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Trayvon Martin

From the ethnic studies ban to firings over Travyon Martin, a strange hostility toward progressive education is emerging.

A spinoff of the King Street Patriots Texas Tea Party, True the Vote aims to have 1 million poll watchers in place by November. 

Mitt Romney

Judging by his advisers, Romney would embrace Bush’s unilateral interventionism and massive military budgets.

Thomas Frank’s Pity the Billionaire is confused about the connection between the Tea Party and conservative cultural populism.

Ballot

As campaigns against the right-wing group continue, we must fight its sabotaging of voting rights across the country.

The bishops want to put a stop to the nuns’ focus on social justice. Thanks to their second-class status within the church, the nuns have little recourse.

Jim Evans, chair of the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance

A campaign that brought together African-Americans and undocumented workers stopped an anti-immigrant bill in its tracks.

Cato Institute logo

The battle between the Cato Institute and the Koch brothers for control over the conservative think tank has further entrenched the risible notion that the group regularly defies the Republican party line.

How did American politics degenerate into the two opposing worldviews that govern the country today?

Homeless child

Who will speak for the rights of the unborn now that Rick Santorum is gone from the race? 

Blogs

Not much evidence of reform-mindedness as Chris Christie, Scott Walker et al. defend tax cuts and austerity.

July 29, 2014

Like Europe’s far-right parties, Perry is hoping that hostility to immigrants will energize the base.

July 23, 2014

The New Jersey governor is crossing his fingers and hoping that scandals at home don’t blow up in his face.

July 21, 2014

The backers of the reformicons are mostly Wall Street and hedge fund types, naturally.

July 17, 2014

He’s trying to put Bridgegate behind him.

July 14, 2014

A growing antigovernment movement has drawn a dangerous lesson from the standoff. 

July 11, 2014

Why the corporate media keep lending the far-right legitimacy. 

July 8, 2014

What happened to the party that fifty years ago played such a vital role in passing the Civil Rights Act?

July 2, 2014

An embattled senator focused on increasing participation—especially by voters worried about austerity cuts—and won.

June 25, 2014