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Are Republicans Already Blowing the Next Election?
December 03, 2012

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Terry McAuliffe Is Begging for a Primary Challenge
December 03, 2012

The former DNC Chairman lost the Virginia primary in 2009, and he could again.

The Ongoing Cost of the GOP's Diversity Problem
December 01, 2012

The fight over Susan Rice is a reminder that the GOP's lack of diversity hamstrings the party on a regular basis -- not just on Election Day.

Republicans Conveniently Forget All the Cuts Obama's Already Made
November 29, 2012

Republicans want more spending cuts, ignores all the cuts already made.

Please, Herr Krugman, May I Have Another?
How America’s favorite liberal stokes German masochism
November 28, 2012

Krugman loves to insult the Germans, and they love to be insulted by him.

Democrats Should Think Twice Before Disarming the Filibuster
November 28, 2012

So, Democrats, you want filibuster reform? Be careful what you wish for.

The Illusory Power of Grover Norquist
November 27, 2012

Grover Norquist was never the reason Republicans resisted raising taxes.

Filibuster Chicken Little-ism
November 26, 2012

Politico gets its knickers in a twist over a looming, all-too-minor filibuster dispute.

Immigration Reform’s Wild-Card Power Broker
November 23, 2012

The night after the presidential election, the news anchors on the Spanish-language network Univision,  Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Selena, began their nightly newscast with something of a celebration. As Ramos opened the broadcast, the screen lit up with the numbers 71 and 27—the share of the Hispanic electorate that voted, respectively, for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. The surge in Latino voting was a coup for Ramos, who is as much an immigration activist as he is a news anchor.

The GOP's Problem With Young Voters Is Only Getting Worse
November 21, 2012

While Mitt Romney missed benchmarks with many disparate demographic groups on Election Day, the Republican Party might be said to have a single, overriding challenge moving forward: to adjust to generational change. Over the last decade, a wave of new, diverse, and socially moderate voters has reshaped the electorate, allowing President Obama to win the popular vote without much, if any, improvement over John Kerry among voters who were eligible to participate in the 2004 presidential election.

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