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Coca Cola

Thanks to pressure over "Stand Your Ground" laws, Coca-Cola and Pepsi have dropped their ALEC memberships.

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?
 

Blogs

With the exception of Huntsman, the candidates oppose the deal--a sign that the field will push the party even further to the right during the campaign.

August 1, 2011

As a Democratic president bows to the GOP’s far right, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi tells colleagues to vote their consciences. Half of House Democratic Caucus opposes Obama’s position.

August 1, 2011

The IMF warns that an international crisis looms, as Pelosi condemns Boehner for going “to the dark side.”

July 31, 2011

As Boehner battles Bachmannite Republicans who would crash the economy for political purposes, Obama recognizes that the only hope is with the Senate—not a divided and dysfunctional House.

July 29, 2011

Tea Party groups have wielded enormous power in the debt ceiling debate, despite a long history of crackpot theories and dirty politics. 

July 28, 2011

The Speaker admits that some Republicans want to create chaos in order to blackmail Democrats into passing a balanced budget amendment.

July 27, 2011

After Anders Breivik murdered dozens of young socialists, Beck compared the dead to “Hitler Youth.” But the slain were actually heirs to a great tradition of battling Nazis.

July 26, 2011

ALEC is a toxic alliance of corporations and state legislatures that work together to ensure that corporate interests stay at the top of legislative agendas across the country.

July 25, 2011

As global markets begin to stall because of GOP gamesmanship, the pointman on fiscal issues for Britain's conservative-led government warns that the extremists who are attacking the US economy could create a worldwide crisis.

 

 

July 25, 2011

The Nation's John Nichols joined NPR's Fresh Air this morning to explain how ALEC has driven conservative policy for years.

July 22, 2011