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The Opportunity to Hate

B. Jeffrey Madoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
B. Jeffrey Madoff

The principles that Helms stood for were bigotry, hatred and fear. Obama passed health care reform, something both Republicans and Democrats have tried to do for decades.

Change to Believe in or Focus for Hate-Mongering?

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

With their anger and vitriol, Republicans and Tea Partiers are banking on Americans rejecting health insurance reform. But their plan is in peril. Americans appear to be embracing hope and change in health care.

Homeless in Columbia: Photo ID and the Silent Voting Bloc (VIDEO)

Paul Bowers | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Paul Bowers

If you're used to instant gratification, homelessness might not be for you. I found that out during our three days on the streets, and it became especially evident later when I walked (literally) through the steps of obtaining a photo ID.

How Do You Handle the Bigots in Your Family?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Daniel Cubias

I have a racist in-law. But then again, who doesn't? I don't see a lot of this guy, because my wife only begrudgingly let him back into her life afte...

Cancer, John Mayer and "Please Don't Call Me Racist" : Diffusing the R-Bomb

Molly Secours | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Molly Secours

It wasn't until recovering from stage IV uterine cancer that I began to notice the parallels between cancer and racism -- and potentially similar paths of recovery.

Harry Reid's Remarks About Obama from 'Game Change'

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sought to slam the book shut Monday on a controversy stemming from remarks about President Barack...

Liz Cheney Knows Racism When She Sees It (She Was Raised in It)

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Katie Halper

After years of supporting her racist father, Liz Cheney is finally calling out racism where she sees it -- in the words of Harry Reid.

Michael Steele and Harry Reid: Partners in Pickledom

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

If Michael Steele can pull himself away from bashing Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada), he really should take a moment to dash off a thank-you note to... Harry Reid.

Equating Reid and Lott Is Flat-Out Wrong and Just the Latest Republican Game

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

While Trent Lott could technically support and advocate segregationist policies as majority leader, what policy would Reid be in danger of furthering, based on his statement? None. That's the difference.

Outraged Lily-White GOP More Upset with Sen. Reid than Prominent Black Leaders

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

According to the 99.5% lily-white Republican Party, these poor black folk defending Reid are either too naive or forgiving or both to understand just how offensive and insensitive his remarks were.

Secesh 3.0: Fear Of A Black President

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

When the Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) disrupted the President’s health care address before a joint session of Congress, it was not the first time th...

Joe Wilson A Darling Of The Health Industry

Raw Story | Sue Sturgis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During President Obama's address on health insurance reform to a joint session of Congress last night, he observed that some people have been spreadin...

Why The Kennedy Eulogies Struck the Right Tone

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

We live in a moment of hyperpartisan politics and hyperactive media. These things militate against what the Kennedy eulogies celebrated.

Note To Spitzer: Gremilns?!

Lionel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lionel

No arena has been spared its own blemish and moral hiccup. Sports, entertainment, politics, the clergy -- name it.

GOP Mini-Me: No Pubes, No Punditry Please!

Warren Holstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

Yup, this home-schooled Doogie Howser R.N.C. is the latest offering from the downward-spiraling Republican Party's public relations arm.

Far Right Inaugurates Palin as "Their President"

Darin Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Darin Murphy

In an unprecedented moment in history, Governor Sarah Palin was sworn in today by the far right wing of the Republican Party as the first female President of The Real America.

Palin: The Worst Angels of Our Nature

Charles J. Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles J. Brown

The Palinistas are far less interested in electing McCain than they are in putting the Sarahnator one step away from the White House (and, they hope, in it soon).

A Historical Perspective On Divided Democratic Conventions

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Don't buy into the media narrative that this is some sort of "divided party" -- because today's Democrats aren't. All true Democrats are pulling hard to defeat the legacy of George W. Bush.

Artificial Dissemination

Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler

Reading The Kingmakers evokes feelings not dissimilar to watching Mike Gravel during debates: you sympathize with him, but can't help concluding that he's a few bricks short of a load.

Do They Really Want To Play The Mi-chelle Game?

John Ridley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Ridley

Does the Right really want to shape the campaign by demonizing Barack Obama's wife Michelle? They might as well take out a full page ad in the Weekly Standard announcing: WE GOT NOTHING.

McCain Pays Tribute to Strom Thurmond in South Carolina Speech

Off The Bus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Off The Bus

Gravel grovels for recognition. McCain pays tribute to Strom Thurmond in South Carolina speech. Fred has met the enemy, and it's the GOP!