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The Messianic Jewish/Christian Zionist Complex

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 5:17 pm | Bill Berkowitz

Over the years, you may have become familiar with Jews for Jesus, the organization that was founded more than forty years ago, and focuses on converting Jews to Christianity. More >>

Obama’s Faith-Based Diplomacy

Friday, 16 August 2013, 1:09 pm | Bill Berkowitz

From its counterinsurgency strategy to Drone strikes, from paying off tribal leaders to training local security forces, from increasing troops to decreasing troops, the Obama Administration has tried almost every conceivable strategy to "successfully" ... More >>

Tea Party Is Partying and Martyring Like It's 2009

Friday, 24 May 2013, 4:18 pm | Bill Berkowitz

A recent headline at the reliably conservative web site WND.com may say it all: "IRS Targeting Brings Tea Party Back From Dead." After a few years in the political wilderness, thanks to the IRS scandal, the Tea Party is once again in the national ... More >>

Tea Party "Working The Refs" in IRS Scandal

Wednesday, 22 May 2013, 3:22 pm | Bill Berkowitz

Diogenes was a fifth century BC Greek philosopher, and a rather controversial one at that. Also known as Diogenes the Cynic, it is said that he took a vow of poverty and often lived in a barrel. He was a social critic long before social critics became ... More >>

Koch Brothers Weigh Game-Changing Media Purchase

Wednesday, 1 May 2013, 3:58 pm | Bill Berkowitz

Still smarting over November's bitter electoral defeats, the Koch Brothers may be on the verge of taking their libertarian/free enterprise/deregulation game plan to another level; the purchase of the Tribune Company, and a string of other daily newspapers. More >>

How the GOP Got a Lock on the House

Friday, 8 March 2013, 12:48 pm | Bill Berkowitz

If you were wondering how Republicans continue to control the House of Representatives, despite President Barack Obama’s re-election victory and the Democrats winning a million more votes in House races around the country, think redistricting. More >>

How the GOP Has a Lock on HoR for the Foreseeable Future

Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 1:09 pm | Bill Berkowitz

If somewhere in the recesses of your mind you were wondering how, despite President Barack Obama’s re-election victory and the Democratic Party’s gains in the Senate, Republicans continue to control the House of Representatives, think redistricting. More >>

Religious Right’s Shameful Exploitation of Newtown Massacre

Tuesday, 18 December 2012, 5:11 pm | Bill Berkowitz

It’s commonplace for Religious Right leaders to blame the godlessness of Americans for hurricanes, tornadoes, the 911 attack, and the gay rights movement. And, as someone who regularly monitors and writes about the Religious Right’s activities, I am ... More >>

Sheldon Adelson Pledges to Double Support of GOP Politicians

Monday, 17 December 2012, 11:58 am | Bill Berkowitz

Despite getting little or no return on his monumental investments in the last election – between $100-150 million to GOP-sponsored super PACs and candidates – Las Vegas and Macao casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has pledged to double his investment to ... More >>

Obama and the Filmmaking Fringe-Right Conspiracists

Friday, 28 September 2012, 6:10 pm | Bill Berkowitz

As the election heats up and anti-Obama messaging proliferates, a new film, Dreams From My Real Father, argues that Obama’s pop wasn’t Kenyan, but an African American member of the Communist Party USA. More >>

Right-Wing Multi-Billionaire Is Out to Frack Your World

Friday, 4 May 2012, 5:49 pm | Bill Berkowitz

He is a billionaire several times over, a supporter of conservative causes, candidates, and organizations, including campaigns of the anti-immigrant former Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo and the Intelligent Design-peddling Discovery Institute, and he has ... More >>

Stealth Evangelicals in the Digital Age

Monday, 23 April 2012, 10:47 am | Bill Berkowitz

In early March, the organization, Invisible Children, burst onto the world stage with its KONY 2012 video promoting its "Stop Kony" campaign. The video focused on Joseph Kony, the Uganda warlord and leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, a guerrilla ... More >>

NOM’s Racialist Divide and Conquer Strategy Wins Support

Thursday, 5 April 2012, 2:49 pm | Bill Berkowitz

The Ruth Institute has nothing to do with preserving the memory of baseball's immortal Babe Ruth, nor is it a tribute site to Ruth Wakefield, the inventor of the Tollhouse brand of chocolate chip cookies. Founded by Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, the Ruth Institute ... More >>

Strange Days at the Pacifica Foundation

Friday, 30 March 2012, 3:43 pm | Bill Berkowitz

The Pacifica Foundation, a pioneering progressive, non-commercial independent radio network, has hired Jackson Lewis, a law firm that operates ‘in the shadows of corporate union busting campaigns.' More >>

Romney Doubles Down on Anti-Immigration Stance

Friday, 17 February 2012, 4:26 pm | Bill Berkowitz

In the first of two Florida debates held in that state before Mitt Romney triumphed easily in the Republican Party‘s presidential primary a week ago Saturday, the former Massachusetts governor was asked a question about immigration. More >>

The Tangled Web of Newt Gingrich's Alliances

Tuesday, 7 February 2012, 6:03 pm | Bill Berkowitz

While Newt Gingrich was taking it on the chin in Florida, thousands of miles away in Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was beating back a challenge to his Likud Party leadership from ultranationalists, thus making it a so-so week for Sheldon ... More >>

Cookies with Christianity: Public Education May Be Parochial

Tuesday, 7 February 2012, 5:54 pm | Bill Berkowitz

Since the Supreme Court's 1962 decision banning prayer in the public school classrooms, conservative evangelical Christians have been at war with public education. Many conservatives point to that decision as the harbinger of America's moral decline. More >>

A Demented Political Process Dominated by Corporate Cash

Wednesday, 11 January 2012, 7:51 pm | Bill Berkowitz

Mitt Romney's razor-thin victory in the Iowa caucuses was accomplished in large part the old fashioned way; sporting a huge bankroll, Team Romney blanketed the state with negative TV ads, and eviscerated the campaign of perhaps his most formidable ... More >>

Billionaires Create Organization to "Prove" They Are Victims

Wednesday, 11 January 2012, 5:37 pm | Bill Berkowitz

Bernard Marcus is sick and tired of being vilified, and he's not going to take it anymore. Marcus, who is 82, is not a stressed out senior worried about cutbacks in Medicaid and/or Social Security; he's not agonizing over whether to use his resources ... More >>

Gates's Foundation Helps ALEC Undercut Public Education

Monday, 19 December 2011, 3:09 pm | Bill Berkowitz

In the war being fought over the very survival of public education, the privatizers are forging the future. Is the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation aiding and abetting them? More >>

 

 

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