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"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

Good Christian kids must study Tinky Winky

To try to catch him doing something kinky.

By the time we got to firing off the water-cooled, tripod-mounted, 30-caliber machine gun at the NRA-run Ben Avery gun range a half-hour north of here on the Saturday after New Year's, I rea

The most astonishing thing about the farcical and disgraceful--but extremely dangerous--impeachment proceedings in Washington is that they are happening at all. The country is at peace.

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The short answer: Pretty badly, but it could have been worse.

November 5, 2014

Last night was not much more than a flailing, inchoate protest vote against the status quo.

November 5, 2014

Hiding in the shadow of the Kochs, a group of fellow travelers aim to roll back labor and environmental regulations while also profiting from ventures that target low-income communities.

November 3, 2014

Conservative dark money spends big to tell young voters in battleground states about pro-pot, anti-war “progressive” third-party candidates.

November 2, 2014

The Senate minority leader also didn’t rule out trying privatization again in the future.

October 24, 2014

Be afraid, be very afraid.

October 21, 2014

Yes, they’re the “premier princes of dark money,” but the governor’s cool with that.

October 8, 2014

Calls for the pill to be available without a prescription are just naked attempts to woo female voters and mask opposition to the Obamacare birth control mandate.

October 2, 2014