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The Secret Weapon to Win Over Voters: Authenticity

It's becoming harder for red-state Democrats to say what they really think on hot-button issues.

Crystal-Ball Gazing on the Senate Races

Data-crunchers and political pundits are coming to largely the same conclusions about the battle for control.

EPA Chief Won't Ditch the Waters Rule, But She Is Digging for Answers

Gina McCarthy is reaching out to critics in the farm community and pledging to respond to their concerns.

The Parallel Failures of Obama's and Bush's Foreign Policy Doctrines

First it was the iron fist. Then, the velvet glove. Both failed. 

Blocking the Vote

A big country has big problems—but the systematic failure of congressional leadership is making them impossible to tackle. 

The Existential Battle for the Soul of the GOP

What used to be widely seen as loony is now broadly accepted or tolerated by the Republican Party.

The Odds of a GOP Wave Are Increasing

This year's political environment is shaping up to be nearly as bleak as 2010, and that's ominous news for Senate Democrats.

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The Secret Weapon to Win Over Voters: Authenticity

It's becoming harder for red-state Democrats to say what they really think on hot-button issues.

Crystal-Ball Gazing on the Senate Races

Data-crunchers and political pundits are coming to largely the same conclusions about the battle for control.

EPA Chief Won't Ditch the Waters Rule, But She Is Digging for Answers

Gina McCarthy is reaching out to critics in the farm community and pledging to respond to their concerns.

The Parallel Failures of Obama's and Bush's Foreign Policy Doctrines

First it was the iron fist. Then, the velvet glove. Both failed. 

Blocking the Vote

A big country has big problems—but the systematic failure of congressional leadership is making them impossible to tackle. 

The Existential Battle for the Soul of the GOP

What used to be widely seen as loony is now broadly accepted or tolerated by the Republican Party.

The Odds of a GOP Wave Are Increasing

This year's political environment is shaping up to be nearly as bleak as 2010, and that's ominous news for Senate Democrats.

Show More