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As the Republican Party becomes whiter and more Southern, obstructionist tactics are inevitable.

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It’s absurd to expect agency auditors to sort out confusing, outdated campaign finance laws and regulations.

Thomas Frank’s Pity the Billionaire is confused about the connection between the Tea Party and conservative cultural populism.

This year’s conservative confab was strained by discord, with gays pitted against the Christian right and Islamophobes battling conservative Muslims.

As American life becomes more and more like reality television, could product placement of a candidate become the surest route to the presidency?

Its partisans may be in search of political purpose, but that shouldn't make liberals complacent.

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But the Tea Party’s insurgents, already failing in 2014, aren’t likely to get traction in 2016.

April 14, 2014

The Tea Party insurgents may be troublemakers, but they don’t outweigh the Republican establishment.

February 28, 2014

It’s worth recalling that on the issue of immigration, as on much else, there is little new under the sun.

February 8, 2014

Dim prospects for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in the House illustrate how far right of the American mainstream the GOP has drifted. 

November 5, 2013

Strip down and slap on that mustache, sexy Tom Friedman.

October 29, 2013

About 800,000 federal employees will be furloughed, with no guarantee of retroactive pay.

September 30, 2013

It shouldn’t be surprising that conservatives who conceptualize politics as war, and an activist state as Satan, would be willing to shut down the federal government.

September 30, 2013

Friday’s House vote to fund the government and defund the Affordable Care Act won’t derail healthcare reform, but sabotage might. 

September 20, 2013

With upcoming elections in 2014, our political system needs deep structural reforms.

August 12, 2013

An idea is spreading on the right that Republicans are unfairly constrained by a court ruling that bars the party from targeting “ballot security” measures at communities of color.

November 27, 2012