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Artur Davis

The former black congressman became a star among tea partiers after coming out in support of Voter ID laws.

How right-wing Jewish organizatons misrepresent both the views and the influence of American Jews.

How the American right’s obsession with male status legitimated the transition to a neoliberal ethos.

Barack Obama and Timothy Geithner

While preventing a Republican triumph is imperative, we should have no illusions about Obama.

A Romney presidency would rob progressive movements of the oxygen required to grow deeper and broader roots.

Books lampooning Barack Obama

A consolidated publishing industry, along with the right-wing media machine, has fostered the market for extremist hit jobs.

Americans for Prosperity rally

Under the radar, the pseudo-grassroots group Americans for Prosperity is pulling out the stops to defeat Obama.

Despite the White House’s statements against Islamophobia, their failure to fire a hatemongering lieutenant tells a different story. 

The Problem of Conservative 'Intellectuals'

As Mitt Romney’s campaign descends into increasingly indefensible terrain, a few right-wing stalwarts are still standing by their man.

Blogs

Ryan still doesn’t get that attacking Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid is political nonstarter.

August 21, 2014

At the heart of Christie’s campaign is a plan to drive a wedge between state workers and middle-class taxpayers.

August 15, 2014

A big primary win and solid poll numbers put a Democrat in serious contention against Wisconsin’s governor.

August 13, 2014

Polls show surprising support among Republicans for the New Jersey governor.

August 8, 2014

GOP voters wax nostalgic for the former Massachusetts governor, while seeming to favor the New Jersey governor in polls.

August 6, 2014

Not much evidence of reform-mindedness as Chris Christie, Scott Walker et al. defend tax cuts and austerity.

July 29, 2014

Like Europe’s far-right parties, Perry is hoping that hostility to immigrants will energize the base.

July 23, 2014

The New Jersey governor is crossing his fingers and hoping that scandals at home don’t blow up in his face.

July 21, 2014

The backers of the reformicons are mostly Wall Street and hedge fund types, naturally.

July 17, 2014

He’s trying to put Bridgegate behind him.

July 14, 2014