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Allen Duncan, homeless and unemployed, sleeps on a sidewalk

In this election, the deepest division was over whether we are all in this together. 

A vote for Obama in a swing state is a no-brainer, because, on a host of issues, there is a vast partisan difference that should not be ignored.

The former Louisiana governor and Republican presidential candidate is sick of the greedy banking practices that led to the financial crisis.

Romney, the quintessential vulture capitalist, knows the foreign policy debate has always been about maximizing profit.

Mitt Romney

What Romney may privately believe is far less important than the bargains he has made with the far-right Christian base of his party.

Senator McGovern spoke the truth, especially when it was uncomfortable.

Barack Obama

I wish, just once, an endorsement of a Democratic presidential candidate would mull over some serious structural issues that are at stake.

Barack Obama

After the first presidential debate, the media follow-up focused almost exclusively on its theatrics and the implications for the “horse race.”

The impact of an Obama presidency is better answered by partisanship than race—but race still matters.

Blogs

A transcript of the president's speech on national security and intelligence reforms

January 17, 2014

Less than a week after the “Bridgegate” scandal exploded, federal officials are now probing Chris Christie’s use of funds allocated for Sandy relief.

January 13, 2014

Everybody loves the former president. But he was no De Blasio Democrat.

January 2, 2014

Forget what the talking heads tell you: our current mayor was often a lot more, and often a lot less, than just a manager.

December 28, 2013

Paul Ryan had his way with the budget deal. And the economic pain is just beginning.

December 28, 2013

Obama’s Review Group is about to join a federal judge in blasting the NSA’s data collection overreach, it appears.

December 17, 2013

Is the Ryan-Murray budget deal getting more applause than it deserves?

December 17, 2013

How do the two trailblazers compare?

December 11, 2013

I wanted a president who believed in the same issues that I did. Yet for many of us, what came after Obama’s campaign was a string of broken promises. 

December 11, 2013

Budget negotiators are patting themselves on the back. But what they've agreed to is a lousy deal for jobless workers, federal employees, military personnel and the economy.

December 10, 2013