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Has Hurricane Isaac taught Bobby Jindal that in the face of natural disaster, small government is no help?

When the rising Latino star of the GOP introduces Mitt Romney tonight, he will be reaching out to a demographic with which his party is faring increasingly poor. But will it work?

We asked our readers what they would add to the Democratic Party platform. From alternative energy to the right to vote, here's what they told us.

As Nikki Haley proved with her applause line about her state's voter identification law, the specter of voting fraud is as alive as ever in the Republican party.

 Will Huckabee be able to rally the religious right behind Mitt Romney?

Open the Presidential Debates!

For a quarter-century, they have been tightly controlled by the major political parties to protect the status quo. It’s time for a change.

At the RNC, Nation reporters find a hard-right party that’s cozy with lobbyists and interested in dealing with major storms only when they threaten their convention.

While they were authorizing the ultra-right platform, the Romney team has been working to change the GOP's own internal rules to make Romney less vulnerable from a primary challenge from the right in 2016.

Plugged into the framework of far right organizations, True the Vote has “empowered” a zealous group hellbent on intimidating would-be voters.

Blogs

Mitt says his opponents “don't understand the economy.” Neither does he. 

March 20, 2012

Has President Obama stood strong enough on women's issues?

March 19, 2012

Wisconsinites will have a chance to consider Firefighters Union president Mahlon Mitchell as a statewide contender.

March 19, 2012

Pundits say Mitt has damaged his brand among women and Latinos. Not so fast. 

March 18, 2012

The “weak front-runner” has an authenticity deficit. It crushed him in Alabama and Mississippi. And it’s not just a Southern problem.

March 14, 2012

Losing Mississippi and Alabama spells the end Gingrich’s campaign—and his relevance. 

March 14, 2012

African-Americans make up 37 percent of all Mississippians. In today's primary, they could count for less than 1 percent of the vote.

March 13, 2012

He's eating grits, dropping “Y’alls” and describes campaigning in the South is an “away game” for Yankees like him. This is as “real” as he gets. Republicans are either going to have to dump him or deal with it.

March 9, 2012

Gingrich is in that sweet spot to the right of Romney and to the left of Santorum. He's the Ying to Romney's Yang.

March 8, 2012

Has Super Tuesday left Romney’s opponents in a better position to win primary races? 

March 7, 2012