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The Republican ticket’s reactionary conservation policies would sell off America’s “crown jewels.”

Mitt Romney

What Romney may privately believe is far less important than the bargains he has made with the far-right Christian base of his party.

Barack Obama

The wing-nuttery’s gaybaiting is not just a fringe phenomenon—it’s part of an old Republican tradition of macho posturing against Democrats.

Bitter Chocolate: Hershey's Broken Trust

A new attorney general in Pennsylvania could launch a real investigation into the diversion of charitable resources to luxury golf and Republican politics.

Polling station

A former voter ID supporter realizes the real racial motive behind supposedly “common sense” reforms. 

An important court decision stayed the GOP’s voter-suppression scheme in Pennsylvania. But that battle, and others like it across the nation, is only just beginning.

Mitt Romney's hands

We dismiss the anti-intellectualism of the right at our own peril.

Artur Davis

The former black congressman became a star among tea partiers after coming out in support of Voter ID laws.

How right-wing Jewish organizatons misrepresent both the views and the influence of American Jews.

Blogs

The Republican presidential contender needs to learn a lot more about the radicals who made the America revolution -- especially Tom Paine.

July 2, 2011

Medicare and Medicaid are strong and necessary programs. The only real threat they face comes from House Budget Committee chair Paul Ryan and Republicans who would voucherize it.

July 2, 2011

A sheriff who has stood up to Governor Walker and defended the rule of law is called in to investigate allegations that a Walker ally attacks a state supreme court justice.

June 28, 2011

Just like in the movies, Glenn Beck has served his purpose as the sidekick who saves the hero and is then offed by bigger powers that be.

June 28, 2011

With a decision barring matching funds to counter attack ads from privately funded candidates, the court has undermined one of the last tools for fair elections.

June 27, 2011

The media has focused too much on Bachmann's self-styled image and not enough on the far-right policy positions and neo-McCarthy politics she has embraced as a member of Congress.

June 15, 2011

Republicans waxing dovish as Obama nears Afghan decision.

June 15, 2011

Governor Scott Walker and his allies are renewing their assault on collective bargaining—with plans to insert anti-labor language in the state budget. Will responsible Republicans object?

June 14, 2011

Obama-bashing, yes. But on foreign policy it’s “bring the boys home.”

June 14, 2011

The congresswoman used her first presidential debate appearance to announce her candidacy and steal the limelight from everyone else—except, perhaps, Mitt Romney.

June 13, 2011