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Why Romney Will Beat Obama

Thomas de Zengotita | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics
Thomas de Zengotita

Our half-hearted applause for the much touted toughness of Obama's tone in recent weeks betrays one fact: it looks like an act. Obama has secured his coveted bipartisan consensus in a ruinous assessment of his character.

The United States of Abuse

Bob Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Jacobson

Large segments of the American electorate, contrary to democratic ideals, embody an unhealthy and dangerous anger, helplessness, and self-loathing.

8 Of 10 Say US Headed The Wrong Way

Washington Post | Jon Cohen and Dan Balz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Americans are gloomier about the direction of the country than at any point since 1992, and Democrats have matched their biggest advantage in 25 years...

Concern Over Country's Direction At Greatest Level Ever Recorded

New York Times | DAVID LEONHARDT and MARJORIE CONNELLY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Americans are more dissatisfied with the country's direction than at any time since the New York Times/CBS News poll began asking about the subject in...