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As the 2012 elections approach, renewed faith will be critical to combating Republicans’ slash-and-burn rhetoric.

Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney

There may be tension but there isn’t a class war within the Republican Party, because they’re all on the same side.

When Mitt Romney announced his bid for the White House, he seemed to be the likely front-runner—but that was before the GOP base had the chance to find out just how deep he is in Wall Street's pockets

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Attacks on church-state separation by Romney, Gingrich and Santorum reflect the growing power in the party of religious extremists.

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.

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Michele Bachmann’s former church contends that the pope is the Antichrist. Luckily for her, conservative Catholics and Protestants want to work together. 

July 20, 2011

Tim Pawlenty says his electoral success in a blue state is his main qualification for the Republican presidential nomination. The only problem? He wasn’t that successful and Minnesota isn't that liberal.

July 13, 2011

 According to recent polls, Michele Bachmann is second only to Mitt Romney in Iowa and New Hampshire. But hold your horses. 

July 13, 2011

Republican presidential candidates say we should not raise the debt ceiling. Have they lost their minds?

July 12, 2011

The president has not gotten everything right in the course of the debt ceiling debate. But he was right to call Michele Bachmann out as the irresponsible professional pol that she is.

July 11, 2011

The former first lady fought for the Equal Rights Amendment, defended Roe v. Wade and worked with NOW. Once upon a time in America, that was not unreasonable to expect of a Republican.

July 9, 2011

The president is wrong to even consider putting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid on the table. Campaign czar David Plouffe is even more wrong to suggest that unemployment is not a big issue.

July 8, 2011

The Republican presidential contender needs to learn a lot more about the radicals who made the America revolution -- especially Tom Paine.

July 2, 2011

It's going to be hard for President Obama to run as an anti-war candidate in 2012, but a Republican might.

June 22, 2011

While his colleague Michele Bachmann mounts a vanity campaign for president, Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison is mounting a serious campaign for American jobs.

June 18, 2011