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Joe Conason is the editor of the National Memo and writes a column for creators.com
Trump's Slur Stokes Phony Fury
Posted on: Jul 24, 2015, Source: AlterNet
How can these people possibly be offended based on their past?
Why Is House Committee Chairman on Benghazi Still Hiding the Blumenthal Transcript?
Posted on: Jul 8, 2015, Source: The National Memo
These cowardly, bullying tactics are designed to justify the committee’s expensive and partisan excursion into nowhere.
What Clintons Do Is 'Scandalous,' What Republicans Do Is Ignored
Posted on: May 29, 2015, Source: AlterNet
Is there a double standard at work?
Right-Wingers' Big Iran Problem: Was Their Only Solution to Go to War?
Posted on: Apr 3, 2015, Source: AlterNet
Last time, they assured us that invading Iraq would cost us practically nothing -- which turned out wrong.
The Phony Hillary Clinton Email Scandal
Posted on: Mar 4, 2015, Source: AlterNet
Why is this coming up now?
8 Tips for GOP Politicians Deluding Themselves that They Care About Poverty
Posted on: Feb 2, 2015, Source: AlterNet
Just stop doing everything you've been doing for the past 10 or 20 years.
What's Really Behind Republican Outrage Over President Obama's Cuba Decision
Posted on: Dec 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Prominent GOP-ers have profited handsomely doing business with regimes worse than Castro's.
Jeb Bush's Damning Secret History
Posted on: Dec 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet
This shady dealer is the one Republicans are pinning their hopes on?
GOP's Impeachment Insanity Exposed at the Slightest Mention of the Word "Immigration"
Posted on: Nov 14, 2014, Source: AlterNet
That's because they prefer partisan confrontation—and that is what they will get.
Actually, Hillary Clinton Is Neither a Plutocrat Nor a Populist
Posted on: Oct 31, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Clinton's economic outlook defies easy labels.
Debunking Chris Christie's Minimum Wage Nonsense
Posted on: Oct 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Why listen to the boorish gov who has presided over NJ's economic decline?
Why We Must Let Obama and CDC Head Thomas Frieden Do Their Jobs to Combat Ebola
Posted on: Oct 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Despite some missteps, they are doing it right.
Meet the Budget-Slashing, Job-Killing GOP Governors Who've Ruined Their States
Posted on: Oct 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Across the country, right-wing ideology is not panning out.
Republican Reaction to Obama's ISIS Speech: Inaccurate, Unhelpful, Even Unpatriotic
Posted on: Sep 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Lest we forget, democrats rallied around Bush after 9-11.
Missouri's Shockingly Ugly Racist Past and Present: Why Ferguson's Inferno Is No Surprise
Posted on: Aug 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet
The state has long spawned and attracted virulent racists.
Why Prosecuting Snowden is Unfair—Until the NSA Answers for Its Misconduct
Posted on: May 30, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Was James Clapper held accountable for lying under oath? No.
Why Prosecuting Snowden Is Unfair -- Until NSA Answers for Misconduct
Posted on: May 30, 2014, Source: AlterNet
The former NSA contractor points out a double standard involving the spy agency that would raise hard questions about any indictment issued against him
Republican Warmongers Should Be Held Accountable for VA Scandal
Posted on: May 26, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Don't let the loudmouths in Congress fool you. Plenty of blame to go around.
The New 'Harvest of Shame': Children Who Pick Tobacco
Posted on: May 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Children are doing backbreaking work and getting chronic illnesses. And it's legal!
Now We Know—Because Piketty has Proven—That Economic Inequality Is a Malady, Not a Cure
Posted on: Apr 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet
And the right-wing trolls prove they hate social science just as much as science.
More Lies Leveled Against Raising the Minimum Wage — This Time by the Federal Govt. Itself?
Posted on: Feb 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet
The truth: economists say raising the federal minimum to $10.10 would lift somewhere between 4.6 and 6 million households above the poverty line.
Rich Catholics Threaten Pope Francis — Because He Frightens Them
Posted on: Jan 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Aggressive and whiny, billionaires like Kenneth Langone threaten to withhold donations to the church.
Conservatives Trying to Resurface Compassionate Conservative Bunk
Posted on: Nov 21, 2013, Source: AlterNet
Paul Ryan, whose policy ideas are disastrous for the poor, is cynically trotting out the old "compassionate-conservative" canard.
Will the Christie Juggernaut Roll Over Ted Cruz and Rand Paul?
Posted on: Oct 29, 2013, Source: AlterNet
Christie's decision to abandon the state's legal appeal against gay marriage exemplified the canny pragmatism that worries Democratic strategists looking forward to 2016.
To Repair the Damage Done in NSA Blow Up, Start with James Clapper
Posted on: Aug 7, 2013, Source: AlterNet
Why hasn't the director of national intelligence been held accountable for his misconduct?
Good Question: If Republicans Love Competition, Why Do They Still Hate Obamacare?
Posted on: Jul 25, 2013, Source: AlterNet
Joe Conason on today's GOP hypocrisy.
For July 4th: Remembering Why the Right Does Not Own the Stars and Stripes
Posted on: Jul 4, 2013, Source: AlterNet
My WWII veteran father was both a liberal and a patriot, as are many others.
Paul Ryan, a.k.a. Scrooge, Needs Both a Reality and a Humanity Check
Posted on: Mar 13, 2013, Source: AlteNet
What the 'New' Republican Budget Reveals (and Conceals)
The Sequester Will Cause Real Pain — And Among First to Suffer Will Be Hungry Children
Posted on: Mar 6, 2013, Source: AlterNet
Will anyone take responsibility for the suffering they are causing?
Why No Amount of New Technology or Attempts to Be 'Hip' Will Save the Republican Party
Posted on: Feb 21, 2013, Source: AlterNet
Like many troubled people grappling with serious life issues, the GOP aren't truly ready for change.
Benghazi Hearings: Capitol Hill's Angry Little Men Keep Making Hillary Bigger
Posted on: Jan 30, 2013, Source: AlterNet
Republicans' questions to Clinton indicate that very few of them, even at this late date, have bothered to learn the basic facts surrounding the Benghazi incident.
GOP Willing to Take Mind-Boggling Risks in Order to Push for Extreme Austerity
Posted on: Jan 16, 2013, Source: AlterNet
A prolonged confrontation over the nation's debt ceiling could truly be grave for both America and the world.
'Most Antagonistic' Toward Israel? That Would Be Reagan's Defense Secretary, Not Obama's Nominee Chuck Hagel
Posted on: Jan 9, 2013, Source: AlterNet
Republicans like South Carolina's Lindsey Graham have political amnesia.
The GOP Clown Car Crashes, Again
Posted on: Jan 2, 2013, Source: AlterNet
Under the stress of their incoherence, the Republican caucus is unable to escape one humiliating mess after another.
Why Neocons Are in Panic Over Possibility of Obama Nominating Republican Chuck Hagel to Pentagon
Posted on: Dec 26, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Along the way, Hagel has made all the right (and right-wing) enemies.
Republicans Will Pay a Heavy Price for Their Groundless Attack on Susan Rice
Posted on: Nov 28, 2012, Source: Creators Syndicate
John McCain and the GOP brigade appear determined to sink Obama's likely nominee for Secretary of State, but it's going to backfire.
Mitt Romney's Sneering Farewell to the '47 Percent'
Posted on: Nov 15, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Romney tries to explain his defeat, insulting half the nation -- again.
Romney's Sleazy Rich Friend Mark Leder in Hot Water for Shady Tax Practices
Posted on: Oct 1, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Marc Leder is a longtime associate of the Republican nominee -- and a practitioner of the same dubious behavior that has smudged Romney's reputation.
Wounded and Pregnant, an Aurora Family Without Health Coverage
Posted on: Jul 26, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Among the casualties there happens to be a young family whose plight illustrates another hotly debated national disgrace: the absence of universal health coverage.
Negotiation Is Bush's Only Way Out of Iraq
Posted on: Dec 15, 2006, Source: Truthdig
What deserves far greater attention in the Iraq Study Group report is its conclusion that there is no military solution to the American dilemma in Iraq, and that the only way out is negotiation.
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