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.

Watch Five Hidden Post-Convention Bounces
August 31, 2012

There's more to follow than the size of each candidate's bounce.

OK, Ryan. Let’s Talk About Janesville And the Auto Industry.
August 30, 2012

Paul Ryan wants to talk about the auto industry? Let's do it. It may be the single best argument for Obama's reelection.

How to Read Post-Convention Polls: It’s Not Just About the Biggest Bounce
August 30, 2012

It doesn't matter very much whether Obama gets a 2 or a 6 point bounce.

How Mitt Romney Reduces Foreign Policy to Opposition Research
August 28, 2012

Romney's foreign policy amounts to an incoherent criticism of Obama's. He should be offering voters more.

Tampa May Have Hurricanes, But It Also Has Swing Voters
August 28, 2012

With Orlando trending Democratic, Tampa is the only big swing region left in America's most famous swing state.

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.

Sheldon Adelson and the Jew Card
August 21, 2012

Can you criticize Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson without being accused of anti-Semitism?