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Trump is trying to oust Jeff Flake from the Senate

Dean Heller (NV) — are seats that Democrats have a real shot at picking off. Graham is not up for reelection until 2020. Arizona, though...

Canada fought the war on science. Here's how scientists won.

VoxA pro-science protest on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa, in 2012. Stephen Harper's government had proposed steep cuts to many research programs.and more »...

An ex-senator called Trump backers "brownshirts," in case you wondered how the RNC's going

An ex-senator called Trump backers "brownshirts," in case you wondered how the RNC's goingFormer Sen. Gordon Humphrey (R-NH) hasn't been a major national political figure...

How Brexit went from a problem for the Conservatives to a catastrophe for Labour

While the Conservative Party's rules require leaders who lose a no confidence vote to step aside — as happened to Iain Duncan Smith in 2003...

Justin Trudeau isn't magic, liberals. Parliaments make it easier to pass laws.

What explains this? Is Justin Trudeau just an unusually awesome leader, bringing the kind of sweeping change that's sometimes evaded President Obama? Not really. The...

Why Democrats increasingly think Donald Trump can deliver them a Senate landslide

Salt Lake Tribune (blog)But as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Grassley has been closely tied to the GOP's strategy to block Garland's Supreme Court...

Paleoconservatism, the movement that explains Donald Trump, explained

The two defining moments that led to paleocon decline were Taft's defeat and the suppressing of the John Birch Society by William F. Buckley and...

The smug style in American liberalism

"Conservatives are always at a bit of a disadvantage in the theater of mass democracy," the conservative editorialist Kevin Williamson wrote in National Review last...

The alt-right is more than warmed-over white supremacy. It's that, but way way weirder.

Paintings by Eldar Zakirov, meme by Benjamin Williams. There is, lurking in Reddit and 4chan ... "They are the vehicles by which anti-liberal and dehumanizing...

The Senate races to watch in 2016

Since arriving in the Senate after the 2010 wave, multimillionaire Ron Johnson of Wisconsin has been an unapologetic conservative, while Mark Kirk of Illinois has...

Political scientists think "the party" will stop Trump. They shouldn't be so sure.

Political scientists think "the party" will stop Trump. They shouldn't be so sure.Wallace asked. The punishment continued. The moderators hammered Trump for his past support...

Scott Walker to Senate: Get rid of the filibuster, repeal Obamacare with 51 ...

Scott Walker wants the Senate to get rid of the filibuster, and thinks it should be able to pass "anything" with a simple 51-vote majority...

Donald Trump: a one-act play?

Trump's barrage of attacks against Fox host Megyn Kelly over her demeanor at last Thursday's Republican presidential primary debate prompted RedState.com Editor-in-Chief Erick Erickson to...

Bobby Jindal just announced his presidential run. Here's where he stands on ...

The HinduDuring a recent interview, he explained, "I am for free trade, I am for presidents in both parties having fast-track authority, and on this...

Rand Paul proposed the most bizarre tax plan I've ever seen

Brown's plan was crafted initially by Arthur Laffer, the conservative economist whose titular curve argues that big tax cuts can pay for themselves. Paul, too,...

What Sarah Palin gets wrong when comparing Lena Dunham and Josh Duggar

In recent weeks, it's become clear that Josh Duggar — a star on the TLC reality series 19 Kids and Counting, as well as, until...

Rand Paul's budget contains huge cuts

Rand Paul wants to revolutionize Republican foreign policy; 4. Rand Paul is serious about criminal justice reform; 5. ; 6. Rand Paul is a critic...

From World War I to Rand Paul: The rise and fall and rise of America's anti ...

Paul is the heir to a tradition, dating at least back to the 1890s, of conservative non-interventionism: the idea that it is not America's place...

Dinesh D'Souza, America's greatest conservative troll, explained

But not long ago D'Souza was a member in good standing of American conservative intellectual life, who served in the Reagan administration; was affiliated with...

7 reasons Mike Pence will be the GOP nominee in 2016

As Mike Allen put it, Pence has the ability to "bridge the establishment/business and evangelical/tea party wings of the GOP." ... Before he ran for...

Video: Even Canadians can't talk about the Middle East without fighting

The answer comes from lawmaker Paul Calandra, who is a member of the majority Conservative party, and who responds, weirdly enough, by demanding that Mulcair...

One map that shows why Republicans are nervous they won't take back the ...

Democratic supporters often fear that in this post-Citizens United age of unprecedented political spending, their candidates' campaigns are doomed to be drowned out by conservative...

To fix the economy, let's print money and mail it to everyone

But most crucially, central banks can act faster than legislatures. The sluggish pace of the legislative process means action on fiscal policy is often delayed.

How Barack Obama is expanding presidential power

Speaker John Boehner chided the Democrats: "Are you willing to let any president choose what laws to execute and what laws to change?" ... Many...

How the GOP is quietly using Koch money to woo Latinos

Joe Garcia of Florida with Spanish-language television ads; and criticizing Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick of ... Daniel Garza heads up the conservative non-profit LIBRE Initiative, mean...

What are some primary sources about the IRS scandal?

Between early 2010 and May 2012, the IRS flagged 298 nonprofits applying for 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) tax-exempt status as potentially "political," and slowed down consideration...

Republicans now 56% or maybe 86% likely to take the Senate

It just needs to pick off a few key races in a few key states, many of which are quite conservative. Yet there's some disagreement...

How Mississippi and Iowa's primaries today could affect the battle for the Senate

SFGate So 41-year old state senator Chris McDaniel jumped into the race on a platform of fiscal conservatism, and racked up endorsements from Tea Party and...