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Elizabeth Warren

A manufactured controversy aimed at Elizabeth Warren shows the damaging ways we exploit trivial kerfuffles and pass them off as political stories.

Mitt Romney

In his Bain years, the GOP nominee helped fashion Monsanto into a biotech giant. What would the notorious purveyor of genetically modified foods get from a Romney presidency?

Paul Ryan

Ryan wouldn’t just slash Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. He would fundamentally alter how those programs work.

Mitt Romney

The long-running feud between moderates and conservatives is over. The wackos have won.

Mitt Romney and family

In a desperate election, nostalgia for an America before the decline is the GOP’s only message.

Demographic trends threaten the party’s electoral future—but it does have another option.

The former DNC chair predicts an Obama victory, says the future of the Supreme Court at stake.

Women are integral not only to the base of the Democratic party's base, but also to its leadership.

One in ten Asian Americans carry hepatitis B, and before the Affordable Care Act, that 10 percent could be denied health insurance based on this pre-existing condition.

Why has brazen lying become intrinsic to GOP strategy? Because the party’s actual agenda is so unpopular, so unworkable and so dangerous.

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