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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.

Mitt Romney

The long-running feud between moderates and conservatives is over. The wackos have won.

Mitt Romney and family

In a desperate election, nostalgia for an America before the decline is the GOP’s only message.

Demographic trends threaten the party’s electoral future—but it does have another option.

Blogs

As Republicans beg for the favor of the oligarchs, the Vermont Senator challenges billionaire politics.

January 24, 2015

Conservatives are outraged at Obama’s tax proposals because they won’t help stay-at-home parents. But we already help them—unless they’;re poor, that is.

January 23, 2015

The new senator from Iowa credits the billionaires and their allies: they “really started my trajectory.”

January 20, 2015

Is it really surprising that a figurehead of the party that seeks to deny healthcare to huge numbers of people of color, deport as many immigrants as possible, and strip away the right to vote once rubbed shoulders with white supremacists?

January 14, 2015

The late senator, who was once considered a vice presidential prospect, tried to prevent the GOP’s lurch to the right.

January 7, 2015

From demanding Obama's birth certificate to advocating a return to landowner-only voting rights, the newest contender for House Speaker has quite a track record.

January 6, 2015

The fresh face of the Republican Party voted twice against making Martin Luther King Day a holiday.

December 31, 2014

The short answer: Pretty badly, but it could have been worse.

November 5, 2014

Last night was not much more than a flailing, inchoate protest vote against the status quo.

November 5, 2014