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Does anyone care that the economy is floundering and that we are not getting out of this crisis anytime soon?

A diverse democracy requires us to be able to live near one another, to come together in public space and to engage across differences.

Mitt Romney at the NRA convention

Yes, the NRA and ALEC pushed pro-gun bills, but they were helped in many instances by Democrats too afraid to take on one of the culture war’s signal issues.

Barack Obama

As in a Rorschach test, people see in him what they want to see. Why don’t we look at his record?

The Republicans are a sick joke, and their narrow ideological stupidity has left rational voters no choice in the coming presidential election but Barack Obama.

Mitt Romney

With Mitt Romney’s Super-PAC limo now on cruise control to victory at the GOP convention, voters are left with only two reasons to vote against Barack Obama.

The US Capitol Building

As the 2012 elections approach, renewed faith will be critical to combating Republicans’ slash-and-burn rhetoric.

Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney

There may be tension but there isn’t a class war within the Republican Party, because they’re all on the same side.

When Mitt Romney announced his bid for the White House, he seemed to be the likely front-runner—but that was before the GOP base had the chance to find out just how deep he is in Wall Street's pockets

Rick Santorum poster

Attacks on church-state separation by Romney, Gingrich and Santorum reflect the growing power in the party of religious extremists.

Blogs

If Romney's candidacy opens up a national dialogue about tax fairness, that's a problem for himand for the funders of Republican campaigns.

January 25, 2012

A strong State of the Union address outlines plenty of important themes. But above all, it hits a prospective opponent where he is weakest.

January 24, 2012

It's not Romney’s fault that he pays lower taxes than cops and teachers. It’s his fault that he wants to keep it that way.

January 24, 2012

The Indiana governor is leading the fight to roll back protections for workers. Tonight he’ll be the face of the Republican party when he replies to Obama’s State of the Union.

January 24, 2012

The two GOP front-runners attack one another as corrupt and disreputable. That’s a fair assessment.

January 24, 2012

Rick Santorum is bragging about being endorsed by Joseph Farah of World Net Daily. Is he endorsing Farah’s claims that President Obama wasn’t born in Hawaii? 

January 23, 2012

What do liberals think of the Republican race for the presidential nomination?

January 23, 2012

Newt Gingrich won South Carolina’s Republican primary by appealing to religiosity, economic populism and racial resentment. 

January 21, 2012

More than 40 percent of Republicans disagree with GOP union-bashing. Labor's smart campaigning against Gingrich and Romney could influence Florida voting—in January, and November.
 

January 21, 2012