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Less than a hour after George Bush concluded his party's
have-a-nice-election convention with a vapid but beyond-the-expectations
acceptance speech, a source deep within the Gore camp called me

Democrats gather in Los Angeles facing large questions not just about
their success in November but also about the direction of their party.
George W.

A part of me recoils at the thought of adding even a syllable to the
ocean of pontifical sludge emanating from the Republican confab in
Philadelphia, so mind-numbingly inane and diligently dece

Ralph Nader, America's indomitable public citizen, is the one great man
in this presidential election.

It must be some playful new postmodernist form of politics: First you
spend years ranting about the plutocracy that has supplanted American
democracy and is rapidly devouring the planet.

On the eve of the Democratic convention, the challenge to Democrats is
to recognize the limits of the current economic boom and act boldly to
assist those left behind.

The draft Democratic Party platform doesn't speak forcefully to the
concerns of ordinary people.

So ABC is arranging its convention coverage around an exhibition football game. NBC is giving us just the acceptance speeches.

The pernicious influence on politics of corporate money isn't confined to donations to candidates and parties.

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Romney and Perry have put out television ads that take President Obama wildly out of context.

November 23, 2011

The former House Speaker wants to fire school janitors who make $28,000 a year.

November 23, 2011

There were some surprising bright spots in the GOP foreign policy forum. 

November 23, 2011

Extreme Israel hawks are increasingly just another part of the right-wing coalition. 

November 21, 2011

Massachusetts had one of the worst rates of job creation under Mitt Romney. Here's why. 

November 15, 2011

When it comes to foreign policy, the Republicans who would be president are taking their cues from the former vice president on war, secrecy and, above all, torture.

November 13, 2011

Republicans at Wednesday‘s debate displayed a remarkable ignorance, or extremism, regarding the purpose of government regulation. 

November 11, 2011

At the Americans for Prosperity Foundation's Defending the American Dream Summit, Cain got a much warmer reception than Romney. 

November 4, 2011

The unifying theme behind his foreign policy advisers seems to be Republican partisanship.

November 3, 2011

Cain’s campaign has been accused of accepting nearly $40,000 in campaign donations from Prosperity USA, a Wisconsin, a nonprofit co-founded by Cain's chief of staff, Mark Block, who has a track record of questionable campaign fundraising.

November 2, 2011