Politics

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

Mitt in the Mud

The former Massachusetts governor's unpopularity makes it hard for him to run a "clean" campaign.

Fear Not the Bump

Some preemptive reassurance for liberals.

The Projection Party

The Republican fantasy of Barack Obama's "divisiveness"

Romney's Birther "Joke" Wasn't a Joke.

After weeks of false attacks on welfare, Romney has lost the benefit of the doubt.

Voter-ID Fight Gets Down to the Wire in Wisconsin

Even if the controversial law is fast-tracked to the state Supreme Court, election officials will not be ready to implement it fairly before Election Day.

Norman Mailer Aims for Auteur ... and Falls Way Short

Criterion Collection has released the famed author's not-so-famed entries into the film canon.

His Cheatin' Heart

How should we think about Lance Armstrong now?

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