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How the Progressive Mindset Is Holding the Left Back and Placing the World in the Right’s Lap

George Lakoff, a cognitive science professor at the University of California, Berkeley, argues convincingly that the left makes several grave mistakes with regard to how it frames issues and by doing so has ceded important ground to the right.

Posted on Jul 28, 2015 READ MORE

Christian America

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Noam Chomsky: Republicans & Democrats Have Shifted to the Right, and the GOP Is ‘Off the Spectrum’

Commenting on the current state of American politics, renowned linguist Noam Chomsky highlights just how conservative U.S. political parties have gotten.

Posted on Feb 21, 2015 READ MORE

The New Jim Crow: Has the Right Finally Repealed the Civil Rights Act?

The 45 million African-Americans in the United States are unequal before the law vis-a-vis European-Americans and becoming more so.

Posted on Aug 19, 2014 READ MORE


The Six Principles of the New Populism (and the Establishment’s Nightmare)

More Americans than ever believe the economy is rigged in favor of Wall Street and big business and their enablers in Washington.

Posted on May 7, 2014 READ MORE

Broken Congress

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Medicaid Expansion

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New Michigan Law Bars Abortion Coverage in Private Health Plans

The law, part of a growing state-level movement, includes rape, which means women must buy a separate “rape insurance” policy in the event they become pregnant from a sexual assault.

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Protecting Life

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Two Paths

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Political Spectrum

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‘Left, Right & Center’: Gay Marriage: State or Civil Right?

President Obama says he thinks gay marriage should be legal, but isn’t looking to legislate. JPMorgan Chase, the “best of the banks,” loses a $2 billion bet and reignites the debate over bank regulation. The French election has austerity hawks worrying about a resocialized euro, and Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar’s primary loss could usher in a new era of ideological warfare.

Posted on May 12, 2012 READ MORE

Exercise Your Right

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France’s ‘Pink Tide’

French voters are turning against the right-wing policies of President Nicolas Sarkozy in what many are calling the “pink tide,” a leftward shift in French politics that is putting Socialists and Greens in many legislative seats around the country.

Posted on Mar 13, 2010 READ MORE

Left, Right & Center

‘Left, Right & Center’: The Bailout Deal and the VP Debate

In the latest edition of “Left, Right & Center,” co-commentators Matt Miller, Robert Scheer and Tony Blankley (Arianna Huffington is still at large) give their expert analyses of Thursday’s vice presidential debate, inspecting Sarah Palin’s and Joe Biden’s arguments and self-presentation styles down to the smallest detail.

Posted on Oct 4, 2008 READ MORE

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‘Left, Right & Center’: Are Dems Doomed? Also: China’s Close-Up

In the latest “Left, Right & Center,” Tony Blankley, Robert Scheer, Arianna Huffington and Matt Miller give their takes on the latest events from the campaign trail, the Beijing Olympic Games and who’s getting it right (if anyone) about the mounting energy crisis and how to handle it.

Posted on Aug 10, 2008 READ MORE


World Court Fights U.S. Executions

The International Court of Justice on Friday requested the U.S. not execute five death-row inmates in a decision that will put both the U.S.‘s controversial capital punishment policy and its historic rejection of international legal bodies in the global spotlight.

Posted on Jul 16, 2008 READ MORE

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Saudi Women Lobby to Drive

Challenging their culture’s conservative gender laws, a group of Saudi Arabian women from the Committee of Demanders of Women’s Right to Drive Cars is preparing to petition King Abdullah to allow women to, well, drive cars.

Posted on Sep 18, 2007 READ MORE

Reality: America Isn’t Conservative

As Karl Rove exits stage right with his ruined dreams of rightist hegemony, all the political signs and portents tell us that America is turning the other way.

Posted on Aug 23, 2007 READ MORE

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Chris Hedges: America’s Holy Warriors

The former New York Times Mideast Bureau chief warns that the radical Christian right is coming dangerously close to its goal of co-opting the country’s military and law enforcement.

Posted on Dec 31, 2006 READ MORE

The Lesser of Many Evils

As part of its bid to recapture the Congress, the Democratic Party has backed a number of candidates who skew to the right on issues like abortion, gun control and gay rights.

Posted on Oct 30, 2006 READ MORE

Left, Right & Center

Left, Right & Center

Join Truthdig’s Robert Scheer, Tony Blankley and Matt Miller for a lively discussion on the week in politics, policy and culture.  This week: Campaign Kickoff and Labor Day Blues.

Posted on Sep 1, 2006 READ MORE

Left, Right & Center

Left, Right & Center

Join Truthdig’s Robert Scheer, Arianna Huffington, Tony Blankley and Lawrence O’Donnell for a lively discussion on the week in politics, policy and culture.  This week: Plan B, for Lebanon, Iraq and America’s women; a look back at a decade of welfare reform; Republican Congressman Christopher Shays says “let’s get out” of Iraq.

Posted on Aug 26, 2006 READ MORE

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Left, Right, and Center

On this week’s episode: Iraq Civil War?; Will Israel Fighting Ever Stop?; Fidel; Mel Gibson; Min-wage, Death-Tax Debates Die.

Posted on Aug 5, 2006 READ MORE

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Colbert to Congressman: ‘Are You High Right Now?’

“Your state is one of the few that has a medical marijuana program,” Stephen Colbert said to Congressman Rick Larsen of Washington.
Larsen: Uh-huh, that’s right.
Colbert: Are you high right now?

Posted on Jul 12, 2006 READ MORE

Steve Bradbury

Bush, Infallible to His Sycophants

Testifying before Congress yesterday, the Justice Department’s top lawyer had a succinct answer to a question posed by a senator about whether Bush was wrong or right in his interpretation of the Supreme Court’s Hamdan case: “The President is always right.”

Posted on Jul 12, 2006 READ MORE

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Religious Right Seeking to Ban Gay Marriage Without Congress

In the wake of the marriage ban’s failure in the Senate, conservative Christian leaders are discussing an unprecedented—although apparently legal—maneuver to amend the Constitution without congressional approval.

Posted on Jun 15, 2006 READ MORE

Tom Friedman

Tom Friedman: What Does Being Right Have to Do With It?

N.Y. Times columnist Tom Friedman, speaking on CNN, doesn’t seem to see the problem in his having been spectacularly wrong on almost every major Iraq-related issue for the past four years.

Posted on Jun 13, 2006 READ MORE

From ThinkProgress

Blogs and the Left: An Emerging Symbiosis

Veteran N.Y. Times political reporter Adam Nagourney, reporting from the blog conference in Las Vegas, writes that “the blogosphere has become for the left what talk radio has been for the right: a way of organizing and communicating to supporters.”

Posted on Jun 11, 2006 READ MORE

Pat Robertson and Theodicy ad Absurdum

No sooner had Ariel Sharon been rushed to the hospital with a “significant stroke” than the Rev. Pat Robertson informed the viewers of his cable TV 700 Club that this was God’s punishment for Sharon’s decision to unilaterally withdraw from Gaza.

Posted on Jan 7, 2006 READ MORE

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