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Mitt Romney

The long-running feud between moderates and conservatives is over. The wackos have won.

Mitt Romney and family

In a desperate election, nostalgia for an America before the decline is the GOP’s only message.

Demographic trends threaten the party’s electoral future—but it does have another option.

How a former attorney at the U.S. Justice Department, former RAND analyst, and former Republican came to join the reality-based community.

Why has brazen lying become intrinsic to GOP strategy? Because the party’s actual agenda is so unpopular, so unworkable and so dangerous.

“Diversity” today marks a shift from equal opportunities to photo opportunities; institutions look different but they operate in exactly the same way.

Has Hurricane Isaac taught Bobby Jindal that in the face of natural disaster, small government is no help?

The US Chamber of Commerce's Multimillion-Dollar Attack Plan

The nation’s top business lobby has built up a huge war chest for conservatives. But has it crossed the legal line?

Blogs

They don’t like what Obama is doing, but they want him to do more of it.

March 21, 2014

But he drops a hint about running for president.

March 18, 2014

A Tea Party darling with strong ties to the GOP establishment finds himself tied in his re-election bid.

March 14, 2014

“Inner-city men,” says Ryan, need to learn the “value and the culture of work.”

March 12, 2014

An odd collection of souls gathered around the annual conservative watering hole.

March 10, 2014

A far-right, tax-hating, regulation-strangling libertarian wins over the faithful.

March 8, 2014

You won’t believe what some leading conservatives had to say about criminal justice reform this week—because they were actually right. 

March 7, 2014

The kid in Ryan’s “full stomach…empty soul” CPAC speech is actually an advocate for free school lunches.

March 7, 2014

Some Tea Party supporters grumble, but Christie has a strong reservoir of support at Conservative Political Action Conference outside Washington, DC.

March 6, 2014

It seems that he is, but it isn’t clear that other Republicans are taking him seriously.

March 3, 2014