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William Rehnquist showed little regard for the social
consequences that followed his unrelenting application of conservative
legal theory.

FEMA enjoyed bipartisan praise during the 1990s under
President Clinton. By the time Hurricane Katrina roared into the Gulf,
the Bush Administration had dismantled it.

The incompetence revealed by the response to Hurricane
Katrina can be traced to a twenty-five-year project, begun in the
Reagan era, of discrediting government.

Pat Robertson's shadowy relief organization, Operation Blessing, is prominently featured on FEMA's list of charities to receive donations for hurricane relief.

The affluent mask of the United States has been torn away by the storm, exposing a nation that has become progressively poorer under the leadership of the party of Big Business.

As confirmation hearings open, we already know a great deal about John G. Roberts Jr. He's ethically challenged, ideologically rigid and unfit for the Supreme Court.

The so-called liberal New York Times bashed Bill Clinton every chance it got, and whitewashes Ed Meese. Go figure.

As the Christian right gathered in Nashville for Justice Sunday II, they demonized their enemies and offered lukewarm praise for John G. Roberts.

Meet Richard Hines, GOP lobbyist, front man for weapons makers and hidden hand behind the extremist agenda of the neo-Confederate movement. Max Blumenthal explains.

A program in Louisiana that was founded to discourage teens from having sex encourages them to engage in politics.

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Alterman is off, Reed dispenses on bad-news muffins.

September 29, 2011

Right-wing group pressures Republicans to oppose any effort to impose tariffs on countries that manipulate currency in order to achieve economic dominance.

September 29, 2011

The Republican base is just as likely to be outraged by a decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. 

September 28, 2011

As governor of Texas and a candidate for president, Perry has proposed to turn Medicaid into a block grant program. That would be devastating for people with disabilities. 

September 26, 2011

 Herman Cain wins the Florida Republican straw poll on Saturday. However, the result will not predict the Republican primary nomination. 

September 24, 2011

The media is acting like the bizarre result in Florida's straw poll indicates real movement in the GOP primary. It doesn't. 

September 24, 2011

The media is acting like the bizarre result in Florida's straw poll indicates real movement in the GOP primary. It doesn't. 

September 24, 2011

The media is acting like the bizarre result in Florida's straw poll indicates real movement in the GOP primary. It doesn't. 

September 24, 2011

The problem is not that sports and politics don't mix, but that for the league owners, sports and certain types of politics don't mix.

September 23, 2011

Romney said that the president takes his inspiration “from socialist democrats in Europe.” Gingrich decried “Obama's socialist policies.” They are ridiculously wrong.

September 23, 2011