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Allen Duncan, homeless and unemployed, sleeps on a sidewalk

In this election, the deepest division was over whether we are all in this together. 

A vote for Obama in a swing state is a no-brainer, because, on a host of issues, there is a vast partisan difference that should not be ignored.

The former Louisiana governor and Republican presidential candidate is sick of the greedy banking practices that led to the financial crisis.

Romney, the quintessential vulture capitalist, knows the foreign policy debate has always been about maximizing profit.

Mitt Romney

What Romney may privately believe is far less important than the bargains he has made with the far-right Christian base of his party.

Senator McGovern spoke the truth, especially when it was uncomfortable.

Barack Obama

I wish, just once, an endorsement of a Democratic presidential candidate would mull over some serious structural issues that are at stake.

Barack Obama

After the first presidential debate, the media follow-up focused almost exclusively on its theatrics and the implications for the “horse race.”

Blogs

President Obama and the Republican leadership of the House and Senate cut a deal to avert a government shutdown late Friday night. But the compromises that Obama and Democratic leaders accepted were entirely unacceptable.

April 9, 2011

On Bloggingheads, Ari Berman says that the Obama Administration has failed to steer the debate on economic issues to the Democrats' advantage.

April 7, 2011

If the GOP has their way in the budget battles, they'll force a childish and unproductive government shutdown.

April 6, 2011

The recent coverage of new Obama campaign manager Jim Messina illustrates how top Washington sources curry favor with the powerful sources they cover.

April 5, 2011

If Obama's campaign manager has a bad history with the very constituents that elected the president, how will that shape 2012?

April 1, 2011

The deeper purpose behind the pandering is to encourage us all to relax into the stupid.

April 1, 2011

In efforts to target Al Qaeda members in Yemen, the US has unintentionally weakened President Saleh’s regime.

April 1, 2011

Russ Feingold asks: “How can someone like Immelt be given the responsibility of heading a jobs creation task force when his company has been creating more jobs overseas while reducing its American workforce?"

March 31, 2011

The rhetoric was lovely, but the president’s speech on Libya was a bumbling affair in which he kept referencing the fact that he took the country to war without properly consulting Congress.

March 28, 2011

Obama should tell Americans: "I have come before you tonight to admit that I have erred in intervening in Libya."

March 28, 2011