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Rick Perlstein joins Bryce Covert and George Zornick to explore the serpentine shifts and strange bedfellows of gun control politics. 

It’s tempting to let the GOP continue its slide toward irrelevance—but that would deny this country the robust political debate we need.

Farmworkers

Refusing to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, Republicans are leaving rape victims with few options.

The man renowned as an anti-tax ideologue is actually a typical K Street operator.

It’s past time for the rule to stop banks from making making risky bets with consumers’ money. But a House committee hearing devoted itself to stalling and lying about the Volcker Rule.

The Republican Convention

The formerly Grand Old Party’s cosmetic changes won’t win them the next election.

Ross Douthat

The New York Times columnist is so obsessed with women’s fertility, it’s too bad he can’t get pregnant himself.

Tea Partiers

Obama’s re-election inspired residents of states like Louisiana and Alabama to push for independence from the rest of the country. They should be careful what they wish for.

Tea Partiers

In 2012, white supremacy not only lost the election. It was a crucial factor in explaining how Obama won.

Voting

From Senate races to state and city referendums, Americans made clear they wanted to limit the corrupting power of corporate money.

Blogs

Jeb may try to reinvent himself, but he’s got lots of neoconservative connections.

May 30, 2014

And the Democrats’ chances in 2014 shrink further.

May 21, 2014

The Republican leadership is poised once again to back away from immigration reform, rather than take on the far right.

May 20, 2014

Susana Martinez vs. Julian Castro for vice president? Maybe.

May 19, 2014

In 2014, Democrats can’t rely on many kooky right-wingers handing them Senate races on platters.

May 13, 2014

This cartoon hillbilly who hates the government seemed like such a promising new conservative icon. 

May 13, 2014

The noted liberatarian-isolationist is making a bid for support from the Israel lobby, but it’s not going well.

May 8, 2014

North Carolina Congressman Walter Jones beats the bankers, the lobbyists and the neocons.

May 7, 2014

But its candidate would rather talk about fishing than foreign policy.

May 6, 2014

Climate change “has moved firmly into the present,” a massive new report finds. But its politics have regressed. 

May 6, 2014