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As he prepares to debate Halliburton CEO turned Vice President Dick Cheney, Senator John Edwards would do well to study up on his Harry Truman.

Don't say you weren't warned. Yes, you, that otherwise reasonable centrist voter who might be tempted to cast a "what the heck" vote for George W. Bush.

The position that The Nation has taken in the present campaign against both Cox and Harding and in favor of a vote either for Christensen or Debs, has aroused considerable inquiry, much ap

An anti-Bush backlash is growing among ranchers, hunters and property owners.

If I were Ralph Nader (and given the number of people screaming at me about stabbing Kerry in the back, I sometimes think I am), I'd get on the plane to Palestine and Baghdad and spend less time

Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen, once a supporter of the war in Iraq, has been rethinking his position.

When it comes to presidential politics there seem to be a half-dozen narratives favored by big (and small-minded) media: Who's ahead?, "Gotcha!", the (cynical) assumption that all policy pronounc

When John Kerry in a recent speech refocused his campaign by targeting George W.

George W. Bush's September 21 speech to the United Nations, marked by an air of unreality and hypocrisy, was insulting to many other nations.

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Walker's planned memoir, identified as a "call to action" for conservatives, is widely seen as an opening gambit in his play for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

March 26, 2013

Florida blames all its elections problems on its counties, while missing major problems in its elections improvement report.

February 6, 2013

The latest proposal being floated in Pennsylvania for redistributing electoral votes has the same goal as the last plan: allowing a Republican loser to "win" the presidency.

February 5, 2013

Be very, very careful about the proliferating arguments that demographics show that Republicans are on their way out for good.

February 4, 2013

If the state GOP's effort to reconfigure electoral college tallying would have been law last year, hundreds of thousands of black voters would have waited hours in line for nothing. 

January 30, 2013

The Republican National Committee votes to retain its chairman, whose plan to renew the party is… cheating.

January 28, 2013

Name and shame those who would rig elections, embrace the popular vote, challenge gerrymandering.

January 25, 2013

By changing the distribution of electoral votes to rely on results of gerrymandered congressional districts, Priebus plan would game the system for GOP.

January 14, 2013

Mitt Romney deserved a Faye Dunaway Award for his “Make me president! Don’t make me president!” ambivalence.

December 27, 2012

The Speaker's own House Repulicans abandoned him in the Plan B vote. But the American people already abandoned Boehner and the Republicans on November 6.

December 21, 2012