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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.

Blogs

If we don't get serious about addressing Citizens United, we're going to end up with a much uglier, much more destructive politics.

January 3, 2012

Rick Perry’s recent statements have made even less sense than ever. But as long he doesn’t show hints of moderation, it doesn’t hurt him. 

January 3, 2012

“Move to Amend” proposals, uncommitted votes, anti-war votes for Ron Paul and occupying: Iowa progressives will use the caucuses to send messages.

January 3, 2012

At the beginning of the 2012 election season, what is the outlook of some of the most important national issues?

January 2, 2012

The libertarian, anti-war candidate is surging in the GOP primary. Is this something progressives should cheer? Robert Scheer, Ben Adler and Katha Pollitt offer three views.

January 2, 2012

Iowa and New Hampshire voters are supposedly better informed because they get to meet the presidential candidates in person. They aren’t. 

January 2, 2012

His embrace of Ryan might work with Iowa caucus voters, but it won't help Romney win general election voters who want to save Social Security.

December 30, 2011

Determined to amend the Constitution to ban same-sex marriage and overturn Roe v. Wade, Santorum espouses fringe views—but that’s the basis of his appeal to religious-right Republicans.

December 29, 2011

Newt will likely finish fourth or fifth in Iowa. What comes next? Rick Santorum, your fifteen minutes have arrived.

December 28, 2011

Iowa Republicans have announced they won’t count “Uncommitted” and “No Preference” votes.

December 27, 2011