Let’s just say it: The Republicans are the problem.

Rep. Allen West, a Florida Republican, was recently captured on video asserting that there are “78 to 81” Democrats in Congress who are members of the Communist Party. Of course, it’s not unusual for some renegade lawmaker from either side of the aisle to say something outrageous. What made West’s comment — right out of the McCarthyite playbook of the 1950s — so striking was the almost complete lack of condemnation from Republican congressional ... Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Fabrice Florin - Apr 27, 2012 - 7:17 PM PDT
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Edited by: Fabrice Florin - Apr 29, 2012 - 4:33 PM PDT
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by Fabrice Florin - Apr. 29, 2012

Two scholars from Brookings and American Enterprise Institute speak out thoughtfully against political extremism. What makes this opinion particularly significant is that the authors are both to the right and left of the political spectrum, and have come to a shared conclusion that the GOP is primarily responsible for our political gridlock. After reporting on U.S. politics from a neutral perspective for over 40 years, they felt compelled to come out and identify the main source of the problem.

Thanks to Jay Rosen for bringing this article to my attention.

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by Dwight Rousu - Apr. 30, 2012

We understand the values of mainstream journalists, including the effort to report both sides of a story. But a balanced treatment of an unbalanced phenomenon distorts ... More »

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