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Understanding Mohamed Morsi
December 07, 2012

ON A SULTRY MORNING in late September, I drove for two hours on the traffic-choked roads north of Cairo to Al Adwa, a Nile Delta town of dusty alleyways, mosques, and crumbling red brick houses. This is where Mohamed Morsi, the president of Egypt, was raised. Morsi left nearly four decades ago, but he returns regularly to visit his younger brothers, who still work the family farm, and to celebrate Islamic holidays.

Meet the Costume-Donning, Prop-Loving Thirtysomething Who Ousted Pete Stark
December 05, 2012

The former fake bikini contest judge is now a congressman.

The Ecstasy and Agonies of a Permanent Democratic Majority
November 16, 2012

Why the Obama coalition might still flop.

Go Ahead and Secede, Texas. I Dare You.
November 14, 2012

Don't mess with Texas? Don't mess with us!

Four Gorgeous Places in America That Should Be Protected Parks
November 12, 2012

America's natural wonders and historic landmarks are the latest victims of Congressional inaction.

Meet the Corgi Who Helped California Raise Taxes
November 09, 2012

How Gov. Jerry Brown's dog, Sutter, helped deliver his owner a big political victory.

There Aren't As Many Missing Voters As It Seems
November 08, 2012

Millions of voters remain to be counted.

What’s Next For the Same-Sex Marriage Movement?
November 07, 2012

The long-fight for marriage equality.

Why Tuesday Could Be a Turning Point for Gay Marriage
November 02, 2012

In the next few weeks, the battle for marriage equality faces two crucial hurdles.

The Coming Popular Vote Nightmare
November 02, 2012

If Obama squeaks out a national popular vote victory, it could be days or weeks until he takes the lead.

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