Stories by Lou Dubose

Lou Dubose is a former Observer editor and co-author of "The Hammer: Tom DeLay, God, Money and the Rise of the Republican Congress." subscribe to Lou Dubose's feed

Posted on: Mar 20, 2016, Source: The Washington Spectator

The overheated rhetoric and reckless posturing from the right is a return of a rancid thread of American politics.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2016, Source: The Washington Spectator

They want to "carpet bomb," "bomb the shit" out of them and make "sand glow." The GOP field somehow makes Cheney seem moderate.

Posted on: Dec 21, 2015, Source: The Washington Spectator

Flip this faith-based survey and head to the mall -- buy here and you'll be undermining right-wing philanthropy.

Posted on: Nov 7, 2015, Source: The Washington Spectator

To understand the insane 2016 campaign, you must understand the Southern, religious, anti-immigrant GOP base.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2015, Source: The Washington Spectator

Fishy financials don't make for a great campaign.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2015, Source: The Washington Spectator

Rev. Rafael B. Cruz's credentials are, at best, wildly exaggerated.

Posted on: Jul 27, 2015, Source: The Washington Spectator

These people are, in a word, afraid. And their candidates have mastered the exploitation of their fears.

Posted on: Jul 6, 2015, Source: The Washington Spectator

Alan Gross was a small player in the U.S. policy to overthrow Cuba's leadership.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2015, Source: The Washington Spectator

He was a marketing consultant for a Fla. company while it was the subject of a criminal investigation.

Posted on: Mar 2, 2015, Source: The Washington Spectator

King v. Burwell is a fight over five words in the statute: “Exchanges established by the State.”

Posted on: Jan 20, 2015, Source: The Washington Spectator

His story reads like a script from the old spy spoof “Get Smart.”

Posted on: Dec 20, 2014, Source: The Washington Spectator

How ironic that the warming of relations between the U.S. and Cuba began with a bungled covert operation.

Posted on: Sep 5, 2014, Source: The Washington Spectator

Georgia GOP rewrites laws to hedge against growing minority strength.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2014, Source: The Washington Spectator

Gatherings of Christian conservatives play a role in moving the Republican Party further to the right.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2012, Source: The Washington Spectator

There is no real reason for voter-ID laws. Simply stated, voter-ID bills become laws because Republican legislators pass and Republican governors sign them.

Posted on: Aug 24, 2011, Source: The Washington Spectator

Since Perry is running for president on a record of fiscal responsibility, it’s important to understand his 2006 decision that wreaked havoc on his state.

Posted on: Jul 6, 2007, Source: The Washington Spectator

In 2001, 19-year-old Murat Kurnaz was an innocent man caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. Accused of being a terrorist, he spent five years in Guantanamo before being released -- now he's telling his story.

Posted on: Jun 8, 2005, Source: Texas Observer

Jack Abramoff and Grover Norquist have been caught billing clients for face time with George W. Bush. Don't believe it? Just follow the paper trail.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2004, Source: LA Weekly

Will Alberto Gonzales' move to Attorney General give him the conservative chops he needs for the Christian right to rubber stamp his passage to the Supreme Court?