Sunday, March 29, 2015
Tea Party
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
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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
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Can Jeb Bush Make It Right With The Right?

Can the Tea Party learn to love Jeb Bush?

February 25, 2015
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Cartoon: Rudy Giuliani’s Cafeteria

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

February 23, 2015
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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
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IRS Wars Heat Up Rules Of The Game

Democrats and Republicans are going to battle over the IRS.

February 11, 2015
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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
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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
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Cartoon: American Snipers

President Obama takes incoming fire from the right.

February 2, 2015
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Nevada’s GOP Gov. Brian Sandoval Starts New Term With Tax-Hike Surprise

How one Republican governor is taking on the Tea Party.

February 2, 2015
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Conservatives Take Credit For Derailing Border Security Bill

The new Congress presents the same old problems for John Boehner.

January 27, 2015
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Endorse This: Sarah Palin, Unplugged — And Unprompted!

Sarah Palin’s teleprompter reportedly broke down — forcing her run-on sentences to become somehow even more absurdist than usual.

January 26, 2015
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Endorse This: Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, and Trump — Oh, My!

Watch highlights of the big Tea Party convention this week in South Carolina (where else?), complete with 2016-ers.

January 23, 2015
Photo: Gage Skidmore via Flickr

‘Toughest Border Security Bill Ever’ Sets Table For Piecemeal Strategy

Even the “toughest border security bill ever” doesn’t go far enough for some House Republicans.

January 22, 2015
Student voters

Stop Making Excuses For Non-Voting Millennials

If young Americans want politics to work for them, they must start participating.

January 20, 2015
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Americans For Prosperity Legislative Agenda Is Koch Industries Wishlist

Surprise! The “grassroots” Tea Party group wants the exact same policies as the Koch brothers do.

January 19, 2015
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Endorse This: Ben Carson Gives ISIS Credit

Ben Carson: At least ISIS actually believe in something.

January 16, 2015
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush looks on prior to speaking at the 2014 National Summit on Education Reform in Washington, DC, November 20, 2014 (AFP Photo/Saul Loeb)

Jeb Bush Faces Common Core Fight

How education could cause a fatal split between Jeb Bush and the right wing.

December 29, 2014