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Protest

There is much to celebrate in Mississippi, and yet America still needs a year of action on voting rights.

St. Regis Monarch Bay Resort

This is what happens when Marco Rubio, Mitch McConnell, Tom Cotton, Cory Gardner and a gang of the world’s richest people meet behind closed doors.

Fox News

The mainstream and liberal press’s quixotic search for a ‘good’ conservative merely reinforces the soft bigotry of low expectations.

Charles Krauthammer

Instead of rescuing forgotten truths, neocons like Charles Krauthammer devise novel fallacies.

Cowboy Indian Alliance

If the Nevada rancher is forced to pay taxes or grazing fees, he should pay them to the Shoshone.

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.

Blogs

In addition to ire over cuts, Republican attempts to gut air safety rules have voters in New York's 26th—site of a recent tragic crash—leaning blue.

May 23, 2011

Emotionally stuck pols of a certain age are dropping left and right.

May 20, 2011

Amidst all the uproar over his Meet the Press appearance and jewelry expenses, Newt Gingrich began pitching a radical interpretation of federal government powers. Will other candidates follow?

May 19, 2011

SNAP—the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program—is one of the strongest threads in our increasingly tattered safety net. But Gingrich started taking whacks at the program in 1995, and now his House Republican descendants are doing the same.

May 18, 2011

The Obama campaign is fundraising off the birthers.

May 18, 2011

MSNBC host knows the difference between hype and real politics.

May 17, 2011

Newt Gingrich's greatest assett as a candidate—TV star power—is already undermining his campaign.

May 17, 2011

Jon Stewart paid a visit to Fox News' Bill O'Reilly to debate Fox News' hip hop double standard.

May 16, 2011

Mike Huckabee's decision to skip the 2012 presidential race was a smart response to the new reality of a Republican Party that runs on smear and vitriol.

May 16, 2011

Every president elected in the 20th Century has won statewide office, held a cabinet position, or served in the military. Newt Gingrich has not.

May 12, 2011