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Five justices put our lives on the line.
More Negative Ads, Please
Why evolution favors attack ads.
No GOP Casa Blanca
Have Romney’s relentless attacks on Latinos sent the right off an electoral cliff?
How Obama Could Lose
Yes, things are looking up for the Democrats. But foreign policy could upend everything this fall.
What if Mitt had run for president as the Massachusetts moderate he used to be?
The Boss & Dirty Harry
Bruce Springsteen and Clint Eastwood point the way toward a gritty, gutsy all-American comeback.
The Endorsement Racket
So Trump’s placed his chips on Mitt, and Cain’s gone for Newt. But will it change a single vote?
Comebacks and Comedowns
From Tim Pawlenty to Newt Gingrich, Campaign 2012 already has its losers and lucky duckies.
Presidential Beer Test
Mitt’s problem isn’t that he’s rich. It’s that he can’t seem to relate to voters who aren’t.
Mitt Romney lunges rightward. Is he moving in the wrong direction?
The GOP's Suicidal Tendency
By tacking ever further to the right, Republicans are blowing their best hope of beating Obama.
The GOP's Favorite Bizarro Books
Anti-Christian odes to selfishness? Crypto-Confederate manifestos? On the wacky study habits of the Republican candidates.
The GOP's Gift to Obama
Republicans just opposed a middle-class tax cut—and handed Obama the election.
A Kook on the Ballot
The Republican establishment hopes the base will calm down, sober up, and nominate Mitt Romney. But the primary system may stand in the way.
Who You Calling Lazy?
The president and his GOP opponents tell us American workers have gotten soft. Hardly.
The Nincompoop Nominee
What’s next? The Santorum Surge? The Huntsman Hiccup? Why Gingrich would be a godsend to the Dems.
The Stupid Party
Republicans used to admire intelligence. But now they’re dumbing themselves down.
The Texan Who Couldn’t Shoot Straight
Rick Perry came roaring out of the gate, but now his campaign is sinking. Here’s what he’s done wrong.
I [heart] Government
With everyone from Rick Perry to Barack Obama bashing Big Gummint, the time has come to defend it.
Begala: I Miss Bob Dole
He stood up to the radical right when it shut down the government in 1995. Who will do the same today?
Republicans Box Themselves In
The GOP is ignoring a critical message from its base—and that will be the party’s undoing.