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When Ralph Reed was the boyish director of the Christian Coalition, he made opposition to gambling a major plank in his "family values" agenda, calling gambling "a cancer on the American body pol

Let's not be naïve. Presidents, like diplomats, at times go forth and lie for their country.

Jim Weinstein has spent most of his adult life writing about the failures and possibilities of the American left.

We return this week to the conservative crusade to destroy the reputation of financier and philanthropist George Soros.

When piqued at Ambassador Wilson
The Bushmen saw no reason why
They shouldn't just leak to all quarters
The name of a CIA spy.

We seem to have arrived at another of those bizarre and somewhat surreal moments when the media have "rediscovered" America's evangelicals.

Rest assured that the radical reworking of history that America witnessed in the hours after Ronald Reagan died Saturday at age 93 will be temporary.

The firing of the air traffic controllers, winnable nuclear war, recallable nuclear missiles, trees that cause pollution, Elliott Abrams lying to Congress, ketchup as a vegetable, colluding with

Not since the era of the late junior Senator from Wisconsin has an American political figure given this country an eponymous ism.

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Her remarks ticked off a checklist of things activists have been fighting for, suggesting that she’s heard warnings that Latino support for Democrats cannot be taken for granted.

May 6, 2015

Now a presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders is arguing that the government should wind down several large financial institutions.

May 6, 2015

Huckabee’s formula—very conservative on social issues but defending Social Security and opposing free trade—could upset a lot of calculations.

May 6, 2015

Democratic National Committee accepts that 2016 race will be competitive. Here's how to make the debates better.

May 5, 2015

Conservatives say they hate identity politics, but they practice a particularly crude version of them.

May 4, 2015

The very different candidates for the Democratic nomination have a lot to debate.

April 30, 2015

A bill recently passed by the Maryland Legislature would restore voting rights to 40,000 people, the majority of them African-American.

April 30, 2015

“America does not belong to the billionaire class,” he says, “it belongs to all of us.”

April 28, 2015

"People who were cheated and people who have been buried in debt just keep on paying and the government keeps on collecting,” the Senator said Monday at a forum on student loans.

April 28, 2015

Obama's barb worked because it had the ring of truth.

April 27, 2015