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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.

Trayvon Martin

From the ethnic studies ban to firings over Travyon Martin, a strange hostility toward progressive education is emerging.

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If Republicans want to be more appealing, they should return to their roots as a party that put “the man (and woman) before the dollar.”

February 18, 2014

A Kansas bill to allow segregation against gay people shows us where the right’s conception of religious liberty leads. 

February 14, 2014

In Chicago, the New Jersey governor tries to appeal to both mainstream conservatives and the Tea Party.

February 13, 2014

The Dreyfusses introduce a new project on Governor Chris Christie, the Tea Party and the 2016 GOP civil war.

February 12, 2014

Shirley Temple Black passed away Monday night. She was 85 years old. 

February 11, 2014

The right-wing “CookieCott” is about a lot more than Thin Mints.

February 6, 2014

Does Rand Paul realize that the majority of American women are not related to him?

January 27, 2014

“Unwarranted government surveillance is an intrusion on basic human rights.”

January 24, 2014

Because the “War on Women” worked so well last time.

January 23, 2014

Revelations about how his aides and allies played retribution politics reinforce concerns about the Republican governor's presidential prospects.

January 8, 2014