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It’s absurd to expect agency auditors to sort out confusing, outdated campaign finance laws and regulations.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


Last March, Sarah Palin unleashed a sports-infused tirade that shows more than a lack of basketball acumen: it shows a comfort in the language of violence that should disqualify her from national politics.

January 10, 2011

Without politicizing the tragic shootings in Arizona, Obama should be clear about the dangers this country faces if the climate of right-wing hate remains unchallenged.

January 10, 2011

The Tea Party congresswoman from Minnesota is headed for the first-caucus state of Iowa. She's openly discussing a presidential bid. But would she really run? Only "if I felt that's what the Lord was calling me to do."

January 8, 2011

This week sees the 150th anniversary of the secession of South Carolina—the beginning of the U.S. Civil War. And of course, the anniversary brings with it the predictable repetition of myths: the South seceded because those Northern elites wouldn't let them govern themselves! It was about states' rights and freedom.

December 21, 2010

After meeting with the Tea Party's favorite congresswoman, the high court's most partisan justice announces he will deliver the inaugural address to Bachmann's House caucus.

December 15, 2010

Readers respond to Obama's controversial tax cut compromise.

December 10, 2010

New data reveals how top political reporters are framing the midterm results in recent questions and press conferences.

November 9, 2010

Tea Party candidates made big news, but they ran in small states.

November 3, 2010

As Republicans are about to take over the House, Stewart and Colbert set the stage for Tuesday's elections.

October 31, 2010

But did they ever have them to begin with?

October 27, 2010