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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"?

A not-too-fond remembrance of "Squire Willie,"
patron saint of post-World War II American conservatism.

The new evangelicals are rejecting the religious right and embracing a broader social gospel.

The so-called "new atheists" may be as extreme as Christian fundamentalists, if not more.

Blogs

Undermining nuclear negotiations was just a joke!

March 17, 2015

It's official: the Republican establishment in Washington has completely delegated its policy on Iran and Israel to its most hardline factions.

March 12, 2015

The Fox News Congress gets a taste of its own medicine.

March 11, 2015

Disregarding and disrespecting protests of teachers and nurses does not prepare him to see off global threats.

February 27, 2015

As long as the GOP can put a patina of reasonableness over its conservative ideology, its candidates stand a chance.

February 27, 2015

Instead of writing endless dope stories about a presidential campaign in 2016 and what might happen a year from now, shouldn’t the news media be alerting people to the fight over Social Security Republicans are starting in early 2015?

February 16, 2015

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is getting bipartisan pushback against his attack on labor unions.

February 16, 2015

Forget about the Republican “war on science,” this presidential contender’s got a problem with universities focusing on public service and veracity.

February 4, 2015

GOP megadonor Paul Singer and Hillary Clinton booster Richard Perry have more in common than you’d think.

February 3, 2015