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Affirmative action for potential leaders of the world's most powerful country: that's what the GOP stands for now.

A Michigan news site uncovers a GOP plan to deny people caught up in foreclosure proceedings the right to vote in November. Team Obama files suit to stop the practice.

Mocking community organizers, the GOP attacks a tradition of collective self-help that's made America a more humane country.

The vile politics of the party of abstinence stepped up to suffocate Bristol Palin in its embrace.

It took Gustav to make Hurricane Katrina a campaign issue.

The Republican Party has set itself firmly against the agenda of the labor movement. So to observe Labor Day in St. Paul was a strange experience indeed.

Since they got all the megastories wrong in Denver, here's a primer for the media horde as they descend on St. Paul.

Minnesota's message to the GOP: we're all better off when we look after one another.

Eight years ago, the people gave the GOP the keys to the country. It's time to take them back.

After his repeated attacks at Democrats and support for Republicans it's time for Lieberman to switch sides already.

Blogs

Katrina vanden Heuvel appears on Morning Joe to discuss how Washington’s recent policy polls reflect American sentiments on the government’s role in leading the country in the wrong direction.

August 6, 2014

Progressives need a counterweight to the ALEC, one built and operated with progressive values in mind. And soon, we might have one.

July 29, 2014

Talking about opportunity alone fails to address the unfairness of the current system.

July 7, 2014

Yes, the far right performed well in Europe’s elections. But wherever voters had a clear choice between economic democracy and right-wing xenophobia, they went left.

June 9, 2014

The neverending story of a nonexistent conspiracy.

April 3, 2014

The move to protect Social Security is a huge victory for liberals inside and outside of Congress. 

February 20, 2014

Despite some stutter steps backward, the relationship between business and the modern right has always advanced in the exact same basic direction: toward romance.

November 12, 2013

The Tea Party may be plummeting in public esteem, but it is taking government down with it.

October 15, 2013

The governor’s attack on “cross-endorsements” is really a ploy to ban the pesky third party that stands up to corporate interests.

April 24, 2013

The party has always harbored conservatives and sell-outs to big business and pro-austerity boosters. The point is not to deny them, but to beat them.

March 18, 2013