Stories by Heather Digby Parton

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Posted on: Jan 30, 2015, Source: Salon

But, really nice try guys!

Posted on: Jan 29, 2015, Source: Salon

Police and civilian safety would improve if police would take a step back from confrontations and call for back-up.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2015, Source: Salon

Here's why it was, alas, predictable that the satire magazine slaughter got blamed on the "decadent left."

Posted on: Jan 8, 2015, Source: Salon

My advice: Get the popcorn ready!

Posted on: Dec 15, 2014, Source: Salon

He was an unpopular VP, whom history won't remember kindly. But this is Dick Cheney's real contribution to America.

Posted on: Dec 11, 2014, Source: Salon

Buried in the "Panetta Review" is proof that the CIA repeatedly lied to the top levels of government.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2014, Source: Salon

David Bossie isn't famous, but his shady work in the trenches is altering democracy -- and there's more to come.

Posted on: Oct 9, 2014, Source: Salon

Longstanding tension between the GOP and its religious base may finally come to a head.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2014, Source:

Once upon a time, Americans assumed they'd do better than their parents had. Here's why that's all gone away.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2014, Source: Salon

Rand Paul grabs headlines for being an uneven, inconsistent war skeptic -- when there are actual real ones in Congress and they are democrats .

Posted on: Sep 13, 2014, Source:

The latest chilling example in Georgia is part of a long, shameful history of how Republicans win elections.

Posted on: Sep 8, 2014, Source: Salon

He doesn't think executing an innocent man matters. How can such a depraved human be on our Supreme Court?

Posted on: Aug 19, 2014, Source: Salon

Although the left and the right are in agreement when it comes to civil liberties, their agendas are different.

Posted on: Aug 11, 2014, Source: Salon

The sad club of dupes known as the Tea Party is not the real problem. This scary ideological undercurrent might be.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2014, Source: Salon

The Koch brothers and their conservative allies are using the L word to disguise their latest schemes.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Hint: nothing good.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2014, Source: Salon

The "open carry" crew is now spouting right-wing conspiracy theories and waving guns in the worst place imaginable.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The crisis at the border is bringing out the worst in America's conservative media.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2014, Source: Salon

The ascent of Glenn Beck's favorite "historian" is terrifying.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2014, Source: Salon

Smoking pot did not make Jerad Miller a liberal. Nor did it make him violent.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2014, Source: Salon

In Ingrahams's America, immigrant kids will destroy "our" way of life and take "our" jobs.

Posted on: Jun 2, 2014, Source: Salon

The idea that every nut-job has the right to unlimited guns is a total sham.

Posted on: May 29, 2014, Source: Salon

Social conservatism is on the wane. But it would be a big mistake to rest easy.

Posted on: May 28, 2014, Source: Salon

Ancient Tea Partyers aren't Republicans' only problem. They've got some much bigger miscreants now: Rich donors.

Posted on: May 24, 2014, Source:

The myth that the movement was all about economic issues — not social ones — is finally laid bare.

Posted on: May 24, 2014, Source:

Conventional wisdom says Republicans need to evolve and get younger. But that overlooks their true agenda.

Posted on: May 15, 2014, Source: Salon

David Perdue, Georgia candidate for Senate, said something entirely reasonable. Now he's doomed.

Posted on: May 12, 2014, Source: Salon

His worldview can't sell in a GOP primary and he knows it -- so here's the hacky sweet spot he's going for instead.

Posted on: Apr 30, 2014, Source: Salon

The days of the left humiliating itself in an effort to woo these voters are over. They're the right's problem now.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2014, Source: Salon

Suddenly, suburban GOP donors are coming to a realization: Their party's base is the heartland. Where've they been?

Posted on: Apr 21, 2014, Source: Salon

Seemingly every time they talk about the Obama coalition, conservative dolts reveal a disturbing bias. Here's why.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2014, Source: Salon

In apparent effort to counter non-existent "liberal media bias," here's what ABC News will get from Laura Ingraham.

Posted on: Feb 24, 2014, Source: Hullabaloo

Maybe this law should pass and let nature take its course; these "Christians" will not be able to serve anyone but their own church members and will go out of business in the first month.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2012, Source: Hullaballoo

They should be able to afford some smelling salts.

Posted on: Nov 14, 2011, Source: Al Jazeera English

If the infrastructure of a police state is created, it's only a matter of time before those aggressive powers are used.