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Barack Obama

The wing-nuttery’s gaybaiting is not just a fringe phenomenon—it’s part of an old Republican tradition of macho posturing against Democrats.

Mitt Romney

He would eviscerate environmental regulation and encourage plunder by oil and gas interests.

Billion-dollar budgets and 24/7 media coverage raise the question: how big can one election get? 

Mark the name of R. Glenn Hubbard, the man who will make your life miserable if Mitt Romney is elected president.

The Wisconsin senate candidate rejects the idea of corporate personhood.

How can progressives balance support for the Democrats with the need to mobilize grassroots support for social and economic causes?

Navajo Election Administration

From voter ID laws to inaccessible polling stations, Native voters in Arizona face a cascading series of hurdles to participating in the November election.

It will be resisting not only voter-suppression laws in key swing states but also harassment from the Tea Party group True the Vote.

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

What happens when a nonpartisan newspaper reveals unflattering information about a Republican?

November 1, 2011

It’s time we took Herman Cain seriously and interrogated his unserious plans and assertions. 

October 27, 2011

Perry's first television commercial is all about his favorite topic: unleashing the energy industry. 

October 26, 2011

The vice president actually "gets it." He likes unions and working people. He's on message and the rest of the Obama administration should recognize just how necessary that message is going to be for 2012.

October 20, 2011

Bachmann is criticizing the front-runners in the hopes of getting more attention. Here are some questions she could be asked at Tuesday’s debate in Las Vegas.

October 17, 2011

Signing new deals with South Korea, Panama and Colombia is bad economics and bad politics.

October 12, 2011

Republican presidential candidates initially attacked the protesters at Occupy Wall Street. Now they say they understand their grievances, but it's nothing a tax cut won't fix. 

October 11, 2011

Rick Perry’s campaign, beset by a report that his hunting ranch had a racist name, makes a questionable scheduling decision.

October 11, 2011

 What a visit to the heart of American social conservatism tells us about the presidential race. 

October 9, 2011

The former social moderate is trying to win over the religious right. But he is being dragged into a feud with extremist pastors. 

October 8, 2011