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U.K. Election Results in Hung Parliament: Is Trumpism Pushing Europe Left?


The Labour Party’s good showing involved several major components, including Donald Trump’s deep unpopularity in the United Kingdom.

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The Le Pen Clan’s Youngest Aspirant Bows Out of Politics


Marion Maréchal-Le Pen was considered by many to be the rising star of France’s far-right National Front party, but that changed this week.

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Bill O’Reilly Ousted From Fox News


The television host has been hit with allegations of sexual misconduct in the past, but this time he didn’t emerge unscathed.

Posted on Apr 19, 2017 READ MORE

New Supreme Court Era Begins as Neil Gorsuch Is Sworn In


The 113th justice could make an immediate impact on cases dealing with religious freedom, gun rights and immigration.

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Ted Koppel Tells Sean Hannity He’s ‘Bad for America’

The former “Nightline” journalist has a bone to pick with Hannity (pictured), and he’s not hesitant to do it on the Fox News anchor’s own show.

Posted on Mar 26, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

What’s the Matter With Iowa? Dark News From Red-State America


A slew of Republican legislation is flowing out of the Capitol in Des Moines during this radical right-wing moment in U.S. history.

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Meet Neil Gorsuch, the New Antonin Scalia


President Trump has very likely found just the man to pick up where the late Supreme Court justice left off.

Posted on Jan 31, 2017 READ MORE

Why ‘Professor Watchlist’ Gets My Teaching Values Completely Wrong


I have been named as one of those college professors who, according to the Watchlist’s mission statement, “discriminate against conservative students, promote anti-American values and advance leftist propaganda in the classroom.”

Posted on Nov 29, 2016 READ MORE

What Next for Conservatives Who Engaged in Pre-Election Hand-Wringing?


Just before the presidential election, a handful of conservative writers grappled with the extremism blooming within their party. Was it too little too late or better late than never? The author presents another question that is far more important now.

Posted on Nov 20, 2016 READ MORE

The Right-Wing Legacy of Justice Lewis Powell, and What It Means for the Supreme Court Today


The late Justice Antonin Scalia may loom large in recent SCOTUS history, but another conservative member of the top court was hugely influential in his own right.

Posted on Aug 14, 2016 READ MORE

Independent Presidential Candidate Evan McMullin: ‘I Believe I Can Win’


McMullin, a former CIA officer and congressional policy director, explains his stance on same-sex marriage, foreign policy and the economy.

Posted on Aug 10, 2016 READ MORE

How Will Roger Ailes’ Resignation Affect Fox News?


The news organization’s founder was forced to resign as chairman Thursday after he was hit with allegations of sexual harassment. But reports of a large severance package and an advisory role in the company have led many to wonder how harsh his punishment really is.

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Supreme Court Leans Left in the Wake of Antonin Scalia’s Death


All things considered, the Supreme Court’s just-completed term was a good one for liberals and progressives.

Posted on Jun 29, 2016 READ MORE

New Clinton Endorsements Prompt Questions About Where She Stands


Many Wall Street leaders have expressed their distaste for a potential Elizabeth Warren vice presidency, but some think otherwise. And Wednesday’s thumbs-up by a top George H.W. Bush adviser is also raising eyebrows.

Posted on Jun 22, 2016 READ MORE

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Facebook Needs to Be an Open Book on News Feeds


Charges that workers at the social media giant manipulated story choices should deeply concern its users.

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Facebook Denies Allegations That It Suppressed Conservative News


Former employees claim they altered the “trending” news section of the website to include stories that weren’t trending and to leave out conservative news sources.

Posted on May 10, 2016 READ MORE

Friends of Abe, Hollywood Conservatives’ Secret Society, Is Calling It Quits (Exclusive)


Here’s a bit of breaking news that may have an impact on this election cycle: Friends of Abe, a secret organization made up of some 1,500 right-leaning members of the Hollywood community, is dissolving.

Posted on Apr 21, 2016 READ MORE

The Best Reporting on Ted Cruz Through the Years


A look back at Ted Cruz’s career as seen through accountability stories and other in-depth reports.

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#ResignCameron: Thousands Call for British Prime Minister to Step Down


In the wake of the Panama Papers, protesters gather in London with a message for Prime Minister David Cameron.

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Live-Blog: The 10th GOP Debate: Somebody Stop the Trump Train (Updated)


Donald Trump was the one to beat, and the other four candidates—Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, John Kasich and Ben Carson—knew it all too well. Update: Rubio momentarily took control in a rat-a-tat series of attacks that simultaneously painted Trump as a hypocrite and made light of Rubio’s prior debate stumbles.

Posted on Feb 25, 2016 READ MORE

Donald Trump Does Away With the GOP’s 9/11 Fantasy


“Surely this time,” the Republican establishment chorus cries with joy, “Donald Trump has gone too far!” Don’t bet on it.

Posted on Feb 15, 2016 READ MORE

How the GOP’s Bid to Delay Scalia’s Replacement Could Play to Obama’s Advantage


Obama’s GOP foes may want to rethink their strategy if they think that forming a congressional human wall instead of approving the president’s pick to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is the way to count down Obama’s final year in office.

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Marco Rubio Was Anything but Presidential During the GOP New Hampshire Debate


It’s time for establishment Republicans to face the truth about Marco Rubio: Once you get past the facade, there appears to be no there there.

Posted on Feb 8, 2016 READ MORE

Terrifying Ted and His Ultra-Conservative Vision for America


Given his victory this week in the Iowa caucuses, Cruz’s ultra-conservative views can no longer be ignored as mainstream and progressive pundits busy themselves dissecting the bombast of the far-less-scary Donald Trump.

Posted on Feb 6, 2016 READ MORE

Everything You Need to Know About the Planned Parenthood Videos


A reading guide to the Planned Parenthood videos and what has happened since their release last summer.

Posted on Jan 31, 2016 READ MORE

The Supreme Court Approaches Judgment Day


With a bench containing three octogenarians, the next president will have a historic opportunity to reshape the court. At stake: five pivotal legal and social issues.

Posted on Jan 26, 2016 READ MORE

Sarah Palin Takes the GOP Campaign to New Lows


Palin’s endorsement of front-runner Donald Trump this week was a master class in surrealist poetry. Geniuses of the Dada movement would have been humbled by her obliteration of the bourgeois concept we call logic.

Posted on Jan 21, 2016 READ MORE

The Odds of a Kasich Miracle


Two facts stand out about Donald Trump’s constituency: His supporters are angry, and they’re overwhelmingly from the less affluent reaches of the Republican Party. Candidate John Kasich is betting on their aspirations over their anger, and he just may be on to something.

Posted on Jan 18, 2016 READ MORE

Thanks to Donald Trump, Police Brutality and Guns, the United States’ Reputation Is Plummeting


When I was visiting abroad recently, my non-American friends were quite candid with me: They see my country as increasingly intolerant, violent and inhospitable.

Posted on Jan 15, 2016 READ MORE

Public Sector Unions Pin Hopes on Antonin Scalia Going Rogue


The conservative Supreme Court justice holds the key to their fate in a case with blockbuster potential.

Posted on Jan 12, 2016 READ MORE

An Article of Conciliation


At year’s end, I want to offer a word to my conservative and libertarian readers whose patience I try regularly.

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50,000 Hit Streets of Poland to Rally Against ‘Creeping Coup d’Etat’


“My freedom and everybody else’s freedom is in danger,” says a protester.

Posted on Dec 13, 2015 READ MORE

Ted Cruz, Not Donald Trump, Could Become the GOP’s Nominee


Trump clearly has maintained his stranglehold on the media and certain swaths of the American population since he arrived, all bombast and swagger, on the 2016 election scene back in June. But according to The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza, Trump is actually not the one to watch—or beat.

Posted on Dec 13, 2015 READ MORE

Paul Ryan Is In as House Speaker


It’s official: We’re now in the Paul Ryan era. The Wisconsin congressman was confirmed as the 54th House speaker on Thursday, succeeding the retiring John Boehner.

Posted on Oct 29, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: Politicon 2015: Ann Coulter Claims She Fed Donald Trump ‘That Spicy Stuff on Mexican Rapists’

Is Ann Coulter the mastermind behind Donald Trump’s inflammatory immigration rhetoric? The conservative pundit herself apparently thinks so.

Posted on Oct 10, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

Why Right-Wing Christian Leaders Are Often Indifferent to Needless Suffering


Conservative readings of the Bible demand suffering for women, the sick and the dying. And this has an impact on our lives today.

Posted on Sep 24, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: Pope Francis Is an Honest Conservative, Not a Liberal


The positioning of the pope as a “liberal” or “progressive” in American politics is incorrect and indeed a little bizarre.

Posted on Sep 23, 2015 READ MORE

Michael Stipe Blasts Donald Trump and His Ilk for Using R.E.M.’s Music: ‘Go F**k Yourselves’


Corporatist GOP candidate Donald Trump and vintage alterna-band R.E.M. both rose to prominence in the 1980s. The similarities between the two begin and end there.

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Teacher or Spy? Curbing Freedom of Expression in Britain’s Schools


Under new laws, U.K. teachers are expected to act as the “eyes and ears of the state.”

Posted on Jul 22, 2015 READ MORE

The Right’s Political Correctness


Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker insists that when he changes his positions, it’s not “flip-flopping.”

Posted on May 25, 2015 READ MORE

John Cleese Gives Yanks the Lowdown on the U.K. Elections

Confused about the Tories? And who’s this Miliband guy, anyway?

Posted on May 7, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

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Brazil’s Ascendant, Hard-Line Right Wants to Imprison 16-Year-Olds


The left wing of Brazil’s Legislature has become weak and demoralized, and the “Bullets, Beef and Bible Caucus” is ready to seize power.

Posted on Apr 18, 2015 READ MORE

Carly Fiorina Sets Sights on White House, Slams Hillary Clinton (Updated)


She’s not looking to just be the GOP’s answer to Hillary Clinton for the span of the campaign season—Carly Fiorina would rather beat her in the 2016 election and claim the title of America’s next president.

Posted on Mar 29, 2015 READ MORE

Country Music, Tea Party ‘Populism’ and Ted Cruz


While Cruz cleverly seeks to highlight the tea party persona that appeals to many Republican primary voters, he exposes the fraudulence of his ultra-right brand of “populism.”

Posted on Mar 28, 2015 READ MORE

Ted Cruz Set to Launch Presidential Campaign Monday


This should come as no surprise: The Republican U.S. senator from Texas will throw his hat in the ring as a contender for the White House in the 2016 election. Two of his advisers say he will make the announcement Monday.

Posted on Mar 22, 2015 READ MORE

Koch Brothers and Allies Plan to Unleash $889 Million in Funding for 2016 Campaign


It seems that in the coming presidential election season—occurring during an age of Citizens United and super PACs—super-wealthy political instigators such as the Koch brothers will have more sway over American politics than ever before.

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 READ MORE

Gov. Scott Walker Suspected in ‘Criminal’ Election Scheme


Court documents unsealed Thursday show that federal prosecutors believe Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker illegally coordinated fundraising with conservative groups in a nationwide “criminal scheme” to break election laws.

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