From Democrat to Republican to Democrat again, from his fierce opposition of Robert Bork to his cutthroat cross examination of Anita Hill, Specter was always, above all, a politician.
Why is it that only those who oppose reproductive rights get the pledges of respect?
What lessons from debates past should Barack Obama and Mitt Romney learn before tonight's town hall?
Nary a mention of the environment came up during the first two debates, despite the fact that American citizens are finally ready to talk about the issue after our long, hot summer.
The debt, the sequester, and the 2012 campaign
A look at the ongoing conflict in Syria, and whether it's too late for a swift resolution to the growing tensions in the Middle East.
Obama needs to do more than just attack.
The organization obsessed with voter fraud may sell itself as nonpartisan, but its Republican leanings are easy to spot.
Hector Barajas is opening up his home to serve as a safe house for deported veterans like himself, stranded in Mexico, far from the country they served.
No one seems to have noticed what a populist Romney is, maybe not even Romney himself.
Although Martha Raddatz's moderation of the vice-presidential debate went leaps and bounds above that of Jim Lehrer's, the questions haven't veered far from the insider baseball that leaves pundits cheering.
Democrats—and just as important, President Obama himself—take heart from the Biden-Ryan debate.
Although we're right to be wary of record-high dark money fundraising in this year's election, don't forget that presidential campaigns remain the biggest spenders on the trail.
The Prospect sums up tonight's debate in brief, animated form.
The vice president's spirited performance more than makes up for Obama's failure in debating Romney.