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The jobs are gone in his hometown, but he’s sitting pretty in his mansion on the hill, a perfect metaphor for what a Romney-Ryan America would be like.

Romney’s choice of Paul Ryan as running mate is another development in a long-term party trend: the triumph of ideology over reality.

Protesters

The NRA’s dire warnings that the president is a threat to the Second Amendment are bogus—but profitable.

Paul Ryan

How the pundit class is turning a right-wing ideologue into a bold intellectual—and framing the election.

It’s time to update Nina Simone's iconic song title—the GOP veep candidate is just as extreme on women’s health and rights as he is on economics.

Economist Robert Reich took to the easel to break down the tenets of Paul Ryan's economic plan.

You're more likely to be hit by lightning than you are to commit voter fraud at the polls. So why are Republicans so set on passing voter ID laws and other measures to stop this non-existent threat?

Romney and his kind turned much of our economy into a betting parlor—how did he ever become a serious candidate for the presidency?

Romney’s choice of Paul Ryan as running mate is another development in a long-term party trend: the triumph of ideology over reality.

The state that Obama won in 2008 is far from a sure thing this time around.

Blogs

Ron Paul may be the purest fiscal conservative, but Tea Partiers have the same concerns about him that other Republicans do: foreign policy and electability. 

December 22, 2011

Health Care Not Warfare campaigners propose a Democratic Caucus alternative to Obama: an uncommitted slate. Others urge caucus goers from both parties to reject current contenders and go uncommitted.

December 20, 2011

Gov. Mitt Romney claims to have consistently opposed anti-gay discrimination throughout his career, but his past statements contradict him. 

December 19, 2011

Republican caucuses, including the influential first in the nation contest in Iowa, will disenfranchise the disabled and members of the military. 

December 18, 2011

After Obama cited Roosevelt in his Kansas speech, Fox News has decided that TR peddled “socialistic nationalism.”

December 7, 2011

Suggesting that poor kids are only good at crime, GOP front-runner renews campaign to end child labor laws and make low-income children “clean the bathrooms.”

December 2, 2011

What is Cain still doing in the GOP's presidential nomination race?

December 1, 2011

Taking the position of former Senator Russ Feingold, former Utah governor positions himself as the anti-bankster candidate -- and a serious alternative to over-the-top corporatism of Romney, Gingrich and their kind.

November 30, 2011