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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.

The Chamber of Commerce and its Republican allies have launched “the Contract With America on steroids.”

Blogs

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

January 27, 2015

As Republicans beg for the favor of the oligarchs, the Vermont Senator challenges billionaire politics.

January 24, 2015

Conservatives are outraged at Obama’s tax proposals because they won’t help stay-at-home parents. But we already help them—unless they’;re poor, that is.

January 23, 2015

The new senator from Iowa credits the billionaires and their allies: they “really started my trajectory.”

January 20, 2015

Is it really surprising that a figurehead of the party that seeks to deny healthcare to huge numbers of people of color, deport as many immigrants as possible, and strip away the right to vote once rubbed shoulders with white supremacists?

January 14, 2015

The late senator, who was once considered a vice presidential prospect, tried to prevent the GOP’s lurch to the right.

January 7, 2015

From demanding Obama's birth certificate to advocating a return to landowner-only voting rights, the newest contender for House Speaker has quite a track record.

January 6, 2015

The fresh face of the Republican Party voted twice against making Martin Luther King Day a holiday.

December 31, 2014

The short answer: Pretty badly, but it could have been worse.

November 5, 2014