Marxist Professor Howard Zinn, 1922-2010


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Howard Zinn died Wednesday at the age of 87. He is best known for writing A People’s History of the United States (1980), a Marxist tract that describes America as a predatory and repressive capitalist state — sexist, racist, imperialist — that is run by a corporate ruling class for the benefit of the rich. A People’s History has […]

The Huffington Post


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The Huffington Post is an Internet webzine featuring mostly left-liberal participants. It was launched as a commercial venture on May 9, 2005, and takes its name from its creator Arianna Huffington, a “progressive independent” syndicated columnist, author, and media personality. The publication is the subject of an explosive new report titled, “Anti-Semitism and Israel-Hatred on Huffington Post.” […]

Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Authority President


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  Click here to view the full Mahmoud Abbas profile. Excerpts from the Mahmoud Abbas profile: In the mid-1950s Abbas became involved in underground Palestinian politics, and joined a number of exiled Palestinians in Qatar. While there, he recruited numerous people who would become key figures in the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), and was one of the […]

Susan Sarandon


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Excerpt from the Susan Sarandon profile: … Sarandon was a member and financial supporter of Not In Our Name (NION), the Revolutionary Communist Party-led project whose “Statement of Conscience” condemned not only the Bush administration’s “stark new measures of repression,” but also its “unjust, immoral, illegitimate, [and] openly imperial policy towards the world.” According to NION, it is the […]

Jim Geraghty: The Travails of Martha Coakley – National Review Online


Presumably Martha Coakley, the Massachusetts attorney general aiming to be that state’s next U.S. senator, has more political skill than she’s demonstrated in recent days. She must be on a spectacularly ill-timed run of bad luck and rookie mistakes. As Republican Scott Brown has roared from unknown to potential upset winner, Coakley came under fire […]

Council on American-Islamic Relations


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  Excerpt from the Council on American-Islamic Relations profile: The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) was co-founded in 1994 by Nihad Awad and Omar Ahmad, both of whom had close ties to the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), which was established by senior Hamas operative Mousa Abu Marzook and functioned as Hamas’ public relations and […]

“Notional” Security – by Thomas Sowell


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Far better to be blown to smithereens than to be politically incorrect.

Spike Lee


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Excerpt from the Spike Lee profile: In October 2005 Lee produced and directed a movie for HBO entitled When the Levee Broke – a reference to the devastating floods of Hurricane Katrina that had engulfed much of New Orleans the previous month. Lee made clear his belief that President Bush had been slow to dispatch federal aid workers to Louisiana because so […]

Danny Glover


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Excerpt from the Danny Glover profile: Glover supports Not In Our Name, the Revolutionary Communist Party movement which “pledges resistance to [America's] endless war, detentions and roundups, [and] attacks on civil liberties.” Glover is a strong backer of the socialist magazine Monthly Review, which he says “challenges us to think, inspires us to action, and makes us realize that the impossible is […]

Rosie O’Donnell


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Excerpt from the Rosie O’Donnell profile: In a May 2005 interview with Geraldo Rivera, O’Donnell charged that since President Bush had “invaded a sovereign nation in defiance of the UN, he is basically a war criminal.” “Honestly,” she said. “He should be tried at The Hague.” She also used the occasion to defend Jane Fonda‘s decision to visit […]