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Thanks to a cowed media, scaremongering is the only remaining area of conservative competence.

With talk of a possible VP slot and a dedicated core of supporters, the former Arkansas governor's popularity shows the Christian right's not done yet.

As conservatives stare into an electoral abyss, the shadowy group that smeared John Kerry in 2004 has reorganized and stands poised to do its dirty work again.

When a strait-laced Princeton student claimed he was attacked by liberal thugs, the conservative establishment rallied around him--until it turned out to be a lie.

Two new books seek to galvanize progressives at a key political moment: Paul Krugman's The Conscience of a Liberal and Jonathan Chait's The Big Con.

A close look at Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas reveals a deeply conservative and increasingly bitter man.

How can the left be as adept as the right-wing spin machine at communicating its political agenda? Learn how to use the tools.

The oppression of Muslim women is a major theme among the Islamofascistly aware. If only they felt the same about other women on earth.

Some herald the election of an Indian-American Republican governor as a milestone, but the poor and black citizens of Louisiana aren't among them.

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Be afraid, be very afraid.

October 21, 2014

Yes, they’re the “premier princes of dark money,” but the governor’s cool with that.

October 8, 2014

Calls for the pill to be available without a prescription are just naked attempts to woo female voters and mask opposition to the Obamacare birth control mandate.

October 2, 2014

Long-acting reversible contraceptives could revolutionize reproductive healthcare—if only politicians would get out of the way.

September 15, 2014

An ad that embraces same-sex marriage signals the change in our politics.

September 9, 2014

McConnell and his opponent respond to secret recordings—obtained by the The Nation—of McConnell speaking to a roomful of millionaires and billionaires.

August 28, 2014

A secret tape of a senator at a Koch brothers event becomes an issue in a key Senate race.

August 28, 2014

Ryan still doesn’t get that attacking Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid is political nonstarter.

August 21, 2014

At the heart of Christie’s campaign is a plan to drive a wedge between state workers and middle-class taxpayers.

August 15, 2014