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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.

Newt Gingrich

No single person bears more responsibility for how much Americans hate Congress than Newt Gingrich. Here’s what he did to it.

Will the state's Republicans respond more to Gingrich's social conservative act, or Romney's businessman persona?

Blogs

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

The former congressman slams The New York Times, but the Times was actually late to the party.

June 25, 2014