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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.

Newt Gingrich

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

Blogs

Disregarding and disrespecting protests of teachers and nurses does not prepare him to see off global threats.

February 27, 2015

As long as the GOP can put a patina of reasonableness over its conservative ideology, its candidates stand a chance.

February 27, 2015

Instead of writing endless dope stories about a presidential campaign in 2016 and what might happen a year from now, shouldn’t the news media be alerting people to the fight over Social Security Republicans are starting in early 2015?

February 16, 2015

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is getting bipartisan pushback against his attack on labor unions.

February 16, 2015

Forget about the Republican “war on science,” this presidential contender’s got a problem with universities focusing on public service and veracity.

February 4, 2015

GOP megadonor Paul Singer and Hillary Clinton booster Richard Perry have more in common than you’d think.

February 3, 2015

A minimally responsible Republican Party would not pander to this sort of thing. But that, of course, is not what we have.

February 3, 2015

The 2016 contender is running well because he’s the ultimate political insider.

February 1, 2015

Debunking climate change and other myths of liberal “science.”

January 27, 2015