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Hot Mic Picks Up Pilot Ranting Against Liberals

And Hyundais, in Southwest Airlines audio caught on air traffic control scanner

(Newser) - Rule No. 1 of wearing a microphone: Always assume it's a hot one. A Southwest Airlines pilot found that out the hard way after his rant against liberals and a certain car manufacturer got picked up by air traffic control. Per travel site One Mile at a Time , the...

After House Results, Grumbles About Pelosi Surface

And centrists reportedly blame liberal members for pushing ideology that's a turnoff

(Newser) - As Joe Biden inches closer to a White House win, Democrats are starting to celebrate. But the mood wasn't one of elation during a Thursday conference call among House Dems, who sources tell the Washington Post engaged in a three-hour-plus "bitter exchange" in which centrists accused more progressive...

Matt Taibbi: Left and Right Have Switched Sides

He says liberals now guilty of authoritarian abuses they once railed against

(Newser) - Not too long ago, the left used to ridicule the right for authoritarian abuses. These days, however, it's the left guilty of those same abuses, writes journalist Matt Taibbi at his website . What's more, the leading press outlets aren't talking about this switch in roles. It's...

Erik Prince Helped Find Ex-Spies to Infiltrate Libs: NYT

The Blackwater founder helped Project Veritas spy on liberal groups, paper reports

(Newser) - The former head of Blackwater—yes, the private military company—has privately recruited former spies to infiltrate liberal groups and report to the conservative Project Veritas, the New York Times reports. Per documents and interviews, Erik Prince helped find American and British ex-spies to dig up intelligence on labor organizations,...

In British Election, Lessons for American Liberals

Jeremy Corbyn was loved by the left, and he just got trounced

(Newser) - Those who lean left in America should be worried about what just happened in the British elections, writes Jonathan Chait at New York magazine. Yes, the vote is a result of particular circumstances there, but in general terms, it was also "a test of a widely articulated political theory...

White Progressives, Enough With 'Latinx'
White Progressives,
Enough With 'Latinx'
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White Progressives, Enough With 'Latinx'

Giancarlo Sopo says it's actually offensive to many Latinos

(Newser) - "Latinos" and "Hispanics"? OK. "Latinx?" We'll pass. That's pretty much what Giancarlo Sopo argues in USA Today about an increasingly popular progressive term. "What began in the 2000s among activists has now gained currency among marketers, media personalities and progressives," he writes....

Rich Liberals Are Creating 'Unlivable' US Cities

In 'NYT,' Farhad Manjoo says Dems have a NIMBY attitude that belies their progressive stance

(Newser) - California is suffering from an "emergency that feels like a dystopian showcase of American inequality." That's the take of Farhad Manjoo in the New York Times , who writes that the Golden State is weighed down by a "livability" problem, plagued with a lack of affordable housing,...

Don't Want Trump to Win in 2020? Stop Being So Preachy

'NYT' piece says liberals don't realize how 'self-righteous' they can be

(Newser) - Retaliation against liberals may be what ends up getting President Trump re-elected. That's Gerard Alexander's take for the New York Times , in which he notes liberals are inspirational in their idealism and smart—but "not as smart and persuasive as they think." Alexander warns that liberals,...

Liberal Headed for a Win in S. Korea Presidential Election

Exit polls show Moon Jae-in will likely take over for disgraced Park Geun-hye

(Newser) - Exit polls in South Korea forecast that liberal candidate Moon Jae-in will win an election Tuesday to succeed ousted President Park Geun-hye, arrested in March for alleged corruption. A Moon win would end a decade of conservative rule in the South and could result in sharp departures from recent policy...

Liberals, Don't Fight Trump's SCOTUS Pick


Liberals, Don't
Fight Trump's
SCOTUS Pick
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Liberals, Don't Fight Trump's SCOTUS Pick

Neil Gorsuch will bring 'fairness,' 'decency': 'NYT'

(Newser) - Let the Supreme Court justice vetting begin—and may liberals let nominee Neil Gorsuch sail onto the bench. That's Neal Katyal's "give him a chance" opinion for the New York Times , in which he admits he's struggled to find a single thing President Trump "has...

Kristof: My Liberal 'Confession'
 Kristof: 
 My Liberal 
 'Confession' 
OPINION

Kristof: My Liberal 'Confession'

Progressives have a 'blind spot' on diversity toward conservatives

(Newser) - Those on the left talk a good game about the importance of diversity, but they often reveal themselves to be hypocrites on the subject. This sentiment comes not from the right but from liberal columnist Nicholas Kristof in the New York Times . In his piece headlined "A Confession of...

Actually, Liberals May Be Happier Than Conservatives

It's just that conservatives say they're happier: study

(Newser) - Who's happier, the left or the right? Years of research would say the latter—but a new series of studies is challenging the notion that conservatives are the more cheerful ones, the New York Times reports. The new research, published in Science , finds that while conservatives say they're...

There Are More Liberals Than Ever: Poll

...But conservatives still outnumber them

(Newser) - More Americans are calling themselves liberal today than at any point since Gallup started measuring in 1992, according to a new Gallup analysis—though conservatives still far outnumber them. The ranks of self-identified liberals swelled to 23% in 2013, according to the analysis, which collected data from 13 polls spanning...

ObamaCare Is the Ugly Child of Lame Centrism
ObamaCare Is the Ugly Child of Lame Centrism
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ObamaCare Is the Ugly Child of Lame Centrism

Democrats wound up with this mess because they lacked conviction

(Newser) - There are many reasons the Affordable Care Act's rollout has been such a disaster, and sure, some of them have (R)s next to their names. "But a large part of the problem was the underlying ideological outlook that shaped the original proposal," Princeton professor Julian Zelizer argues...

Syria Vote Unites Far Left, Far Right

In House, liberals join libertarians in opposition

(Newser) - When President Obama addresses the nation on Tuesday about Syria, he'll no doubt be hoping to sway members of Congress, too. Just how tricky that will be is made clear by the Washington Post , which reports that opposition to any such military strike has managed the rare feat of...

Progressives Hate the Idea of Sen. Cory Booker
Progressives Hate the Idea
of Sen. Cory Booker
OPINION

Progressives Hate the Idea of Sen. Cory Booker

He's more interested in the wealthy than the poor is a common refrain

(Newser) - Cory Booker now looks poised to become Senator Cory Booker in this fall's special election in New Jersey, a feat that would make the high-profile Newark mayor only the fourth black person elected to the Senate. So why are there so many raspberries coming from the left after last...

Win 'Liberal Madness,' Get Basketball From Newt

Republicans launch brackets to find 'worst liberal'

(Newser) - The National Republican Congressional Committee is out to find America's Worst Liberal with, what else, a set of March Madness-style brackets , reports the Hill . Your No. 1 seeds are President Obama (in the "Nanny Staters" camp), Joe Biden ("Obama Mouthpieces"), Nancy Pelosi ("Lefty Lapdogs"),...

Most Conservative, Liberal Members of Last Congress

Todd Akin was No. 1 on the right

(Newser) - Todd Akin may have cost himself a Senate seat with his views on "legitimate rape" last fall, but he gets a consolation prize: the title of most conservative member of the last Congress, as bestowed by the National Journal . Akin had a nearly perfect score of 97 when it...

Liberals Are Also Waging a 'War on Science'

Both sides eschew science when it suits them: Michael Shermer

(Newser) - Conventional wisdom holds that Republicans, not Democrats, are waging a war on science. But "there's a liberal war on science" too, writes Michael Shermer in Scientific American . Yes, it's true that 58% of conservatives believe humans were created, by God, in the past 10,000 years. But...

Warren vs. Clinton: Will Obama Choose a Path?

Each represents a different view: Matt Bai

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren and Bill Clinton are the big speakers tonight at the Democratic convention, and while both may seem like party darlings, Matt Bai of the New York Times points out that they represent two fundamentally different ideologies. Generally speaking, Clinton believes that Democrats can't make enemies with Wall...

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