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In Kennebunk, land of the Bushes,
The men of the cloth all wore tweed.
And one didn't meet any Christians
Like Robertson, Falwell and Reed.

I watched these presidential hopefuls join
Together for debating in Des Moines,
And many times I heard allegiance sworn
To Jesus and to babies not quite born.

Research assistance for this article was provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute.

Abigail Thernstrom, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and her husband, Harvard professor Stephan Thernstrom, would like to thank the John M.

Though Bob has said he's giddy over Liddy,
He didn't do a lot to help her, did he.

Some ask, "Is there a more self-righteous man?"
Or "Was he really out for Clinton's blood?"
Some citizens are left with only this:
"Amazing how he looks like Elmer Fudd!"

October is here, and once again it's time for post-season playoffs, foliage and fashion magazines thicker than the Old Testament with seasonal guidance for the young and voguish.

Among his more peculiar views,
He thought all Communists were Jews.
Historians must ponder how
He managed to account for Mao.

When Pat Buchanan showed up to tout his new book on Tim Russert's CNBC show, Russert asked about his recent lunch date with Lenora Fulani, former presidential candidate of the New Alliance Party.

Farewell, once more, J. Danforth Quayle.
Although we know it's sad to fail,
Remember, you were once obscure--
Considered lightweight, immature.

Blogs

The House Budget Committee chair plots to use a powerful conference committee to assault Medicare, Social Security and more.

October 18, 2013

The Senate’s deal to reopen the government and extend the debt limit reportedly contains a small change to the health law—but it’s not a win for the GOP. 

October 16, 2013

The movement is so dramatic that, even with gerrymandering in their favor, Republicans are beginning to look vulnerable.

October 11, 2013

The apocalyptic pass conservatives have brought us to reveals the foolishness of judging them on things they were willing to settle for in the past.

October 10, 2013

McConnell will ask the Supreme Court to scrap campaign contribution limits today in the McCutcheon v. FEC case—if they agree, it will be a massive setback to campaign finance reform.

October 8, 2013

The Conservative Action Project, the organization orchestrating the shutdown strategy, is run by a cabal of evangelical and radical-right leaders. 

October 8, 2013

White Southern Republicans hold the balance of power in the Congress, which is a major reason why there’s a government shutdown. 

October 4, 2013

The future of the GOP, not the Affordable Care Act, is what's at stake now in Congress. 

October 2, 2013

It shouldn’t be surprising that conservatives who conceptualize politics as war, and an activist state as Satan, would be willing to shut down the federal government.

September 30, 2013

New Jersey judge says state must allow same-sex marriage. But the Republican governor fights to maintain discrimination.

September 27, 2013