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Meet Richard Hines, GOP lobbyist, front man for weapons makers and hidden hand behind the extremist agenda of the neo-Confederate movement. Max Blumenthal explains.

A program in Louisiana that was founded to discourage teens from having sex encourages them to engage in politics.

The public broadcasting system remains an easy target for Republican deception, demagogy and mischief.

Inside the CPB's Mann report, one of the strangest government documents ever produced.

Getting the party started at the College Republican National Convention.

The Kansas senator has been grandstanding for the right for years, and now he has his sights set on the White House.

In its campaign against Newsweek, the Bush Administration seeks to undermine already faltering public confidence.

In 1992, Tony Perkins violated his oath to uphold the law. Now he
lectures Democrats on the constitution.

Republican aides and allies must not be allowed to control PBS.

Blogs

Right wing commentators are seizing on irrelevant details of Martin's life to justify his death.

March 27, 2012

Another shooting of another unarmed African-American youth in another state has provoked more concerns about ALEC's model legislation.

March 26, 2012

The House GOP budget will be associated with Romney—and seniors won't like it. 

March 26, 2012

If you had any doubt that Republicans have an even bigger anti-woman agenda than their love of compulsory vaginal probes might suggest, consider Wisconsin’s Senate Bill 507.

March 26, 2012

The latest Alter-review from Eric, while Reed points out the long term costs of Super Pacs.

March 23, 2012

The possible 2012 VP candidate voted for the law critics say provided the “license to kill” for the neighborhood watchman who shot Trayvon Martin.

March 23, 2012

Texas is arguing it is unconstitutional; conservative scholars say it is outdated. Both are wrong. 

March 21, 2012

The House Budget Committee chair sees his budget provoking a referendum on “the fundamental nature of American democracy and the social contract”—or, perhaps, the Ayn Rand ideology he so admires. But the real fight may come in his home district.

March 20, 2012

Mitt says his opponents “don't understand the economy.” Neither does he. 

March 20, 2012

Pundits say Mitt has damaged his brand among women and Latinos. Not so fast. 

March 18, 2012