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Rick Santorum poster

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

Long-acting reversible contraceptives could revolutionize reproductive healthcare—if only politicians would get out of the way.

September 15, 2014

An ad that embraces same-sex marriage signals the change in our politics.

September 9, 2014

McConnell and his opponent respond to secret recordings—obtained by the The Nation—of McConnell speaking to a roomful of millionaires and billionaires.

August 28, 2014

A secret tape of a senator at a Koch brothers event becomes an issue in a key Senate race.

August 28, 2014

Ryan still doesn’t get that attacking Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid is political nonstarter.

August 21, 2014

At the heart of Christie’s campaign is a plan to drive a wedge between state workers and middle-class taxpayers.

August 15, 2014

A big primary win and solid poll numbers put a Democrat in serious contention against Wisconsin’s governor.

August 13, 2014

Polls show surprising support among Republicans for the New Jersey governor.

August 8, 2014

GOP voters wax nostalgic for the former Massachusetts governor, while seeming to favor the New Jersey governor in polls.

August 6, 2014