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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

"Shouldn't we just get rid of Medicare?” "What's with Obamneycare?” and "Weiner versus Vitter?”

June 13, 2011

George Zornick joins the Washington Times’s Charles Hurt on C-SPAN's Washington Journal to break down GOP strategy, the beginnings of the electoral horse race and the eternal question: will Sarah Palin run for president?

June 13, 2011

The rejection of Nobel Prize–winning economist Peter Diamond for the Fed Board illustrates how the GOP is systematically blocking well-qualified Obama nominees.

June 6, 2011

Republican superstars gathered in Washington this weekend, invited by the formerly disgraced Ralph Reed. 

June 5, 2011

Newt finds a new worry: that atheist Islamists might seize control right here at home.

June 3, 2011

Romney's "evolving" stance on abortion—and a long list of other issues—won't sell in what's becoming a party of social-policy purists.

June 2, 2011

The same rightwing that went ballistic over Kerry‘s cheese and Obama‘s mustard is eerily silent on Trump’s fork-enabled method of downing pizza.

June 2, 2011

 President Obama has been strangely silent in the debt ceiling debate, leaving only the increasingly radical demands of the Tea Party to be heard. What's next?

June 1, 2011

Tea Party–backed House freshmen pocket hundreds of thousands of dollars from the same Wall Street firms they once railed against.

May 26, 2011

Now that Mitch Daniels is out of the running, the DC-based defenders of budget-busting corporate giveaways have found a new candidate for the GOP nomination: Paul Ryan.

May 24, 2011