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The populism of the right is coalescing around the race-bating extremism of Newt Gingrich—and Citizens United is greasing the wheels.

Dollar bill

Sniping by Perry and Gingrich is opportunistic. But with capitalism in crisis, it reflects a deeper insecurity among conservatives.

Ron Paul

It’s true that Paul has brought important issues to the national debate. It’s also true that he’s a reactionary crank.
 

On key issues pertaining to the economic crisis, voters should expect "razor-thin" differences between President Obama and Mitt Romney.

Once again, the MSM falls for the story of Saul Bellow's "former liberal" son, who specializes in publishing right-wing dreck.

Mitt Romney

Awash in Super PAC money, defined by negative TV ads, degraded by dumbed-down media and poisoned by voter suppression—this is not what democracy looks like.

Ron Paul

He’s against most of what we’re for. What is it with progressive mancrushes on right-wing Republicans?

Republicans in Congress are quietly killing the provisions of Obama’s stimulus act that have kept millions out of poverty.

Blogs

Conservatives see the selection of Colbert as the next host of The Late Show as proof of liberal media bias. 

April 11, 2014

North Carolina Congressman Walter Jones is a conservative backer of fair elections. Big Money wants him out of the House.

April 7, 2014

For years now, evangelical activists from the United States have been speaking out against homosexuality and cheering on antigay legislation all over Africa.

April 4, 2014

The former Florida governor’s involvement with Lehman Brothers may have caused his state to lose hundreds of millions of dollars.

April 3, 2014

There’s always a cauldron of crazy simmering just beneath the surface of our ‘rational’ lives. 

April 1, 2014

Christie joins Bush, Walker and Kasich at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s Las Vegas bash.

March 30, 2014

A proposal to expand the Earned Income Tax Credit will test Republicans' professed support for the program. 

March 26, 2014

The billionaire casino magnate is wondering on whom to place his bets.

March 25, 2014

They don’t like what Obama is doing, but they want him to do more of it.

March 21, 2014

But he drops a hint about running for president.

March 18, 2014