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What Rush Limbaugh Got Wrong About My Scott Walker Cover Story
Addressing his and other criticisms of the controversial article
June 24, 2014

Our latest cover story seems to have struck quite a nerve.

The Unelectable Whiteness of Scott Walker
A journey through the poisonous, racially divided world that produced a Republican star
June 15, 2014

A journey through the poisonous, racially divided world that produced a Republican star.

The Curse of Warholism
November 15, 2012

Never mind Andy Warhol’s art. It’s his perspective that’s doing the damage.

What to Watch for—and Ignore—on Election Day
November 06, 2012

Here's what you should pay attention to and ignore on Election Night.

The Final Stretch: Saturday's Campaign Stops
November 03, 2012

For each of the last three days of the campaign, we’ll quickly note where Obama and Romney are heading, and why:. Obama Mentor, Lake County, Ohio. Lake County is a white, middle class county including the eastern suburbs and exurbs of Cleveland. Four years ago, Obama won it by just one percentage point, a four point improvement over Bush's four point win. If Romney wins, Lake County will certainly flip and Obama is fighting to prevent such an outcome.

“Voter Fraud” in My Backyard
October 19, 2012

I grew up in the Cleveland neighborhoods a "private family foundation" is targeting with intimidating "voter fraud" billboards.

Cardinal Dolan’s Paul Ryan Problem
August 31, 2012

In the weeks since Mitt Romney selected Paul Ryan to be his running mate, there has been a lot of talk about whether Ryan will face problems with Catholic voters over the fact that church leaders have repeatedly criticized his budget for its extreme cuts to social programs and “fail[ure] to meet moral criteria.” But there has been very little discussion about the much bigger problem Ryan poses for the U.S. Catholic bishops themselves, especially the man who offered the benediction Thursday night after Romney’s acceptance speech—Cardinal Timothy Dolan. Dolan is both the president of the U.S.

Does Transit Connect Employers to Labor?
July 11, 2012

As the nation continues its anemic economic recovery, media outlets and researchers have begun looking at the employer side of the jobs equation. Widespread reports have covered the inability of many firms to fill their open vacancies, with some suggesting a skills mismatch and others citing lagging demand. Other research assesses how falling recruitment intensity may explain the unfilled openings. But one missing explanation is the role of transportation in connecting jobs and people.

Meet The Walker-Obama Voter
June 06, 2012

Amid the big mood swings last night as exit polls gave way to real vote tallies, one question began to rise above the din: how to reconcile Scott Walker’s victory with exit polls showing that a majority of voters—52-43 percent, according to the Washington Post—would vote for Barack Obama in November? We can argue about just how much those exit polls can be trusted, given that they suggested a stronger result for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett than he ultimately received. Still, it’s clear that there was a crucial sliver of voters who backed Walker but plan to support Obama in the fall.

Electionate Live-Blogs the Wisconsin Recall
June 05, 2012

Wisconsin by the Numbers Scott Walker cruised to a 53-46 win in the Wisconsin Gubernatorial Recall, stunning Democrats expecting a tight race after early exit polls. Walker's victory was built on a GOP-friendly electorate, even whiter, older, richer, and less Democratic than the 2010 midterms, let alone 2008. Seniors represented 18% of the electorate, up from 16% in 2010 and 14% in 2008. The non-white share of the electorate fell from 11% in 2008 to 10% in 2010, to 9% in 2012. 20% of voters made more than $100,000/year, up from 16% in 2010 and 19% in 2008.

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