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Why does 76 percent of the civil libertarian’s Super PAC money come from billionaire Peter Thiel, whose Palantir Technologies helps the government spy on citizens?
 

With the economy showing faint signs of life, the leading Republican candidates have returned to the elixir of warmongering to once again sway the gullible masses.

Bribes from billionaires? Super PACs buying campaigns right and left? Let’s just dip our fingers in purple ink and pose for photos.

How can it be that a party with nearly limitless financial resources has such paltry human resources?

Will the state's Republicans respond more to Gingrich's social conservative act, or Romney's businessman persona?

Betrayal by the “good guys” for whom we have ended up voting has become the norm.

The populism of the right is coalescing around the race-bating extremism of Newt Gingrich—and Citizens United is greasing the wheels.

Abramoff made a lot of powerful friends during his days peddling influence in DC, but he never took a shining to Newt.

If Mitt Romney wants to secure the Republican party's presidential nomination, he's going to have to tackle one basic problem: nobody likes him.

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Arizona is still counting ballots cast more than two weeks ago—but why did it issue so many provisional ballots to begin with?

November 21, 2012

Short answer: Yes, but…

November 17, 2012

Here are ten lessons from an election season in which voting itself was hotly debated.

November 16, 2012

Post-election gripes about “urban areas” and “gifts” should discredit the 2012 GOP ticket.

November 15, 2012

Despite what Republican strategists may say, Marco Rubio and a more moderate immigration policy are not a silver-bullet solution to the GOP’s racial demographic problem. 

November 14, 2012

A critique of the wider media mishandling of election news and trends has been rather muted.

November 14, 2012

The Voting Rights Act is, in some ways, living on borrowed time. 

November 14, 2012

Ryan: “I don’t think we lost it on those budget issues, especially on Medicare.” Yes they did. 

November 14, 2012

One week after Obama’s re-election, the work of social and economic justice movements is as clear as ever. 

November 13, 2012

Will the Republican fantasy bubble ever burst?

November 13, 2012