Politics

The Myth of the Level Playing Field

The boast that American workers are naturally superior to other workers and would therefore “win” in any fair competition is problematic at best and at worst, a pander to our national delusion of exceptionalism.

The Public Trusts Obama on Gas Prices

This isn't good news for the administration.

My Polling Pledge

I'll try to maintain the long view.

Romney, You're No Ronald Reagan

You need to be a really gifted politician to topple an incumbent president. Mitt Romney might not have that gift.

Is Obama Unpopular, or Have the Polls Gone Crazy?

Trying to explain the big variation in yesterday's polling.

Romney's Issue with Evangelicals

Could his Mormon faith be hurting him down South?

Wolves to the Slaughter

The reintroduction of the gray wolf to the Northern Rockies was an ecological success story—until big money, old superstitions, and politics got in the way.

The Obama Campaign Takes on Health Care

Making the case with actual people.

This Station Is Non-Operational

Links for your evening.

Voter-ID Laws Face Major Roadblocks

The Department of Justice has blocked Texas's version of the bill—while a similar measure in Wisconsin is also hitting snags.

Mitt Romney Will Bury You

Chart of the day

Is Barack Obama the First Jewish President?

It's not as crazy an idea as you might think.

Americans Still Support the Birth-Control Mandate

Count this as an administration victory.

Banks Holding Up to the Downturn Stress

Today's Balance Sheet: The next round of bank stress tests finish up this week.

Interracial Marriage Is Still Controversial with Deep South Republicans

Large numbers of Republicans in Mississippi and Alabama think interracial marriage should be illegal, and that Obama is a Muslim.

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