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The Myth of Second-Term Failure
November 16, 2012

Forget the "second-term curse." By year five, Obama should just be hitting his stride.

Boardwalk Vampires
November 16, 2012

The ghosts of Atlantic City have nowhere to hide.

The GOP’s Challenge Extends Beyond Hispanics and Immigration Reform
November 15, 2012

Changing their stance on immigration won't save Republicans.

Obama’s Message, Still Loud and Clear: Taxes for the Wealthy
November 14, 2012

Obama is standing his ground on taxes for the wealthy. Will Republicans charge?

How Vulnerable Is John Kerry’s Senate Seat?
November 14, 2012

A Kerry appointment would put a Senate seat up for grabs. Can Democrats retain it?

Go Ahead and Secede, Texas. I Dare You.
November 14, 2012

Don't mess with Texas? Don't mess with us!

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.

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