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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.

Tea Partiers

In 2012, white supremacy not only lost the election. It was a crucial factor in explaining how Obama won.

Voting

From Senate races to state and city referendums, Americans made clear they wanted to limit the corrupting power of corporate money.

Blogs

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

An unlikely alliance takes on the Affordable Care Act. 

December 17, 2013

The difference between President Obama and Mayor-elect de Blasio lies not in how they view inequality but in how they plan to fight it.

December 9, 2013

If you’re a liberal, a politician working to deny his constituents government-subsidized healthcare is immoral. If you’re a conservative, it’s the most moral thing in the world.

December 7, 2013