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Dollar bill

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

If Romney's candidacy opens up a national dialogue about tax fairness, that's a problem for himand for the funders of Republican campaigns.

January 25, 2012

A strong State of the Union address outlines plenty of important themes. But above all, it hits a prospective opponent where he is weakest.

January 24, 2012

It's not Romney’s fault that he pays lower taxes than cops and teachers. It’s his fault that he wants to keep it that way.

January 24, 2012

The Indiana governor is leading the fight to roll back protections for workers. Tonight he’ll be the face of the Republican party when he replies to Obama’s State of the Union.

January 24, 2012

The two GOP front-runners attack one another as corrupt and disreputable. That’s a fair assessment.

January 24, 2012

Rick Santorum is bragging about being endorsed by Joseph Farah of World Net Daily. Is he endorsing Farah’s claims that President Obama wasn’t born in Hawaii? 

January 23, 2012

What do liberals think of the Republican race for the presidential nomination?

January 23, 2012

Newt Gingrich won South Carolina’s Republican primary by appealing to religiosity, economic populism and racial resentment. 

January 21, 2012

More than 40 percent of Republicans disagree with GOP union-bashing. Labor's smart campaigning against Gingrich and Romney could influence Florida voting—in January, and November.
 

January 21, 2012