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Religious Right Trolls "Horror Stories" to Oppose Gay Troops

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathaniel Frank

I set out to learn if reason or prejudice was behind the gay ban in the military.

The Billionaires - Pious Folks Are Plentiful

Clifford J. Tasner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clifford J. Tasner

2008-09-25-cliffordvideo.jpg Sarah Palin embodies the great Republican tradition of pandering to Social Conservatives.

Obama Plays Offense Asserting Pro-Education, Pro-Prevention, Pro-Choice Values

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

Politically, Obama's embrace of the education and prevention agenda long encompassed in the phrase "pro-choice" represents a shift away from abortion politics as usual.

We Have Not Come A Long Way, Babe

Taylor Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Taylor Marsh

At some point, women have to stand up and say no to insulting selections that make a mockery of the rest of us who have not only had to pay our dues, but wait our turn.

Rick Warren's Carnival of Confession

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

While Rick Warren is an improvement over Focus on the Family's James Dobson, he must teach evangelicals there is a better way than the selfishness of modern conservatism.

Conservatism Is Dead; Long Live Liberalism? (Part II)

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

The conservatives' well of ideas may well have run dry, but the American majority has hardly turned liberal. So could the most compelling ideas be neither conservative nor liberal but communitarian?

Focus on the Fallacies of James Dobson

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

When James Dobson cites research or statistics in this election cycle, news reporters have an obligation to check with the actual researchers who conducted the studies.

Social Conservatives Still In Charge of Republican Party

Rep. Barney Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Barney Frank

Leading economically conservative organizations who argued the proposed gambling regulations would interfere with the functioning of our financial system had the support of less than 10% of Republican congressmen.

Conservative Movement Juggernaut Scaife Admits To Affair

Vanity Fair | Joseph Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over many years, in the five households the couple shared, the wife hired scores of servants to help take care of her rich husband. Then, in 2005, she...

Romney Strategy Threatened By Huckabee Ascent

Washington Post | Michael Shear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A year ago, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney gathered his campaign team for the first time at his suburban Boston home. There were PowerPoint...

Google Logos Draw Conservatives' Ire

Los Angeles Times | Jim Puzzanghera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Should the world's most-used search engine be more of a Yankee Google Dandy? Google Inc. occasionally features light-hearted doodles on its colorful ...

Religious Conservatives Take A Back Seat In '08 Elections

The New York Times | LAURIE GOODSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

AFTER the 2004 elections, religious conservatives were riding high. Newly anointed by pundits as "values voters" -- a more flattering label than "reli...

Experts Proclaim Religious Right Powerless In '08 Primaries

McClatchy Newspapers | Steven Thomma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Palm Sunday two years ago was a glorious day for Christian conservatives. A president who'd proclaimed Jesus his favorite philosopher was racing back...

Bad For Business: Execs And Managers Bolting GOP

The Wall Street Journal | JACKIE CALMES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Republican Party, known since the late 19th century as the party of business, is losing its lock on that title. New evidence suggests a potential...