although I've always registered as a Democrat, there was a time when I voted for people, not parties. In the past, I've voted for a few Republicans. But there is not a single Republican I would vote for today.

Patience Wrongs

Steven Weber | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics
Steven Weber

Right-wing extremism is all about patience. That is, until it makes its move and then it is sudden and explosive.