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This April, in the case of Vieth v. Jubelirer, the Supreme Court came close to burying any hope of curing one of the worst diseases in our ailing democracy--the partisan gerrymander.

We return this week to the conservative crusade to destroy the reputation of financier and philanthropist George Soros.

Rest assured that the radical reworking of history that America witnessed in the hours after Ronald Reagan died Saturday at age 93 will be temporary.

The firing of the air traffic controllers, winnable nuclear war, recallable nuclear missiles, trees that cause pollution, Elliott Abrams lying to Congress, ketchup as a vegetable, colluding with

Not since the era of the late junior Senator from Wisconsin has an American political figure given this country an eponymous ism.

For years the battle raged across my family's kitchen table.

The Bush Administration has not made it easy on its supporters. David Brooks now admits that he was gripped with a "childish fantasy" about Iraq.

Most Americans long ago stopped believing that George W. Bush is what he
claimed to be during the 2000 presidential campaign: a compassionate
conservative.

In the early 1980s, soon after the right-wing grassroots movement gave
us a Reagan presidency, I announced that I would be boycotting my
straight friends' weddings.

Blogs

Wisconsin governor kicks off his 2016 presidential bid by ordering homestate dissenters arrested and ticketed—for singing.

July 29, 2013

Republican efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act go well beyond political opposition, from spreading lies to threatening a government shutdown. 

July 25, 2013

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