Ana Marie Cox

Ana Marie Cox is political columnist for the Guardian US. The founding editor of the blog Wonkette, she has written about Washington and national politics for a variety of outlets, including Playboy, GQ, Time, the New York Times and the Washington Post. Ana is also a regular guest commentator on MSNBC and NPR, and is the author of the satirical novel Dog Days. She lives in Minneapolis-St Paul, Minnesota

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Thursday, April 18, 2013
It's Not NRA Dollars That Are Blocking Gun Control. It's the NRA's Narrative
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Friday, April 05, 2013
Will Gay Marriage Split the Republican Party?
A poll released on Monday found that Republicans ' number one criticism of their own party was that it was "inflexible" and "unwilling to compromise".
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Thursday, March 28, 2013
The Supreme Court's Problem: How to Back America Out of Anti-Gay Bigotry
US Supreme Court observers groaned when the well-regarded and Peabody Award-winning SCOTUSblog.com put the chances of the supreme court striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (Doma) at 80%. As far as predictability goes, supreme court decisions are somewhere between next week's weather and Tilda Swinton's career choices.
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Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Obama Sounds Retreat on Gun Control but Declares War on Gun Crime
Observers billed Obama's speech here in the Twin Cities Monday afternoon as the first stop for a White House road show promoting gun control legislation, but the event's tone, its location, and, yes, even its content signal that the White House has chosen a circuitous route in pursuit of its goals.
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
'Fiscal Cliff' Hype and the Future of Grover Norquist's Taxpayer Pledge
There are many the similarities between Los Angeles and Washington, DC (the most true one having to do with DC being "Hollywood for ugly people), but the hullabaloo around the "fiscal cliff" – technically, a snorefest of sequestration agreements – brings to mind the importance of raising the stake every time you make a sequel.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Voter ID Laws and Roll Purges Are the Real Defrauding of US Democracy
There are three inducements of support that Americans are powerless against: the promise of whiter teeth, the suggestion of no-diet weight loss and the cause of justice.
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Monday, August 27, 2012
To Republicans, Women Are Simply the Sum of Their Parts
There's no doubt that Todd Akin's stunningly misguided understanding of female anatomy , as seen in his claim that raped women can't get pregnant, represented yet another instance of the Republican party's estrangement from science.
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