Evidence Is Mounting that Fracking Causes Birth Defects
February 05, 2014

In his recent State of the Union address, President Barack Obama praised natural gas as “the bridge fuel that can power our economy with less of the carbon pollution that causes climate change” and vowed to “cut red tape” to help business invest in i

This Local Election Could Determine the Future of Gun Control
Why Michael Bloomberg has gone all-in on a Colorado race
August 28, 2013

Angela Giron, one of two Colorado state senators who is up for a recall election on Sept.

The State of the Civil Union
Gay marriage gets all the press, but its precursor is still in play
April 22, 2013

Gay marriage gets all the press, but its precursor isn't dead yet.

The Democrats' 2016 Contenders Are Betting on Gun Control
January 14, 2013

Several high-profile Democratic governors seem to think gun control is no longer an issue to avoid. Will they be proven right?

The Public Won't Force Congress to Pass Gun Control
January 03, 2013

If President Obama is counting on a new wave of popular support to help push stricter gun laws through Congress -- as he said he was on Sunday -- then he might want to take a closer look at the latest opinion polls. While the public is more amenable to new gun laws than it was before the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, there hasn't been a fundamental shift in its attitudes toward gun rights and specific gun-control laws.

The Politics of Gun Control Have Changed, But Will Democrats Notice?
December 14, 2012

Democrats may finally be able to use gun control as a wedge issue with key demographics.

Marijuana: A Winning GOP Issue?
December 08, 2012

If marijuana advocates have come down at all since last month's victories in Colorado and Washington, then a couple of recent national polls should give them another lift. New surveys by CBS News and Quinnipiac show 47 to 51 percent of Americans supporting legalization, with between 44 and 47 percent opposed. This is good news for liberals, but not necessarily for President Obama. After all, both the Washington and Colorado laws expressly contradict the Controlled Substances Act, which President Obama is supposed to enforce.

The Internal Polls That Made Mitt Romney Think He'd Win
November 30, 2012

The Republican candidate really did think he was on track to become president. These poll numbers explain why.

In Washington, Marijuana Proponents Outspent Opponents 400 to 1
November 16, 2012

On October 31, a six-minute video titled “Chapel Chat with Evangelina Holy” appeared on YouTube. Despite the blurry footage and poor audio, the title character is a dead ringer for Dana Carvey’s “Church Lady” character from “Saturday Night Live.” In Carvey’s voice, Holy reads a letter from a viewer worried about marijuana legalization ballot initiatives in Colorado, Washington, and Oregon.

For the GOP, It's Colorado or Bust by 2016
November 16, 2012

It's "Colorado or bust" for the GOP over the next four years.