Conservative Party

As Chris Hayes noted in the opening of his show this Monday, former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was known for pulling no punches and "out of deference to that legacy, we should pull none ourselves" and reminded his viewers of some of the "hallmarks" of Thatcher's career. Read more...
May 2, 1979 BT (Before Thatcher).
May 2, 1979BT (Before Thatcher) - final day of campaigning ahead of British Elections. Incumbent Prime Minister James Callahan projected to win. Ayatulla Mohatari assassinated in Tehran, group calling themselves Forghan claim responsibility. Seven bombs go off in Paris. Kurt Waldheim visits North Korea. Jimmy Carter begins talks with Japanese PM Masayoshi Ohira over trade imbalance. Arthur Fiedler celebrates 50th anniversary as Music Director of Boston Pops. John Wayne back in Hospital. Read more...
I enjoy reading The Onion, even more so when those it lampoons don’t get the joke. But while satire is meant to be amusing, it quite often reflects a more serious state of affairs. A recent Onion post on a captive breeding program designed to save Read more...
Politics Past - The 1965 New York Mayoral Debates.
Politics Past - the 1965 New York Mayoral Candidates debate with Abraham Beame, William F. Buckley and John Linsday as hosted by New York radio station WCBS and moderated by Joseph Denbo. Read more...
Republicans are going to be embarrassed at the way they've opposed a mosque -- known as Cordoba House or Park51 -- that's planned near Ground Zero, ac Read more...

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Alan Grayson emailed in some props for our new book "Over the Cliff," How the Election of Barack Obama Drove the American Right Insane. Rep. Al Read more...
[media id=12311] [H/t Heather] Rachel Maddow featured a segment last night on her MSNBC show questioning just how far removed from mainstream conser Read more...
The British Elections Of 1950
(British Elections in 1950 - campaigning the old fashioned way) Even though the elections in Britain wouldn't take place until the 23rd of February Read more...
England pulls the Official Secrets Act against the press. This story has found legs after the UK pulled a Patriot act on the press. Why isn't Karen H Read more...