Tina Dupuy: If John McCain would have picked Tim Pawlenty in ‘08, the Ryan pick would look pretty irresponsible. But now the GOP has the Palin Standard.
Lawrence Rosenthal: Paul Ryan confirms the Tea Party’s role as both a power within the Republican Party and as the guarantor of Republican conservative orthodoxy.
Victoria Defrancesco Soto: The Tea Party is no longer just about rallies and Sarah Palin stump speeches. It is about thousands of Americans putting in the work to sustain their conservative ideology.
Sharon Kyle & Dick Price: At last report as of this morning, Charley is still day by day able to get a night’s lodging, while he pitches writing ideas to editors. We encourage to catch up with Charley’s contributions and send whatever you can afford his way, as we have done. You can either send him funds directly to him through PayPal or send them to us and we’ll pass them all to him.
Brent Budowsky: Hillary Clinton stands for equality and fairness while Palin and Haley represent the interests of elites who profit from unfairness and inequality.
David Love: Surely, as Romney etch-a-sketches his way back to the center, Republicans are thinking that a brown or black face on the ticket will help them with moderate and independent voters.
Mark Naison’s “Education Reformers and The New Jim Crow” led this week’s top 10 most read articles, followed by Berry Craig’s and Tom Degan’s look at nutcase Ted Nugent’s recent rant.
Julie Driscoll: Palin’s femininity is one that is recognisable to most women: she’s the kind of broad who speaks on behalf of other broads but appears not to like them very much.
Jasmyne Cannick: why have these two female powerhouse organizations been missing in action on the two Los Angeles talk radio hosts who offended women, particularly Black women, when they called Whitney Houston a “crack ho” three days after her death?
Tina Dupuy: First Romney outsourced American jobs, destroyed companies while the CEO at Bain Capital – now his quirky down-homeness is denying a gig to a professional fluff and folder.
Joseph Palermo: If someone like Todd who represents a “liberal” network can’t see Colbert’s parody for what it is then it truly illustrates how disconnected the corporate media have become.
The ten most read articles by LA Progressive’s readers in 2011 reflect both the breadth of our coverage and also several special focuses.
Mark Naison: Ron Paul’s presidential run, either as a Republican or an independent, cannot gain traction without gaining support from at least some people of color, leftists and liberals.