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Vladimir Putin

Conservative hysteria over Putin’s aggression in 2014 is eerily reminiscent of right-wing reaction to a previous Crimean adventure, at the dawn of the Cold War.

Conservative religious thinkers and their intellectual crusades.

Redskins helmets

Conservatives have a convenient belief that when it comes to racism, it’s all about intent. 

The problems with the Affordable Care Act stem from government being too small and weak, not too big and powerful.

Grand Old Tea Party

Why today's wacko birds are just like yesterday's wingnuts.

Kris Kobach, Republican secretary of state for Kansas. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Some states are reviving disenfranchisement schemes that date back to the antebellum South.

Selma to Montgomery march, 1965. (Bruce Davidson/Magnum)

A history of the fight for voting rights and the movement to restrict them once again.

Blogs

In his campaign book, Unintimidated, the controversial Wisconsin governor offers a rewrite of his history.

November 18, 2013

We talk about conservatism’s “business” and "traditionalist" wings. But when it gets right down to it, they’re as interconnected as the two sides of a mobius strip.

November 15, 2013

Big business used to buy into the center-left consensus. Then, suddenly, it didn’t. 

November 13, 2013

Despite some stutter steps backward, the relationship between business and the modern right has always advanced in the exact same basic direction: toward romance.

November 12, 2013

Don't try to start debate at "the world's most widely read firearms magazine."

November 7, 2013

Off-year elections in 2009 predicted a Tea Party insurgency. This year’s results—not so much.

November 6, 2013

Have you ever noticed how many conservatives cannot believe a sane, sincere, intelligent person could disagree with them? That's a central component of the right-wing mind.

November 6, 2013

The GOP’s loss in Virginia is causing the Tea Party to double down on the conservative crazy.

November 6, 2013

The governor thinks his victory will take him far down the presidential trail. Don’t bet on it.

November 6, 2013

Watch for the signs of changing political tides this Election Day.

November 5, 2013