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The Christian "Quiverfull" movement measures a mother's spiritual resolve by the number of children she raises, each one an arrow in the quiver of God's army.

Dogged by a history of crude responses to abortion, euthanasia and gay marriage, Pennsylvania Republican Senator Rick Santorum is trailing his Democratic foe. But a cadre of influential Catholic conservatives are already crafting a post-Santorum, post-Bush strategy.

The wheels are falling off Curt Weldon's electoral wagon, as the wacky Pennsylvania Republican finds himself mired in a criminal investigation.

A nasty succession battle is brewing at the conservative Washington
Times
, its newsroom abuzz with allegations of racism, sexism and
unprofessional conduct.

The Minutemen have been transformed from an extremist "citizen border
patrol" to part of the neocon establishment. Has their leader sold out,
or bought in?

Two Republican primaries in the Deep South expose potentially serious cracks in the party's religious-right foundation.

Politics trumped academic integrity when a neocon network torpedoed
the appointment of Mideast scholar and blogger Juan Cole to a faculty
position at Yale.

When the Ford Foundation came under pressure, it revised its grant-making standards, restricting the political activities of its grantees.

In America at the Crossroads, Francis Fukuyama critiques the neoconservative movement and its disastrous defense of the Iraq War. But he remains fully committed to the unchecked use of American power.

Robert George, the conservative movement's favorite professor,
exerts his influence.

Blogs

After Anders Breivik murdered dozens of young socialists, Beck compared the dead to “Hitler Youth.” But the slain were actually heirs to a great tradition of battling Nazis.

July 26, 2011

ALEC is a toxic alliance of corporations and state legislatures that work together to ensure that corporate interests stay at the top of legislative agendas across the country.

July 25, 2011

As global markets begin to stall because of GOP gamesmanship, the pointman on fiscal issues for Britain's conservative-led government warns that the extremists who are attacking the US economy could create a worldwide crisis.

 

 

July 25, 2011

The Nation's John Nichols joined NPR's Fresh Air this morning to explain how ALEC has driven conservative policy for years.

July 22, 2011

The first Democrat versus Republican recall election produces a big win for the Democrat. With his poll numbers in collapse, Governor Scott Walker's “charm offensive.”

July 20, 2011

Michele Bachmann’s former church contends that the pope is the Antichrist. Luckily for her, conservative Catholics and Protestants want to work together. 

July 20, 2011

Members of Congress and federal regulators have bowed every bit as deeply before Murdoch as British officials. Don’t just investigate Murdoch's misdeeds, examine those of his political accomplices.

July 16, 2011

Revelations about American Legislative Exchange Council project to link corporate interests with state legislators to impose an agenda that protects polluters, privatizes public education, breaks unions and undermines democracy raises questions about whether group is “evading lobbying disclosure laws,” violating tax breaks designed to encourage charitable contributions and doing “an end-run around state ethics laws.”

July 15, 2011

Tim Pawlenty says his electoral success in a blue state is his main qualification for the Republican presidential nomination. The only problem? He wasn’t that successful and Minnesota isn't that liberal.

July 13, 2011

 According to recent polls, Michele Bachmann is second only to Mitt Romney in Iowa and New Hampshire. But hold your horses. 

July 13, 2011