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David Barton’s Christian Nation: Sham ‘Historian’ Hits the Big Time in Tea Party America

Who is David Barton? A new PFAW report explores the growing influence of the fast-talking, self-promoting, self-taught , self-proclaimed “historian” who is systematically misinforming millions of Americans about U.S. History and the Constitution – and increasingly influencing prominent Republican decision-makers.

Barton’s Bunk: Religious Right ‘Historian’ Hits the Big Time in Tea Party America

A new PFAW report explores the growing influence of David Barton, a fast-talking, self-promoting, self-taught , self-proclaimed “historian” who is systematically misinforming millions of Americans about U.S. History and the Constitution – and increasingly influencing prominent Republican decision-makers.

Glenn Beck Leaves Fox to Spend More Time with his Chalkboard

Fox News announced today that Glenn Beck will leave his program on the network by the end of this year.

The First Amendment Only Applies to Christians? PFAW Asks Candidates to Tell Bryan Fischer that the First Amendment Protects All Americans

People For the American Way today asked GOP presidential hopefuls Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee, and Haley Barbour to publicly tell the American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer that the First Amendment applies to all Americans, when they appear on his radio show later today.

Letter to Newt Gingrich from PFAW President Michael Keegan

March 25, 2011

Newt Gingrich
Newt Explore 2012
Post Office Box 550769
Atlanta, Georgia 30355

Letter to Mike Huckabee from PFAW President Michael Keegan

March 25, 2011

Governor Mike Huckabee
Huck PAC
P.O. Box 2008
Little Rock, AR 72203

Letter to Haley Barbour from PFAW President Michael Keegan

March 25, 2011

Governor Haley Barbour
Haley’s Leadership PAC
P.O. Box 1186
Jackson, MS 39215

How Not to Respond to Political Bullies: Lessons from the Smithsonian’s Response to the Manufactured Right-Wing Controversy Over Hide/Seek

A new report from People For the American Way draws lessons on ways institutions can respond to right-wing-generated controversies, by evaluating the chain of events that led to the Smithsonian’s removal of a work of art from the National Portrait Gallery.

Progressive Organizations Criticize King for Targeting Muslims

A group of over 50 progressive organizations, including People For the American Way, sent a letter to Rep. Peter King yesterday expressing concern over King’s plan to hold hearings targeting American Muslims.

Attend a Rally to Save the American Dream this Saturday!

Events have been organized in cities and state capitols across the nation to show solidarity with workers in Wisconsin. Find the event or events nearest you.

Citizenship in the Balance: How Anti-Immigrant Activists Twist the Facts, Ignore History, and Flout the Constitution

America’s broken immigration system requires serious, bipartisan, and comprehensive reform, but a burgeoning movement among anti-immigrant hardliners threatens to jeopardize efforts to fix immigration policies and endanger the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution.

Senate Confirms Three Judicial Nominees

The Senate today confirmed three of President Obama’s judicial nominees as the result of an agreement between Senate Democrats and Republicans.

Events and Video Mark the First Anniversary of Citizens United Decision

To mark the anniversary of Citizens United v. FEC, people across the country organized rallies and house parties to spread awareness of the decision and to call for a constitutional amendment to reverse it. PFAW Foundation released a video about the decision and the need for a constitutional amendment to overturn it.

Citizen Jane Explains the Impact of Citizens United

In our latest video, Citizen Jane explains how Citizens United v. FEC reversed more than 100 years of settled law.

Cindy Jacobs: Birds Dying Because of DADT Repeal

Cindy Jacobs says that birds and fish may be dying in large numbers because of the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

Limbaugh Says Democrats “Support” Tucson Killer

On his show today, right-wing talk radio host Rush Limbaugh accused the Democratic Party of lending its “full support” to Jared Loughner, the man accused of murdering six people and injuring 14 others in Tucson this weekend.

Sheriff Clarence Dupnik Attack Clips

After Sheriff Clarence Dupnik spoke out against the use of violent imagery and hateful rhetoric in political discourse, right-wing commentators and politicians began attacking Dupnik with further vitriol and malice. Read about just some of the attacks against Sheriff Dupnik emanating from the conservative echo chamber.

Barbour Apologizes, but the Troubling Impact of His Words Remains

In an interview with the Weekly Standard this week, Mississippi Governor and possible presidential hopeful Haley Barbour downplayed the impact of segregation during the civil rights era and praised the Citizens Councils, groups that opposed desegregation and civil rights

The Year of Living Shamelessly: Innovative E-Book Relives the Best Stories of the 2010 Elections

In a new e-book, satirist Paul Slansky guides readers through a remarkable year in American politics and the unforgettable personalities that drove it.
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