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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.

Daniel Pipes has made his name inveighing against an academy overrun by political extremists. But he is nothing if not extreme in his own views.

When George W. Bush asked Congress for the
authority to attack Iraq, New York Congressman Amo Houghton voted no.

Who should
control access to the archives of the 9/11 Commission after it closes
up shop in August? The commission's records will go to the National
Archives.

The good news is that Utah has dropped murder charges against Melissa Rowland, who rejected her doctors' advice to undergo an immediate Caesarean section and gave birth to a stillborn boy and a g

A conservative provocateur turned Senate candidate may have tried to skirt campaign finance rules.

While gaudily festooned Hollywood liberals presented each other with the false golden idol of a little naked man, enlightened others quietly celebrated the traditions of thousands of years of Wes

He backs an amendment defining the vow
Of marriage as being a guy and his frau,
Lest civilization sink into a slough--
Which he says could happen. It isn't clear how.

Blogs

The Texas senator wants to change Senate rules so his anti-Obamacare strategy can “win” even when it loses.

September 23, 2013

Friday’s House vote to fund the government and defund the Affordable Care Act won’t derail healthcare reform, but sabotage might. 

September 20, 2013

When one side of an election fight is led by conspiratorial maniacs with guns, it’s hard for the good guys to win.

September 13, 2013

The New Jersey governor manipulated election schedule so thoroughly that a high-stakes primary drew only 9 percent turnout.

August 14, 2013

What's the bigger threat to American women: Republican policies or Anthony Weiner's sexual indiscretions?

August 13, 2013

A tornado full of Republicans intent on cutting social programs could be heading for your town.

August 13, 2013

With upcoming elections in 2014, our political system needs deep structural reforms.

August 12, 2013

A new memoir exposes the trauma of growing up in an extreme-right-wing family—and the way those traumas were visited, politically, on the rest of us.

August 6, 2013

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