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New Yorkers Count Too

Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hanna Ingber Win

I was so close to not voting. I live in New York, it doesn't really matter anyway. But then the guilt built up inside of me. What would I say when my grandchildren asked about this historic election?

Red State or Blue State: Your Vote Counts

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

If you're a Republican voter in a Democratic-leaning state, or a Democratic voter in Republican territory, is your vote in vain?

Election Results Will Devastate Half the Country

Judy Muller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judy Muller

On November 5th, one of these two candidates is going to have to take the devastated, bruised, outraged feelings of millions of Americans and make them believe that they still have a vital voice in this democracy.

The Morning-After Blues

Darryle Pollack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darryle Pollack

The countdown to November 4 is torturous. Everyone is worried. Everyone is losing sleep. For some people, the election can't come soon enough. But for me, I wish it would never end.

Divided States of America

Kelly Nyks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kelly Nyks

We are simply turned off by the ugliness of the politics we see in America today -- inside the beltway and in our own homes.

The Ike Effect: Blowing Texas Blue

Elizabeth Gregory | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Gregory

Lots of Houstonians, spared the direct coastal hit, made the most of the forced slowdown in pace.

Meet the Purples! Decoding the DNA of the Swing Voter

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

Both Obama and McCain will make huge efforts on Election Day to turn out their bases it's still likely that the outcome will depend on the Purples, the swing voters in the middle. Who are they?

Tapping Barack Obama's Phone

Jonathan Leigh Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Leigh Solomon

When Obama eschewed the pundit's red-blue-purple state preoccupation during his '04 Democratic Convention speech, he was choosing poetry over polls.

How Does Obama Beat McCain? Sketching His Electoral Path To Victory

Talking Points Memo | Eric Kleefeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

So what's Obama's route to the White House in a general election? How can he make the electoral map work for him? How dramatically does he have to rem...

Across the Great Divide

Susan Neiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Neiman

Like anything else, unashamed sentimentality can be part of a pose. Not every red state expression of sentiment is genuine, and not every blue state expression of skepticism is caustic.