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ESPN Casts a Critical Look at Its Meal Ticket: Football
November 20, 2012

ESPN pairs with public-TV stalwart 'Frontline' to investigate its meal ticket, professional football.

Small Business Sells John Boehner Out
November 19, 2012

Small business didn't get the memo on how higher taxes would destroy them.

Welcome to America’s Most Gerrymandered District
November 08, 2012

Maryland’s 3rd congressional district, the most gerrymandered in the nation, is a Rorschach test in the most literal sense. The Washington Post called it a “crazy quilt.” A local politician compared it to “blood spatter from a crime scene.” A federal judge said it reminded him of a “broken-winged pterodactyl, lying prostrate across the center of the state.” DCist suggested we ditch metaphor altogether and change the word “gerrymander” to “Marymander.” It would be an apt name.

Oh, No! Not Another Apologia from a Journalist Who Won't Vote! Oh, Yes—But This Time, Blame Russia.
November 06, 2012

A writer's experience watching Russian journalists cross the line in the name of fighting Putin convinced her not to vote back home

The Right’s (Possible) Coming Freak-Out
November 04, 2012

Odds are that if Barack Obama is reelected, there will be some pretty angry reactions on the right. Here are some forms it might take.

On Voting Worries, Sweat The Small Stuff
November 02, 2012

Liberals worry a lot about rigged voting machines. They should probably worry more about more mundane ways to skew the election outcome.

A Pre-Election Washingtoon Round-Up
November 02, 2012

Five cartoons from the most recent issues of The New Republic

Chrysler, GM to Romney: Stop Lying
October 31, 2012

Having told Ohio one whopper about Obama's auto industry rescue, Romney tells an even bigger one.

Daily Breakdown: New Polls Provide A Different Take On Virginia And Ohio
October 28, 2012

The need for additional polls was waning over the last few days. The state of the race and pollster house effects have been stable for so long that the results of the next poll can usually be predicted just by knowing the state and the firm. But last night, two less-frequent yet strong pollsters surveyed their home turf and added a different take on two crucial states.   Plenty of surveys have found a one or two point race in Ohio, but with one exception since the first presidential debate, live interview surveys contacting cell phones have shown Obama leading by 3 to 5 points in Ohio.

Stupid Talking Point of the Day: Obama Hasn’t Offered a Governing Vision
October 19, 2012

Why doesn't Obama lay out a vision for the future? Oh, wait -- he did.