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Dire warnings about the deficit don’t add up mathematically. But then, Fix the Debt is not really about the economy, it’s about gutting Medicare, Social Security and other social programs.

Voters at a polling station

A five-decade bipartisan consensus on this key piece of civil rights legislation has collapsed—right when we need its protections more than ever before.

Rick Perlstein joins Bryce Covert and George Zornick to explore the serpentine shifts and strange bedfellows of gun control politics. 

It’s tempting to let the GOP continue its slide toward irrelevance—but that would deny this country the robust political debate we need.

Farmworkers

Refusing to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, Republicans are leaving rape victims with few options.

The man renowned as an anti-tax ideologue is actually a typical K Street operator.

It’s past time for the rule to stop banks from making making risky bets with consumers’ money. But a House committee hearing devoted itself to stalling and lying about the Volcker Rule.

The Republican Convention

The formerly Grand Old Party’s cosmetic changes won’t win them the next election.

Ross Douthat

The New York Times columnist is so obsessed with women’s fertility, it’s too bad he can’t get pregnant himself.

Tea Partiers

Obama’s re-election inspired residents of states like Louisiana and Alabama to push for independence from the rest of the country. They should be careful what they wish for.

Blogs

The Dreyfusses introduce a new project on Governor Chris Christie, the Tea Party and the 2016 GOP civil war.

February 12, 2014

Shirley Temple Black passed away Monday night. She was 85 years old. 

February 11, 2014

The right-wing “CookieCott” is about a lot more than Thin Mints.

February 6, 2014

Does Rand Paul realize that the majority of American women are not related to him?

January 27, 2014

“Unwarranted government surveillance is an intrusion on basic human rights.”

January 24, 2014

Because the “War on Women” worked so well last time.

January 23, 2014

Revelations about how his aides and allies played retribution politics reinforce concerns about the Republican governor's presidential prospects.

January 8, 2014

According to the Republican senator, what we really need is a fuller embrace of “the American free enterprise system.”

January 8, 2014

Some advice from your friendly neighborhood Republican: the answer is always Benghazi. 

January 7, 2014

Senator Ted Cruz admitted his opposition to immigration reform is guided by partisanship. 

December 23, 2013