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

How a former attorney at the U.S. Justice Department, former RAND analyst, and former Republican came to join the reality-based community.

Why has brazen lying become intrinsic to GOP strategy? Because the party’s actual agenda is so unpopular, so unworkable and so dangerous.

“Diversity” today marks a shift from equal opportunities to photo opportunities; institutions look different but they operate in exactly the same way.

Has Hurricane Isaac taught Bobby Jindal that in the face of natural disaster, small government is no help?

The US Chamber of Commerce's Multimillion-Dollar Attack Plan

The nation’s top business lobby has built up a huge war chest for conservatives. But has it crossed the legal line?

At the RNC, Nation reporters find a hard-right party that’s cozy with lobbyists and interested in dealing with major storms only when they threaten their convention.

Plugged into the framework of far right organizations, True the Vote has “empowered” a zealous group hellbent on intimidating would-be voters.

Blogs

The Senate’s deal to reopen the government and extend the debt limit reportedly contains a small change to the health law—but it’s not a win for the GOP. 

October 16, 2013

The movement is so dramatic that, even with gerrymandering in their favor, Republicans are beginning to look vulnerable.

October 11, 2013

The apocalyptic pass conservatives have brought us to reveals the foolishness of judging them on things they were willing to settle for in the past.

October 10, 2013

McConnell will ask the Supreme Court to scrap campaign contribution limits today in the McCutcheon v. FEC case—if they agree, it will be a massive setback to campaign finance reform.

October 8, 2013

The Conservative Action Project, the organization orchestrating the shutdown strategy, is run by a cabal of evangelical and radical-right leaders. 

October 8, 2013

White Southern Republicans hold the balance of power in the Congress, which is a major reason why there’s a government shutdown. 

October 4, 2013

The future of the GOP, not the Affordable Care Act, is what's at stake now in Congress. 

October 2, 2013

It shouldn’t be surprising that conservatives who conceptualize politics as war, and an activist state as Satan, would be willing to shut down the federal government.

September 30, 2013

New Jersey judge says state must allow same-sex marriage. But the Republican governor fights to maintain discrimination.

September 27, 2013

In return for allowing the debt ceiling to rise, House Republicans are promoting the agenda voters rejected in 2012.

September 26, 2013