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The reconstruction of New Orleans could set the stage for a comprehensive legislative initiative akin to the New Deal.

He's a far-right baby doctor. His own chief of staff
says he's clueless about the law. Meet Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn, who'll help shape the US Supreme Court.

William Rehnquist showed little regard for the social
consequences that followed his unrelenting application of conservative
legal theory.

FEMA enjoyed bipartisan praise during the 1990s under
President Clinton. By the time Hurricane Katrina roared into the Gulf,
the Bush Administration had dismantled it.

The incompetence revealed by the response to Hurricane
Katrina can be traced to a twenty-five-year project, begun in the
Reagan era, of discrediting government.

Pat Robertson's shadowy relief organization, Operation Blessing, is prominently featured on FEMA's list of charities to receive donations for hurricane relief.

The affluent mask of the United States has been torn away by the storm, exposing a nation that has become progressively poorer under the leadership of the party of Big Business.

As confirmation hearings open, we already know a great deal about John G. Roberts Jr. He's ethically challenged, ideologically rigid and unfit for the Supreme Court.

The so-called liberal New York Times bashed Bill Clinton every chance it got, and whitewashes Ed Meese. Go figure.

As the Christian right gathered in Nashville for Justice Sunday II, they demonized their enemies and offered lukewarm praise for John G. Roberts.

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Side with Mubarak or the Egyptian people? Label the demos jihadist or Tea Party East? Republicans ask, “What’s my line?”

February 2, 2011

The repeated invocation on the part of conservatives signals a deeper malady.

February 2, 2011

As Republicans attack the new healthcare law, those up to the age of 26 who are still under their parent's health insurance plan could lose coverage.

February 1, 2011

The Egyptian opposition leader debunked hyped intelligence that led the US into war in Iraq. It's no surprise that war cheerleaders are now attacking him again.

January 31, 2011

Georgia Congressman Paul Broun, arguably the most right-wing of the House Republican Caucus's right-wing members, heard something many State of the Union listerners missed: "socialism."

January 26, 2011

Top Republicans kept the Minnesota congresswoman out of House leadership, only to have her reemerge as a headline-grabbing potential presidential candidate.

January 26, 2011

In his State of the Union response, Paul Ryan will no doubt be respectful, and sorry that he must dissent from the president's course. Don't be fooled.

January 25, 2011

With Sarah Palin's star fading, Michele Bachmann is touring Iowa and positioning herself as the next best presidential prospect of Tea Party Republicans.

January 23, 2011

For journalism that connects the dots between Spokane, Tucson, the rise of an extremist American right and, yes, the uptick in violent rhetoric that feeds it, look to David Neiwert.

January 19, 2011

That’s the unspoken right-wing spin on the president's speech. And just in time for MLK Day, Pat Buchanan says a far-left "lynch mob" has been going after Palin, Beck and Limbaugh.

January 17, 2011