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Arizona Veto of "Religious Liberty" Bill Shows that Economic Conservatives Take Religious Conservatives for Suckers

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 05.04.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

When a conservative Republican governor vetoes a "religious liberty" bill passed by a conservative Republican legislature because the business community tells her to, it shows who really calls the shots.

Detroit's Bankruptcy: Bondholders, Pensioners and Art Lovers in the Same Boat

Richard Brodsky | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

Pensioners, Wall Street and art lovers. That's a coalition that could get Washington and state capitals to honestly and openly confront looming municipal bankruptcies.

The Roots of Paul Ryan's Rage

Sean McElwee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Conservative and libertarian arguments about social spending are rooted in the discredited Social Darwinism of Herbert Spencer and William Graham Sumner.

Right Gets Confused By Its Own Lie

Salon | ALEX SEITZ-WALD | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

A good lie never dies, and so it is that we get Texas Sen. Ted Cruz telling Mary Matalin, sitting in for Laura Ingraham, Monday: “I think it is disg...

The Dangers of Government That Doesn't Get Things Done

Eric Black | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Eric Black

Many on the right also claim to have the Framers on their side. The Framers feared a dictatorial government, goes this historical argument. While evidence can be adduced for that view of the Framers, I tend to think it is more wrong than right.

Lords of the New Church

Steven Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Weber

What the right has figured out is they can literally rewrite reality as it fits their newly effectuated agenda. And the rest of us can only gaze in stupefaction as they outstrip all that has defined civic discourse for millennia.

The Chasm Between the Right and the Rest

Miles Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Jaffe

The Right rejects all efforts by the center and left, Obama, European leaders or the United Nations, and ecumenical religious leader, to calm the storm and to appeal to Islamic moderates and isolate Islamists.

Newsmax Jesus Cover: Conservative Magazine Asks 'Will He Ever Return?'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Correction: Newsmax's cover story "The Jesus Question" is from April 2009. The editors of Newsmax might be getting a little impatient for the second...

Why I am a Leftist and Why I Don't Support Obama's Foreign Policy

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

I call myself leftist not only because I endorse principles of change, but because I think America deserves smarter politicians running its foreign policy than the ones in charge of it now.

Why the Right Hates Democracy

D. Brad Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
D. Brad Wright

In the United States, our democracy works through a representative process. That is, we elect individuals to represent us in the legislature and we ho...

The New Right's Secret Sauce

Zack Exley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Zack Exley

The New Right is succeeding because it has a comprehensive worldview. The worldview is more than a set of policies, it's a complete way of thinking about human nature, history, our present circumstances and the future.

A Look Back at History...

Vanessa Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Vanessa Carmichael

In 1929, the bottom fell out of the German economy after the New York stock market crash. In four years, unemployment leapt from 6.3% to 30%. No German family was spared.

Truths for 2010 No One in Politics or Mainstream Media Will Tell You

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Frank Schaeffer

Do you agree that our political leadership -- across the board -- and our talking heads -- Left and Right, let alone the mainstream media -- are mostly too jaded and/or cowardly to actually speak truth?

Why the Left Fails

Vanessa Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vanessa Carmichael

The Left loses key battles because most Americans don't understand the very basics of American democracy--especially that we do not have a parliament.

The Left Is Also Obama's Problem

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

The right is irredeemably sick. The left is just silly. Together the silly and the sick may just do us in.

Can Progressives Grow Up? (President Obama Needs the Left to Change Its Ways)

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

First President Obama wasn't "black enough" for the black left. Then he was "too centrist" in his appointments for the white left. Then he wasn't gay friendly enough. Now he is President.

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.

Let The Chips Fall -- Beyond Predictable Left/Right Ideology

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Before you get your panties all bunched up and send me "how-can-you-say-that?" emails please note: the lists below are not lists of statements I nece...

Ann Coulter Still Yapping

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ben Cohen

Coulter's solution to Republican problems is for it to become even more extreme than it already is. It's a recipe for disaster (and hopefully one that the Republicans decide to try).

The Fringe Right Bubble is Bursting

Caroline Presno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Caroline Presno

Now we have Republicans, Democrats, and Independents walking away from and speaking out against extreme rhetoric and deeds. The country is ready for an Obama administration.

I'm Not a Liberal

Dave Winer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Winer

I think people who say Obama is liberal haven't bothered to find out anything about him. It's my conservative side that's voting for him.

McCain: Whiner In Chief (the Angry Penguin Must Win!)

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Presidential contests are all about comparisons. What is different this year is that there has been a total role reversal -- the new candidate looks seasoned and the old hand looks inexperienced.