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Conservative religious thinkers and their intellectual crusades.

Redskins helmets

Conservatives have a convenient belief that when it comes to racism, it’s all about intent. 

The problems with the Affordable Care Act stem from government being too small and weak, not too big and powerful.

Grand Old Tea Party

Why today's wacko birds are just like yesterday's wingnuts.

Kris Kobach, Republican secretary of state for Kansas. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Some states are reviving disenfranchisement schemes that date back to the antebellum South.

Selma to Montgomery march, 1965. (Bruce Davidson/Magnum)

A history of the fight for voting rights and the movement to restrict them once again.

Grover Norquist

Grover Norquist, Jack Abramoff and Jeff Flake all spent their early years trying to end the divestment movement.

Saxby Chambliss

It’s the height of hypocrisy: They call for repeal of the law but plead for its dollars on behalf of constituents.

Blogs

In return for allowing the debt ceiling to rise, House Republicans are promoting the agenda voters rejected in 2012.

September 26, 2013

Pay attention when conservatives talk to one another: they reveal their sedulous plans.

September 26, 2013

When liberals experience the trauma of a mass shootings, they feel from the bottom of our hearts: we need more gun control. When conservatives do, they feel: we need less. 

September 25, 2013

The Texas senator wants to change Senate rules so his anti-Obamacare strategy can “win” even when it loses.

September 23, 2013

Friday’s House vote to fund the government and defund the Affordable Care Act won’t derail healthcare reform, but sabotage might. 

September 20, 2013

When one side of an election fight is led by conspiratorial maniacs with guns, it’s hard for the good guys to win.

September 13, 2013

The New Jersey governor manipulated election schedule so thoroughly that a high-stakes primary drew only 9 percent turnout.

August 14, 2013

What's the bigger threat to American women: Republican policies or Anthony Weiner's sexual indiscretions?

August 13, 2013

A tornado full of Republicans intent on cutting social programs could be heading for your town.

August 13, 2013

With upcoming elections in 2014, our political system needs deep structural reforms.

August 12, 2013