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The jobs are gone in his hometown, but he’s sitting pretty in his mansion on the hill, a perfect metaphor for what a Romney-Ryan America would be like.

Romney’s choice of Paul Ryan as running mate is another development in a long-term party trend: the triumph of ideology over reality.

Protesters

The NRA’s dire warnings that the president is a threat to the Second Amendment are bogus—but profitable.

Paul Ryan

How the pundit class is turning a right-wing ideologue into a bold intellectual—and framing the election.

It’s time to update Nina Simone's iconic song title—the GOP veep candidate is just as extreme on women’s health and rights as he is on economics.

Economist Robert Reich took to the easel to break down the tenets of Paul Ryan's economic plan.

You're more likely to be hit by lightning than you are to commit voter fraud at the polls. So why are Republicans so set on passing voter ID laws and other measures to stop this non-existent threat?

Romney and his kind turned much of our economy into a betting parlor—how did he ever become a serious candidate for the presidency?

Romney’s choice of Paul Ryan as running mate is another development in a long-term party trend: the triumph of ideology over reality.

The state that Obama won in 2008 is far from a sure thing this time around.

Blogs

Newt Gingrich appeals to South Carolina Republicans like no other candidate. But can he overcome his personal history and his incompetent ground game?

January 20, 2012

Here are some of his Perryisms we'll miss. 

January 20, 2012

Speaker Gingrich condemned Bill Clinton’s hijinks; at last night's debate, candidate Gingrich preached moral values. He’s a hypocrite. But hyprocisy sells.

January 20, 2012

Mitt Romney’s lead over Newt Gingrich has shrunk, but he’s still set to do well in a state that was supposed to be hostile to him. Rick Perry dropping out is unlikely to substantially change that. 

January 19, 2012

Perry and Gingrich offer a surprisingly revealing criticism of Romney's brand of predatory capitalism.

January 19, 2012

Faith, morality and “family values” are back now that the Republican primary has moved south. 

January 19, 2012

From how many angles can one view Ron Paul?

January 17, 2012

Making a bid for the state's conservative vote, Santorum speaks about political issues as matters of theology.

January 17, 2012

540,208 signatures are required to force the antilabor governor to face a new election. Activists gathered almost double that number.

January 17, 2012