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It’s absurd to expect agency auditors to sort out confusing, outdated campaign finance laws and regulations.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

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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If we want to know why this abysmal debt deal happened, we have to look to the 2010 Congressional elections.

August 9, 2011

Mitt Romney is the Republican front-runner, but he isn’t as strong among Tea Party activists. 

August 5, 2011

Tim Pawlenty knows that his only route to the Republican nomination is by process of elimination, so he’s trying to eliminate Michele Bachmann. 

August 3, 2011

Although unknown to many liberals, Red State’s Erick Erickson is an exemplar of the new right-wing media activists pushing the GOP to extremes. 

August 2, 2011

The cult of objectivity requires Beltway journalists to ignore the GOP's culpability in creating this artificial crisis.

July 27, 2011

Chris Christie is not a moderate, but some donors seem to think he is the only candidate who could unite the mainstream and Tea Party wings of the GOP.

July 21, 2011

Before he was an internet punchline, Rick Santorum was the baby face of compassionate conservatism. Remember that?

June 6, 2011

It's time to harness the overwhelming bipartisan support for curbing the influence of money in our elections.

May 15, 2011

Black History Month and Women's History Month are not enough—and the consequences of our collective historical ignorance are profound.

February 28, 2011

Lately, when the term “bipartisan compromise” is tossed around, it tends to mean that Democrats are giving in to the Republican position on issues, or that women's rights are being sacrificed to some larger purpose.

February 10, 2011