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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.

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.

Blogs

Desperate to fend off Rick Santorum’s challenge from the right, Mitt released a plan to increase the deficit. 

February 24, 2012

Think the GOP field is bad? Just imagine how much worse it would be without the debates. 

February 23, 2012

Why is the Republican party resorting to hypocritical attempts to dictate American values?

February 23, 2012

At the CNN Republican debate in Arizona, candidates vied to be the most stridently opposed to contraception, even for rape victims. 

February 23, 2012

If Romney loses Michigan and Arizona, it's the beginning of the end of his candidacy.

February 22, 2012

Austerians won the day in Europe—and now the people are paying the price. 

February 21, 2012

Ari Berman and Ari Melber on Southern states’ redistricting maps—what critics call “gerrymandering at its worst”—and the future of US democracy.

February 21, 2012

Recent commentary demonstrates why Rick Santorum’s backward sexual politics are so appealing to Republicans.

February 20, 2012

The independent groups Koch funds aren’t supposed to coordinate their help for candidates.

February 20, 2012

Republicans are still dreaming about a new presidential candidate. It’s time to move on. 

February 20, 2012