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A Brief History Of “Trickle-Down Government”
October 17, 2012

Mitt Romney keeps talking about "trickle-down government." What does that mean?

Five Ridiculous Congressional Candidates Who Will Probably Win
October 17, 2012

 The slate of people vying for House seats is always littered with whacky, offensive, and just plain mystifying candidates. But, inevitably, some of those crackerjacks go on to actually win Congressional seats. (See: Joe Walsh, Allen West.) Below, a list of five candidates who make us smack our foreheads—but who, on January 3, 2013, could very well be esteemed members of the 113th Congress. Kerry Bentivolio When Rep.

Daily Breakdown: Flash Polls and Outliers Are Overrated
October 12, 2012

It wouldn't be wise to hang your hat on outliers or flash polls.

How the GOP Destroyed its Moderates
October 05, 2012

Moderate Republicanism is not intellectually dead. So where is it?

The Mothership of All Alliances
October 05, 2012

How Louis Farrakhan introduced Dianetics to his followers:

Coal Miner’s Donor
October 04, 2012

Mitt Romney and countless other Republicans have benefited hugely from a coal company in Ohio. Here's the story behind that.

Three Things You Need to Know About Parent Trigger Laws
September 28, 2012

"Won't Back Down" features an inspiring story and some controversial source material. What do parent trigger laws actually do? A brief explanation.

Churches to Obama: Tax Us, We Dare You
September 26, 2012

On Sunday, October 7, pastors around the country will try to bait the federal government into investigating them by preaching explicitly partisan sermons. As part of a conservative movement organizers call “Pulpit Freedom Sunday,” some religious leaders will endorse Mitt Romney from the pulpit. Others may refrain from an endorsement but vigorously criticize President Obama. And some will tell their congregations that a good Christian can only vote for a candidate who opposes gay marriage and abortion.

Unhappy Valley: A Startup Party's Tinge of Gloom
September 21, 2012

Tech startups are as hot as ever in Silicon Valley, but at a conference in San Francisco, there are hints of hard times ahead.

Daily Breakdown: Romney Trails In Must-Win Battlegrounds
September 14, 2012

The big picture: Obama continues to hold a modest but clear lead nationally and in critical battleground states like Ohio, Virginia, and Florida.  This is alot, so let’s digest it in segments. Good News For Obama Nearly every poll was consistent with a modest Obama lead nationally of about 4 points and a meaningful edge in the electoral college. Obama hit fifty percent in three national polls and led by four or more in four of the five national surveys.

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