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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.

Forget common ground--it's time to divide up the country.

Blogs

With Sarah Palin's star fading, Michele Bachmann is touring Iowa and positioning herself as the next best presidential prospect of Tea Party Republicans.

January 23, 2011

For journalism that connects the dots between Spokane, Tucson, the rise of an extremist American right and, yes, the uptick in violent rhetoric that feeds it, look to David Neiwert.

January 19, 2011

That’s the unspoken right-wing spin on the president's speech. And just in time for MLK Day, Pat Buchanan says a far-left "lynch mob" has been going after Palin, Beck and Limbaugh.

January 17, 2011

It is irresponsible, at best, for ABC to further the Sarah Palin death-threat-meme based on hearsay from her aides without any corroborating evidence.

January 13, 2011

Sarah Palin joins hyper-defensive conservatives in attacking dialogue that considers the political climate as part of the explanation for the hooting rampage that wounded Congresswoman Giffords and left six dead. But a Tucson newspaper argues: "It's logical to try to make sense of such horror."

January 12, 2011

The attack on Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson was an assault on democracy.

January 11, 2011

Last March, Sarah Palin unleashed a sports-infused tirade that shows more than a lack of basketball acumen: it shows a comfort in the language of violence that should disqualify her from national politics.

January 10, 2011

Without politicizing the tragic shootings in Arizona, Obama should be clear about the dangers this country faces if the climate of right-wing hate remains unchallenged.

January 10, 2011

At the moment, we don't know if gunman Jared Lee Loughner was motivated by partisanship or ideology. But his shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her constituents was a political attack nonetheless.

January 8, 2011

The snow is mostly melted after a near-record storm immobilized much of New York for nearly four days last week. But before non-New Yorkers gloat -- beware -- the Big Apple's storm offers just a taste of a crop of problems that are likely to be coming your way.

January 3, 2011