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The scandals suffocating the Bush Administration seem less like Nixon
and Watergate and more like Louis XV and pre-Revolutionary France. They
are harbingers of a potent cultural event that may jolt the public out
of complacency.

On Capitol Hill there's open warfare among various factions of the
Republican Party. With midterm elections looming and Bush's approval
ratings tumbling, the collapse of discipline will only accelerate amid
the general panic.

The doctor who proved himself a master of distant diagosis has one more trick up his sleeve.

Bush's lavish subsidies and reckless attempts to export democracy
through the barrel of a gun violate conservative principles. Republican
realists are finally catching on.

Two offensive attack ads in the Virginia governor's race have backfired on Republican
candidate Jerry Kilgore and his attack-dog media consultant. Does this mean GOP smear tactics are a spent force?

Progressives lack a common set of that tie a movement together. But
they can build on conservatives' proven strategy of slowly creating a
broad consensus.

With leading Republicans facing the slammer and Bush in a tailspin,
fate has given liberals a huge opportunity. Americans already
share our values--we need a new language to help connect peoples'
deepest needs to the liberal vision.

Though her style is not dramatic, Harriet Miers is definitely
enough of a fanatic to sit on the Bush Supreme Court.

Once seen as the vehicle of hope and reform, California Governor
Arnold Schwarzenegger looks increasingly like an oil-burning jalopy of
politics-as-usual.

Young Republican activists on campus love George
W. Bush and zealously support the war. But are they willing to fight?
Not really.

Blogs

Debunking climate change and other myths of liberal “science.”

January 27, 2015

As Republicans beg for the favor of the oligarchs, the Vermont Senator challenges billionaire politics.

January 24, 2015

Conservatives are outraged at Obama’s tax proposals because they won’t help stay-at-home parents. But we already help them—unless they’;re poor, that is.

January 23, 2015

The new senator from Iowa credits the billionaires and their allies: they “really started my trajectory.”

January 20, 2015

Is it really surprising that a figurehead of the party that seeks to deny healthcare to huge numbers of people of color, deport as many immigrants as possible, and strip away the right to vote once rubbed shoulders with white supremacists?

January 14, 2015

The late senator, who was once considered a vice presidential prospect, tried to prevent the GOP’s lurch to the right.

January 7, 2015

From demanding Obama's birth certificate to advocating a return to landowner-only voting rights, the newest contender for House Speaker has quite a track record.

January 6, 2015

The fresh face of the Republican Party voted twice against making Martin Luther King Day a holiday.

December 31, 2014

The short answer: Pretty badly, but it could have been worse.

November 5, 2014