Election 2012

Stories on Election 2012 candidates and races, including the Massachusetts Senate race.

When The Worst View Is Actually The Best View

November 07, 2012
If you were following the race, you likely saw Democrat Elizabeth Warren deliver her victory speech after defeating incumbent GOP Sen. Scott Brown – but Meghna Chakrabarti says that which the cameras fail to capture is often the best part. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

That which television cameras fail to capture is often the best part.

Obama Victory Ushers In A Political Realignment

November 07, 2012
Supporters cheer as they wait for President Barack Obama at his election night party Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Chicago. President Obama defeated Republican challenger former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

When voters gave the president four more years, questions about the 2008 election were answered once and for all. It wasn’t a fluke. In fact, it’s paved the way for a new American era.

Election 2012 Roundup: The More Things Changed, The More They Stayed The Same

November 07, 2012
President Barack Obama smiles during his speech at his election night party Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Chicago. President Obama defeated Republican challenger former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (M. Spencer Green/AP)

Straying very little from his 2008 strategy, Obama pulls off a well-oiled re-election campaign. But the nation remains divided and the Republicans are still left pondering an uncertain future.

It’s Time To Retire The Electoral College

November 06, 2012
Pages carry a box of the Electoral College votes to the House Chamber to be certified, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Susan Walsh/AP)

We deserve a system that is more consistent with our democratic values and less prone to yielding anomalous results.

Vote For Gagi — Or Anyone You Like

November 06, 2012
Women's suffragists demonstrate in February 1913. The triangular pennants read "Votes For Women." (Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division)

Just be sure you don’t take the right to vote for granted. Our grandmothers didn’t.

Why I Am Voting For Mitt Romney

November 05, 2012
Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign stop at the Wisconsin Products Pavilion at State Fair Park in West Allis, Wis., Friday, Nov. 2, 2012. (Charles Dharapak/AP)

A vote for Mitt Romney is a vote for real change – change that will get America back on track fiscally and preserve the American Dream for future generations.

Why I Am Voting For Barack Obama

November 05, 2012
President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign event at Cheyenne Sports Complex in Las Vegas, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

I want to know that my president is focused on protecting the public interest, ensuring that the people will be heard, and that he, above all else, will work to restore the sense that we are all in this together.

Why I Am Voting For Scott Brown

November 05, 2012
Republican Sen. Scott Brown at a campaign news conference in Boston, Tuesday Oct. 16, 2012. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Scott Brown has a moderate voting record and deserves more time to cement his position as a centrist voice on our increasingly partisan national stage.

Why I Am Voting For Elizabeth Warren

November 05, 2012
Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren campaigning in Medford, Mass., Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

Elizabeth Warren has all three of the vital qualities we need in a U.S. senator: conviction, foresight and tenacity.

After The Storm: The Stump Speech Obama Needs To Give

November 02, 2012
In this July 14, 2012, file photo, President Barack Obama holds a campaign rally in Glen Allen, Va. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP, File)

Channeling the commander in chief, Steve Almond tries his hand at speech-writing and makes a final pitch to voters.

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