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

When the rising Latino star of the GOP introduces Mitt Romney tonight, he will be reaching out to a demographic with which his party is faring increasingly poor. But will it work?

We asked our readers what they would add to the Democratic Party platform. From alternative energy to the right to vote, here's what they told us.

As Nikki Haley proved with her applause line about her state's voter identification law, the specter of voting fraud is as alive as ever in the Republican party.

 Will Huckabee be able to rally the religious right behind Mitt Romney?

Open the Presidential Debates!

For a quarter-century, they have been tightly controlled by the major political parties to protect the status quo. It’s time for a change.

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.

While they were authorizing the ultra-right platform, the Romney team has been working to change the GOP's own internal rules to make Romney less vulnerable from a primary challenge from the right in 2016.

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

Blogs

What some experts think will happen in upcoming Republican primaries, and why.

February 28, 2012

The presidential contenders are pitching a teacher-bashing, union-damning fundamentalism that’s just as extreme as their religious demagoguery.

February 28, 2012

Republicans have invented a new bunch of boogeymen. Here’s a guide to some of the most important memes on the right. 

February 27, 2012

Obama’s numbers are rebounding among blue-collar voters in the Rust Belt as the GOP primary churns on.

February 27, 2012

Romney’s campaign is getting a major boost from the lead organizers behind the Tea Party.

February 24, 2012

Would the GOP contenders feel the same about immigration if the folks trying to cross the border were Canadians?

February 24, 2012

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

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

February 23, 2012

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

February 20, 2012