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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

Good Christian kids must study Tinky Winky

To try to catch him doing something kinky.

Blogs

Debunking climate change and other myths of liberal “science.”

January 27, 2015

As Republicans beg for the favor of the oligarchs, the Vermont Senator challenges billionaire politics.

January 24, 2015

Conservatives are outraged at Obama’s tax proposals because they won’t help stay-at-home parents. But we already help them—unless they’;re poor, that is.

January 23, 2015

The new senator from Iowa credits the billionaires and their allies: they “really started my trajectory.”

January 20, 2015

Is it really surprising that a figurehead of the party that seeks to deny healthcare to huge numbers of people of color, deport as many immigrants as possible, and strip away the right to vote once rubbed shoulders with white supremacists?

January 14, 2015

The late senator, who was once considered a vice presidential prospect, tried to prevent the GOP’s lurch to the right.

January 7, 2015

From demanding Obama's birth certificate to advocating a return to landowner-only voting rights, the newest contender for House Speaker has quite a track record.

January 6, 2015

The fresh face of the Republican Party voted twice against making Martin Luther King Day a holiday.

December 31, 2014

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

November 5, 2014