When Romney Was Anti-Anti-China, Not So Long Ago
September 24, 2012

I found an '09 video clip that shows Mitt Romney speaking out against anti-China trade protectionism -- the exact opposite of his current line.

Is Obama a “Redistributionist”? Sort of.
September 19, 2012

Barack Obama may be a redistributionist, but he has yet to redistribute any money.

An Anatomy of the Obama Bounce
September 17, 2012

Since the Democratic National Convention, Obama’s approval rating in the Gallup tracker increased from 44 to 50 percent. Who propelled Obama's bounce? Check out the chart below: If nothing else, the DNC solidified the support of Obama leaning voters. Obama’s largest gains came among Hispanics, independents, non-white voters, moderate Democrats, and high school educated voters. In contrast, seniors, Republicans, and conservatives barely budged in Obama’s direction, if at all.

How Paul Ryan Convinced Washington of His Genius
September 14, 2012

Paul Ryan's rise from fitness instructor to philosopher prince.

The Bounce Matters
September 09, 2012

Obama’s bounce has arrived and so has a debate about its meaning. Some contend that Obama’s bounce will fade over the next few days and that Romney remains very much in the race. Others argue that analysts should hold out for two weeks before making proclamations. Bounces tend to overstate a candidate’s strength, so there are risks in extrapolating too much from Obama’s initial improvement. The critical question is whether it’s possible to learn any lessons from the bounces themselves, even before we learn whether they endure.

The Bounce Has Arrived
September 09, 2012

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

Closing the God Gap
September 06, 2012

The Democrats can close the God Gap tonight. Here's how.

Power of the Incumbent: Why Obama’s Re-Election Would Be Truly Historic
September 06, 2012

If Obama wins in November, we will have the first run of three consecutive presidents who've won re-election since the early 1800s.

Will Obama Have a Big Bounce? Depends on Why Romney’s Was Small.
September 06, 2012

If Romney's small bounce was a sign of weakness, Obama could be poised for a big bump.

An Interview with a Republican Porn Star
September 04, 2012

This year’s Republican Party platform included some unusually harsh anti-porn language. While previous platforms had only gone so far as to condemn child pornography, this year the RNC held that “current laws on all forms of pornography and obscenity need to be vigorously enforced.” Though many in the adult film industry attacked the GOP for its stance, at least one Republican porn star—32-year old Mary Carey, who ran for governor of California in 2002—isn’t yet ready to give up on her party.