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The jobs are gone in his hometown, but he’s sitting pretty in his mansion on the hill, a perfect metaphor for what a Romney-Ryan America would be like.

Romney’s choice of Paul Ryan as running mate is another development in a long-term party trend: the triumph of ideology over reality.

Protesters

The NRA’s dire warnings that the president is a threat to the Second Amendment are bogus—but profitable.

Paul Ryan

How the pundit class is turning a right-wing ideologue into a bold intellectual—and framing the election.

It’s time to update Nina Simone's iconic song title—the GOP veep candidate is just as extreme on women’s health and rights as he is on economics.

Economist Robert Reich took to the easel to break down the tenets of Paul Ryan's economic plan.

You're more likely to be hit by lightning than you are to commit voter fraud at the polls. So why are Republicans so set on passing voter ID laws and other measures to stop this non-existent threat?

Romney and his kind turned much of our economy into a betting parlor—how did he ever become a serious candidate for the presidency?

Romney’s choice of Paul Ryan as running mate is another development in a long-term party trend: the triumph of ideology over reality.

The state that Obama won in 2008 is far from a sure thing this time around.

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A last-minute directive by the Ohio Secretary of State could discard thousands of provisional ballots, delay the election, and hand the Buckeye State to Mitt Romney.

November 4, 2012

Letters obtained by The Nation show that companies involved in the oil, gas and coal industries are increasingly pushing workers to vote Republican. 

November 3, 2012

Paul Ryan’s not just running for vice president. He’s running against a smart, serious progressive for his US House seat. Unfortunately, Ryan won’t debate his challenger.

November 2, 2012

Insisting on holding a sporting event in the midst of disaster is a microcosm of everything that’s wrong with American politics.

November 2, 2012

Regardless of who wins the presidential election, progressives need to devise a strategy for building a majority.

November 2, 2012

The presidential election will determine if Americans want investment or austerity, and Obama needs to act on his mandate if he wins. 

November 2, 2012

The latest numbers show 171,000 jobs added, plus more than 80,000 gained in revisions to previous months.

November 2, 2012

Matt Romney’s trip to Russia may not only undercut his father’s campaign rhetoric but also invite scrutiny of Romney family business interests. 

November 2, 2012

Romney had good reason not to tell the public about his investments—but he should have told regulators. 

November 1, 2012