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Centrism and Swing Voters

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

In some ways, in some elections, at some times, centrism and swing voters are closely connected. But the connection is growing more and more tenuous.

Winter Storms (Political and Otherwise)

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Democrats win by uniting their base with swing voters, not by playing the two against each other. President Obama should be the president who gets this instinctively. So how did it come to this?

Clive Crook: The American Dream Needs Repair

Clive Crook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Sooner or later the US will find itself grappling with an immense fiscal problem. The recession and stimulus have combined to produce record-breaking ...

Cedric Perrier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cedric Perrier

In the last six months alone, we have begun to see the rise of the electronic electorate and with it a real prospect for the growth of Referendum politics.

How DC Centrism Makes for Bad Politics and Bad Policy

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

The "new, centrist compromise" of how to fund health care reform is not new and only centrist in the bizarre inside-the-Beltway world of what qualifies for centrist.

Sonia, Who? Way Outta Center-Left Field

Richard M. Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard M. Benjamin

President Obama has chosen one tough, intellectually dazzling, judicially seasoned woman as his Supreme Court pick.

The Audacity of Souter's Successor

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

There are many American women qualified to succeed Souter on the way-too-male court, but Barack Obama has his eye on a guy -- namely, Barack Obama!

An Open Letter to The Nation's Open Letter to Barack Obama

Marissa Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marissa Moss

As much as Obama cannot and should not abandon his goals, neither can we. We want change we can believe in, but we also want change that can happen.

Americans Move Left, New York Times Misses It

Jeff Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Cohen

So the Times presents Gallup data showing a clear trend toward the left, and calls it a "move to the middle." Is the assumption that we were mostly right-wingers a few years ago?

Bipartisan Partisanship -- Not An Oxymoron

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

McCain and Obama can can get our politics back into the fact-driven solutions business, listening to ideas from liberals and conservatives to pick among them based on what works, not what is ideologically correct.