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Election politics today are little more than advertising. But it wasn't always that way. 

The GOP candidate’s disastrous response to the incendiary “Innocence of Muslims” video should come as no surprise in light of his Islamophobic connections.

voting booth

This is the most polarized presidential choice since 1980. Yet issues fundamental to the nation’s future have been excluded from the debate.

Elizabeth Warren

A manufactured controversy aimed at Elizabeth Warren shows the damaging ways we exploit trivial kerfuffles and pass them off as political stories.

Mitt Romney

In his Bain years, the GOP nominee helped fashion Monsanto into a biotech giant. What would the notorious purveyor of genetically modified foods get from a Romney presidency?

Paul Ryan

Ryan wouldn’t just slash Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. He would fundamentally alter how those programs work.

Mitt Romney

The long-running feud between moderates and conservatives is over. The wackos have won.

Mitt Romney and family

In a desperate election, nostalgia for an America before the decline is the GOP’s only message.

Demographic trends threaten the party’s electoral future—but it does have another option.

The former DNC chair predicts an Obama victory, says the future of the Supreme Court at stake.

Blogs

Mark Block helped elect Scott Walker and promoted Paul Ryan’s assault on seniors. Now his own history of political wrongdoing is being exposed.

November 2, 2011

Rick Santorum, father of a disabled child, would be a terrible president for people with disabilities. 

November 2, 2011

Mark Block, who is all over the media defending his boss against allegations of sexual harassment, has his own scandal-plagued past.

November 1, 2011

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