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The GOP v. the 14th Amendment

Michael Keegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Keegan

With this latest rallying cry to repeal the Citizenship Clause of the 14th Amendment, the Republican Party has disowned one of the greatest steps forward in American history.

What's Behind the Attack on Michelle Obama

Jim Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Kennedy

The First Lady has been subject to vicious attack by Republicans over her travel costs and her use of governmental aircraft, despite the fact that she has paid for a substantial portion of it herself.

"You Lie": Myths the Right Tells About the Left

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

One of the most irksome aspects of the current political divide is the conservative caricature of progressive stances on economic thinking.

The Right Manipulates Muslims -- and Boy Scouts

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

This is the pattern: find a bright, shining lie, an often trivial issue, reshape it to your agenda of attack and fear, distort and dissemble, and bang it like a drum to rouse the media circus and distract the public.

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.

Why Does Anyone Take Andrew Breitbart Seriously?

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Dreier

By now it's clear what Breitbart is selling. The real question is why the mainstream media and Democratic politicians bought it. Breitbart is a con artist, but con artists only succeed if consumers don't know they are being conned -- or don't care.

What Is the First Rule for Democratic Success in November?

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The first rule for Democratic success this November is the immutable iron law of politics: if you're on the defense you're losing. Who ever is on the offensive almost always wins elections.

Obama Blows Up the Gulf: An Inquiry Into Conspiracy Theories, Part I

Sara Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sara Robinson

Americans believe in conspiracy theories for the same reason we're so quick to accept the right wing's faux science and reconstructed history: we simply don't teach most of our kids the basic skills of critical thinking any more.

Coming This November: Steel Cage Grudge Match

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Reinbach

It's very likely that both the laissez-faire ideas of Republicans and the New Deal ideas of Democrats are obsolete remnants of the Industrial Age and headed for the scrap heap.

The Evolution of Fascism -- Then and Now

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

I understand that our President prefers consensus to confrontation, but his fear of being cast as the "angry black man" is leaving a vacuum. Olbermann does a mean Edward R. Murrow, but his ratings don't compete with Limbaugh or Beck.

So Much Heat, So Little Light

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Larry Gellman

What I continue to find shocking is that the message, tactics, and unrelenting anger of the Republican Party are becoming echoed and displayed by so many Americans who call themselves "pro-Israel."

The Harsh Reality of Tea Party Racism

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

Politico gave a platform the other day to a couple of teabaggers who, predictably, used that platform to hurl predictable attacks at, predictably, lib...

A Gray Matters Reflection: The Way Out Right -- Crazy, Stupid or Just Venal?

Saul Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Saul Friedman

It might be amusing to point to the absurd statements of right-wing Republican figures. But the ignorance and venality that seems to accompany their hatred cannot help but hurt the nation.

There Goes the Neighborhood: Which Groups Make Americans Nervous?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

For the most part, I've been pretty lucky when it comes to my neighbors. I've gotten along with the vast majority of them, and I've never had cross-ya...

The Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy? -- Update

Robert A. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Robert A. Levine

A couple of months ago, I posted a piece called "A Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy?", sent to me by my friend "Whistler" (short for whistle-blower). I note...

Why Fascist Countries Are Historically Better at Soccer

Lapham's Quarterly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Lapham's Quarterly

Say what you want about the tenets of National Socialism, Justicialism, and the National Reorganization Process -- at least they win championships.

The Tea Party Movement: A Force to Be Reckoned With

Adele Stan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Adele Stan

As a journalist who has covered the right for more than 15 years, I see a profound threat in the rise of the Tea Party movement. There are thoughtful progressives who see things differently.

Mixed Messages From the White House

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

During the recent G20, more mixed messages emerged, with our President encouraging member nations to spend more to prop up their failing economies while his administration seeks to gut Social Security and Medicare at home.

Gordon Brown Offered Role on 30 Rock

Ruth Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ruth Fowler

Gordon Brown's '30 Rock' moment was sublime. Like Liz Lemon ranting while still on mic, Gordon smiled and told the woman he had just visited, to "take care," before clambering into his limo to complain, "She is just a sort of bigoted woman."

Sarah Palin's Flying Circus

Stu Kreisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stu Kreisman

As shown in the Python sketch, it's impossible to have an intellectual discussion with anyone whose sole purpose is to undermine and demonize your beliefs or position.

Fighting for Peace in the Current American Civil War

Jeff Neuman-Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jeff Neuman-Lee

How do we make peace in times like this? This is the question I raise to anyone who might push the Huffington Post religion button.

Assisted Suicide in November for the GOP

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Reinbach

Since it's almost impossible to believe the GOP leadership doesn't know the devastating economic history of its party's conservative economic policies, we're left to conclude that they just don't care.

Glenn Beck: the Televangelist Con Man Selling God's Plan for America

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bob Cesca

If religious zealots blur the line between what happens in the pulpit and what happens in Congress, it's that much easier for Congress to tax and regulate what happens in the pulpit. Be careful what you wish for, Beck and Palin.

Tea Party Diversion

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

Not only is the Tea Party Right...often far Right, it's also right. It is motivated largely by anger and there's plenty to be angry about. Unfortu...

Tea Party Is No Way to Commemorate April 19

Abby L. Ferber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Abby L. Ferber

Today is the 15 year anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. As we reflect back upon the horror of that day, we should simultaneously reflect upon the current threats of domestic terrorism facing our nation.