Connecting With the People

Obama is doing it, Romney isn't.

Is Mitt Romney a Bully?

In the end, what he did as a teenager is interesting ... but not all that important.

Bring On Less Democracy

The current presidential nomination system isn't working. Is it time to try to replicate the "Era of Good Feeling" magic?

An Evolution Too Little, Too Late?

Obama still has a chance to lead on LGBT rights—if he takes it.

Obama Comes Out for Marriage Equality

The president has finally stopped his evolution.

I Am Gobsmacked

I did not think President Obama would state his support for same-sex marriage.

Lies Politicians Tell Children

Can we expect a little more wisdom for the young folks?

Too Big to Imagine

Steve Coll's Private Empire tells you every last thing about ExxonMobil—except what to do about it.

Meet Tom Barrett

Four things to know about the Democrat facing off against Wisconsin's Scott Walker

Hey Dems! Chill Out About the Super PACs.

Everything will be fine.

The Difference Between Republican and Democratic Partisanship

Democrats don't believe that Republicans are illegitimate.

Elections? Ooh, That's Scary

Talk about a quick campaign. The latest one in Israel lasted about a week, and there wasn't even an election at the end.

Mitt Romney's Truth-Free Campaign

The former Massachusetts governor has no use for honesty in his campaign.

Lugar Sounds the Alarm against GOP Extremism

After conceding to Tea Party challenger Richard Mourdock, Senator Dick Lugar released a statement assailing his party's ideological rigidity.