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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.

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In addition to ire over cuts, Republican attempts to gut air safety rules have voters in New York's 26th—site of a recent tragic crash—leaning blue.

May 23, 2011

Emotionally stuck pols of a certain age are dropping left and right.

May 20, 2011

Amidst all the uproar over his Meet the Press appearance and jewelry expenses, Newt Gingrich began pitching a radical interpretation of federal government powers. Will other candidates follow?

May 19, 2011

SNAP—the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program—is one of the strongest threads in our increasingly tattered safety net. But Gingrich started taking whacks at the program in 1995, and now his House Republican descendants are doing the same.

May 18, 2011

The Obama campaign is fundraising off the birthers.

May 18, 2011

MSNBC host knows the difference between hype and real politics.

May 17, 2011

Newt Gingrich's greatest assett as a candidate—TV star power—is already undermining his campaign.

May 17, 2011

Jon Stewart paid a visit to Fox News' Bill O'Reilly to debate Fox News' hip hop double standard.

May 16, 2011

Mike Huckabee's decision to skip the 2012 presidential race was a smart response to the new reality of a Republican Party that runs on smear and vitriol.

May 16, 2011

Every president elected in the 20th Century has won statewide office, held a cabinet position, or served in the military. Newt Gingrich has not.

May 12, 2011