Politics

The Hobgoblin of Little Minds

Our consistency problem.

Calling for a Kinder Capitalism

Is the change that Occupy Wall Street and other groups have been fighting for finally on its way?

The End Is Nigh! So ... Vote for Me

Mitt Romney needs voters to believe the economy is worse than it's ever been, even as conditions improve.

Marrying Yourself

A radical re-envisioning of marriage, or just reinforcing the pressure to say “I Do?”

Big Sky's the Limit

Like many congressional races around the country, Montana’s Senate contest is being defined by previously unthinkable levels of outside spending.

Town and Country

On North Carolina’s Amendment One, the fault line was not racial—it was urban-rural.

What Romney's Medicare Plan Actually Does

Yes, Medicare expenditures would be lowered—but on enrollees' dime.

Misleading, But Effective

The Romney message has no basis in reality, but that doesn't mean it won't work.

The Tea Party Looks to the Senate, Again

The Tea Party takes on another set of GOP incumbents.

Romney's "Boring" Choice

His vice-presidential pick will likely be another white man with experience on the national stage.

Mitt Romney Reads Rob Portman's Amazon Reviews

Don't expect a vice-presidential candidate who will shake up the race.

Dems Use Walker "Divide and Conquer" Remark to Their Advantage

A video showing the governor discussing his strategy for dismantling union power may enable Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett to recharge his base. 

Keyboard Jihadist?

The government 
prosecuted Tarek Mehanna because of what he wrote online 
in a case that raises fundamental questions about
 First Amendment rights in post-9/11 America.

Obama Hits Mitt Where It Hurts

Why the president's most recent ad is also his most important

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