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The Battle for Healthcare Has Just Begun

Between Tea Party governors’ refusing to expand Medicaid and the attack ads vilifying Obamacare, progressives have a lot of work to do.

But the fact that five justices were nearly willing to strike it down shows just how conservative this Court truly is.

David Frum

He spent his life inside the GOP establishment. Now, he’s on the warpath against the right. What’s gotten into David Frum?

Romney and the "Regressives" want to pull America back to the inequalities of the nineteenth century. 

Lukewarm endorsements and lackluster enthusiasm are making Romney's November odds look slimmer than ever.

Mitt Romney

Bain Capital is part of a system that enriches Wall Street while impoverishing millions.

The Washington Post

The paper had a problem: it needed a blogger to cover conservatives. It wound up with a bigger problem.

A polling station in Florida

If GOP lawmakers get their way, voting will become much more difficult in the Sunshine State.

Obama bends over backwards to accommodate faith groups. It’s time for Democrats to champion separation of church and state instead.

Mosque in Dearborn, Michigan

Assailed by the right as a fiction, anti-Muslim bias is all too real for those who live with it.

Blogs

In return for allowing the debt ceiling to rise, House Republicans are promoting the agenda voters rejected in 2012.

September 26, 2013

Pay attention when conservatives talk to one another: they reveal their sedulous plans.

September 26, 2013

When liberals experience the trauma of a mass shootings, they feel from the bottom of our hearts: we need more gun control. When conservatives do, they feel: we need less. 

September 25, 2013

The Texas senator wants to change Senate rules so his anti-Obamacare strategy can “win” even when it loses.

September 23, 2013

Friday’s House vote to fund the government and defund the Affordable Care Act won’t derail healthcare reform, but sabotage might. 

September 20, 2013

When one side of an election fight is led by conspiratorial maniacs with guns, it’s hard for the good guys to win.

September 13, 2013

The New Jersey governor manipulated election schedule so thoroughly that a high-stakes primary drew only 9 percent turnout.

August 14, 2013

What's the bigger threat to American women: Republican policies or Anthony Weiner's sexual indiscretions?

August 13, 2013

A tornado full of Republicans intent on cutting social programs could be heading for your town.

August 13, 2013

With upcoming elections in 2014, our political system needs deep structural reforms.

August 12, 2013