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Why Did The Guardian Hire Josh Trevino?

Readers of The Guardian are up in arms over the addition of former George W. Bush speechwriter Joshua Trevino to the historically liberal newspaper’s American staff.

Posted on Aug 21, 2012 READ MORE



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Walking Into Weimar America

Austerity, attacks on democracy, the rise of extremism: The U.S. in 2012 looks eerily similar to Germany’s Weimar Republic of the late 1920s and early ’30s. Historian Robert Cruickshank registers the likeness between Germany’s pre-fascist history and what could be America’s.

Posted on Jul 7, 2012 READ MORE


A Top Conservative Think Tank Embraces Islamophobia

The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research has long had its finger on the pulse of mainstream issues that have united the GOP. But recently it firmly planted its feet on the other side of the line that divides the sensible Republican Party from fringe extremists. Above, blogger and Islam critic Robert Spencer.

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Why Independent Thinkers Are Repugnant to Religious Zealots and Rick Santorum

There is nothing more feared by right-wing fundamentalists than people who can think critically and reflectively and are willing to invest in reason and freedom.

Posted on Feb 22, 2012 READ MORE



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Protesters Invigorated by Show of Public Support

Despite a continuing barrage of defamation attempts by the mainstream media and right-wing political advocacy groups, Wall Street’s occupiers seem to be enjoying a rising popularity with the public, especially fellow New Yorkers. (more)

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Tea Party Benefactor David Koch Plays a Game of ‘Ask the Right-Wing Billionaire’

Oil tycoon David Koch offered his seemingly unsolicited opinion to a New York Magazine reporter, saying he didn’t think President Obama deserved any credit for taking down Osama bin Laden ... (more)

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Right Pushes Back About Rhetoric’s Role in Arizona Shooting

Is it wrong to make connections between the charged political climate in the U.S., stoked by divisive rhetoric, and the deadly shooting last weekend in Arizona? Some right-leaning politicians and pundits are saying so.

Posted on Jan 11, 2011 READ MORE



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Racism Worries Surround 2018 Cup

News that the 2018 World Cup will be played in Russia is stirring some alarm, as a rise in neo-Nazi activity and racist killings in the country have led many soccer fans of color to wonder aloud if Russia is an appropriate place to host the international tournament.

Posted on Dec 4, 2010 READ MORE



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Copycat Bills Aim at Illegal Immigrants

The push to criminalize undocumented immigrants, as seen most poignantly in the recent legislation adopted in Arizona, is growing. Many more states are seeing anti-immigrant bills introduced in their legislatures, backed by the far-right group Federation for American Immigration Reform.

Posted on May 8, 2010 READ MORE



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Secret Tape Shows Tory Gay-Bashing

A secretly made tape has brought the right-leaning Tory party of the U.K. into a row over gay rights, as the shadow home secretary, Chris Grayling, was caught saying that he believed that bed-and-breakfast owners should “have the right” to reject homosexual couples from lodging.

Posted on Apr 3, 2010 READ MORE



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Gaza War Still Stirs Divisions in Israel

A year after the Israeli attack on the Gaza Strip, divisions between factions within Israel are deepening. One right-wing group has launched a public campaign targeting domestic human rights organizations that assisted U.N. officials investigating Israeli war crimes, accusing them of, wait for it ... treason.

Posted on Feb 13, 2010 READ MORE


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Dutch Rightists Score in Elections

Exit polls show the notoriously anti-immigrant Dutch politician Geert Wilders gaining 15 percent of the vote and second place in elections for the European Parliament in the Netherlands—even as he faces prosecution on charges of inciting hatred in his speeches.

Posted on Jun 5, 2009 READ MORE


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Austrian Rightist’s Postmortem Outing?

Two weeks after the death of Joerg Haider, former leader of the far-right Austrian Freedom Party, media attention has moved from Haider’s fascistic political life to his personal life, with the politician’s sexual identity undergoing a bit of a queering, much to the surprise of his ultranationalistic supporters. Haider was a 58-year-old married father of two.

Posted on Oct 24, 2008 READ MORE


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Israeli Right Sees Opening in Political Chaos

As if the situation in the Middle East couldn’t get any worse, this week’s news that scandal-plagued Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will resign has been seized upon by right-wing Israeli politicians, who believe the parliamentary chaos caused by Olmert’s departure will open the door for a return to hard-line, ultranationalist government.

Posted on Aug 1, 2008 READ MORE


Berlusconi With Hands
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Berlusconi Wants More

Silvio Berlusconi, billionaire, media mogul and former prime minister of Italy, is calling for voters to give him a substantial majority of parliament seats as he vies a third time for the country’s most powerful office. The elections, to be held Sunday and Monday, will decide whether the country is led by a center-left coalition or Berlusconi’s right-wing “Freedom Folks.”

Posted on Apr 11, 2008 READ MORE


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Phony Piety on the Far Right

One of the most durable myths of American public life is that conservatives are more authentic in their religious faith than liberals and progressives.  Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) is just the most recent in a long line of fallen conservative Christian moralists to explode the myth.

Posted on Jul 13, 2007 READ MORE


Giuliani Explains Himself

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Segolene Royal
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France’s Vote Turnout Highest in Decades

France has experienced its highest voter turnout in nearly 50 years, with right-winger Nicolas Sarkozy and socialist Segolene Royal, pictured, headed for a runoff. If she wins, Royal will be France’s first woman president, but she took in fewer votes than Sarkozy.

Posted on Apr 22, 2007 READ MORE


Chiquita’s Slipping Appeal

What do Osama bin Laden and Chiquita bananas have in common? Both have used their millions to finance terrorism.

Posted on Mar 20, 2007 READ MORE


Right-Wingers Have Repented, but The Times Hasn’t

Even with the benefit of years of hindsight, The New York Times has failed to accept responsibility for its role in hyping the phony Whitewater accusations against the Clintons.

Posted on Feb 21, 2007 READ MORE


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More ‘1/2 Hour’ Conservative Political Humor

Here’s another clip of Fox’s right-wing answer to “The Daily Show.” As the clip’s YouTube poster wrote of the show’s creators: “Conservatives again prove they are adept at torture.”

Posted on Feb 16, 2007 READ MORE


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Colbert Forces Conservative Author to Stand By His Title

While out on the warm and fuzzy interview circuit, right-wing authors far too often get away with making an outrageous claim without so much as a legitimate follow-up question. In this clip, Stephen Colbert refuses to let his guest, Dinesh D’Souza, back away from the assertion that tolerance and liberals are in some way responsible for 9/11.

Posted on Jan 18, 2007 READ MORE


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Melanie Morgan Takes Aim at Pelosi

Radio host Melanie Morgan launches a right-wing tirade against Nancy Pelosi, saying: “We’ve got a bull’s-eye painted on her big, wide, laughing eyes.”  Later in the clip, the pundits on the show are then too fixated by a discussion of Pelosi’s style of blinking to offer a more nuanced critique of House leadership.

Posted on Nov 22, 2006 READ MORE


John Kerry
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Kerry Grows a Spine

John Kerry has lashed out at the “right-wing nut jobs” who questioned his patriotism because of a comment he made Monday: “I’m not going to be lectured by a stuffed-suit White House mouthpiece standing behind a podium, or doughy Rush Limbaugh, who no doubt today will take a break from belittling Michael J. Fox’s Parkinson’s disease to start lying about me just as they have lied about Iraq….”

Posted on Oct 31, 2006 READ MORE


Ellen Goodman: Popping the Cork Halfway on Plan B

With the FDA set to restrict over-the-counter sales of the “morning-after pill” to people over 18, right-wingers are sending the message to young girls that motherhood is their punishment for having sex.

Posted on Aug 10, 2006 READ MORE


Juan Cole
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Right-Wing Ivy Leaguers Try to Derail Juan Cole Appointment

The liberal U. of Michigan historian and outspoken Bush administration critic is reportedly close to receiving a tenured teaching position at Yale University. But a group of conservatives, led by a Yale and a Harvard student, are trying to queer the deal by painting Cole as anti-Semitic. Glenn Greenwald has the goods; Jane Hamsher has more.

Posted on Apr 19, 2006 READ MORE


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