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

You Like Me! You Really Like Me! Or Maybe You Don't.

How big a problem is Mitt Romney's likeability deficit?

Going Meta

It's OK to ask whether we should be talking about the Romney bullying story.

Romney's Lost Opportunity to Demonstrate Empathy

What he could have said but didn't.

Supporters of Marriage Equality Need to Quit Whining

Don't worry, be happy. Obama has done much more than you're giving him credit for. 

LGBT Groups Need to Play Offense

Gay marriage often ends up on the ballot after a push by conservative groups, meaning the outcome often ends in their favor.