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RNC in Cleveland, Day 1: On “Make America Safe Again” day, Trump and the GOP ignore police pleas on guns

According to The New York Times, Manafort attempted to sow disunity between Kasich and Republican Ohio Senator Rob Portman, who is facing a tough re-election...

Tony Blair, Iraq and the struggle for the British left: Why the UK's political soap opera is important

Both major political parties in both countries now find themselves beset by internal division and turmoil, although at least on the surface Britain's ruling Conservatives...

The GOP in California is on its last legs: The state keeps getting bluer — and that's a great sign for Democrats ...

Harris won 40 percent of the vote. Sanchez was second with around 19 percent. The token Republican candidate, George “Duf” Sundheim, whose political experience consisted...

Hollywood liberalism at its lamest: “Money Monster,” George Clooney and Jodie Foster's financial-crisis drama ...

Still, I can't resist making this point, although it may not directly relate to why “Money Monster” is dreadful: Adam McKay, the comedy director who...

The Clinton scandal machine is making clanking noises and leaking oil

At the Washington Post, political blogger Chris Cillizza wrote more than 50 posts mentioning Hillary Clinton's emails in a six-month span last year, many of...

The triumphs & tribulations of a “pragmatic” progressive governor: Inside the world of Dannel Malloy

Connecticut has, for a long time, been a bastion of east coast centrism. The socially liberal but fiscally conservative ideology of the elite class dominated...

Inside the right-wing lie factory: Secrets of a Koch-funded propaganda machine more insidious than Fox News

Its Wisconsin Reporter, for instance, once sponsored a poll that found more than 70 percent of people in the state supported an effort by Governor...

Utah and the war on porn: Our long national history of condemning “obscenity” as public enemy #1

And the very metaphor of the body-politic has perpetually lent itself to imagery of moral disease and rot, as historian Carolyn Dean pointed out in...

15 wingnut celebrities who are all in for Donald Trump

Trump has the support of a lot of white nationalists and white supremacist types, but they're mostly small potatoes compared to David Duke, one of...

Where the boys are: Richard Linklater's “Everybody Wants Some!!” and what women's comedies can learn from the art ...

In Sofia Coppola's 2003 sulky May-December comedy, depressed Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson) finds herself alone in Tokyo where she meets equally-depressed, Bob Harris (Bill Murray). As...

Supreme Court nominee moderate who can go hard left or right

FILE - In this photo taken March 16, 2016, Federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland arrives with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden...

The family values sham: Research shows that most of these '90s fears were nonsense

Quayle, then the vice president, criticized Candace Bergen's journalist character Murphy Brown, arguing in a speech at the Commonwealth Club of California that she was...

“David Lynch should be shot”: Looking back on the madness and chaos of “Blue Velvet” and Ronald Reagan's '80s

Jeffrey's skinny tie and pierced ear, which goes unremarked, are very much of the 1980s, but Sandy and her classmates favor the long skirts of...

They're never letting him govern: How the right has conspired to form a Supreme Court blockade

National Review suggested that's disqualifying for Kelly. Note: Public ... And according to Republicans, who have already vowed to block Obama's nomination and to not...

Are Bernie and Hillary enabling that “national conversation” on race we forgot to have?

But in all those cases, Bill Clinton included, the black vote was perceived as a unitary interest group, which tended to hold cautious, conservative views...

Welcome to the Trump revolution: The Donald's last challenge is Ted Cruz — and Ted Cruz is in trouble

There are a number of other polls which still show Trump at number one and some explanatory data about that NBC/WSJ poll which shows that...

The rise and fall of “family values”: How “religious freedom” became the rallying cry of the Christian right

As established social hierarchies came under fire from the civil rights movement, the gay rights movement, second-wave feminism, and others, conservative advocacy groups and their...

Donald Trump's laughable sexual discrimination defense: He actually wants us to believe he's never rude to women

On the eve of the Iowa caucuses, Donald Trump's campaign is being accused of sex discrimination by Elizabeth Mae Davidson, who was a field organizer...

This is Donald Trump's biggest fiction — and the engine of his insane rage machine

Characteristically, at a defining moment in the Fox News debate, when Megyn Kelly challenged Trump with his record of disparaging women–” You've called women you...

We're onto the phony education reformers: Charter school charlatans and faux ...

Led by Governor Andrew Cuomo and his former state education chief, now currently acting U.S. Secretary of Education, John King, the Empire State had been...

Donald Trump can't truly win: Why we must not ignore that the Left is still ...

Finally, Trump, who is playing to the xenophobic wing of the American conservative movement, has dominated the early Republican national primary polling, and is causing...

AP Sportlight

1978 — Bryan Trottier has five goals and three assists to lead the New York Islanders to a 9-4 victory over the Rangers. Trottier sets...

This is Colbert's real problem: Conservatives aren't the issue, it's ...

Or it simply might be a case of a big talent trying to find footing on a new dance floor. Colbert placed an early emphasis...

Ted Cruz's plan to conquer America: How the senator from wing-nut nation could ...

“Very conservative” voters can propel Mr. Cruz to victory in Iowa, a caucus state, but according to exit poll data from 2008 and 2012, those...

The GOP's nightmarish war fantasies: Why the Republican responses to Paris are ...

WALLACE: If I may press my point, what do you do if – after we shoot down a Russian plane, they shoot down one of...

10 right-wing conspiracy theories that have slowly invaded American politics

What Hofstadter called “movements of suspicious discontent” have targeted imaginary threats ranging from the Illuminati, Freemasons and Jesuits of long ago all the way to...

This man is not a wonk: Why Marco Rubio is just another intellectual fraud

One prominent conservative pundit is ready to anoint the senator as the new Moynihan. Not so fast ... “So after all the meshugas,” he writes...

The GOP primary's theocratic X-factor: Inside the twisted worldview and junk ...

David Barton is a self-styled historical revisionist who has made it his life's work to instill in doctrinaire conservative Evangelicals and fundamentalists that America was...

The divine inspiration of Jim Jones: Inside the mind of one of history's ...

Indeed, the conservative media watchdog Accuracy in Media complained that the group's radical Marxist objectives were mostly lost in the general confusion surrounding the Jonestown...

Atheism deserves better than Richard Dawkins: “Secular fundamentalism” is ...

His 2006 bestseller, The God Delusion, is a seminal handbook for questioning theists across the Internet. Dawkins, along with philosopher Sam Harris, biologist Daniel Dennett,...

Sweet Jesus, David Brooks is finally making sense: How Fox News & the GOP ...

“The House Republican caucus,” Brooks writes, “is close to ungovernable these days. How did that situation come about?” I'm not sure what prompted his eureka...

Hear Pete Davidson's Robin Williams joke that was too hot for Comedy Central

As comics furiously debate whether online outrage and PC culture are “killing” comedy, Davidson is remarkable for how unafraid he is to push the envelope.

Carly Fiorina's post-truth politics: Even her most delusional defenders admit ...

Even though there is no evidence that what conservatives believe is going on in Planned Parenthood clinics actually is, as at least five states have...

Jimmy Kimmel lampoons Donald Trump's plan to make America great again in pitch ...

How do you make a campaign ad for someone with zero vision for America? Watch and learn VIDEO. Colin Gorenstein · Share · 137; WhatsApp.

Bill Clinton's gutsy apologies: Now he owes one to Ricky Ray Rector

Salon - Salon.comSalonThen, in March 2013, he wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post calling the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act—which he also signed—“incompatible with...

Put away your Bible, Justice: The new “religious freedom” arguments are neither

There, 17 county clerk offices are refusing to wed gays, and surely take comfort in the open letter Win Johnson, an attorney working for Alabama...

The 6 most hysterical right-wing responses to SCOTUS' same-sex marriage ruling

Sensing the tide of history and the Supreme Court going against him, Mike Huckabee called on conservative Christians to engage in a massive “Biblical disobedience”...

God is not on our side: The religious right's big lie about the founding of ...

A conservative evangelical, Bush frequently revealed his belief in America's Christian origins, once affirming that “[o]ur country was founded by men and women who realized...

Why Republicans are determined to ignore the threat of right-wing extremism

Those New America numbers are the most conservative of all the studies that have been done on right-wing violence. ... In another case, in June...

The real surprise in John Roberts's Obamacare decision: An unqualified victory ...

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts' first major opinion on the Affordable Care Act, in 2012, was a hedge. It upheld the constitutionality of the...

TPP is closer to becoming reality: Here's what you need to know about today's ...

The HillThe Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program was a part of the last fast-track package approved by the Senate in May, but became a point...

8 atheist leaders actually worth listening to

If you've read anything about the blossoming atheist movement, there's a good chance it was about Richard Dawkins or Sam Harris. And if you're a...

Climate denialism is the real “hoax”: Why “politically motivated” science is ...

In 1987, Harvard Professor James Anderson sent an experiment aloft in a NASA U-2 plane over the Antarctic, establishing by direct measurement that the ozone...

Capture the Duggar base: Bobby Jindal's desperate home-school Hail Mary is ...

When Time magazine asked one of Jindal's chief political strategists, Curt Anderson, about the governor's prolific output, he made a frank on-the-record admission: Bobby Jindal...

Step inside the GOP clown car! Listening in as Scott Walker, Mike Huckabee ...

“I want a commander in chief who will do everything in their power to ensure that the threat from radical Islamic terrorists does not wash...

Megyn Kelly is an evil genius: How the Fox News host won America's trust (by ...

But Kelly is more than just the newest popular kid on the block. She's also perhaps the greatest example of the sneaky, complicated brilliance of...

As dangerous as Thomas and Scalia: Meet the right-wing religious zealot who'd ...

Speaking last week at the Family Research Council, a hyper-conservative Christian lobbying group in Washington, D.C., Moore defined the pursuit of happiness as a by-product...

London as neoliberal theme park: The Platform 9 ¾ economy and the Tories ...

I visited Platform 9 ¾ the week before last, in the company of a pair of 11-year-olds balanced between eagerness and skepticism, just before the...

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell: “Chasing art with great intent sometimes ...

That approach made him a favorite of Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings, Alan Jackson and Vince Gill, Lynn Anderson and Rosanne Cash (his first wife),...

Wall Street greed refuses to die: How lobbyists & dark-money groups are ...

These shadowy organizations are also overwhelmingly conservative, though liberal spending has grown since 2010 as well. American Action Network was founded by Fred Malek, a...