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Mitt Romney

No wonder the public remains so misinformed, as bigfoot pundits not only whitewash Republican extremism but paint Obama’s soggy centrism in false hues as its ideological equivalent.

Let me tell about you some of the things we do at camp that Americans for Limited Government would find subversive.

The Battle for Healthcare Has Just Begun

Between Tea Party governors’ refusing to expand Medicaid and the attack ads vilifying Obamacare, progressives have a lot of work to do.

But the fact that five justices were nearly willing to strike it down shows just how conservative this Court truly is.

David Frum

He spent his life inside the GOP establishment. Now, he’s on the warpath against the right. What’s gotten into David Frum?

Romney and the "Regressives" want to pull America back to the inequalities of the nineteenth century. 

Lukewarm endorsements and lackluster enthusiasm are making Romney's November odds look slimmer than ever.

Mitt Romney

Bain Capital is part of a system that enriches Wall Street while impoverishing millions.

The Washington Post

The paper had a problem: it needed a blogger to cover conservatives. It wound up with a bigger problem.

A polling station in Florida

If GOP lawmakers get their way, voting will become much more difficult in the Sunshine State.

Blogs

Tenant leaders around the country unite for Valentine's Day demonstrations and direct actions against cuts to Housing and Urban Development programs.

February 14, 2011

Sarah Palin, in her first comments on Egypt, managed to make no sense at all.

February 6, 2011

Both Ronald Reagan and Hubert Humphrey were born in 1911. Reagan said: "If an individual wants to discriminate against Negroes... it is his right to do so.” Humphrey embraced "the great fight for civil rights in America!" No wonder Reagan called Humphrey "one of the ablest men in public life.” 

February 6, 2011

Side with Mubarak or the Egyptian people? Label the demos jihadist or Tea Party East? Republicans ask, “What’s my line?”

February 2, 2011

The repeated invocation on the part of conservatives signals a deeper malady.

February 2, 2011

As Republicans attack the new healthcare law, those up to the age of 26 who are still under their parent's health insurance plan could lose coverage.

February 1, 2011

The Egyptian opposition leader debunked hyped intelligence that led the US into war in Iraq. It's no surprise that war cheerleaders are now attacking him again.

January 31, 2011

Georgia Congressman Paul Broun, arguably the most right-wing of the House Republican Caucus's right-wing members, heard something many State of the Union listerners missed: "socialism."

January 26, 2011

Top Republicans kept the Minnesota congresswoman out of House leadership, only to have her reemerge as a headline-grabbing potential presidential candidate.

January 26, 2011

In his State of the Union response, Paul Ryan will no doubt be respectful, and sorry that he must dissent from the president's course. Don't be fooled.

January 25, 2011