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Protest

There is much to celebrate in Mississippi, and yet America still needs a year of action on voting rights.

Texas Map

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

IRS building

It’s absurd to expect agency auditors to sort out confusing, outdated campaign finance laws and regulations.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

Blogs

Part I of a three-part series by Christie Watch on the reformicons, the debate to reinvent the GOP, and who's behind them.

July 16, 2014

A growing antigovernment movement has drawn a dangerous lesson from the standoff. 

July 11, 2014

The Tea Party is losing influence, and centrist Republicans are losing patience with it.

June 18, 2014

The Republican who pulled off 2014’s biggest upset is very conservative—and very critical of big corporations.

June 10, 2014

And the Democrats’ chances in 2014 shrink further.

May 21, 2014

The establishment candidates beat the wingnuts by showing up at the same party, but in better suits.

May 21, 2014

In 2014, Democrats can’t rely on many kooky right-wingers handing them Senate races on platters.

May 13, 2014

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