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A Closer Look at Reactionary Posthumous Attacks on Nelson Mandela

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Calling Mandela a Communist or a terrorist shortly after his death is mean-spirited, but it is a bigger condemnation of the moral blindness of much of U.S. foreign policy during the Cold War than it is a criticism of Mandela.

Why Our Politics Don't Work Any More

Sandy Goodman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

OK, so the latest Republican-manufactured crisis is finally over. But we're on warning that they could do it all over again in just three months. Which gets us to the question of why our government is so dysfunctional.

Get Your GOP Hands Off My Medicare

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The Tea Partiers have it all muddled again. They're crying about 50 million uninsured Americans retaining access to doctors under the Affordable Care Act instead of protesting, as they did in their early days, the Republican attempt to strangle Medicare.

There's A-gonna Be a Shootout (in the Obamacare Corral)!

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Millions of Americans are going to be downright shocked when Obamacare is fully implemented and nothing changes for them. Millions of other Americans will also be pleasantly surprised that things have gotten better for their own health care choices.

Who Threw the Party, and Who Got Occupied?

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Both the Occupiers and the Tea Partiers changed the American political conversation in a large way. Still, it cannot be denied that the Tea Party has moved closer to actually changing the American political system and its laws than the Occupiers have managed.

Poison Tea

Daniel N. Nelson | Posted 08.03.2012 | Politics
Daniel N. Nelson

Tea partyists have brought the U.S. Congress to a halt and endanger the federal government. That, of course, is precisely what they want to do.

WATCH: Tea Party Says Hooray For Death?

Posted 11.13.2011 | Comedy

Having political, ideological or philosophical differences aside, generally, we tend to think of Americans as the kind of folk who don't applaud death...

WATCH: The Tea Party Debate In 75 Seconds

Posted 11.13.2011 | Comedy

If you missed Monday night's CNN Tea Party Debate, not to worry. BuzzFeed has taken the nearly two hour debate and squeezed it into a 75 second highli...

Friday Talking Points [163] -- The Ads Just Write Themselves

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Something the media largely missed in the midst of multiple budgetary battles this week was the fact that this is what bipartisanship looks like.

Elise Foley

Freshman Republicans To Protest At Senate Over Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With nine days remaining until government funding expires, House Republican freshmen announced today they plan to rally on the steps of ...

Kids Last?

David Kirp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
David Kirp

To describe the lawmakers' behavior as malign neglect is understating the matter. Smart investments in kids pay off big.

Stupid Politics From a Smart Administration

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The Democratic Party lost its spine the moment it decided to cash in on corporate political money. If we don't reverse Citizens United and get the money out of our political system, progressive causes don't stand a chance.

The Tea Party Is the GOP's Problem

Will Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Marshall

In backing challenges to GOP moderates, the Tea Party looks like a looking-glass version of the "netroots" progressives who backed Howard Dean in 2004 and Ned Lamont's primary challenge to Sen. Joe Lieberman.

O'Donnell and Gays: What Kind of Hypocrite Is She?

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

Right-wingers want it both ways on a whole bunch of issues. They want to claim they love their gay relatives, yet support every kind of legislation that would deny them equal rights.

Invite a Tea Partier to Tea

Yolanda Reid Chassiakos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Yolanda Reid Chassiakos

We may soon find ourselves mourning more of our population as they fall victim to the accidents and mishaps caused by inadequate infrastructure maintenance and repairs.

The F Word: Fight Tea Party Voters With Fresh Voters

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Candidates have been in their districts, making nice to likely mid-term voters. They're more scarce than general election voters, and typically a more...

Tea Party's GOP Hostile Takeover Continues

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Yesterday's results really only showed one thing with any clarity -- Sarah Palin is definitely going to run for president.

GOP Rep, Candidate Agree To Closed-Door Meeting With Tea Party

Think Progress | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Monday, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) went on MSNBC and hit Democrats for going into "hiding" this summer, implying that they weren't planning to peak wi...

Black Tea Party Leaders Accuse Obama Of Racism: 'Democrats Have Re-Enslaved America'

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Black members of the tea party movement on Wednesday rejected charges that the group's activists are racist, saying they oppose Pre...

A True Populist Revolt in Bell: And It's Not the Tea Partiers

Mona Gable | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Mona Gable

Compared to the inane rantings of the Tea Partiers we've been hearing, the citizens of Bell actually had legitimate complaints. Bell's top officials were paying themselves like bankers.

Ramblings of a 'Fake American'

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

When Republicans question Democrats' patriotism, they are discrediting themselves and demeaning and dangerously dividing the Real America they profess to honor and love.

A Question for the GOP & Tea Partiers: Should We Abolish (or Severely Weaken) the FDA?

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

If congressional Republicans opposed the PPCA (i.e., health care reform) because it is an imposition on liberty and the free market, what must they think about the powers of the FDA, which regulates 30% of the economy?

Jason Linkins

Washington Times Compares 'Tea-Bagger' To N-Word

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

This "Inside the Beltway" column from Jennifer Harper in the Washington Times begins, "The term 'tea-bagger' is like uttering the 'n' word, some say." Oh, really? Well, "some people" are wrong!

Obama Poll Watch -- April, 2010

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama seems to have hit a plateau in his approval ratings, which have remained largely unchanged for the past three months. Could it be that we've all just made up our minds about the job the president is doing?

Tea Partiers In Tax Day Protests Try To Explain Why They're Against Obama (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***UPDATE*** The Washington Post's Dave Weigel interviews Chase Whiteside, the man conducting the interviews. A correspondent for New Left Media v...