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What do the Texas Republican Party and the president have in common? Nothing, except their support of an immigrant guest worker program.

The crushing recall loss shows that labor must find better ways to defend itself in the electoral arena.

A Politics for the 99 Percent

Progressives must take the fall election seriously, even as they challenge the limits of the debate.

President Obama is to be applauded for questioning Mitt Romney’s legacy, although his motives seem to be as opportunistic as those of Romney’s primary race opponents.

President Barack Obama

Republicans are turning to tired, failed strategies in an effort to alienate both black and white voters from President Obama.

Political watchdogs like PolitiFact and the Washington Post's "Fact-Checker" are accused of favoring Democrats—but it is the facts themselves that have a liberal bias.

Why the real victor in Campaign 2012 won’t be Obama or Romney.

A spinoff of the King Street Patriots Texas Tea Party, True the Vote aims to have 1 million poll watchers in place by November. 

Mitt Romney

Judging by his advisers, Romney would embrace Bush’s unilateral interventionism and massive military budgets.


Republicans are still dreaming about a new presidential candidate. It’s time to move on. 

February 20, 2012

Romney comes off as weak, weird and willing to say anything to be elected. Now, he's starting to seem mean.

February 16, 2012

Conservative millionaires and billionaires don’t see any need for health insurance to cover birth control when aspirin is cheaply available. 

February 16, 2012

How can Obama boost his chances of re-election?

February 15, 2012

President Obama's endorsement of super-PAC money may be the only way to roll back Citizens United.

February 14, 2012

With the president’s poll numbers improving and the economy picking up, the former DNC chair likes his party’s chances in the fall.

February 14, 2012

House Budget Committee chair uses his CPAC speech to hint about an alternative Republican presidential prospect like, er, Paul Ryan.

February 10, 2012

GOP presidential primary turnout is well below 2008 levels, a worrying sign for Republicans in 2012.

February 8, 2012

After eight primaries and caucuses, the ordained GOP front-runner has lost the majority of contests. In Minnesota, 83 percent of Republicans rejected Romney, and turnout was down across the board.

February 8, 2012

Gingrich’s latest smear of city-dwellers demonstrates the economic inversion of his class warfare. 

February 3, 2012