What The Election In Mississippi Means

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Thad Cochran’s victory in the Republican primary yesterday has some big implications for the landscape of American politics.

Eric Cantor’s Tea Party Blues

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s loss in a primary last night tells us a lot of about the state of the GOP.

Everything You Need to Know About Being a Good Guy You Learned in the Sandbox

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James Stafford learned the secret to being a good citizen as a little boy. You probably did, too.

Why Republicans Are Even Losing Middle-Aged White Guys Now

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Christopher Dale isn’t as liberal as he used to be, but he’s not ready to vote for bigotry and craziness either.

Why Angry White Men is Worth Your Time

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Michael Kimmel thinks that the justifiable decline of hegemonic masculinity is driving the issues and anxieties of America’s angry white men—and he might just be right.

America’s Angry White Men

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Michael Kimmel explains that today’s Angry White Men are looking backward, nostalgically at the world they have lost.

Calling Yourself a Patriot Doesn’t Make It So

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Edwin Lyngar thinks that certain “patriots” protest a little too much.

The New America: The Tea Party Never Saw Us Coming

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A look from inside the America the Tea Party doesn’t believe exists.

An Open Letter to Speaker Boehner

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Professor Warren Blumenfeld’s Open Letter to Speaker John Boehner.

“Tea Party” Pollutes Body Politic

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What’s in a name? When it comes to the “Tea Party,” a distortion of history.

The Soundtrack of My Republican Life

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How Edwin Lyngar became disenchanted with the right-wing political climate in which he was raised.

Machismo Is Poisoning Politics [Op-Ed]

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In politics today, compromise has become a synonym for weakness. Macho attitudes are standing in the way of progress.

The Meister Piece: Victoria Jackson, SNL Alum and Tea Partier

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Susie Meister talks with Saturday Night Live veteran and devoted Tea Partier Victoria Jackson.

On Homophobia: The Elephant in the Room

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Tom Gaultieri examines the ways in which homophobia, not the constitution, have historically dictated laws about homosexuality.

Rape is God’s Way of Saying You Should Be Pregnant

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Thaddeus Howze is disgusted with the GOP candidates who seem to justify rape as being part of God’s plan.

On the Eleventh of the Eleventh

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Looking back upon what we could have learned from 9/11, Greg Olear sees only opportunists of many stripes using the events to further their agendas.