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If ever there was an event that called for reflection on what was left of the New Left, it was the 1981 Brink's robbery.

It really is extraordinary. Bechtel is awarded the biggest reconstruction contract in Iraq without having to compete for it.

To: Commander, Coalition Forces
From: Karl Rove, Supreme Commander

For almost forty years now, the white South has been moving steadily into the Republican ranks.

Now that the Supreme Court has upheld the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA), better known as the McCain-Feingold law, by a 5-to-4 majority, is the need for campaign finance reform over?

To counter Bush, the Democrats must present a different version of a safe world.

The Republican drive represents a power grab unprecedented in scale and timing.

To declare oneself an unapologetic liberal in mainstream political debate these days is to invite abuse.

In a 5-to-4 decision as we went to press, the Supreme Court upheld nearly all the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act's provisions.

In 2002, Republicans on a House Judiciary subcommittee trained their sights on an unlikely target: conservative Judge James Rosenbaum, Chief Judge of the US District Court for the Minnesota Distr

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Romney's "evolving" stance on abortion—and a long list of other issues—won't sell in what's becoming a party of social-policy purists.

June 2, 2011

The same rightwing that went ballistic over Kerry‘s cheese and Obama‘s mustard is eerily silent on Trump’s fork-enabled method of downing pizza.

June 2, 2011

The legal logic arguing that political donations equal free speech is being pushed to dangerous—but predictable—new frontiers.

June 2, 2011

 President Obama has been strangely silent in the debt ceiling debate, leaving only the increasingly radical demands of the Tea Party to be heard. What's next?

June 1, 2011

Republicans are using every trick in the book to prevent the confirmation of well-qualified Obama administration nominees.

June 1, 2011

Herman Cain’s candidacy is a cautionary tale against the simplistic racial reasoning that has dominated American political discourse.

June 1, 2011

Our country has adopted a distorted definition of political courage, one that rewards those, like Paul Ryan, who claim to be making hard choices—when in truth they've taken an easy path.

May 31, 2011

Though traditionally thought to be the most “pro-military” party, Republicans in Washington don't seem to care about struggling veterans and active duty service members. 

May 29, 2011

Warren's biggest problem isn't the Republicans. It's Obama's finance boys who don't want an outspoken consumer advocate in a powerful role.

May 27, 2011

Deciding to support Paul Ryan's Medicare-killing budget was a bad political move for Republicans. And now they're stuck.

May 26, 2011