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If A Tree Falls In Ohio...
December 10, 2012

The announcement that the Cleveland Plain Dealer will cut a third of its staff again raises the question: What will fill the void, in Ohio and beyond?

The Auto Bailout Didn’t Decide Ohio
November 12, 2012

From the moment political reporters armed with leaked internal polls wrote that Obama led by mid-to-upper single digits in Ohio, the Buckeye State was widely regarded as Romney’s Achilles heel.

How Obama Won Ohio
November 07, 2012

The Obama campaign made the 2012 election about Ohio from the start: class, cars and Bain. A final dispatch from the state on the day he won it.

How Mitt Romney Genuinely Fired Up His Followers
November 06, 2012

Mitt Romney actually developed a following of sorts by the end of the campaign. What are we to make of this? A valediction from Ohio.

The Final Stretch: Monday's Stops
November 05, 2012

Obama and Romney each hit the states on their path of least resistance to 270.

Why I Moved to Staten Island -- and Why, After Hurricane Sandy, I Went Back
November 04, 2012

On Saturday afternoon, I drove to Staten Island not knowing whether my house still stood. So far the only report I’d had came from my friend Anya, who hadn't seen my house but said that poles and trees were lying around my street. I felt guilty about not going there earlier, but there was the question of transportation, then the question of a car, finding gas for the car, and finding somebody to drive me. I felt guilty for neglecting my house during the hurricane, even though I had abandoned it two months prior to that.

The Road To Victory In Ohio
October 25, 2012

The Obama campaign's improvements among African Americans and post-graduates make it tougher for Romney to win than history suggests.

It’s Time to Revisit the Voting Rights Act
August 21, 2012

Voter suppression isn't just for the South anymore

Ohio: The Place Where the Bain Attacks Are Working
July 20, 2012

If there is any state where attacks on Romney would be expected to make a difference, it would be Ohio—a state full of white working class swing voters who treat outsourcing and closed manufacturing plants seriously. For that reason, Priorities USA—the Obama-aligned Super PAC dedicated to attacking Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital—allocated considerable resources to the Buckeye State, airing advertisements in both the Cleveland and Columbus media markets.

The Great Republican Swing-State Dissonance Problem
June 14, 2012

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