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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.

Political watchdogs like PolitiFact and the Washington Post's "Fact-Checker" are accused of favoring Democrats—but it is the facts themselves that have a liberal bias.

Blogs

The connection between multi-level marketing schemes and conservatism goes all the way to the fundamental conception of how economics should work.

October 30, 2013

Activists want a full public accounting of the NSA’s and the FBI’s data collection programs.

October 25, 2013

Ideological resistance to the Medicaid expansion—the heart of the healthcare law—is. 

October 23, 2013

The ultimate establishment Republican embraces the Tea Party in order to advance his daughter's ambition for a Senate seat.

October 22, 2013

Now, that's what we call circular.

October 22, 2013

The House Budget Committee chair plots to use a powerful conference committee to assault Medicare, Social Security and more.

October 18, 2013

The Senate’s deal to reopen the government and extend the debt limit reportedly contains a small change to the health law—but it’s not a win for the GOP. 

October 16, 2013

The movement is so dramatic that, even with gerrymandering in their favor, Republicans are beginning to look vulnerable.

October 11, 2013

The apocalyptic pass conservatives have brought us to reveals the foolishness of judging them on things they were willing to settle for in the past.

October 10, 2013

McConnell will ask the Supreme Court to scrap campaign contribution limits today in the McCutcheon v. FEC case—if they agree, it will be a massive setback to campaign finance reform.

October 8, 2013