What he could have gained by being direct
And not a moment too soon
A roundup of the funniest tweets from last night's domestic policy presidential debate
The Prospect recaps the face-off between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.
The former Massachusetts governor won the first presidential debate. Too bad it won't change the campaign.
The president didn't just play it safe during Wednesday's presidential debate; he didn't play at all.
In Wednesday's debate, Obama made the same error he made at the beginning of the health-care fight: He failed to stand his ground for fear of appearing too partisan.
The Prospect's best pieces on the domestic policies of the incumbent president and his challenger
Let's not forget to define our terms.
What we can learn from his primary debates
A roundup of the biggest cases likely to be heard by the most powerful judicial body in the land in the upcoming year
Republicans found themselves the villains of their own conspiracy theories in Florida.
The former president understood that debates are not about zingers or memorizing numbers—they're all about stagecraft.
Missouri Senate Candidate Todd Akin is not an outlier in the G.O.P.
There is no brilliant strategy waiting for Romney to use.