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2012 Republican Nomination

Still Kicking, Santorum Keeps Hammering Away at Romney

Michael J.W. Stickings | Posted 04.08.2012 | Politics
Michael J.W. Stickings

Santorum's attacks could hurt Romney significantly, not just by depressing turnout but by reinforcing the deep divide in today's Republican Party between the pro-Romney establishment and the anti-Romney rest of the party.

The Futile Integrity of Jon Huntsman

Michael J.W. Stickings | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics
Michael J.W. Stickings

Though has has some impressive conservative credentials, Jon Huntsman is just not in tune with the right-wing extremism of today's GOP.

Things Aren't Going Well For Mitt Romney

Michael J.W. Stickings | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Michael J.W. Stickings

Mitt Romney's rivals know that attacking him will only weaken him for the general election, assuming he wins the nomination. But at least a couple of his rivals are actually trying to win the nomination.

For Perry, Being Governor Has Perks

politico.com | KENNETH P. VOGEL | 9/12/11 5:09 AM EDT | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's humble origins and down home straight talk are central to his political identity, but for years Perry has enjoyed lavish perks...

Haley Barbour Endorses Union Victory in the Civil War

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

Barbour's statement is significant for two reasons: First, it sounds like the Mississippi governor is indeed running for the GOP presidential nomination. Second, it suggests his state has changed considerably since the 1960s.