Politics

A Mayor for the Occupy Set

Jefferson Smith isn't planning to shed his activist and political organizer cred if elected to run Portland.

Bush Endorses Romney

But neither wants to be seen with the other.

Hate It or Love It, the Stimulus Worked

Mitt Romney will insist otherwise, but the stimulus was an effective piece of legislation.

Is a Vote Against Austerity Enough?

The people of Europe have announced their discontent with the status quo, but austerity still rules the day. What needs to happen next?

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.

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