She The People: McCarthy


Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 07/19/2012

Are Bachmann and Sununu attacks part of a new McCarthyism?

McCain stepped up to defend Clinton aide Huma Abedin from Rep. Bachmann’s accusations, but he shouldn’t have to stand alone.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  08:23 AM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  john sununu, barack obama, allen west, michele bachmann, joe mccarthy, red scare, mccarthyism

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 05/16/2012

Manly Barack Obama

If he’s seen to have “a kind of ESPN manliness,” are decades of shots at Democrats as “feminized” “girlie men” who need to “man up” on their way out at last?

By Melinda Henneberger  |  11:10 AM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, David Brooks, girlie men, Joseph McCarthy, lavender scare, LBJ, JFK, Robert Caro, Lyndon Johnson, John F. Kennedy, Jimmy Carter, "The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, " Mitt Romney, Fifty Shades of Grey, Osama bin Laden, Michael Dukakis, Kitty Dukakis, Bernard Shaw, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Tipper Gore, Maureen Dowd, John Kerry, Mommy Party, Daddy Party, Chris Matthews, ESPN President

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 04/14/2012

Allen West, conspiracy theorist, isn’t alone

And the number of people who favor his political style is growing.

By Judy Howard Ellis  |  10:38 AM ET, 04/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  allen west, GOP, Communists, McCarthy, Democrats, Congress

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 01/26/2012

‘Bridesmaids,’ an affirmative-action nominee, isn’t Oscar-worthy

Have gross-out guy films gotten nominated? No.

By Sandra Fish  |  08:51 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bridesmaids, Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Oscar nominations, Maya Rudolph, Octavia Spencer, Jessica Chastain, The Help