Americans recognize a problem when we see it. But what happens when that problem continues to worsen year after year, and leaders are reluctant to spe...
It's hard to believe that any voter hasn't already decided whom to vote for -- but also that any undecided voter isn't terminally depressed by the TV ads, fact-free spin and invective. Here's an undecided-voters guide to 10 topics that Obama and Romney are arguing about.
We are coming up in January on the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade. What are the chances that the Supreme Court will overrule Roe if Mitt Romney is elected president?
What happens, seemingly on the margins, in certain "spoiler" states could prove just as important to the outcome of the race as the high-profile action in the swing states that's still garnering the lion share of the media attention.
With all the hype associated with the impending election, it's so easy to overlook the true supporters of Mitt Romney...
Americans take pride in the idea and the reality of America as the exceptional nation, though that exceptionalism is variously defined. What was missing in the debate was a sense of the world as a changed place, with America no longer the sole super power.
Tis the season to hunker down and shut off your TV, pre-set your car radio to music-only stations, block everyone but your mother or grandchildren on Facebook, and let your Twitter account temporarily expire.
Has the moderate Mitt risen from the grave and been resurrected during the waning days and hours of the campaign? Has he had an epiphany? Has he awakened from his long slumber?
This election is critically important; too much is at stake for all of us -- our jobs, our healthcare, our future. So wield your power -- VOTE!
We've witnessed many Mitt Romneys, but the one unearthed yesterday is perhaps the most vicious and cruel: a zealot who, as governor, became hellbent on stigmatizing the children of gay and lesbian parents, labeling them outcasts and causing them to suffer hardship throughout their lives.
Just as the nation took a chance on Obama four years ago, I'm betting on Mitt Romney to focus on what is most important to our nation right now: getting us back on our feet, developing jobs for our people, and strengthening our nation's security.
While an impressive-sounding 70 million Americans viewed the presidential debates on TV, that means twice as many registered voters (137,000,000) did NOT see the debates. As a public service to them, I present below my summary of what they missed.
Romney is not the first, nor will he be the last, to raise political posturing to an art form. Here, however, is the problem. If elected, Romney won't be able to govern from the center, even if he has undergone a sort of road-to-Damascus conversion to common sense.
This is for those of you who consider yourself to be progressive but have given up on politics because it seems rotten to the core. You may prefer Obama to Romney but don't think there's a huge difference between the two, so you may not even vote. Your cynicism is understandable, but it's a self-fulfilling prophesy.
Think this year's political focus on women's issues is just some overblown hype fueled by a few rogue Akins and Mourdocks? Think again. I sorted through binders full of Republican candidates, and found a real pattern.
(270 to win)
|Virginia 100% Rpt.||51.2%||47.3%|
|Florida 100% Rpt.||50.0%||49.1%|
|N. Carolina 100% Rpt.||48.4%||50.4%|
|Ohio 100% Rpt.||50.7%||47.7%|
|New Hampshire 100% Rpt.||52.0%||46.4%|
|Colorado 100% Rpt.||51.5%||46.1%|
|Wisconsin 100% Rpt.||52.8%||45.9%|
|Iowa 100% Rpt.||52.0%||46.2%|
|Nevada 100% Rpt.||52.4%||45.7%|
|Seats gained or lost||+2||-2|