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Mitt Romney and family

In a desperate election, nostalgia for an America before the decline is the GOP’s only message.

Demographic trends threaten the party’s electoral future—but it does have another option.

How a former attorney at the U.S. Justice Department, former RAND analyst, and former Republican came to join the reality-based community.

Why has brazen lying become intrinsic to GOP strategy? Because the party’s actual agenda is so unpopular, so unworkable and so dangerous.

“Diversity” today marks a shift from equal opportunities to photo opportunities; institutions look different but they operate in exactly the same way.

Has Hurricane Isaac taught Bobby Jindal that in the face of natural disaster, small government is no help?

The US Chamber of Commerce's Multimillion-Dollar Attack Plan

The nation’s top business lobby has built up a huge war chest for conservatives. But has it crossed the legal line?

At the RNC, Nation reporters find a hard-right party that’s cozy with lobbyists and interested in dealing with major storms only when they threaten their convention.

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Governor Scott Walker, Senate majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald Fitzwalkermandered districts: radically altering lines, drawing Democratic incumbents and challengers out while doing everything they could to confuse and abuse the electorate.

July 11, 2011

The former first lady fought for the Equal Rights Amendment, defended Roe v. Wade and worked with NOW. Once upon a time in America, that was not unreasonable to expect of a Republican.

July 9, 2011

His budget gimmicks as governor contributed to the current crisis.

July 7, 2011

Weak Republican fundraising shows they are still unexcited by their presidential candidates.

July 6, 2011

Establishment pundits have finally figured out that the Republican Party has been completely consumed by right-wing extremism.

July 5, 2011

The Republican presidential contender needs to learn a lot more about the radicals who made the America revolution -- especially Tom Paine.

July 2, 2011

Medicare and Medicaid are strong and necessary programs. The only real threat they face comes from House Budget Committee chair Paul Ryan and Republicans who would voucherize it.

July 2, 2011

A sheriff who has stood up to Governor Walker and defended the rule of law is called in to investigate allegations that a Walker ally attacks a state supreme court justice.

June 28, 2011

Just like in the movies, Glenn Beck has served his purpose as the sidekick who saves the hero and is then offed by bigger powers that be.

June 28, 2011

With a decision barring matching funds to counter attack ads from privately funded candidates, the court has undermined one of the last tools for fair elections.

June 27, 2011