Michael Tracey is a journalist based in Brooklyn, New York.
County clerks are reporting inaccessible polling stations, damaged absentee ballots and mass confusion about where and how to vote on Tuesday.
Mayor Michael Nutter and Philadelphia police have shown respect for the right to protest, and a deadline for eviction passed without action.
A peaceful demonstration in Times Square was met with the force's Mounted Unit, creating a dangerous situation.
With callous austerity measures, New Jersey's Chris Christie has made himself a contender.
Ari Berman's Herding Donkeys traces the origins of Barack Obama’s winning campaign strategy back to the Howard Dean's failed 2004 presidential bid.