Politics

The Coming Obama Landslide

How Paul Ryan makes a big win much more likely for the current president

Mitt Romney's Terrible Laugh

It's wince-inducing, and most often deployed when the former Massachusetts governor is lying.

I Know You Are But What Am I? Medicare Edition

Beware Republicans claiming they want to "save" Medicare.

Fast and Furious Returns

Transparency should be the default rule when the White House is contemplating executive privilege.

Back Off, Masculinity Patrol

Decades after women were allowed to wear pants and play sports, the culture is finally expanding its definition of masculinity.

Phony Hawkery

Paul Ryan is no budget hawk.

How to Get Out the Vote in a Voter ID World

Outreach in states with voter ID laws is crucial to make sure all eligible voters can vote, but it's no simple task. 

Curiosity Killed the Space Program

Because of budget cuts and lack of commitment, it may be a long time before we land on Mars again.

Five Things to Know about Paul Ryan's Plan

The public has little idea how radical Romney's VP pick is. Here's what you need to know about his vision for the country.

Is Paul Ryan the Most Conservative Vice-Presidential Nominee of All Time?

Only if you think John Nance Garner is the most liberal. 

Paul Ryan, Culture Warrior

One thing is sure. Mitt Romney's vice-presidential choice doesn't mean that candidate has given up tacking to the hard-right on social issues. 

Paul Ryan: The Next President of the United States?

I hate to bring this up...

Paul Ryan: Behind Blue Eyes

His budget plan is wildly unpopular—but Democrats shouldn't be overconfident now that he's on the Republican ticket.

Lipstick on a Wonk

Paul Ryan is as risky a pick for Mitt Romney as Sarah Palin was for John McCain.

Paul Ryan: Obama's Dream Opponent

Sorry, conservatives: Having the Wisconsonite on the ticket would make it easier for the president to portray Romney as a heartless plutocrat.

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