Politics

The Last Debate

Expect Obama to try to focus on Osama bin Laden and the end of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, while Romney tries to steer things toward China.

White Democrats Disappear from the Deep South

If Georgia's John Barrow loses, there will be none left.

Extreme Partisanship: Preserver of our Democracy

No, we can't all just get along—and that's a good thing.

George McGovern: America's Critic and Champion

The former presidential candidate challenged the country he loved while firmly embracing its people.

The Mile-High Question

Mitt Romney's performance in nearby Denver has Republicans in Jefferson County fired up, narrowing Obama's once-sizable lead to a toss-up.

Making Prisoners Count

For legislative districts, inmates are considered part of communities where they’ll likely never live as free citizens.

Four Notes on George McGovern

Farewell to a decent man who was never treyf like Nixon.

The Grit and Grace of George McGovern

A fellow South Dakotan remembers his friend and mentor, who died on Sunday at age 90.

Free Speech Weirdness from Overseas

Imagine if the government started policing Rush Limbaugh's facts.

Salad Days for the Gun Industry

It's the best of times if you're a gun manufacturer.

Georgia's Bitter Charter Battle

Will voters create a $430 million charter-school commission when school budgets are already suffering?

And On to the Next Pseudo-Issue We Go

Libya? Who cares?

The Stronger Argument against DOMA

The Second Circuit strikes against the DOMA, bringing it that much closer to the Supreme Court.

Holding the Stick

The National Hockey League's low-ball contract offer could cost a lot of games, and a lot of communities their seasonal income.

What Mitt Romney Will Actually Do On Abortion

Don't let the new moderation fool you; nothing has changed.

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