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The Christian "Quiverfull" movement measures a mother's spiritual resolve by the number of children she raises, each one an arrow in the quiver of God's army.

Dogged by a history of crude responses to abortion, euthanasia and gay marriage, Pennsylvania Republican Senator Rick Santorum is trailing his Democratic foe. But a cadre of influential Catholic conservatives are already crafting a post-Santorum, post-Bush strategy.

The wheels are falling off Curt Weldon's electoral wagon, as the wacky Pennsylvania Republican finds himself mired in a criminal investigation.

A nasty succession battle is brewing at the conservative Washington
Times
, its newsroom abuzz with allegations of racism, sexism and
unprofessional conduct.

The Minutemen have been transformed from an extremist "citizen border
patrol" to part of the neocon establishment. Has their leader sold out,
or bought in?

Two Republican primaries in the Deep South expose potentially serious cracks in the party's religious-right foundation.

Politics trumped academic integrity when a neocon network torpedoed
the appointment of Mideast scholar and blogger Juan Cole to a faculty
position at Yale.

When the Ford Foundation came under pressure, it revised its grant-making standards, restricting the political activities of its grantees.

In America at the Crossroads, Francis Fukuyama critiques the neoconservative movement and its disastrous defense of the Iraq War. But he remains fully committed to the unchecked use of American power.

Robert George, the conservative movement's favorite professor,
exerts his influence.

Blogs

Iowa conservatives are begging the NJ governor to run for president, but they seem unaware of his falling poll numbers—and his Xanadu problem.

May 11, 2011

The Right's clueless faux outrage over a rapper they might actually support—if only he hadn't been invited to the White House.

May 11, 2011

Newt Gingrich, who announced a presidential run today, has said a lot of crazy things during his career. Here are eleven of the nuttiest.

May 11, 2011

What does it say about the GOP field when Newt Gingrich is supposed to be the "serious" candidate?

May 10, 2011

The White House, House Republican majority, and Senate Democratic majority have remained silent about how to fix widespread unemployment.

May 10, 2011

Five men who would be the Republican nominee for president debated Thursday night. It was torture.

May 6, 2011

As Republicans pursue one of the most unpopular programs in recent memory, progressives have an opportunity to reset the terms of the debate.

May 3, 2011

The sort-of libertarian congressman from Texas challenges more Republican dogma on Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Pentagon spending, free trade, civil liberties, bank bailouts and Fed secrecy than does Barack Obama.

April 30, 2011

Eric takes on Time magazine's severe editorial weaknesses and Reed Richardson offers his predictions for Mitt Romney's presidential run.

April 29, 2011

After the Citizens United Supreme Court decision, corporations like Koch Industries are pushing their own political agenda in the workplace.

April 21, 2011