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The Nation's Chris Hayes weighs in on the so-called tea party 'movement' and its colossal failure in the eyes of its creator.

Atlantic blogger Ross Douthat joins the New York Times's op-ed lineup. Depressing.

The Nation's Chris Hayes crowns Congresswoman Michele Bachmann the Demi Glas of Wingnuttia for her ignorant attack on the stimulus plan.

Does the author of They Knew They Were Right really think he has done nothing wrong?

When Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann called Barack Obama and his supporters 'anti-American,' The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel fought back.

On the campaign trail, they're culture warriors; once in office, conservatives just follow the money.

The central thesis of Thomas Frank's new book, The Wrecking Crew, is that the kind of obscene depravity witnessed at the Department. of Interior is the natural result of the conservative philosophy of governance.

In death it's easy to dismiss Jesse Helms as a colorful buffoon or a relic of the bad old days of segregation and sexism, but that doesn't do his bigotry justice.

How conservatives have turned a sense of exclusion into a powerful philosophy of self-styled truancy.

Why do conservatives continue to feel oppressed by the "liberal elite"?


Like Europe’s far-right parties, Perry is hoping that hostility to immigrants will energize the base.

July 23, 2014

The New Jersey governor is crossing his fingers and hoping that scandals at home don’t blow up in his face.

July 21, 2014

The backers of the reformicons are mostly Wall Street and hedge fund types, naturally.

July 17, 2014

He’s trying to put Bridgegate behind him.

July 14, 2014

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