Un-American is a pejorative term of US political discourse which is applied to people or institutions in the United States seen as deviating from US norms.The most famous use is in the title of the House Un-American Activities Committee which was started to investigate alleged disloyalty and subversive activities on the part of private citizens, public employees, and those organizations suspected of having Communist ties. By 1959, former President Harry S. Truman had denounced the Committee as the "most un-American thing in the country today." The Committee lost considerable prestige as the 1960s , and was abolished by the House of Representatives in 1975.The use and meaning of the term is by no means uniform in the US.
Un-American Twitter Mentions
Latest Un-American News RSS Feed
Don't adjust your set -- Bill O'Reilly defended MSNBC on his Thursday show, resisting conservative calls to fire his time-slot rival Ed Schultz.
That "Family Leader" pledge may have won the enthusiastic endorsement of Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum, but former New Mexico Governor and long-shot presidential hopeful Gary Johnson is having an equally enthusiastic reaction in the opposite direction. On the Johnson campaign's "Truth For Change" blog, Johnson calls the pledge "offensive and unrepublican," an "[attempt] to prevent and eliminate personal freedom," and finally, the "type of rhetoric" that "gives Republicans a bad name":.
Chris Matthews had some surprisingly positive things to say about Michele Bachmann on his syndicated Sunday show.
The president’s speech yesterday was notable to my ears for two things: the surprisingly direct attack on Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget plan and the ideology underpinning it (un-American!), and Obama’s general vagueness on how he would achieve the ambitious goals he set. To be fair, though, it wasn’t as detail-lite as some of his previous orations,.