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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 public broadcasting system remains an easy target for Republican deception, demagogy and mischief.

Inside the CPB's Mann report, one of the strangest government documents ever produced.

Getting the party started at the College Republican National Convention.

The Kansas senator has been grandstanding for the right for years, and now he has his sights set on the White House.

In its campaign against Newsweek, the Bush Administration seeks to undermine already faltering public confidence.

In 1992, Tony Perkins violated his oath to uphold the law. Now he
lectures Democrats on the constitution.

Republican aides and allies must not be allowed to control PBS.

Blogs

The exiting conservative congresswoman won Minnesota elections because of big money she got from Texas, California and Florida. That’s the real challenge facing the GOP and American politics.

May 29, 2013

Republicans may want to turn to an unlikely source for clues on how to sell conservatism to black voters. 

May 21, 2013

Karl Rove was at war with grassroots conservatives a few months ago. Now he’s defending them. Why?

May 17, 2013

How do you travel from a tax-exempt “non-political” Tea Party rally to a political one? You walk across a park.

May 16, 2013

The story Washington should be talking about is how the Citizens United decision unleashed a flood of secret spending in US elections.

May 14, 2013

A fundraising letter obtained by The Nation lays out right-wing efforts in Pennsylvania to go after labor unions.

April 23, 2013

On Tax Day, let's consider a right-wing Zombie Idea that won't die despite even being debunked in National Review: that "tax cuts pay for themselves."

April 15, 2013

As predictable as the rising and setting sun, conservative politicians attack basic science with all the maturity of ten-year-old boys.

April 12, 2013

Who needs a majority—or democracy—when you just know that your cause is the most righteous?

April 8, 2013

The hard-right wing exerts an oversized influence on our gridlocked Congress, thanks in part to a Beltway media enamored of them.

April 5, 2013