Is Pope Francis Too Political?

Pope Francis Visits America

*+-Walter Moss: The charge that the pope is too political is not new and has just intensified in rightwing circles since Rush Limbaugh claimed in 2013 that the pope’s words regarding capitalism were “just pure Marxism.”

Litterbugs: Polluting Political Discourse

michelle malkin

*+-Steve Hochstadt: We can discourage political littering by naming the litterbugs and choosing not to follow their example. Set an example for others; make positive contributions to our political community.

When Homophobia Trumps Misogyny

tom joyner

*+-Irene Monroe: Joyner points to the ongoing struggle in the African American community with its unresolved homophobia and misogyny that falls on the backs of its women and LGBTQ population, pitting one disenfranchised group against another.

The Republican Party and the Holy Grail

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*+-Robert Illes: Now, the day after their mighty and sweeping fail, these once fearsome and forever disgusting sociopaths elicited no fear. The junk yard dog has lost his teeth.

Tea Party Quitter DeMint Cashes In

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*+-Richard “RJ” Eskow: DeMint’s performed one public service by abandoning his post: He’s given us a glimpse of a half-hidden Washington where leaders don’t lead, think-tankers don’t think, and the house always wins.

10 Pundits Who Picked Romney — and Knew Better

ann coulter

*+-Michael Sigman: Karl Rove led a parade of “experts” masquerading as fair-minded analysts whose real agenda was to line their own pockets by feeding the public’s craving for information that confirms their biases.

Giving Unions the Edge

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*+-Berry Craig: Showalter’s fighting to help give labor a stronger voice on the radio. “We want to unite with other progressives and progressive groups and build support for issues that are important to all working families.”