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Right Wing Extremism

When Generosity, Love, and Kindness are Public Policy, the Violence We Saw in Arizona will Dramatically Diminish

Rabbi Michael Lerner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Michael Lerner

Several of the people who knew Jared Loughner said that they knew that he was acting weird and felt the need to stay away from him. A community college ousted him. No one thought to organize a group of people to reach out to him.

Sarah Palin Jumps the Shark

Zaki Hasan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Zaki Hasan

To say I was shocked or surprised by Palin's smarmy, self-serving video responding to the tragic events in Tucson last weekend would be to imply that the former governor is still capable of doing anything that can shock or surprise me.

Jason Linkins

How Will 'The Daily Show' Respond To This Weekend's Tragedy? | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Tonight will be an interesting moment, in terms of how firmly Stewart reclaims the mantle of "sanity" and pushes the momentum of his rally.

A Crossroads in Tucson

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Reinbach

America has wandered into a broken wilderness and we find ourselves at the lip of a precipice. If we hew to the path we're on, we will certainly tumble into it.

My Day Testifying in the Courtroom of John Roll

Max Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Blumenthal

Roll spent a substantial part of his judicial career in a climate of violence and political extremism, and would die in it too.

Time to Rethink Using the Term "Extremism"

Chip Berlet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chip Berlet

Every time liberals and leftists use the term "extremist" it undermines the movement for progressive social change.

Thor Is Unfair to White People? Seriously?

Zaki Hasan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

So, last week I saw the trailer for the upcoming Thor feature film and thought it looked pretty darn solid. Not everyone agreed, though. And while s...

Sidney, NY Knuckling Down for a Brawl

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Andrew Reinbach

The problems surrounding the Sidney, NY Town Supervisor who tried to force a local Muslim community to dig up its cemetery seem to be deepening instead of fading away.

Battle Over Judge Retention In Iowa

TylerKingkade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Conservative activist Bob Vander Plaats is hoping Iowans will vote today to sack three Iowa Supreme Court judges who took part in ...

Amanda Terkel

From Rand Paul Stomper To Allen West's Bikers: Rise In Far-Right Violence During 2010 Elections | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- This election season, a man was arrested for hitting a protester at a rally for Washington GOP Senate candidate Dino Rossi, a man stompe...

When Independents Turn Stupid (and Vote for Republican Extremists)

Michael J.W. Stickings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael J.W. Stickings

There are a number of reasons why Republicans will win next Tuesday, likely taking back the House (if not the Senate) and doing very well at the state...

When in Doubt, They Beat Up Women

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

In the absence of rational arguments, what is the Tea Party left with? Inchoate violence and flailing rage directed at anyone who chooses to observe the nation's problems through the prism of objective reality and facts.

Right Wing Militias and the NRA: Second Amendment Soulmates

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

In America, the threat of terrorism is real, but it does not originate with Al Qaeda alone. The danger of homegrown right wing political violence is just as real.

Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert to Turn the Tide on the Tea Party Tehranization of America

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

Thank you Jon and Stephen, and Viacom, if only for the shear delight that Sumner Redstone seems to get in using their loud, clear voices to stick it to Rupert Murdoch.

'60 Minutes' Offers Platform for Extremist Pamela Geller

Taylor Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Taylor Marsh

It was a segment that embarrassed "60 Minutes" and proved Scott Pelley doesn't do his homework, at least not where editing his own segment is concerne...

Gingrich's German

Sunil Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sunil Adam


Newt Gingrich: Affirmative Action Baby

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

For all their complaints about affirmative action, the right-wing is benefiting greatly from what can best be described as an affirmative action media policy, otherwise called "balance."

African-American Voter Turnout in 2010 May Hinge on the President Who Happens to be Black

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

An African-American friend told me that "Obama is not the African-American President. He's a black man who happens to be the President." Will that no...

The Myth of Beck's 'Apolitical' Event

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

But just because Beck didn't bring his campaign of hysterical fear-mongering to its logical conclusion doesn't make the event apolitical.

Where Is the Unhallowed Ground?

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

Conservatives keep asking: Where are the moderate Muslims? I want to know: where are the moderate Americans? Where are the politicians who will finally stand up to this right-wing extremism?

Keep Looking Up

August J. Pollak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
August J. Pollak


"Pop" Poplawski, the High-Def Hucksters, and the Downward Spiral of Violence

Will Bunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Will Bunch

This is how hate talk is increasingly viral in America in 2010. At the bottom of the chain, a cop-killer like Richard Poplawski becomes a hero to a clearly deranged man like Hardy Lloyd. But who were Richard "Pop" Poplawski's heroes?

The Stakes This November

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Reinbach

Democrats may think their best line is to remind voters that at least they're not crazy; but it will take more than that. In the end, the fight has to be taken to the right; progressives have to remind the country of the truth.

Fringe Candidate to Protest "Homosexual Agenda" in South Florida

Waymon Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Waymon Hudson

There will always be crazy candidates that say crazy things. Enter John Labriola, a Tea Party candidate for Florida House District 94. He's going to pray away the recession. Praise the lord!

Byron Williams, Man Held In California Highway Shootout, Upset At 'Left-Wing Agenda'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(AP) OAKLAND, Calif. -- A convicted felon armed with three guns and wearing a bulletproof vest opened fire on California Highway Patrol officers for s...