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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?

If the US Conference of Catholic Bishops has its way, patients across the country will suffer a broad-spectrum loss of rights.

Not one of the candidates for the GOP presidential nomination who debated Monday night rose to a point of seriousness in addressing the nation’s grievous problems. 

How I wish that Ben Bernanke would get caught e-mailing photos of his underwear-clad groin.

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