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Why changing ideological stripes isn't always advantageous for your political career Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Why don't our political parties tell us exactly what they plan to do if they win in November? Read more

Money, Politics and Power

He scores higher than Paul Ryan and Sarah Palin! Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Don't even think about turning in your fantasy presidential race drafts until after the Democratic convention.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Turns out the father of communism and Honest Abe were pen pals. Read more

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Ha. Don't make us laugh. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Racial stereotypes are not solely within the purview of the Grand Old Party. Read more

Civil Rights in America

Only if you think John Nance Garner is the most liberal.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

When the public doesn't know what super PACs have been doing this election cycle, it's hard to push for change. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Over the past 50 years, our nation has become one far less enamored of keeping up our culture of guns. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Why do these two camps have different understandings of what gaffes mean for an election? Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Obama thinks his yarn-spinning skills have been subpar, which means he places far too much faith in the bully pulpit. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Who's to judge whether Chief Justice Roberts's decision on health care was prompted by political or strategic concerns? Read more

Health and Social Policy

Is Obama in danger of falling to the same fate as Hoover? Read more

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How will opinions on tree height have an effect on November vote tallies? Read more

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This “pro-life” vs. “pro-choice” question obscures the true nature of American attitudes toward abortion. Read more

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No matter how the Supreme Court rules Read more

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A post-election report Read more

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