The Sad Spectacle of the GOP Convention’s Fact-Free Foreign Policy
August 29, 2012

TAMPA—This convention, and the campaign to come, are supposed to be about jobs and the economy, not about foreign policy. But foreign policy still figures in the convention and campaign and will probably rear its head in Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech. There are two kinds of foreign policy statements to watch out for in the months ahead: First, there are general philosophical statements about America’s role in the world; second, there are operational statements about what American should do about specific problems in the world.

The GOP Convention’s Anxiety of Akinism
August 28, 2012

Think Republicans are worried about Todd Akin? Consider how Tampa conventioneers are rejecting his latest copycat, Pennsylvania's Senate nominee.

Daily Breakdown: National Polls Show A Tight Race; Isaac Update
August 27, 2012

Isaac threatens the rest of the RNC with a landfall near New Orleans.

An Early Electoral College Guide: Which States Will and Won't Matter in 2012
August 26, 2012

2012 is shaping up as an election in which the winner may earn victory not by virtue of winning the most votes, but on account of the Electoral College. If one candidate enjoys a popular vote edge of 2 percentage points or more, there’s virtually no chance that the other candidate will achieve a majority of the electoral votes.

Meet Rex Elsass, Todd Akin’s Hatchet Man
August 22, 2012

Todd Akin of "legitimate rape" fame is holing up with his political consultant, Rex Elsass -- who is just as charming as you'd expect.

God Asks Akin To Quit Race
August 22, 2012

God, making a rare appearance during the 2012 election cycle, urges Todd Akin to quit the Missouri Senate race.

Will Akin and Ryan Save Elizabeth Warren?
August 22, 2012

Elizabeth Warren has struggled to remind voters in Massachusetts that Scott Brown IS a Republican. Will Paul Ryan and Todd Akin help?

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

Voter suppression isn't just for the South anymore

Akin Gives Democrats an Edge In the Fight For Control of Senate
August 21, 2012

Todd Akin isn't dropping out, and that's great news for Claire McCaskill and the Democratic party.

What Romney Wants You to Forget
August 20, 2012

Ryan's history matters, whether it's supporting Akin's abortion proposals or advocating Medicare cuts