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.
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.
How Facebook's Fancy New Headquarters Are Stuck In The Past
August 30, 2012
Why must Facebook and Apple keep building the suburban tech campuses of yore?
Minding the Metro Education Gap
August 29, 2012
For the first time since World War II, there are fewer jobs three years after the end of a recession than before it began. Our new Brookings report suggests that most of this flat recovery can be attributed to severe losses in housing wealth and jobs in industries such as manufacturing and construction. Yet education--especially the balance between the demand and supply of educated workers--is the most important factor explaining long-run unemployment in metropolitan and national labor markets. First, consider the short-run picture.
Why Mitt Romney Wants to Be Like James K. Polk
August 28, 2012
Romney's looking to the 11th U.S. president as a model. Does it have anything to do with Polk's importance to Mormon history?
Romney’s Losing Strategy
August 27, 2012
TAMPA—As they assemble in Tampa, the Republicans should consider not just whether they can win back the presidency in November, but whether they can create a viable majority that can endure past an election cycle. But they won’t. Mitt Romney and his party are oblivious to their longer term prospects.