Politics

Fact-Checkers Are No Match For Romney and Ryan

If you don't care whether you get called out for lying, you'll keep on lying.

Foreclosure Free-For-All

The CFPB is getting resistance from its allies on proposed mortgage policies. 

And the Nominees for Best Political Actor Are ...

The Prospect takes a look at convention-intro videos of years past.

All Quiet on the Hurricane Front

Riding out Isaac in the Big Easy

Quest for Immortality Suffers Setback

Go ahead and eat.

A Star Is Born

Paul Ryan attacks Barack Obama—and blows Mitt Romney away.

The "Great Man" Theory of Rape

Overlooking sexual harassment and rape for the sake of WikiLeaks' reputation does more harm than good to the organization's name.

Not Your Grandma’s Republican Party

The GOP of yesteryear had some great, progressive ideas. Where are they, these salad days?

Ann Romney's Fail

The speech by the wife of the former Massachusetts governor amounted to a few simple statements: You like me. I love Mitt Romney. Therefore you should like him too. 

Should Labor Boycott Charlotte?

Holding the party fête in the least unionized state in the country hasn't done much to repair the frayed friendship between unions and Democrats.

Chris Christie's Dark Vision for America

The New Jersey governor introduces himself to the nation—and all but launches his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.

Ann Romney Coos while Chris Christie Fizzles

Republicans spent the first day of their national convention reaching out to women and minorities.

The Hidden GOP Convention

A guide to the events you won't see in prime time at the 2012 Republican gathering in Tampa

Ghosts of Ballots Past

On Rick Hasen's riveting look at voting wars since Florida—and the anguished history of how we got there in the first place

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