Don't Believe the Hype

The media's expectations problem

"Dumb and Obnoxious"

How the Republican Party's attacks on Sonia Sotomayor poisoned the well with Latino voters.

State of the Week

This week we focus on what happened in Texas, plus a round-up of other state news.


Links for your afternoon.

Pennsylvania Shouldn't Have Any Senators

At least according to Rick Santorum's logic

When Race-Baiting Is Unintentional

Mitt Romney may not have meant for his latest attack to sound like a dog whistle, but that's what it is.

Where Does Rick Santorum Go When the Campaign Is Over?

No, he won't be a hugely influential leader of conservatives.

The World Gives Greece Another Loan

Today's Balance Sheet: The IMF moves forward with its contribution to the bailout. 

Dreams Never End

Newt Gingrich believes that he can win the nomination, and he's not leaving the show.

No News For Santorum Out of Missouri

The state holds its real election tomorrow, but the results won't be known for months.

Axelrod to Republicans: Let My People Vote

The former Obama advisor accuses Republicans of electioneering.

More on Mitt Romney's Lies

Is he a guy who tells lies, or is he a liar? It doesn't really matter.

Abstinence-Only Education Making a Comeback?

Governors in Wisconsin and Utah will decide whether students will get information about contraception in their sex-ed classes.

State-Level Republicans Focus Their Time on Shaming Women

State lawmakers have taken the lead from conservatives in Congress.

Stakes on Stakes on Stakes

One reason to care about the outcome of this year's election.