Putting the President on the Couch
November 16, 2012
How has Obama changed in the last four years? To find out, Franklin Foer talks to three Obama-ologists: Barney Frank, Ron Suskind, and David Maraniss
President Obama’s Mandate for Fairness
November 07, 2012
How Obama should deal with the fiscal cliff: ask the wealthy to pay a little more taxes.
Seven Underrated Counties
November 06, 2012
Throughout the Bush years, Orange County, FL, Franklin County, OH, and Bucks County, PA ascended to national preeminence as the closest counties in the closest states in the 2000 election. In 2008, the diverse and well-educated new coalition counties, like Arapahoe, CO, Fairfax, VA, Wake, NC stole the show. In 2012, Obama could easily win every county listed above and lose the election. As the suburbs diversify and Republicans compensate with additional inroads into the countryside, the old swing counties of the Bush years have largely moved into the Democratic column.
Keep Erskine Bowles Away from Treasury
October 19, 2012
He’ll give Republicans everything they want.
Can Bob Woodward Save Mitt Romney?
September 26, 2012
There's an amusing Beltway notion that undecided voters are highly informed types who, say, read Bob Woodward. A new Romney ad buys in.
Why Democrats Need a Woman on the National Ticket
September 14, 2012
Looking back on last week’s convention, Democrats have every right to congratulate themselves on a job well done. The party clearly communicated a consistent set of themes while also showcasing its rich diversity. And chief among the messages was that the Democratic party is better for women, with a cast of women to make the case, including Michelle Obama. Clearly, if the President wins, his support among women will be a decisive factor.