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Nation Topics - Election 2012


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Dollar bill

Sniping by Perry and Gingrich is opportunistic. But with capitalism in crisis, it reflects a deeper insecurity among conservatives.

Ron Paul

It’s true that Paul has brought important issues to the national debate. It’s also true that he’s a reactionary crank.

To reconnect with the Latino vote that helped elect him in 2008, Obama needs to take two important steps.

On key issues pertaining to the economic crisis, voters should expect "razor-thin" differences between President Obama and Mitt Romney.

Take a ride on the Republican-In-Name-Only train in 2012.

Barack Obama

How much are the Democrats counting on the profits and jobs generated by arming the world in the coming election?

When voters go to the booth next year, how will they vote on foreign policy? What options do they have?

Rick Perry

How the Texas governor launched an assault on Planned Parenthood and women’s health.


The media is saying Huntsman was too moderate for the current GOP. That’s true, but he was not a moderate, and he would always have been too sane for Republicans regardless.

January 16, 2012

Dr. King died while organizing on behalf of labor rights in the public sector. He would be horrified by the rise of anti-labor policies—especially proposals for so-called “right-to-work” laws.

January 16, 2012

The RNC adopted rules to prevent early primaries from swiftly settling on a presidential nominee. 

January 16, 2012

With Huntsman exiting to boost Romney, social conservatives try to coalesce behind Santorum. Or are they holding a place for Mike Huckabee or Jeb Bush?

January 15, 2012

George Romney marched with Dr. King and refused to back Republicans who opposed civil rights. Mitt Romney has yet to call out racially charged comments by his GOP foes and has actually embraced some of the coded language.

January 13, 2012

How did what we once called reactionary become moderate for the GOP?



January 12, 2012

They say the way to a man's heart is through his Twitter feed.

January 12, 2012

Almost one in five voters in the Demcratic primary rejected Obama. But the real news is the steep decline in Democratic primary participation from the last time a Democratic incumbent sought reelection.

January 12, 2012

Thanks to Newt‘s snit, a rift lurking inside the Republican coalition is beginning to open up.

January 11, 2012

Santorum definitely lied. It’s just a question of which day it was.

January 11, 2012