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A Passionless Presidential Race

Barack Obama On The Stump

Polls show Americans angrier and more polarized than at any time since the Vietnam War. Yet paradoxically the presidential race that officially begins a few months from now is likely to be as passionless as they come.

Exposing Ted Cruz's Linguistic Chutzpah

Exposing Ted Cruz's Linguistic Chutzpah“Chutzpah” is making headlines again. This time it’s not because someone mispronounced it (as former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann did a few years ago); it’s because Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz called it a “New York term.”

Gingrich Takes Lead In Anybody But Romney Race

Newt Gingrich has taken the lead in PPP's national polling.  He's at 28% to 25% for Herman Cain and 18% for Mitt Romney.  The rest of the Republican field is increasingly looking like a bunch of also rans: Rick Perry is at 6%, Michele Bachmann and Ron Paul at 5%, Jon Huntsman at 3%, and Gary Johnson and Rick Santorum each at 1%.

Handlers Wish For Perry Moment

In a recent interview Herman Cain advisers must have wished for a Rick Perry moment. For those that missed that performance, what is a Rick Perry Moment? John Stewart adds to the moment of course.

How Not To Wind Up Voting For A President You Don't Agree

But did you vote for the candidate that best matches your beliefs? jamelah e., CC BY-NC-NDWhen any American enters the voting booth, he (or she) is free to cast his private ballot for any candidate he favors. On the surface, this seems rather obvious, and easy. We each privately vote for the candidate we wish to support. We choose based on our preferences, so we vote correctly, right?

Koch-Backed Anti-Worker Policy Soundly Rejected

From the historic uprising in Madison, Wisconsin, to the Occupy movement that has swept the country, people power is becoming the coin of the realm. And Tuesday night in Ohio, that coin proved more valuable than the checkbooks of moneyed interests on either side of the divide.

New Hampshire Debate

The Republican New Hampshire debate held October 11, 2011 included the top eight contenders vying for the right to represent the Republican party to Challenge President Obama for a second term in November 2012.

Romney Only 2nd Choice As Rest Implode

Last Updated 11/3/2011 - It appears that Ron Paul may be the only reasonable (?) one standing in Romney's path to the GOP nomination as the once more-reasonable Perry and the once likeable upstart Cain implode. At best what has happened these last few days is painful to watch.

Trump And Clinton Triumph: 3 Scholars React

Trump And Clinton Triumph: 3 Scholars  ReactOn Super Tuesday, voters from more than a dozen U.S. states vote in presidential primaries with important consequences for the candidates. We asked three scholars in different parts of the world to comment on the results and what they mean for the presidential race going forward.