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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

The sort-of libertarian congressman from Texas challenges more Republican dogma on Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Pentagon spending, free trade, civil liberties, bank bailouts and Fed secrecy than does Barack Obama.

April 30, 2011

Eric takes on Time magazine's severe editorial weaknesses and Reed Richardson offers his predictions for Mitt Romney's presidential run.

April 29, 2011

After the Citizens United Supreme Court decision, corporations like Koch Industries are pushing their own political agenda in the workplace.

April 21, 2011

Democrat strategists say that the deficit fight is good for Obama. But by conceding that debt is the biggest problem facing the country, the president is undermining the case for the government's role in boosting the economy.

April 19, 2011

This year, the Tea Party didn't get a big turnout for their Tax Day protests. Has this group that has held so much power over Washington seen its peak?

April 19, 2011

Even the non-Fox mainstream media is reporting more on Obama’s criticism of Ryan than on what Ryan’s plan would do to the poor and middle-class.

April 18, 2011

What would Ryan's purported heroine, Ayn Rand, make of his big-government control freakery?

April 16, 2011

Katrina vanden Heuvel talks about the political class in Washington's broke and bankrupt debate on the deficit.

April 12, 2011

Whatever one thinks of the foreign and domestic policy outcomes of the past two years, it is clear that the Obama administration has stumbled in its ability to tell a compelling story.

April 12, 2011

Fourteen percent of Speaker Boehner’s constituents live below the federal poverty line of $22,400 per year for a family of four. His budget targets these vulnerable people.

April 11, 2011