Brett Boggs

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The Conservative Myth of a Social Safety Net Built on Charity

The right yearns for an era when churches and local organizations took care of society's weakest—an era that never existed and can't exist today.<p>Ideology is as much about understanding the past as shaping the future. And conservatives tell themselves a story, a fairy tale really, about the past, …

RINO Hunting Season Opens in Earnest With End of Shutdown Drama

Forget defending their House majority—some Republicans who angered Tea Partiers in the shutdown face primary challenges. Even Boehner isn’t immune, …

Inside the conservative brain: Tea Partyers are afraid

To understand their worldview you have to know how they see themselves<p>As America is torn apart by extremists, maybe a deep dive into our individual and collective psychology is a good way to start figuring out what’s happening to us.<p>The problem, as it turns out, may be the difference in the way …

John Boehner Is Letting GOP Extremists Hold the Government Hostage

The speaker’s not even trying to stand up to his party’s hostage takers, says Michael Tomasky.<p>Here are the two questions that really matter this week …

GOP’s secret blue-state playbook: The trick they use to stay alive

As Republicans set their sights on another big race, Christie, Rudy and others offer a cynical road map. Beware!<p>Things don’t look so hot for Joe Lhota, the Republican running for mayor in New York City. While his party won several mayoral races in recent decades, Democrats now outnumber Republicans …

The $200K lesson I learned from getting shot

How a health insurance check sent 6 hours before being shot saved my life. And what it means for you (and America)<p>A few weeks ago, I wrote an essay for this website about the time two young black men shot me in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the article was to bring a new and personal perspective …