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Why Scrapping the Confederate Flag Is a Threat to a Huge Swath of the Right-Wing Movement

Last week, as Charleston mourned its dead and Confederate flags came down, I spoke to Ed Sebesta about his life’s work, researching and challenging the neo-Confederates.

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GOP Science

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O’Reilly’s War

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‘The Daily Show’ Gives Obama a Makeover So Right-Wingers Can Understand What He’s Saying

No matter what President Obama says about the Islamic State group, Fox News and conservative politicians continue to misrepresent him. Thankfully, Jon Stewart and his staff at “The Daily Show” have come up with a way to address the problem.

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Ebola Buddy

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Koch Gourmet

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How the Right Wing Is Killing Women

A woman giving birth in America is more than twice as likely to die as a woman in Saudi Arabia or China.

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The Four Biggest Right-Wing Lies About Inequality

Even though French economist Thomas Piketty has made an airtight case that we’re heading toward levels of inequality not seen since the days of the 19th century robber barons, right-wing conservatives haven’t stopped lying about what’s happening and what to do about it.

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Redefining Benghazi

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NRA Hypnosis

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Jon Stewart Is Confused by Gun Nuts’ Message at the NRA Convention

Conflation, conflation, conflation.

Posted on Apr 30, 2014 READ MORE

Racist Republicans

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Cliven Bundy Fans

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Cliven Bundy

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Cliven Bundy

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Top 5 Signs Cliven Bundy Is Wrong About African-Americans

Cliven Bundy’s bizarre remarks to The New York Times are wrong and wrongheaded in too many ways to count.

Posted on Apr 26, 2014 READ MORE

Fox and Foul Friend

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Cliven Bundy

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Cliven Bundy’s Home on the Range

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Limbaugh Loses It

Posted on Apr 21, 2014 READ MORE

Big Investors

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Self Portrait

Posted on Apr 19, 2014 READ MORE

Jeb Bush’s Optimism School

The Republican Party faces a long-term challenge in presidential elections because it is defining itself as a gloomy enclave, a collection of pessimists who fear what our country is becoming and where it is going.

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 READ MORE

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Top 6 Pulitzer Prize ‘Traitors’ in American Journalism

The Pulitzer Prize committee’s opinion that Edward Snowden is a public servant rather than a traitor or criminal is a scandal on the American right. But it is not a new scandal.

Posted on Apr 15, 2014 READ MORE

Blow to Wingnuttery

Posted on Apr 14, 2014 READ MORE

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Pace Sheldon Adelson: Top 5 Signs West Bank Is Occupied Territory

New Jersey governor and presidential hopeful Chris Christie used the term “Occupied Territories” to refer to Gaza and the West Bank in his talk this weekend to Sheldon Adelson’s Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas.

Posted on Mar 31, 2014 READ MORE

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The Shame of American Politics: GOP Presidential Hopefuls Trek to Las Vegas Seeking Adelson Blessing

A series of pro-corporation Supreme Court decisions and the latter’s disingenuous equation of money with speech, including Citizens United, have turned the United States from a democracy to a plutocracy.

Posted on Mar 31, 2014 READ MORE

Right Wing

Posted on Mar 10, 2014 READ MORE

Thanks, Obama

Posted on Mar 8, 2014 READ MORE

‘The Dick Joke Is Not Always Your Friend’

The recently deceased Harold Ramis’ beloved anti-authoritarian comedies of the late ’70s and the ’80s (including “Animal House” starring John Belushi, pictured) were pop trojan horses of then-emerging right-wing cultural values, former Harper’s Magazine columnist Thomas Frank writes at Salon.

Posted on Mar 6, 2014 READ MORE

Swapping Ignorance

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Ted Nugent

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Smoking Mad

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Bill O’Reilly’s War

Posted on Dec 16, 2013 READ MORE

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Right-Wing Extremism—It’s Not Just for the U.S.

The Syrian refugee crisis has fanned the flames of right-wing extremism in Bulgaria, signaling yet more nationalistic political sentiment in Europe. No one’s predicting a return of the 1930s rise of fascism, but the parallels are disturbing.

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For and Against

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Silvio Berlusconi Expelled From Italian Senate

The right-wing Forza Italia politician who controlled Italian politics for the past two decades has been banned from the country’s parliament. Berlusconi, however, claims the Wednesday vote responsible for ridding him of his seat is a “vendetta by the left.”

Posted on Nov 27, 2013 READ MORE

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Right Wing Mounts Stealth Campaign in Freshening Labor Battle in Tennessee

Volkswagen and the United Auto Workers are working toward labor harmony with union representation at VW’s Chattanooga plant. So a right-wing anti-union group is mounting the fight that VW doesn’t want to wage, fearing that success by the UAW could give unionization momentum in the “right-to-work” South.

Posted on Nov 18, 2013 READ MORE

Workplace Discrimination

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GOP Rino

Posted on Nov 7, 2013 READ MORE

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‘We Could Have Achieved So Much…’ Say Progressives

“The recent flurry of effort to decipher just who this right-wing is reproduces a persistent error in the progressive narrative: A failure to address the conservatism of Democrats and the chaos and passivity of the American Left,” political science professor Alex Gourevitch writes at Jacobin.

Posted on Oct 19, 2013 READ MORE

Koch Boys

Posted on Oct 12, 2013 READ MORE

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How the Right Wing Manipulated the Government Into a Shutdown

Hillary Clinton was right: There is a vast right-wing conspiracy out there. At least when it comes to trying to kill Obamacare, even it means shutting down the U.S. government. And, yes, it traces back to the Koch brothers, those die-hard Americans who refuse to accept the results of the democratic process.

Posted on Oct 6, 2013 READ MORE

In the Bubble

Posted on Sep 28, 2013 READ MORE

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Meet the Secret $256 Million Bank for Right Wing Causes

A new IRS filing reveals that a shadowy Koch brothers-led nonprofit, Freedom Partners, spent nearly a quarter-billion dollars trying to influence 2012 elections and policy discussions. Most of the donors remain secret. Can you say, “oligarchy”?

Posted on Sep 13, 2013 READ MORE

Held Up

Posted on Aug 18, 2013 READ MORE

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