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Pat Buchanan, the man who urged Ronald Reagan to visit the Nazi cemetery at Bitburg, is no stranger to charges of anti-Semitism.

Residents of Skaneateles, New York, complained to visiting reporters about the Clintons' decision to make themselves relatively scarce on their recent vacation.

Completely confident, they know that--fair
And square, on issues--they'll defeat George Bush.
But still, where is that famous picture where

"Politics and language," explains the dust jacket on the latest edition of Safire's New Political Dictionary, are "William Safire's two great and abiding interests." True, but too modest.<

Republicans seem rather sour
About the run of Gary Bauer.
But Democrats are glad to greet
The one opponent Gore might beat.

Last year the Heritage Foundation celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary.

After writing this, her fourth book on the Christian right, Sara Diamond donated fourteen years' worth of research--right-wing pamphlets, fliers and position papers--to the University of Californ

Elizabeth Dole is all perfection.
She shoots one take, without exception.
She drives her staff so no step's spared
To get an ad-libbed speech prepared.

Now that the Constitution has been rescued and sexual McCarthyism discredited, perhaps the most durable legacy of the Lewinsky mess is the central location of the right-wing slime machine on th

Blogs

At Romney event in Utah, Christie says about Bridgegate, “It will be fine.”

June 16, 2014

The Republican who pulled off 2014’s biggest upset is very conservative—and very critical of big corporations.

June 11, 2014

Putting Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on trial could put the entire, crazy war itself in the dock.

June 9, 2014

Conservative militants struck in Las Vegas and Georgia over the weekend. 

June 9, 2014

Near tie in Mississippi forces runoff between a conservative and a conservative who says the conservative isn’t conservative enough.

June 4, 2014

Jeb may try to reinvent himself, but he’s got lots of neoconservative connections.

May 30, 2014

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