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Mitt Romney’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Campaign
September 14, 2012

During the past two weeks, the dynamic of the 2012 presidential election has shifted, and President Obama has moved out to a modest but significant lead against Mitt Romney. No developments in the economy or the world can explain this shift. That leaves the campaigns themselves.

How President Romney Would Crush the Recovery
September 14, 2012

At Bain Capital, Mitt Romney was a turnaround artist. But as president, he'd slow down the country's economic recovery.

Nobody Likes Mitt
September 13, 2012

If Romney loses, it’ll be because voters don't like him. That doesn't mean they're being superficial.

Daily Breakdown: Fox News Poll Undermines Romney's Theory Of The Race
September 13, 2012

How do voters grade Obama's performance on the economy? Depends on what you think a "C" means.

Exploding the Reagan 1980 Comeback Myth
September 12, 2012

After an Obama bounce prompted a wave of articles about Romney’s dwindling chances, Romney’s pollster Neil Newhouse published a memo detailing the case for a comeback. Perhaps the most striking element of the memo was the complete absence of polling data, but his strained reconceptualization of the 1980 race was also highly unusual. Newhouse contended that Carter led by nearly 10 percentage points in late October and asserted that this year would see a rerun of that campaign.

Why the New Pre-9/11 Disclosures Matter
September 11, 2012

If nothing else, the NYT report today of additional pre-9/11 warnings about Al Qaeda serves to puncture our disconcerting national amnesia.

Obama’s Speech Was Too Much of a Humblebrag
September 07, 2012

Obama's speech was effortful, uninspiring, and humblegragging.

Power of the Incumbent: Why Obama’s Re-Election Would Be Truly Historic
September 06, 2012

If Obama wins in November, we will have the first run of three consecutive presidents who've won re-election since the early 1800s.

This Should Be Obama’s Answer to ‘Are You Better Off?’
September 04, 2012

Why it's legitimate to ask whether Americans are better off, and how Obama should answer.

Is This Election Killing Political Satire? Ask Nicki Minaj
September 04, 2012

Have we become unable to appreciate a good political joke coming from anyone but Jon Stewart?

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