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Running Into the Wind

Democrats' chances of strengthening their hand in Congress and holding the White House in 2016 could hinge on Obama. 

Shellacking, the Sequel

Tuesday's rout again revealed the limits of the modern Democratic coalition. 

The Tectonic Plates of 2014

Several key structural factors will help keep in perspective what Tuesday's results say about the balance of power between the parties.

Forecast: Right Turn Ahead

The newest Senate Republicans will pull the party further to the right.

Bridges Versus Barricades

President Obama's response to global challenges stresses coalition-building over unilateralism. 

On Immigration, Texas GOP Steers Right

Dan Patrick, favorite for lieutenant governor, leads the charge against undocumented immigrants, rejecting the softer stances of Rick Perry and George W. Bush.

The GOP's Shift on Same-Sex Marriage

Fewer GOP gubernatorial candidates actively oppose gay marriage, and many are quietly accepting it. 

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Running Into the Wind

Democrats' chances of strengthening their hand in Congress and holding the White House in 2016 could hinge on Obama. 

Shellacking, the Sequel

Tuesday's rout again revealed the limits of the modern Democratic coalition. 

The Tectonic Plates of 2014

Several key structural factors will help keep in perspective what Tuesday's results say about the balance of power between the parties.

Forecast: Right Turn Ahead

The newest Senate Republicans will pull the party further to the right.

Bridges Versus Barricades

President Obama's response to global challenges stresses coalition-building over unilateralism. 

On Immigration, Texas GOP Steers Right

Dan Patrick, favorite for lieutenant governor, leads the charge against undocumented immigrants, rejecting the softer stances of Rick Perry and George W. Bush.

The GOP's Shift on Same-Sex Marriage

Fewer GOP gubernatorial candidates actively oppose gay marriage, and many are quietly accepting it. 

Show More