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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.

The Tea Party candidate was never a contender, but her supporters—who rallied around her slogan of “I’m You”—aren’t going away.

Conventional wisdom says Republicans made gains in the midterms because Obama tried to do too much and was too liberal. Wrong.

On a night when Republicans pulled off the largest shift in party power since 1938, they also seemed, paradoxically, to be an endangered species.

As Democrats survey the wreckage left by the 2010 midterms, one sight is at least slightly cheering: Sarah Palin's Mama Grizzlies licking their wounds.

Katrina vanden Heuvel joins a panel of journalists, writers and political strategists to dissect the Democrat's prospects for this year's midterm elections.

From Minnesota to Texas to Illinois, the right is using the myth of voter fraud to challenge potentially millions of eligible voters.

In California and Arizona, the anti-immigrant radical right is using the Tea Party to recreate itself.

Moderates are no longer welcome in the GOP—and Democrats shouldn't try to compromise with what the party's become.

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