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Saxby Chambliss

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

The neoconservative leading the fight over the legacy of Vatican II in the American Church.

Chris Christie

The governor needs to peddle a moderate image to win re-election in New Jersey, but on everything from reproductive rights to the environment to austerity, he’s very conservative.

survivalism

Prophecies of government tyranny, financial meltdown and violent anarchy featured on Doomsday Preppers are being absorbed into contemporary conservatism.

Dollar bill

Media-savvy conservative think tanks take aim and fire at progressive power bases in the states. 

Dollar bills

Pete Peterson’s $60 million push to sell corporate America’s ruthless austerity agenda.

Simpson and Bowles

Candidates who ran on slashing Medicare and Social Security lost big in November. But that doesn’t stop Pete Peterson from pushing the fantasy that voters’ biggest concern is the deficit.

The “Fix the Debt” campaign is pure astroturf: corporate cash machinery masquerading as a grassroots uprising.

Dire warnings about the deficit don’t add up mathematically. But then, Fix the Debt is not really about the economy, it’s about gutting Medicare, Social Security and other social programs.

Voters at a polling station

A five-decade bipartisan consensus on this key piece of civil rights legislation has collapsed—right when we need its protections more than ever before.

Blogs

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

A new memoir exposes the trauma of growing up in an extreme-right-wing family—and the way those traumas were visited, politically, on the rest of us.

August 6, 2013

Wisconsin governor kicks off his 2016 presidential bid by ordering homestate dissenters arrested and ticketed—for singing.

July 29, 2013

Republican efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act go well beyond political opposition, from spreading lies to threatening a government shutdown. 

July 25, 2013

The exiting conservative congresswoman won Minnesota elections because of big money she got from Texas, California and Florida. That’s the real challenge facing the GOP and American politics.

May 29, 2013

Republicans may want to turn to an unlikely source for clues on how to sell conservatism to black voters. 

May 21, 2013

Karl Rove was at war with grassroots conservatives a few months ago. Now he’s defending them. Why?

May 17, 2013

How do you travel from a tax-exempt “non-political” Tea Party rally to a political one? You walk across a park.

May 16, 2013