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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.

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.

Blogs

Disregarding and disrespecting protests of teachers and nurses does not prepare him to see off global threats.

February 27, 2015

As long as the GOP can put a patina of reasonableness over its conservative ideology, its candidates stand a chance.

February 27, 2015

Instead of writing endless dope stories about a presidential campaign in 2016 and what might happen a year from now, shouldn’t the news media be alerting people to the fight over Social Security Republicans are starting in early 2015?

February 16, 2015

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is getting bipartisan pushback against his attack on labor unions.

February 16, 2015

Forget about the Republican “war on science,” this presidential contender’s got a problem with universities focusing on public service and veracity.

February 4, 2015

GOP megadonor Paul Singer and Hillary Clinton booster Richard Perry have more in common than you’d think.

February 3, 2015

A minimally responsible Republican Party would not pander to this sort of thing. But that, of course, is not what we have.

February 3, 2015

The 2016 contender is running well because he’s the ultimate political insider.

February 1, 2015

Debunking climate change and other myths of liberal “science.”

January 27, 2015

As Republicans beg for the favor of the oligarchs, the Vermont Senator challenges billionaire politics.

January 24, 2015