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Does anyone care that the economy is floundering and that we are not getting out of this crisis anytime soon?

A diverse democracy requires us to be able to live near one another, to come together in public space and to engage across differences.

Mitt Romney at the NRA convention

Yes, the NRA and ALEC pushed pro-gun bills, but they were helped in many instances by Democrats too afraid to take on one of the culture war’s signal issues.

Barack Obama

As in a Rorschach test, people see in him what they want to see. Why don’t we look at his record?

The Republicans are a sick joke, and their narrow ideological stupidity has left rational voters no choice in the coming presidential election but Barack Obama.

Mitt Romney

With Mitt Romney’s Super-PAC limo now on cruise control to victory at the GOP convention, voters are left with only two reasons to vote against Barack Obama.

The US Capitol Building

As the 2012 elections approach, renewed faith will be critical to combating Republicans’ slash-and-burn rhetoric.

Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney

There may be tension but there isn’t a class war within the Republican Party, because they’re all on the same side.

When Mitt Romney announced his bid for the White House, he seemed to be the likely front-runner—but that was before the GOP base had the chance to find out just how deep he is in Wall Street's pockets

Rick Santorum poster

Attacks on church-state separation by Romney, Gingrich and Santorum reflect the growing power in the party of religious extremists.

Blogs

It’s too early to tell, but here’s a sampling of anecdotal reports from our community journalists spread out around the country that are unconfirmed but offer a sense of the problem.

November 6, 2012

Spanish-speaking voters at several polling places in North Philly have been left without interpreters.

November 6, 2012

Forty-six people in Miami-Dade County have had their votes challenged.

November 6, 2012

Our overblown state of election coverage is shrinking our democracy. 

November 6, 2012

Republican poll-watchers are exacerbating long lines in the battleground state, by demanding extra forms of ID from voters. 

November 6, 2012

Major reports of election day problems with voting due to Hurricane Sandy, photo ID in Pennsylvania and broken voting machines in Ohio.

November 6, 2012

The view from Obama campaign HQ, plus wrap-ups from Senate races, ballot initiative results, and more!

November 6, 2012

Voters in key swing states won’t learn their ballots are challenged until they show up to their polling station.

November 6, 2012

Romney's attempt to woo Latino voters failed—they overwhelmingly support Obama, and even more strongly in recent weeks.

November 6, 2012

See the election as conservatives see it.

November 6, 2012