Theo Ander­son is an In These Times con­tribut­ing writer. He has a Ph.D. in mod­ern U.S. his­to­ry from Yale and writes on the intel­lec­tu­al and reli­gious his­to­ry of con­ser­vatism and pro­gres­sivism in the Unit­ed States. Fol­low him on Twit­ter @Theoanderson7.
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GOP’s Bad Karma Haunts Romney Campaign
Is Mitt Romney getting Swift Boated? Or do the Soptic ad--and the Ryan choice--reflect the truth about the candidate?
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Obama’s Trump Card: Ohio
Three reasons why the Buckeye State is helping the president beat the odds.
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On the Bainality of Evil
Why truth and politics don't mix.
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Kissing Your Way to the Top: The Paul Ryan Story
He's the GOP's Chosen One, but is he leading the party over a cliff?
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Romney 2012: It’s the End of the GOP as We Know It
Women and Latinos decisively reject the party, but that isn't the worst of Republicans' problems.
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Three Takeaways from the SCOTUS Ruling on ‘Obamacare’
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Is Single-Payer Dead? Meet the Congressional Candidate Who Doesn’t Buy It
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Why ‘Chicago-Style Politics’ is America’s New Normal
"Chicago-Style Politics" Is Simply Business As Usual in D.C.
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Trouble in the Heartland
Free-market fundamentalists stoke fears of a 'Warmist' conspiracy
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Other Winners and Losers from the June 5 Primaries
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Things Turn Ugly in the ‘Land of Enchantment’s’ First District Democratic Primary
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Dissecting the GOP Brain
Why can't Republicans handle the truth?
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The GOP’s Dukakis Problem
Republicans gloat that President Obama's days are numbered—but Romney could go the way of Michael Dukakis.
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Norman Solomon’s Quest for Congress
The veteran activist and writer may become one of the most progressive people on Capitol Hill.
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Lugar’s Loss in Indiana: the Death of Nuance in the GOP
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Why the Right Really Hates Obama
And why 'that hopey changey stuff' is the only true antidote to Tea Party cynicism.
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Citizens United and the 19th Amendment
What campaign finance reformers can learn from America's suffragettes.
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The Naked and the Dead: Mitt Romney’s Strange Saga
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‘Block the Vote’ Blowback
GOP photo ID voting laws have energized African-American activists. Their anger could end up helping Democrats in November.
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Promises Broken, Promises Kept
President Obama has fulfilled many campaign promises. But that's cold comfort to progressives.
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The GOP’s Sex Addiction—and Why It Might Not Hurt the Party This Fall
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Progress in the ‘World’s Greatest Deliberative Body’?
The prospects for Democrats in the Senate are looking better, but progressives' gains will be modest in November.
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Will Catholic Bishops Be GOP Pawns?
The Church and evangelicals are finding common ground.
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Catholics and the Culture War Abroad
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After Kucinich Defeat, Will Progressive Mantle Fall?
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How Do You Like It Now, Republicans?
Rush Limbaugh's depravity is the endpoint of conservatism's long journey into the heart of darkness.
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Why Gary Johnson Should Terrify the Democrats
The Libertarian's presidential candidacy poses a problem for Barack Obama.
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After Santorum’s Big Wins, Are We Closer to War With Iran?
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A Puritan’s Dilemma
Religion, politics and the agony of David Foster Wallace.
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Why Mitt Romney Doesn’t Have a Prayer
The GOP frontrunner has a Mormon problem. But not the one that you think.
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The Truth About Mitt Romney’s “Very Poor” Comment
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The Sunshine State’s Shadowy Legacy
How the 2000 Florida presidential election transformed the GOP.
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Steve Forbes: The GOP’s Man in 2012
The Republican Party’s awkward flat-taxing farce has the last laugh.
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Killing Us Sweetly
Conservatives' role in the growing burden of American obesity.
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Deporting the Vote
President Obama's record-setting number of deportations hasn't exactly endeared him to Latino voters.
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New Confederacy Rising
Testing, once again, whether this nation can long endure.
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The Religious Left, Born Again
Progressive activists are finding inspiration in churches, synagogues and mosques.
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What’s the Matter With Wisconsin?
The state's motto is "Forward," but it's now turning its back on a rich progressive history.
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Glenn Beck’s American Ark
The ubiquitous Fox News host offers followers an old-time apocalyptic vision
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Ralph Reed Redux: Will GOP’s Old Tricks Work in New Era of Diversity?
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Life Imitates Art: Palin, GOP Ride the Populist Tiger
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Just Say What You Want: Will Progressives Ever Pass Political Linguistics 101?
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The GOP’s Hail-Mary Play for the Hispanic Vote: God, Guns, Guts
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Some Social Decay With That Bottled Water?
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Springsteen’s Salvation
A new book reveals The Boss' enduring allure.
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Catholic is the New Protestant for the Supreme Court and American Politics
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The End of the World as We Know It? Tony Judt on Mass Capitalist Delusions and History’s Tragi
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The Trouble With Bill McKibben’s ‘Eaarth,’ and the Promise of Environmentalism 2.0
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