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Sherman DeBrosse : Tea Baggers, Nativism, and the Fall Elections

Cartoon from the book Heroes of the Fiery Cross (1928) by nativist Branford Clarke that opposed immigration and promoted the Ku Klux Klan. Image from Wikimedia Commons.An open letter to E.J. Dionneconcerning Tea Baggers, nativism,and the possibility of reasoned discussion… … Continue reading

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A Few Bad Acorns and the Right Wing Crusade

In defense of ACORN: The right-wing crusade against ACORN is a far bigger fraud than any misdeeds a few employees might have committed By Joe Conason / September 21, 2009 For many years the combined forces of the far right … Continue reading

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Conspiracy Nation : Barack Obama and the Right-Wing Demagogues

Illustration by Gino Barzizza / The Indypendent.Conspiracy Nation: Right-wing demagogues reach out to a supposedly beleagured white middle class, telling them they are being squeezed by parasitic traitors from above and below. By Chip Berlet / September 18, 2009 Even … Continue reading

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Raving Joe Wilson : The Pride of South Carolina!

Graphic by Larry Ray / The Rag Blog.Move over, Mark Sanford:Joe Wilson gets South Carolina ‘Jackass Award’ Wilson made a beeline out of the House chamber immediately after the end of the President’s speech. He must have had a political … Continue reading

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The Afrikaner Party : GOP vs. Van Jones & Team Obama

Van Jones (top) “should sue the living shit out of Glenn Beck.”The Afrikaner Party draws first blood:Van Jones, Obama and the audacity of capitulation By Tim Wise / The Rag Blog / September 8, 2009 Van Jones, special advisor to … Continue reading

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The New McCarthyism : Van Jones Fed to King CONG

Portrait of Van Jones by Robert Shetterly / Americans Who Tell the Truth.Obama has fed his green Jones to King CONG With clarity and verve [Van] Jones finally brought to the mainstream the critical message that what’s good for the … Continue reading

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Red-Baiting and Racism : Socialism as the New Black Bogeyman

Obama as Joker: Poster currently being distributed in Los Angeles.Red-baiting and racism:When ‘socialism’ isn’t really about socialism This noise is about race. It is about ‘othering’ a President who is seen as a symbol of white dispossession: dispossession of white … Continue reading

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Witch Doctor Obama : Conservative Activist Circulates Racist Image

Though I am hesitant to forward such horrific racist imagery, I also believe it absolutely necessary for our readers to know that this kind of right wing white supremacist activity is flourishing, even among conservaties who retain a modicum of … Continue reading

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The Real Bill Ayers Stands Up

I was cast in the ‘unrepentant terrorist’ role; I felt at times like the enemy projected onto a large screen in the ‘Two Minutes Hate’ scene from George Orwell’s ‘1984,’ when the faithful gathered in a frenzy of fear and … Continue reading

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Tim Wise : Tuesday Night Obama Made History; Now the Work Begins

Zeborah Ball-Paul (right) and Theodora Beasley join 250,000 others in celebrating Barack Obama’s victory during Obama’s election night rally in Chicago’s Grant Park. Photo by Kuni Takahashi / Chicago Tribune.Avoiding cynicism and overconfidence in the age of Obama.By Tim Wise … Continue reading

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Mr. Ayers’ Neighborbood : Hanging With Bill on Election Day

‘Ayers seemed curiously calm and cheerful about the way he had been made an issue in the campaign.’ By David Remnick / November 4, 2008 Early this morning, the Obama family voted at the Beulah Shoesmith Elementary School, in Hyde … Continue reading

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Ralph Nader about Obama : Uncle Sam or Uncle Tom?

Updated November 6, 2008 I originally posted this article with the headline ‘Ralph Nader calls Obama “Uncle Tom.”‘ This was inaccurate; it did not correctly reflect Nader’s words. Nader actually said, “His choice, basically, is whether he’s going to be … Continue reading

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