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Forget common ground--it's time to divide up the country.

If their struggle is like the civil rights
movement, why do Christian-rightists like Tony Perkins have so
many racist friends?

Conservative activists want to eliminate unsympathetic
judges--by any means necessary.

The Terri Schiavo case goes to the heart of political choices confronting the country.

Meet Jesse Lee Peterson, who says what the right would like to, but can't.

No flaying below the belt: That's the guiding principle behind the kinder, gentler version of Mel Gibson's biblical blood fest, which has hit the cineplex in time for the Easter season.

The right takes aim at the ivory tower--brandishing a new legislative agenda.

The neocon think tank's recent call for an increase in troop strength is myopic.

When it comes to left and right, meaning the contrapuntal voices of sanity and dementia, we're meant to keep two sets of books.

Blogs

Like Europe’s far-right parties, Perry is hoping that hostility to immigrants will energize the base.

July 23, 2014

The New Jersey governor is crossing his fingers and hoping that scandals at home don’t blow up in his face.

July 21, 2014

The backers of the reformicons are mostly Wall Street and hedge fund types, naturally.

July 17, 2014

He’s trying to put Bridgegate behind him.

July 14, 2014

A growing antigovernment movement has drawn a dangerous lesson from the standoff. 

July 11, 2014

Why the corporate media keep lending the far-right legitimacy. 

July 8, 2014

What happened to the party that fifty years ago played such a vital role in passing the Civil Rights Act?

July 2, 2014

An embattled senator focused on increasing participation—especially by voters worried about austerity cuts—and won.

June 25, 2014

The former congressman slams The New York Times, but the Times was actually late to the party.

June 25, 2014