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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

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

The repeated invocation on the part of conservatives signals a deeper malady.

February 2, 2011

For years one of the Koch brothers’ greatest achievements was the fact that no one knew who they were or what influence they had. The counter-demonstration next to their secret billionaires’ meeting in Palm Springs on Sunday proves all that has changed.

January 30, 2011

For journalism that connects the dots between Spokane, Tucson, the rise of an extremist American right and, yes, the uptick in violent rhetoric that feeds it, look to David Neiwert.

January 19, 2011

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