Tipping Points

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*+-Steve Hochstadt: TThe shifts away from conservative positions on gay and interracial marriage and immigration signal the decline in the attractiveness of major elements in traditional Republican ideology.

Don’t Count Out the Labor Movement

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*+-Walter Brasch: It’s a time to honor the working class, and the unions that gave them the rights of collective bargaining. They may be struggling but they are far from dead.

The GOP’s Death Wish

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*+-Robert Reich: How can a political party be so dumb as to piss off Hispanics, women, and young people? Because the core of its base is middle-aged white men.

Why Republicans Need a War on Religion

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*+-Tina Dupuy: Republicans botched their war on religion with the word “slut.” Oh and by proposing laws against women getting equal pay, and a right to privacy or recourse if a doctor lies to them.

ALEC, AT&T But Not My Credo

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*+-Wendy Block: When I hear that AT&T and Verizon are key players with other multinationals and Republican legislators in ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, a group that advances corporate interests and undermines ours, my thoughts turn…shall we say, vehement.

Scott Walker as Old Lord North

American History

*+-Berry Craig: My guess is that when Walker and his labor-hating Republican legislators took aim at public employee unions, they figured the private sector unions wouldn’t do much about it.