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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

 Immigration is shaping up to be one of the next big fights, and it has the potential to be far, far messier—and more violent—than the health care battle.

March 26, 2010

Obama's latest fix is a step in the right direction, but just a step.

March 26, 2010

  Score one for Senator Al Franken. Thanks to him, Jamie Leigh Jones, a former KBR employee who alleges she was gang raped by her coworkers will get her day in court.

 

March 26, 2010

 Bush uses Clinton as Kleenex.

March 24, 2010

 After early struggles and White House hurdles, Obama's grassroots arm says it helped swing tangible votes for health care reform.

March 22, 2010

 "Leadership is not hitting somebody over the head. It's not taking up arms at this point. That's not leadership -- that's assault," explains the former Alaska governor.

March 18, 2010

 What Tim Geithner should be getting credit for, it seems to me, is that Lehman Brothers report -- well, not the report, but the cover-up.

March 16, 2010

 Dodd's bill puts a strong cop on the beat. But the same regulators who've already failed us would look over its shoulder.

March 15, 2010

 Good riddance to the Senate's bipartisan effort to build a weak Consumer Financial Protection Agency.

March 14, 2010

 At what point do we call them the family of mass intimidation and simply stop playing into the Cheney clan's tired old terror tactics?

March 12, 2010