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

I, Condoleezza Rice, was leaning over the kitchen sink, hacking up a half-dozen or so rotisserie chickens and slinging the parts into a serving dish in time for the first of the party guests.

Sitting alone in a classroom at a Catholic all-boys high school this weekend (don't ask), I passed the time by browsing through the health textbooks stacked on the window sill.

The Christian right's comeback has been fueled by Bush Administration grants.

In The Nation's October 9, 2000, special report on the Supreme Court, Tom Wicker wrote, "No issue is more vital...repeat, no issue is more important than the makeup of the next Supr

If they were true to their principles, moderate Republicans and consistent conservatives would be supporting John Kerry. Instead, their acquiescence to the reckless whims of George W.

A silver lining amid the dismal outpouring of news from Iraq has been the unbroken parade of conservative (and liberal hawk) commentators who now admit--with mea culpas, half-apologies and sour c

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Iowa conservatives are begging the NJ governor to run for president, but they seem unaware of his falling poll numbers—and his Xanadu problem.

May 11, 2011

The Right's clueless faux outrage over a rapper they might actually support—if only he hadn't been invited to the White House.

May 11, 2011

Newt Gingrich, who announced a presidential run today, has said a lot of crazy things during his career. Here are eleven of the nuttiest.

May 11, 2011

What does it say about the GOP field when Newt Gingrich is supposed to be the "serious" candidate?

May 10, 2011

The White House, House Republican majority, and Senate Democratic majority have remained silent about how to fix widespread unemployment.

May 10, 2011

Five men who would be the Republican nominee for president debated Thursday night. It was torture.

May 6, 2011

As Republicans pursue one of the most unpopular programs in recent memory, progressives have an opportunity to reset the terms of the debate.

May 3, 2011

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