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The Nation's John Nichols joined NPR's Fresh Air this morning to explain how ALEC has driven conservative policy for years.

When Republicans won complete legislative control of many states last year, ALEC was right there with model legislation to help them push through a radical right-wing agenda.

Pro-choice protest

If the Supreme Court holds outrageously restrictive new abortion laws, abortion will effectively be impossible to obtain in states like Kansas and South Dakota—while technically leaving Roe on the books.

Barack Obama

Republicans walked away from a budget deal not because cuts weren’t steep enough but because they included tax increases on the wealthiest. If they’re drawing a line in the sand, President Obama must, too.

A trove of documents reveals the vast procorporate strategy of this powerful right-wing group.

Maine Governor Paul LePage

The fight to counter LePage’s extremism is gaining support not only among progressives in the state but within the Republican Party too.

Voters

Could black Americans follow Catholics and white Southerners in drifting away from the Democrats?

According to John Nichols, conservative governors' destructive budget-cutting and brutal attitude toward public sector unions have alienated the public. 


Can the fractious elements of the Republican party—from tea party fanatics to fiscal hawks and the religious right—come together behind a single candidate?

Blogs

All American patriots should have the right to bring their cows to the top of the Empire State Building.

April 23, 2014

But the Tea Party’s insurgents, already failing in 2014, aren’t likely to get traction in 2016.

April 14, 2014

As right-wingers highlight GOP presidential prospects in New Hampshire, the independent senator draws a packed house and standing ovations for the progressive alternative.

April 11, 2014

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