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Four years ago, Ralph Nader justified his third-party campaign on the grounds that the two parties represented nothing more than "Tweedledum and Tweedledee." As Americans die by the thousand in I

The presidential pageant has now risen full in the sky and is blocking out the sun.

It's one measure of the decay--and the promise--of American political discourse that Seymour Hersh's Chain of Command arrives at a moment when John O'Neill and Jerome Corsi's Unfit for

With some street smarts, he might call those Republican bums out.

We're pleased to announce that this article, originally posted on September 14, 2004, has won the Deadline Club's Online News Exclusive for 2005, beating out Newsday and Business Week.

Research support for this article was provided by the Investigative Fund of the Nation Institute.

I. It's My Birthday and I'll Lie if I Need To

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Democrats hope demographic changes will translate into a win in November.

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An idea is spreading on the right that Republicans are unfairly constrained by a court ruling that bars the party from targeting “ballot security” measures at communities of color.

November 27, 2012

Barack Obama now has a higher percentage of the vote than Kennedy, Nixon, Clinton, Bush—or Reagan in 1980.

November 26, 2012

Arizona is still counting ballots cast more than two weeks ago—but why did it issue so many provisional ballots to begin with?

November 21, 2012

The Wisconsin governor is accused of using county employees and resources to aid his campaign. 

November 20, 2012

Right-wing pundits still don’t get it: Romney's loss was about issues, not identity politics. 

November 20, 2012

Short answer: Yes, but…

November 17, 2012

Here are ten lessons from an election season in which voting itself was hotly debated.

November 16, 2012

Post-election gripes about “urban areas” and “gifts” should discredit the 2012 GOP ticket.

November 15, 2012

Despite what Republican strategists may say, Marco Rubio and a more moderate immigration policy are not a silver-bullet solution to the GOP’s racial demographic problem. 

November 14, 2012

A critique of the wider media mishandling of election news and trends has been rather muted.

November 14, 2012