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  • GeorgeWashingtonGod
    Godless Washington
    In a letter to Ezra Stiles Ely, 25 June 1819, Thomas Jefferson wrote, “You say you are a Calvinist. I am not. I am of a sect by myself, as far as I know.” The Jefferson Lies by pseudo-historian David Barton was removed from History...
  • EinsteinOppenheimer
    Physicist Julius Robert Oppenheimer
    While being dubbed “the father of the atomic bomb” might be seen as a cryptic honor, Professor Julius Robert Oppenheimer (1904–1967) was also one of the most intelligent scientists of his generation, and an advocate of the atom...
  • The term McCarthyism, coined in 1950 in reference to Sen. Joe McCarthy's practices, and today is applied to demagogic, reckless, and unsubstantiated accusations.
    Debate over Obamacare showcases rise of the New McCarthyism
    Since the election of President Barack Obama, followed by the emergence of the ultra-conservative Tea Party, today’s so-called conservative movement has quickly evolved into an extremist ideology. Every day there are Republicans and right...
  • Smithsonian smears Joe McCarthy in 2-hour rant
    Smithsonian smears Joe McCarthy in 2-hour rant
    The Smithsonian Institute presented a biography on the late U.S. Sen. Joe McCarthy Friday during which it went on a two-hour rant that was obviously designed to smear the legacy of the senator.Although the biography featured some of those who came...
  • Glenn Beck
    Glenn Beck decries Food Network dropping Paula Deen as McCarthyism
    Like many conservative commentators, Glenn Beck fails to understand that the First Amendment's right to free speech does not also entitles one to immunity to criticism or repercussions for the things that one might say.On his television...
  • MY SON JOHN
    Commie Dearest (Photos)
    A scathing indictment against the invasion of American principles – the infestation of Communism upon our shores – Leo McCarthy's...errr, McCarey's ridiculously offensive 1952 cinematic diatribe MY SON JOHN extolls its anti-Red...
  • JOHNNY GUITAR
    Joan on the Range
    Perhaps my biggest perk from being an opinionated movie-addicted lunatic in the 1970s was that, post-NYU Film School, I got the chance to be an assistant editor on Nick Ray's unfinished Binghamton University-made odyssey WeCan't Go Home...
  • Michele Bachmann
    I have here in my hand...
    On February 9, 1950, Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, speaking before the Republican Women's Club of Wheeling, said, "I have here in my hand a list of 205...a list of names that were made known to the Secretary of State as being members of the...
  • Joseph McCarthy
    Look! It’s Joseph McCarthy! No! It’s Michele Bachmann!
    Every news outlet that covers American politics is covered up with reports of Michele Bachmann’s recent allegation that the Muslim Brotherhood has achieved “deep penetration” into the United States government at the highest...
  • It's time for a new McCarthyism
    It's time for a new McCarthyism
    It’s time to resurrect McCarthyism and it is a rebirth that is long overdue. The only aspect this time around is that there will be no downside. No blacklist, no ruined reputations. Heck, you may even get a job in the White House as one card...
  • Joseph McCarthy
    The new Republican agenda of fear: McCarthyism 2k12
    Republicans often accuse President Obama and Democrats of being too "liberal", going as far as calling them "socialists" and even "communists". Earlier this year, Florida congressman, Republican Allen West, was asked...
  • Silicon Valley Reads
    Local panel examines paranoid politics
    Ignorance, misinformation, and the abuse of power provide the impetus for political manipulation of prejudice according to three distinguished local leaders who spoke to a crowd of more than 100 people Tuesday evening, April 3rd at the Jewish...
  • David Oshinsky and Jane Drexler
    McCarthy Historian looks at McCarthyism and 'The Crucible'
    Dr. David Oshinsky, a scholar on McCarthyism, spoke at the Grand Theatre before the March 7, 2012 performance of Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible.”Miller wrote the play about the Salem Witch Trials as a commentary on the McCarthy...
  • Keeley
    Abolitionism in a state of McCarthyism
    The past few days have been a little worrisome for me. My cat Keeley, whom I’ve had with me for seven years, has taken very ill. Right now he’s been staying with my mother until I move into my pet-friendly apartment. My mother called...
  • On this day in NY history: Blacklisted comic genius Zero Mostel is born
    On this day in NY history: Blacklisted comic genius Zero Mostel is born
    Feb. 28, 1915Amazingly talented comedian Zero Mostel was born Samuel Joel Mostel in Brooklyn, one of eight children. He was raised on the Lower East Side. His father was a rabbi, and wanted Mostel to follow in his footsteps. Passionate about...