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The “Fiscal Cliff” Is Wall Street’s Chance to Court Democrats Again
November 08, 2012

The Democrats won. Now Wall Street needs them more than ever.

President Obama’s Mandate for Fairness
November 07, 2012

How Obama should deal with the fiscal cliff: ask the wealthy to pay a little more taxes.

Impressions from a Morning in Ohio
November 06, 2012

TOLEDO, Ohio—Two polling places and about two dozen voters. That’s not even close to a scientific sample, even if the sample is from Ohio. If you're reading in order to divine how the rest of the nation will vote, please stop. You won't find it here. But staking out interesting precincts has become an election year tradition for me, because conversations with actual voters inevitably yields some insights about how they are thinking—and, more specifically, how they process the information and arguments so familiar to those of us in the business of politics.

Why Didn’t Religion Matter More in This Election?
November 06, 2012

Six months ago, it seemed like a good bet that religion would be a significant factor in the 2012 presidential election. No one ever thought it would be the biggest issue driving votes, of course—the economy still has a lock on that distinction.

Wall Street Is Probably Preparing to Crawl Back to Democrats
November 05, 2012

Wall Street did everything it could to get Romney and the Republicans elected. What will it do if it failed?

Liberals Worry, “What If We Win?”
November 02, 2012

The Democrats should untwist their knickers about how awful it will be to win.

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

Five cartoons from the most recent issues of The New Republic

David Brooks Endorses Protection-Racket Government
October 30, 2012

David Brooks urges surrender to Republican Party extremists.

Did Obama Choose The Right Message?
October 25, 2012

The second-guessing has already begun over whether Barack Obama chose the right message to take on Mitt Romney. Is there anything to it?

The Liberal Media, in Love With Our Narrative
October 23, 2012

When Mitt Romney won the first debate, it was trumpeted as an epic event; when he lost the next two, not so much. What gives?

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