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The Republicans are a sick joke, and their narrow ideological stupidity has left rational voters no choice in the coming presidential election but Barack Obama.

How some Republican are transforming a conspiracy theory into a policy position.

Mitt Romney

With Mitt Romney’s Super-PAC limo now on cruise control to victory at the GOP convention, voters are left with only two reasons to vote against Barack Obama.

Birth control on the shelf

Rush Limbaugh's anti-contraception tirade targeted a single woman. Would he have had done the same if Sandra Fluke had been married?

Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney

There may be tension but there isn’t a class war within the Republican Party, because they’re all on the same side.

Cecile Richards

How, exactly, did she turn a relentless right-wing assault into a source of renewed political power for Planned Parenthood?

Rick Santorum poster

Attacks on church-state separation by Romney, Gingrich and Santorum reflect the growing power in the party of religious extremists.

Why does 76 percent of the civil libertarian’s Super PAC money come from billionaire Peter Thiel, whose Palantir Technologies helps the government spy on citizens?
 

Barack Obama

The GOP panders to racists, and liberals are blamed for a “neurotic” obsession with race.

Blogs

Why the corporate media keep lending the far-right legitimacy. 

July 8, 2014

What happened to the party that fifty years ago played such a vital role in passing the Civil Rights Act?

July 2, 2014

An embattled senator focused on increasing participation—especially by voters worried about austerity cuts—and won.

June 25, 2014

The former congressman slams The New York Times, but the Times was actually late to the party.

June 25, 2014

The Texas governor is now “a better person,” he says.

June 23, 2014

Prosecutors allege the Wisconsin governor was at the center of an “expansive” strategy to bypass campaign laws.

June 20, 2014

Conservative writer George Will’s highly offensive column has yet to have serious consequences for his career—but perhaps that is about the change.

June 19, 2014

Dispatches from the party of "no" (and not much else).

June 17, 2014