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As Trump Unravels, So Do Fox’s Ratings

All of which made Fox News’ ratings performance on the night Ailes died even more shocking: On Thursday, Fox News came in last place among the three cable news channels among viewers between the ages of 25 and 54. And it wasn’t a fluke.

May 24, 2017

Gutting Net Neutrality Is A Win For Conservative Media

During an April 26 speech, Republican FCC Chairman Ajit Pai proposed rolling back a key provision of the 2015 net neutrality rules enacted by his agency, citing research from an industry-funded front-group to support his claim that open internet protections are a burden on internet service providers. Pai claimed the common carrier rules that enshrined net neutrality were “regulations from the Great Depression meant to micromanage Ma Bell” that should not be applied to the internet.

April 29, 2017
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5 Ways Trump Is A Living Parody Of Conservative Beliefs

The exposure of Trump’s attempts to present himself as generous is invaluable, revealing a hollow man who represents the epitome of conservatism’s unchecked greed and exploitation.

October 31, 2016
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Chris Wallace And The Banality Of Conservative Dishonesty

What makes Wallace such an effective purveyor of dishonesty is that he’s good at playing the part of the reasonable, “even-handed” journalist, even when what he’s saying is wrong.

October 20, 2016
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Phyllis Schlafly, U.S. Conservative Activist, Dies At 92

Phyllis Schlafly, who became a “founding mother” of the modern U.S. conservative movement by battling feminists in the 1970s and working tirelessly to defeat the Equal Rights Amendment, died on Monday at the age of 92, her Eagle Forum group said.

September 6, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Texas Senator Ted Cruz waves as he arrives to speak at the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Maryland March 4, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

‘Are You Liberal Or Are You Conservative?’

A word that once encoded a definite set of values and beliefs now seems utterly bereft of internal cohesion, less a name for an ideology than for a mood: surly, nasty and put-upon.

April 3, 2016

“Republicans Ain’t Done Nothin’ For Me” — A Tea Partier Confesses He Might Vote For Hillary

This “Commie-hating, Obama-hating, lead-spraying” gun enthusiast and stalwart Republican voter for 32 years decided he likes his Obamacare.

April 16, 2015
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Ted Cruz’s Latino Heritage Not Seen As Part Of His ‘Political Persona’

Ted Cruz has waning Latino support, as he’s focused much of his political energy at courting conservatives and tea-partiers.

April 13, 2015

Weekend Reader: ‘Hack Attack: The Inside Story Of How The Truth Caught Up With Rupert Murdoch’

An inside look into the inner workings of the Rupert Murdoch news empire.

November 29, 2014

Chris Christie’s Style Colors Presidential Prospects

Republicans can’t decide whether Chris Christie is a savior for their party or a loose-cannon liability.

November 24, 2014

Immigration, Impeachment, And Insanity On The Republican Right

Why Obama’s immigration order will serve conservative values — and why the GOP doesn’t care.

November 14, 2014

No End To Campaign In Swing State Of Colorado

In the swing state of Colorado, campaigning is a year-long way of life.

November 11, 2014

Red River Land Dispute Echoes Cliven Bundy

By Nick Swartsell, The Dallas Morning News WASHINGTON — A federal agency’s planning effort for land along the Red River has ignited a new skirmish in the fight between conservative Texas politicians and Washington. The uproar follows a high-profile controversy around the Bureau of Land Management’s actions in Nevada. The tangle between the bureau and Texas […]

May 2, 2014

Holder Cancels Speech In Oklahoma City Amid Conservative Protests

By Timothy M. Phelps, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Eric H. Holder Jr. is a traveling attorney general, with a penchant for trips around the country and the world to give speeches or inspect offices. But Thursday he canceled a planned speech in Oklahoma City at the 130th Police Academy graduation ceremony, after local Republicans announced […]

April 24, 2014

Cliven Bundy’s ‘Better Off As Slaves’ Remark About Blacks Draws Fire

By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times LAS VEGAS — Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s battle against the federal government over land rights took an unexpected detour after a newspaper quoted the 67-year-old grandfather suggesting African-Americans were “better off as slaves” because slavery taught work skills and enhanced family life. Bundy, who has waged a standoff with […]

April 24, 2014

Conservative California Website Quickly Stirs Controversy

By Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The launch of a new political website in California, intended to highlight conservative success stories in the Golden State, quickly ran into trouble Monday when controversial promotional images cost the organization one of its highest-profile contributors. The images, including a Photoshopped depiction of House Minority Leader Nancy […]

April 8, 2014
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Was JFK A Conservative — Or A Socialist? Let’s Ask The Right-Wingers Of 1963

Like Obama, Kennedy did much to earn that intended indictment from the right. And it is far too late to rescind the compliment now.

November 22, 2013
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Only 43.8 Percent of Military Identify As Republican, Down From 56 Percent In 2005

The military is less conservative than it was seven years ago.

March 28, 2013

Right-Wing Health Reform Opponents Discredited By New Medicare Report

Despite desperate predictions that the approximately $500 billion (over 10 years) cut in subsidies to Medicare Advantage private insurers to help pay for healthcare reform would destroy the program and cause painful premium hikes for seniors, a new report from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services shows the opposite has proven to be true: […]

September 16, 2011

Ron Paul Slams Rick Perry For His Al Gore Ties

Ron Paul, the former U.S. Congressman and perennial firebrand of the libertarian right, seems to think he can gain traction in the race to challenge Barack Obama by trashing the GOP flavor of the month, Rick Perry, for having been a Democrat for many years, including in 1988 when he (predictably) supported the Southern conservative […]

September 6, 2011

NAACP Calls for End to War on Drugs, and That Is Really Huge News

There was a quake last week, but you likely didn’t feel it. See, this particular quake was not of the Earth, involved no shifting of the planetary crust. No, what shifted was a paradigm, and the implications are hopeful and profound. On Tuesday, you see, the NAACP passed a resolution calling for an end to […]

July 31, 2011

Republican Tax King Frees Lawmakers To Let Bush Tax Cuts Expire

Grover Norquist, whose conservative watchdog group Americans for Tax Reform has convinced basically every Republican running for Congress over the last decade to sign a never-raise-any-taxes pledge, told The Washington Post‘s editorial board that, to their (and, I think, the world’s) astonishment, that GOP congressmen who vote to let some or all Bush tax cuts […]

July 21, 2011

Tim Pawlenty Loves Government Shut-Downs

It’s one thing to stand by principles and fight to the end over how to fund government, and quite another to celebrate its collapse. Tim Pawlenty, who left behind a budget deficit that contributed to Minnesota’s government shutting its doors today, celebrated another shutdown that took place under his watch in 2005 and even said […]

July 1, 2011

James O’Keefe Blames Shadowy Forces for Wikipedia Mistakes

Conservative propagandist James O’Keefe thinks that liberal billionaire George Soros edited his Wikipedia page to include a common misconception about his criminal record. In an interview with The Awl yesterday, O’Keefe claimed that the only reason people think he’s a criminal is “because they read Wikipedia,” which is “edited by George Soros, who edits out […]

June 29, 2011

Bachmann and Palin: Rivals?

It’s become increasingly unclear whether the Republican presidential primary has enough space for not one, but two female folk heroes of the Tea Party: Rep. Michele Bachmann’s prospective 2012 campaign appears increasingly set on a collision course with former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The coming confrontation is being driven by a belief in Bachmann’s camp that […]

June 8, 2011