Politics

Prop. 8 Heads for the Show

The one conservative dissent in yesterday's Ninth Circuit ruling shows how little sizzle remains in the gay-marriage issue.

Obama, Post-Post-Partisanship

Republicans have pledged to thwart the president at every turn. What, then, is the use of compromise?

A Wisconsin Domino Effect?

After Scott Walker's victory in yesterday's recall election, the question going forward is: Will other Republican governors follow his lead?

Despite Predictions, Turnout Looks Good and Recall Activists Are Flying High

Some may have written off the Wisconsin fight as a lost cause—but the anti-Walker activists are pointing to reasons for hope.

On the Ground in Wisconsin

We'll keep you updated throughout the day of what's happening in the high-profile recall election.

Should Obama Have Abandoned Health Care Reform?

The small benefits that would have been reaped from leaving health care on the drawing board weren't worth it in the long run.

Inconsistent Mandate

Both Obama and Romney have evolved on a health care mandate, just in opposite directions.

Mitt Romney Pretends to Court Hispanic Voters

But he can't make the identity case.

An Uphill Battle in Wisconsin

Polls in the state aren't rosy for activists trying to recall Scott Walker, but a rare election may produce a similarly rare outcome.

Feel the Romney

Are you feeling it? No? How about now?

Win or Lose, Walker Recall Was No Mistake

Recall elections were intended for precisely the purpose they're being used in Wisconsin.

Wedding Bells in Illinois?

... and some good news in Utah. Are you listening, Mitt?

Why Obama Can't Be Hopey-Changey This Time Around

As an incumbent, he doesn't have the privilege of gauzy rhetoric.

Our Most Widely Ignored Public Intellectuals

Why don't those in power listen to economists Joseph Stiglitz and Paul Krugman?

"We've Heard it All Before"

The latest attack from the Obama campaign takes aim on Romney's rhetoric and record in Massachusetts.

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