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The MSM’s addiction to false equivalence continues to distort our political debate.

His rise and fall are instructive about the way race, sex and class operate in presidential campaigns.

Newt Gingrich

Gingrich, the champion of child labor, has risen to the top of a GOP field so extreme it would scare Goldwater and Reagan.

Rick Perry

How the Texas governor launched an assault on Planned Parenthood and women’s health.

Newt Gingrich

Ever notice that anytime anyone tells the truth in the contest for the Republican nomination, a new scandal erupts?

The supercommittee’s cuts will sink the economy even further. Here's what it should do instead.

Herman Cain

More than two weeks after the GOP candidate was accused of sexual harassment, Republican men still support him.

Rick Perry

God called me one night and asked me to run for president. He almost talked me into it.

Barack Obama

A Republican proposal in Pennsylvania would change the way electoral votes are counted—and the results could spell Obama's defeat in 2012.

Blogs

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

The Texas governor is now “a better person,” he says.

June 23, 2014

Prosecutors allege the Wisconsin governor was at the center of an “expansive” strategy to bypass campaign laws.

June 20, 2014

Conservative writer George Will’s highly offensive column has yet to have serious consequences for his career—but perhaps that is about the change.

June 19, 2014