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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.

The True Story of Sharia in American Courts

Sharia is as unthreatening to the US legal system as the ideas in the Old Testament. Yet bigoted hysteria is fueling legislation that actually undermines our courts.

Philanthropist Nina Rosenwald has used her millions to cement the alliance between the pro-Israel lobby and the Islamophobic fringe.

Voters in Wisconsin bought the Tea Party line because the president and his party have not been able to provide a believable alternative.

Climate-change deniers are on the ropes—but so is the planet.

President Barack Obama

Republicans are turning to tired, failed strategies in an effort to alienate both black and white voters from President Obama.

To understand the Vatican’s crackdown, look beyond the politics of abortion and same-sex marriage to the theological conflict raging in the Catholic Church.

Wisconsin recall supporters

In the June 5 recall election to unseat Gov. Scott Walker and his cronies, grassroots activists are fighting millions in corporate cash.

Blogs

How Commentary and Israel's Six-Day War informed the neoconservative movement (or didn't).

April 1, 2011

Why are the Republicans going after a history professor who calls himself a “centrist”?

March 28, 2011

Is there data proving that liberals get interrupted more on political television? And who's fault is that?

March 18, 2011

Stacey Abrams fights the antiabortion wackos so you don’t have to.

March 16, 2011

Fiscal hawks in the US and Britain define policy while ignoring catastrophe.

March 15, 2011

Looking at an unhappy future shaped by family planning cuts.

March 15, 2011

Conservatives' hyperbolic attacks distort the objectives of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

March 14, 2011

Scott Walker has taken Wisconsin, a state so chock-full of “Midwestern nice,” you need insulin after talking to the locals, and turned it into a place where people are talking General Strike. Seriously.

March 10, 2011

Under the guidelines, patients would be told that women generally don’t suffer any psychological harm as a result of having an abortion.

March 9, 2011

Huckabee seemed folksy and friendly—until he started squawking that President Obama grew up in Kenya.

March 7, 2011