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Both Republican candidates battled to claim the mantle of the Gipper. John McCain calls himself "a true Reagan Republican." George W.

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.

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And the Democrats’ chances in 2014 shrink further.

May 21, 2014

The Republican leadership is poised once again to back away from immigration reform, rather than take on the far right.

May 20, 2014

Susana Martinez vs. Julian Castro for vice president? Maybe.

May 19, 2014

In 2014, Democrats can’t rely on many kooky right-wingers handing them Senate races on platters.

May 13, 2014

This cartoon hillbilly who hates the government seemed like such a promising new conservative icon. 

May 13, 2014

The noted liberatarian-isolationist is making a bid for support from the Israel lobby, but it’s not going well.

May 8, 2014

North Carolina Congressman Walter Jones beats the bankers, the lobbyists and the neocons.

May 7, 2014

But its candidate would rather talk about fishing than foreign policy.

May 6, 2014

Climate change “has moved firmly into the present,” a massive new report finds. But its politics have regressed. 

May 6, 2014

North Carolina Congressman Walter Jones votes against Wall Street and for campaign reform. Does he stand a chance in the new GOP?

May 5, 2014