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Posted on: Jun 25, 2012, Source: Mother Jones

The research is in on a high-priced Bush-era initiative to promote marriage to poor people. It’s time for a divorce.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2011, Source: Mother Jones Online

Murdoch has made it very clear that he views America's public schools as a potential gold mine.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2011, Source: Mother Jones

Some of the victims were gay, or perceived to be by their classmates, and many were bullied. And anti-gay activists stand accused of blocking an effective response to the crisis.

Posted on: Feb 15, 2011, Source:

Pricey political consultants and fame-seeking leaders: A grassroots group cozies up to the DC establishment and alienates the activists who put it on the map.

Posted on: Nov 19, 2010, Source: Mother Jones

Conservative activists believe that the UN is secretly plotting to herd humans into crowded cities so that the rest of the world can be devoted to wildlife preservation.

Posted on: Nov 19, 2010, Source: Mother Jones

The tea party's social conservative and libertarian wings are poised for a showdown that could decide the fate of the movement.

Posted on: Sep 20, 2010, Source: Mother Jones

The Maine state coordinator for the Tea Party Patriots has expressed a very low opinion of the Tea Party backed O'Donnell. Are there rifts in the movement?

Posted on: Sep 10, 2010, Source: Mother Jones

What will happen when thousands of Tea Partiers likely toting offensive signs come into contact with attendees of the annual Black Family Reunion?

Posted on: Aug 11, 2010, Source: Mother Jones Online

Competing for the business of Tea Party protesters as they converge on Washington, the movement has spawned its own cutthroat brand of travel agents.

Posted on: Jul 25, 2010, Source: Mother Jones

A series of rallies meant to help unify the movement have actually sired confusion and dissent.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2010, Source: Mother Jones Online

No one actually mentioned the Tea Partiers during Elana Kagan's Supreme Court nomination hearings, but they were there in spirit, pitchforks in hand.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2010, Source:

Porn is becoming more and more extreme, and more and more accessible -- including to kids. Is it time for the government to step in?

Posted on: Jun 14, 2010, Source: Mother Jones

The Deepwater rig is legally considered an ocean-going vessel, as a result BP could get away with shelling out sums as paltry as $1,000 to families of workers killed in the blast.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2010, Source: Mother Jones

Fred Karger was one of the GOP's top dark-arts operators. Now he's riding into battle to save gay marriage and reveal the Mormon Church's anti-gay marriage plan.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2010, Source: Mother Jones

Conspiracy theorists who started the birther lie are now targeting Clinton's eligibility for office, over an obscure provision in the Constitution.

Posted on: Feb 8, 2010, Source: Mother Jones

An obscure executive order has been misconstrued and now the blowback has reached all the way to Congress.

Posted on: Dec 30, 2009, Source: Mother Jones Online

The Tea Party Express is trying to capitalize on the Tea Party movement for crass and self-serving political purposes -- mainly as a fundraising machine for Republican causes.

Posted on: Dec 11, 2009, Source: Mother Jones Online

Public restrooms: The final frontier of the right's war on queer folk?

Posted on: Nov 17, 2009, Source: Mother Jones Online

To liberals, she epitomizes the anti-choice far right of the GOP. But to American Right to Life, Sarah Palin is not pure enough.

Posted on: Nov 4, 2009, Source: Mother Jones

What if they gave a Tea Party and nobody came? Michele Bachmann and company promised a barrage of protest calls to the Capitol but, so far, things are kind of quiet.