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The neoconservative leading the fight over the legacy of Vatican II in the American Church.

Chris Christie

The governor needs to peddle a moderate image to win re-election in New Jersey, but on everything from reproductive rights to the environment to austerity, he’s very conservative.

survivalism

Prophecies of government tyranny, financial meltdown and violent anarchy featured on Doomsday Preppers are being absorbed into contemporary conservatism.

Dollar bill

Media-savvy conservative think tanks take aim and fire at progressive power bases in the states. 

Dollar bills

Pete Peterson’s $60 million push to sell corporate America’s ruthless austerity agenda.

Simpson and Bowles

Candidates who ran on slashing Medicare and Social Security lost big in November. But that doesn’t stop Pete Peterson from pushing the fantasy that voters’ biggest concern is the deficit.

The “Fix the Debt” campaign is pure astroturf: corporate cash machinery masquerading as a grassroots uprising.

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. 

Blogs

George Zornick joins the Washington Times’s Charles Hurt on C-SPAN's Washington Journal to break down GOP strategy, the beginnings of the electoral horse race and the eternal question: will Sarah Palin run for president?

June 13, 2011

The rejection of Nobel Prize–winning economist Peter Diamond for the Fed Board illustrates how the GOP is systematically blocking well-qualified Obama nominees.

June 6, 2011

Republican superstars gathered in Washington this weekend, invited by the formerly disgraced Ralph Reed. 

June 5, 2011

Newt finds a new worry: that atheist Islamists might seize control right here at home.

June 3, 2011

Romney's "evolving" stance on abortion—and a long list of other issues—won't sell in what's becoming a party of social-policy purists.

June 2, 2011

The same rightwing that went ballistic over Kerry‘s cheese and Obama‘s mustard is eerily silent on Trump’s fork-enabled method of downing pizza.

June 2, 2011

 President Obama has been strangely silent in the debt ceiling debate, leaving only the increasingly radical demands of the Tea Party to be heard. What's next?

June 1, 2011

Tea Party–backed House freshmen pocket hundreds of thousands of dollars from the same Wall Street firms they once railed against.

May 26, 2011

Now that Mitch Daniels is out of the running, the DC-based defenders of budget-busting corporate giveaways have found a new candidate for the GOP nomination: Paul Ryan.

May 24, 2011

In addition to ire over cuts, Republican attempts to gut air safety rules have voters in New York's 26th—site of a recent tragic crash—leaning blue.

May 23, 2011