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When a strait-laced Princeton student claimed he was attacked by liberal thugs, the conservative establishment rallied around him--until it turned out to be a lie.

Two new books seek to galvanize progressives at a key political moment: Paul Krugman's The Conscience of a Liberal and Jonathan Chait's The Big Con.

A close look at Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas reveals a deeply conservative and increasingly bitter man.

How can the left be as adept as the right-wing spin machine at communicating its political agenda? Learn how to use the tools.

The oppression of Muslim women is a major theme among the Islamofascistly aware. If only they felt the same about other women on earth.

Some herald the election of an Indian-American Republican governor as a milestone, but the poor and black citizens of Louisiana aren't among them.

Consider the plight of the embattled liberal hawks and their lonely struggle to discredit the left.

The Christian right is embroiled in an internal culture war, pitting true believers against pragmatists looking for a candidate to satisfy the antitax and neoconservative wings of the GOP.

Bush and the neocons are trying to save their crumbling reputations by blaming critics of the war for the debacle.

He has a strong claim on the neoconservative heart, and if he ends up in the White House, the moribund neocons will rise again.

Blogs

The Council of Conservative Citizens, which helped inspire Roof’s rampage, condemns the killings, but says he had “legitimate grievances.”

June 22, 2015

The anti-abortion movement claims that no one wants to see the law come down on women who end their pregnancies, but it’s already happening.

June 10, 2015

The fear-mongering senator from South Carolina is expected to announce his bid for the GOP nomination in June. 

May 19, 2015

Texas messes with the Feds.

May 8, 2015

Huckabee’s formula—very conservative on social issues but defending Social Security and opposing free trade—could upset a lot of calculations.

May 6, 2015

Conservatives say they hate identity politics, but they practice a particularly crude version of them.

May 4, 2015

The Kochs adore Walker, but there’s a problem. He polls poorly against Clinton—even in his home state.

April 21, 2015

When it counts, the newest Republican presidential candidate sides with autocrats who thwart local control, democracy and, yes, liberty.

April 7, 2015

And he wants you to put down your tallywhacker right now.

April 7, 2015

He’s just five simple steps away from being elected.

March 31, 2015