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A Journey to the End of Football
September 14, 2012

The cradle of quarterbacks in the age of concussions.

The Bounce Has Arrived
September 09, 2012

The tracking polls suggest that Obama has opened a potentially meaningful lead over Romney.

Romney's Electoral Map Is Tough Without Wisconsin
September 07, 2012

If Romney concedes Wisconsin, Obama's within striking distance of the magic number: 270.

How Romney's Mormon Problem Became His Greatest Asset
August 27, 2012

The Romney campaign has decided, with good reason, that Mormonism is no longer the candidate's problem, it's his solution.

The Campaign’s Biggest Buckrakers
August 24, 2012

AFTER THE SUPREME COURT issued its Citizens United decision in 2010, money poured into the U.S. electoral system like never before. Ten billion dollars will likely be spent on the 2012 race, up from $7 billion in 2008—making electioneering one of the few U.S. growth industries in an ailing economy. Campaigns and super PACs have already spent $332 million on TV advertising in the presidential race alone (three-quarters of that sum on negative ads). This avalanche of cash has caused a lot of angst about the future of democracy.

Romney’s Lost August
August 23, 2012

The Romney campaign needed to shake things up in August. They didn't.

Will Akin and Ryan Save Elizabeth Warren?
August 22, 2012

Elizabeth Warren has struggled to remind voters in Massachusetts that Scott Brown IS a Republican. Will Paul Ryan and Todd Akin help?

The Real Strategy Behind Romney’s (Lying) Welfare Ads
August 22, 2012

Romney delivers a message capitalizing on the resentments of white working class voters—the exact voters he needs to win the election.

Romney’s Path Right Now is The High Road—Too Bad He Can’t Take It.
August 15, 2012

The Romney campaign would benefit from the high road, but the on-ramp is littered with debris from their own advertising strategy

Romney Needs to Build a Theme Rather Than Fight Specifics
August 14, 2012

Romney needs a compelling and broad theme to combat specific attacks against unpopular elements of his platform.

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