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Attacks on church-state separation by Romney, Gingrich and Santorum reflect the growing power in the party of religious extremists.

Why does 76 percent of the civil libertarian’s Super PAC money come from billionaire Peter Thiel, whose Palantir Technologies helps the government spy on citizens?
 

Barack Obama

The GOP panders to racists, and liberals are blamed for a “neurotic” obsession with race.

Catholic hospitals net billions in government aid. They should not be able to deny their employees contraceptive coverage.

Sheldon Adelson

How can it be that the “richest Jew in the world” can buy the foreign policy of a major party’s presidential contender and “the Jews” have somehow escaped the blame?

Anti-gay marriage proponents should think twice before asking the US Supreme Court to take this case.

Pinkwashing

The controversy provided a long-overdue spotlight on the difference between feminism as a brand and feminism as a political movement.

How can it be that a party with nearly limitless financial resources has such paltry human resources?

The GOP's New Southern Strategy

Republicans are using the redistricting process to undermine minority voting power and ensure their party's dominance.

Blogs

An unlikely alliance takes on the Affordable Care Act. 

December 17, 2013

The difference between President Obama and Mayor-elect de Blasio lies not in how they view inequality but in how they plan to fight it.

December 9, 2013

If you’re a liberal, a politician working to deny his constituents government-subsidized healthcare is immoral. If you’re a conservative, it’s the most moral thing in the world.

December 7, 2013

It's my God-given right to own a drone.

December 3, 2013

For those who buy the spin that the Heritage Foundation used to be an intellectually serious place, some history, and some stories.

November 27, 2013

FDR took on ”greed and selfishness and striving for undue riches.”

November 27, 2013

Despite all the spin about his “reform-minded” independence, the 2016 contender is a entirely predictable political careerist.

November 26, 2013

Charlotte Hays’s “When Did White Trash Become the New Normal?” reveals a right that’s stopped masking its contempt for average Americans.

November 21, 2013

It is time to recognize that penalty and punishment are wrong responses—for congressmen and for SNAP recipients.

November 21, 2013

You've got to admire their creativity.

November 19, 2013