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Sniping by Perry and Gingrich is opportunistic. But with capitalism in crisis, it reflects a deeper insecurity among conservatives.

Ron Paul

It’s true that Paul has brought important issues to the national debate. It’s also true that he’s a reactionary crank.
 

To reconnect with the Latino vote that helped elect him in 2008, Obama needs to take two important steps.

On key issues pertaining to the economic crisis, voters should expect "razor-thin" differences between President Obama and Mitt Romney.

Take a ride on the Republican-In-Name-Only train in 2012.

Barack Obama

How much are the Democrats counting on the profits and jobs generated by arming the world in the coming election?

When voters go to the booth next year, how will they vote on foreign policy? What options do they have?

Rick Perry

How the Texas governor launched an assault on Planned Parenthood and women’s health.

Blogs

Mitt Romney admitted that he doesn’t care about poor people. His policies prove it. 

February 2, 2012

The bulk of Romney’s fundraising comes from the 1 percent of the 1 percent.

February 1, 2012

More favorable demographics—and effective attack ads. 

February 1, 2012

When the candidate with the most endorsements and money can't get half of Florida GOP voters to back him, that signals problems in November.

January 31, 2012

Republican insiders have been eager to do Mitt Romney’s dirty work. It has worked in Florida—but there’s a still a long race ahead.

January 30, 2012

Palin (sort-of) endorses Newt to stop the Soviet-style establishment of the Republican Party.

January 30, 2012

The American Legislative Exchange Council is pushing its education reform agenda, and its minions in New Hampshire want to disenfranchise Democrats. 

January 29, 2012

On The Colbert Report, Katrina vanden Heuvel weighs in on Newt Gingrich and East New Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo, who recently drew fire for saying he “might have tacos.”

January 27, 2012

It’s too early to tell how Occupy Wall Street will impact the 2012 election, but one thing seems pretty clear: it’s changed the national conversation.

January 26, 2012

In his 2012 State of the Union address, the president chose to celebrate the US military. Critics chose not raise alarm about the spread of US militarism.

January 26, 2012