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Liberals Should Stop Vilifying Ayn Rand
Liberals Should Stop
Vilifying Ayn Rand

Liberals Should Stop Vilifying Ayn Rand

They're just as bad as those who blindly worship her: Cathy Young

(Newser) - Paul Ryan's entry into the race has brought yet more debate over one of his favorite authors, Ayn Rand. And while liberals like to poke fun at conservatives for blindly following her pro-capitalist, me-centric vision, they're guilty themselves of reducing her to "grotesque caricature," writes Cathy...

Ted Kennedy&#39;s Ghost: Please, Overturn ObamaCare
Ted Kennedy's Ghost:
Please, Overturn ObamaCare

Ted Kennedy's Ghost: Please, Overturn ObamaCare

Jonathan Rauch has a conversation with the dead senator about judicial activism

(Newser) - Liberals should really hope the Supreme Court overturns the Affordable Care Act, Ted Kennedy tells Jonathan Rauch for the New York Daily News. "I'm surprised," Rauch writes, "and not just because I'm talking to a dead senator." Wouldn't liberals hate to lose President...

8 Liberal Celebs No Longer So Keen on Obama

Matt Damon, Gene Simmons, and others who are disappointed

(Newser) - President Obama was quite popular with Tinseltown's biggest stars four years ago, but as he seeks reelection, he's fallen out of favor with some Hollywood liberals. The Week lists eight who have criticized the prez:
  • Gene Simmons: The Kiss rocker now regrets supporting Obama in '08, because

Religious Folk More Often Politically ... Liberal?

In Britain, religious people are more often progressives

(Newser) - Is the term "Christian liberal" about to enter our political lexicon? So says a British report, which finds that 55% of religious people say they're political lefties, compared to 40% who identify conservative, reports the Guardian . And 41% of the faithful say they value equality over freedom, compared...

For Trayvon Killing, Bill Maher Blames ... Liberals

'Real Time' host implicates liberals for giving up on gun law battle

(Newser) - Surprise surprise, Bill Maher minced no words last night in giving his opinion on the latest Trayvon Martin news, Huffington Post reports. Showing a video on "Real Time" of George Zimmerman arriving at a police station , Maher recounted Zimmerman's story about getting a broken nose fighting Martin—and...

Hunger Games: Tea Party or Liberal Message?

It's everybody's call

(Newser) - Opposite ends of the political spectrum are claiming the blockbuster Hunger Games as their own. Is it a tale of too much government or of gun-packing capitalists who don't believe in social services? The dystopian story tells of dictatorial President Snow forcing conquered people to offer their children annually...

The Left's Dirty 20th-Century Secret

Eugenics: once loved by British intellectual lefties

(Newser) - Liberals, it's time to confront the biggest skeleton in your political closet: eugenics. Or so argues Jonathan Freedland in the Guardian . Back in the 1930s and 40s, major figures like George Bernard Shaw and John Maynard Keynes supported eugenics, the notion that disabled and poor people should be prevented...

Liberal Youth 'Decimated' in Egypt Vote: ElBaradei

Nobel Prize winner fears extremist control over country

(Newser) - The liberal youth behind Egypt’s protests were “decimated” in the elections , says reformist leader Mohamed ElBaradei, and now the country must work to avoid an extreme-right Islamist government. “The youth feel let down. They don't feel that any of the revolution's goals have been achieved,...

Liberals Are &#39;Bittersoft&#39;
 Liberals Are 
william kristol

Liberals Are 'Bittersoft'

William Kristol coins a phrase, with help from President Obama

(Newser) - President Obama's recent comment that the nation "had gotten a little soft" reminded William Kristol of the time he said small-town Americans were "bitter" and clinging to guns and religion. "So, according to Obama, Americans are both bitter and soft," writes Kristol in the Weekly ...

Blacks Duped by Propaganda on Lefty 'Plantation': Pat Buchanan

Stands by Herman Cain, agrees African-Americans were 'brainwashed'

(Newser) - Pat Buchanan agrees with Herman Cain that African-Americans were “brainwashed” into being Democrats—in fact, they “bought a lot of liberal propaganda on the liberal plantation,” he told Martin Bashir on MSNBC yesterday. “I think the African-American community has embraced Great Society liberalism which has been...

Warren Shows Liberals How It&#39;s Done
Shows Liberals 
How It's Done 

Warren Shows Liberals How It's Done

A clear message is more effective than 'Occupying' Wall Street

(Newser) - The Tea Party may get all the press, but progressives are pretty angry, too, these days—and frustrated that President Obama doesn’t ever seem to share their anger. Thankfully “they now have senatorial candidate Elizabeth Warren,” writes Joanna Weiss in the Boston Globe . In the much-ballyhooed rant...

Breitbart on Liberals: 'We Have the Guns'

'We outnumber them' in hypothetical war, says blogger

(Newser) - Liberals may talk tough, but if there were a war between left and right, “they cannot win,” says Andrew Breitbart: “We outnumber them in this country, and we have the guns,” the conservative blogger told Tea Partiers. After the crowd laughed, he said, “I’m...

Lefties, Righties Split on Food as Well

But everybody likes lasagna

(Newser) - If you like deep-dish pizza, you're a lot likelier than fans of thin crust to have conservative politics, according to Hunch , a taste-tracking website that cross-referenced millions of responses to discover that the differences between left and right don't end at the dinner table. Among its findings:
  • Liberals

Tea Partiers Are Terrorists?
 Tea Partiers 
 Are Terrorists? 
left vs. right

Tea Partiers Are Terrorists?

Left vs. right debate includes some charged rhetoric

(Newser) - Today's big left-right debate falls under the Tea-Partiers-are-terrorists meme, and two of the more buzzed-about columns hit the main points:
  • Joe Nocera, New York Times : He blames the debt ceiling mess on the "jihad" waged by Tea Partiers willing to ruin the country. And they're still not

Mitch McConnell, Tea Party, President Obama Winners in Debt Deal: Chris Cillizza
 Debt Deal's 
 and Losers 

Debt Deal's Winners and Losers

Mitch McConnell, Tea Party at the forefront: Chris Cillizza

(Newser) - The debt-deal dust has yet to settle, but that's not stopping anyone from analyzing its political consequences. In the Washington Post , Chris Cillizza notes the winners:
  • Mitch McConnell was “the Mariano Rivera of the debt deal. He waited until the game was in its final moments, came onto

Liberals Are Steamed —and It Matters

Progressives in Congress could scotch debt deal: Nate Silver

(Newser) - We won't know for a while what, if any, deal will emerge on the debt ceiling. Or what, if anything, that might mean for Social Security and other entitlement programs. But this much is clear: Liberals are livid that President Obama even raised the possibility of touching them, reports...

Lefty Bloggers: Obama 'Just Not That Into Us'

Netroots Nation convention bemoans dashed progressive hopes

(Newser) - One emotion running high at this year’s annual meeting of liberal bloggers: disappointment in the president. One popular panel at the Netroots Nation Convention was even titled, “What to Do When the President’s Just Not That Into You," and featured an editor at Daily Kos noting,...

Obama Shows Some Spine, Finally
Obama Shows Some
Spine, Finally
dana milbank

Obama Shows Some Spine, Finally

Milbank: Liberals should realize this could help down the road

(Newser) - Dana Milbank isn't thrilled with the tax-cut compromise, but he loves that President Obama is finally showing some backbone. "For once, reporters could tell Obama was angry without asking White House press secretary Robert Gibbs for evidence," he writes in the Washington Post . Liberal lawmakers like Peter DeFazio...

To Left and Right: Please Shut Up About Palin
 To Left and Right: 
 Please Shut Up 
 About Palin 
OPINION roundup

To Left and Right: Please Shut Up About Palin

Op-eds complain of obsession by liberals and conservatives

(Newser) - Here's a pretty good indicator of how much chatter Sarah Palin is generating these days: Post columnist Colbert King criticizes the "conservative establishment" for its constant attacks on her, and Times columnist Charles Blow criticizes the left for the same thing.
  • King: He's no Palin fan, but his beef

Limbaugh Tops Newsweek's 'Power List'

Sarah Palin is 'most influential' political female at No. 6, just behind Jon Stewart

(Newser) - Who's your daddy? Apparently, for many Americans, it's Rush Limbaugh. The Mouth tops Newsweek's "Power List" of the most influential political personalities in America, which is based on earnings as an indication of clout. Limbaugh pulled in an estimated $58 million last year, more than $22 million ahead of...

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