Thursday, July 2, 2015
Tea Party
DarkMoney

The Dark Politics Of Dark Money

How to reconcile Citizens United, which gave corporations the same rights as individuals with regard to political speech while shielding them for any accountability for that speech?

July 1, 2015
White gunman sought in shooting

Charleston Church Massacre Inspired By White Supremacy

This spring, just 90 miles from the Charleston shooting, a South Carolina Tea Party convention invited a white nationalist leader to speak.

June 18, 2015
Lindsey Graham

Lindsey Graham And ‘The Gay Conspiracy’

If Lindsey Graham were gay — and we should take him at his word that he is not — that might offend some in the GOP’s evangelical wing. But there are conspiracy theories that hint at something even worse.

May 29, 2015
hospital

Obamacare’s Nine Lives

If Obamacare survives the latest Supreme Court challenge, it will really be the cat with nine lives.

May 26, 2015
2016 GOP Candidates

5 Ways Republicans Dare You To Vote Against Them

Republicans’ fiercest opponents are themselves. Actual reality has proven to be a powerful countervailing force, when enough Americans vote.

May 25, 2015
JamesWebb

“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
Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio, Once Seen As Front-Runner, Has Some Catching Up To Do

Despite the early buzz, Rubio finds himself just another name in an increasingly crowded field of 2016 presidential rivals who have chipped away at what were once his strongest assets.

April 14, 2015
Ted Cruz, Latino, Texas, Cuba, Mexico, Conservative, Tea Party, Voting

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
OneNationUnderGod-edited

Book Review: ‘One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America’

In ‘One Nation Under God,’ historian Kevin Kruse argues that the current state of religion’s entanglement in our politics is not the product of piety, but of corporate lobbying, religious pitchmen, and Hollywood stagecraft.

April 12, 2015
Senate, DC, Gun Law, Second Amendment Rigts, GOP, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Tea Party, Laws

Senate GOP Presidential Hopefuls Take On D.C.

GOP presidential hopefuls, looking to bolster their credentials, involve themselves in local DC matters.

April 2, 2015
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

The Real Ted Cruz: Country Music, Harvard Law, And Tea Party ‘Populism’

While Cruz highlights his Tea Party persona to appeal to Republican primary voters, he exposes the fraudulence of ultra-right “populism.”

March 27, 2015
Photo: U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

What Ted Cruz Knows

Ted Cruz will never be president — but he might destroy plenty of Republicans who could actually win.

March 26, 2015
Texas Senator Ted Cruz during the Ag Summit in Des Moines. 3/7/2015 (John Pemble, iprimages/Flickr)

Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz Launches Presidential Bid

It’s official: Ted Cruz is running for president.

March 23, 2015
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Cruz To Launch White House Bid Monday

The Tea Party senator is set to become the first official 2016 presidential candidate.

March 23, 2015
U.S. Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

Cotton, Republicans Struggle To Balance Threat With Defense Cuts

New wars in the Middle East, or deep, across-the-board budget cuts. Pick one, Republicans — you can’t have both.

March 13, 2015
At UC Irvine, some say furor over attempted U.S. flag ban is overblown

At UC Irvine, Some Say Furor Over Attempted U.S. Flag Ban Is Overblown

A small student government council voted to remove a single U.S. flag — and then hell broke loose.

March 12, 2015
Congressman Jim Jordan speaking at the 2012 CPAC in Washington, D.C. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Conservatives Using Freedom Caucus To Recalibrate The Right

Meet the new right-wing group that’s itching for another debt ceiling fight.

March 10, 2015
Governor Robert Bentley, AEMA Director Art Faulkner and FCO Mike Byrne discuss tornado recovery (Alabama EMA via Flickr)

Deficits In U.S. States Have Alabama’s Governor Risking Career

Many Republican governors are out of options — and turning to tax hikes.

March 3, 2015
immigration reform

Polls Show Most Americans Favor Pathway To Citizenship

Despite what the Tea Party-controlled GOP would have you think, Americans broadly agree on immigration reform.

March 2, 2015
Jeb Bush

Can Jeb Bush Make It Right With The Right?

Can the Tea Party learn to love Jeb Bush?

February 25, 2015
GiulianiVicious

Cartoon: Rudy Giuliani’s Cafeteria

‘America’s Mayor’ is still serving up hate.

February 23, 2015
John Kasich

Tax Increases Much-Regretted Necessity For Republican Governors

Even some Tea Party Republicans are acknowledging that it’s time for a tax hike.

February 23, 2015
IRS building

IRS Wars Heat Up Rules Of The Game

Democrats and Republicans are going to battle over the IRS.

February 11, 2015
desert open road

On Gas Tax Increase, Obama Is Wrong — And (Some) Republicans Are Right

With their strange urge to ruin the transportation systems that made America the world’s strongest country, the Tea Party is more like a Termite Party.

February 4, 2015
Raul Labrador

House Freedom Caucus Looks To Be A Force — In Leadership And Lawmaking

Meet the new right-wing group that’s going to be a huge headache for John Boehner.

February 4, 2015
Menu Title