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Why they really hate Neil deGrasse Tyson: Inside the right’s anti-intellectual paranoia

A new National Review cover story demonstrates the seething resentment that fuels much of modern conservative anger

The twisted mythology of American bigots: What’s really behind Limbaugh & Beck’s right-wing delusions

Prejudice and bigotry are still major influences on our politics, but they can be overcome, an expert tells Salon

Ted Cruz’s war on John Boehner: The speaker loses control to the Tea Party

John Boehner desperately wants to pass a border bill today, but Ted Cruz, as always, is getting in the way

The left finally bites back: Why pro-choice trolling might just save us all

Anti-choicers have been cruelly effective and victorious in statehouses and the courts. There are lessons to learn

Arizona state militia: We’re mainstream!

A new group is trying to present itself as a non-radical organization ready to cooperate with the government

Meet the right’s phony reformers: Why “reformicons” really stand for crony capitalism

The so-called GOP wonks claim to be enemies of corporate shenanigans. Read a little closer and the truth comes out

Is an Ebola vaccine on the horizon?

As the disease ravages West Africa, researchers say a cure could be a few years away

This GOP Candidate Says He's Cracking Down on Coal Pollution—but Green Groups Say That's BS

North Carolina Senate candidate Thom Tillis is making an unusual argument—for a Republican. In recent weeks, he's accused his Democratic opponent, Sen. Kay Hagan, of sabotaging critical environmental regulations because of her "cozy relationship" with a powerful energy company. Show More Summary

Leaked Memo: Top Tea Party Group Says Mitch McConnell Only Opposed the Stimulus Because It Leaned on Him

As he seeks another six years in office, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has touted his reputation as a true conservative and an unwavering opponent of President Barack Obama. But a newly leaked document written by one...Show More Summary

Mandatory Adoption Seminars: A Taste of Anti-Abortion Fights to Come in 2015

Texas lawmakers have already walloped abortion access with 24-hour mandatory waiting periods and onerous rules that shut down almost half of the state's clinics. But one anti-abortion lawmaker is gearing up for more. Although the legislature isn't in session this year, State Sen. Show More Summary

Odd Couple: Wall Street Foe Warren Stumps for Big-Businessman

But does she even have the touch among general voters? (For complete 2014 midterm coverage, get your campaign fix on The Grid.)

Paul Ryan: The federal government’s powerless to stop global warming

"Climate change occurs no matter what," the former Republican vice presidential nominee said

Neil deGrasse Tyson Tells GMO Critics to "Chill Out"

Cosmos star Neil deGrasse Tyson is known for defending climate science and the science of evolution. And now, in a video recently posted on YouTube (the actual date when it was recorded is unclear), he takes a strong stand on another...Show More Summary

David Brooks and Ruth Marcus are mind-numbingly wrong about marijuana

The pundits continue to spew outdated, inaccurate bromides against a drug they admit they themselves have used

National Review declares war against the nerds

Why are conservatives so annoyed by Neil DeGrasse Tyson? Because, you know, science

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