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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.


The GOP's most volatile political player appears to have taken down Republican senator Lisa Murkowski.

August 25, 2010

On the NYC mosque controversy and the Republican leaders of the future.

August 6, 2010

New York OK's the mosque, but the ADL's reputation suffers what ought to be a fatal blow.

August 4, 2010

A psychotic outburst at the American Enterprise Institute.

August 2, 2010

On Nascar, the Pentagon Papers and the mail.

July 29, 2010

Palin's influence on the Republican primaries of 2010 suggests that she is the most influential player in the GOP and perhaps the party's best-positioned 2012 contender. Just look what she did in Georgia.

July 21, 2010

Obama's Supreme Court nominee advances from Judiciary Committee with backing of Democrats and a conservative Republican -- South Carolina's Lindsey Graham -- and the virtual certainty of Senate approval.

July 20, 2010

The world's shortest reviews and more reflections on the Obama presidency.

July 16, 2010

So it's “the year of the women" in the media again. But again, it's only some.

July 8, 2010

Flies, rats, bees, demagogues, demons and dog whistles.

June 30, 2010