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In the party's presidential-nomination tournament, logic would argue for a center-right pick, but it is clear the passion has been on the right.
Republicans could win the midterms without fixing the party's problems.
What the seasonal and cyclical forces in American politics suggest about the coming elections.
They just aren't making lawmakers—or people—like John Dingell anymore.
What happens when a nation with a "bootstrap" self-image settles into a state of uncertainty?
The dollars are flowing into both parties' campaign committees. Here's why it might not matter.
Entering a presidential race is effectively a nine-year commitment: one year to run, another eight if she runs for reelection and wins.
Nancy Pelosi's campaign committee is flush, even though she's unlikely to become speaker again next year. But it's Senate Democrats who need the most help.
There's not a lot happening in Washington, and what little is possible is already being done. No wonder people are looking ahead.
I was a bit clueless. But living and working among gay people helped me, like others, understand.