Monday, June 21, 2021

Tag: conservatives

They’re not conservatives, they’re extremists

By mislabelling the radical members of the Republican Party "conservative," the mainstream media gives them a veneer of respectability.

The Leadership Institute: Conservative PR school

Trumpism, most unfortunately, is still with us—as is The Leadership Institute with its arch right-wing operation, now extending globally.

Far-right activists on social media telegraphed violence weeks in advance of...

Right-wing activists have made a habit of organizing in the open and galvanizing supporters to express their desire for violent confrontation.

It’s media—not Bernie Sanders—that have an antisemitism problem

If media wish to seriously discuss the very real rise of antisemitism, they should probably start by taking a look at themselves.

OMG! Trump defiers outed: We love terrorism, embrace treason, and hate...

Perhaps we should thank vicious rightwingers for broadcasting what’s truly at stake in next year’s election.

Both conservatives and liberals can agree on action on climate change

We tend to assume that democracies, over the long arc of history, work towards progress and justice. But with an issue like...

Conservatives grasp at straws after CBO minimum wage analysis shows clear...

Corporate interests invented cost-benefit analysis as a way to delay progressive policy through studies and weigh it down by equalizing, for example,...

The 4 biggest conservative lies about inequality

Don’t listen to the right-wing lies about inequality. Know the truth, and act on it.

Koch brothers float possibility of backing congressional Democrats in 2020 primaries

Over the last two decades, the Koch network’s major groups – AFP and Freedom Partners – have cumulatively spent about $120 million in independent expenditures supporting Republican candidates or opposing Democratic candidates.

Ayatollah Trump: The global rise of the Christian right

Islamic extremism gets all the press, but Trump is just one of a growing number of Christian extremists in positions of political power.

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Liberal media propaganda tells the world: America is first

. . . toward America First-ism in foreign policy.

Shrewd deceptions: Lying by omission

Understanding how misguided and arguably insane our military priorities and spending are.
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Ohio cop on leave after driving over gunshot victim

“I want the officer held accountable just like if they get the suspect, they will hold him accountable.”

The Pandemic is us (but now mostly them)

Power, wealth, and justice in the time of COVID-19.

Unknown soldiers: America’s secret, privatized army

While many American policy makers believe that their country is ‘exceptional’ and thus shouldn’t have to follow long established laws, other governments see the precedents they set and act accordingly.