This column is about four senators who will have extraordinary roles to play in the coming hours and years, and what they tell us about the state of the union as 2012 comes to a close.
Much has been made of the differences between these two presidential rivals, President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. But are they so different after all?
Presidents cannot win without policies to include and empower all Americans, not just the slices of communities needed for electoral success. President Obama and Democrats won a mandate to move us forward with jobs, healthcare reform, equality, and nation building here at home.
Technology has opened the door to a shift in campaign strategy: Now, you can win small. The problem is, you have to govern big.
One candidate -- President Obama -- supports workers' rights and is committed to protecting them. The other -- Mitt Romney -- is out to destroy them. That's what at stake in this election.
Tuesday is Election Day and we are still alive, just not allowed to leave the house for a little while, all of us. Thankfully, there are Internet videos for that. So we've compiled this definitive list of the 20 best videos of the 2012 election cycle.
I voted early last week. I waited three hours in the sun. When I finally got to the voting booth I spent another 25 minutes on the ballot even with two cheat sheets for amendments and questions.
The polls over the last few months tell a story of the changing moods of American voters, driven by specific events though the consistently point to Obama having an advantage in the Electoral College.
Barack Obama and Joe Biden have stood up for us. Now, it's time for us to stand up for them.
Looking for the dead solid skinny on the upcoming presidential election? You've come to the right place. As a public service, we're going to tell you right here and now who wins this thing and why.
Talking to kids about politics helps them understand the world and their place in it, and starts to shift their thinking from "me" to "we." That is why it's important to discuss with kids, even those too young to yet understand all the specific policy points or platforms, why politics matters.
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It is essential to go beyond the statistics to place domestic violence within a larger societal framework.
The GOP is embracing an extremism that rejects truth, scientific knowledge and common sense. The Republicans will brook no compromise in their relentless drive to criminalize abortion and revoke access to birth control and other basic reproductive health services.
In case after case, Obama's foreign policy is working, with Republicans begrudgingly agreeing with it. Both Romney and Ryan are talking about the unravelling of that policy and yet offer nothing at all in its place.
On Tuesday night, Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock made the most compelling case for atheism this Episcopal priest has ever heard when he uttered the words: "Even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that is something that God intended to happen."
What Senators Biden and McCain understood in 1995 is still true today: the overall effectiveness of U.S. troops depends not only on their skill at arms, but also upon their sense of honor and their respect for human rights.