Stories on Election 2012 candidates and races, including the Massachusetts Senate race.
Reciting her qualifications won't get her elected president. Hillary Clinton needs to convince us we'll be better off when she is in the White House.
With 2016 campaign jockeying well underway, the Republican missteps of the past week may loom large.
The first U.S. Senate debate between Gabriel Gomez and Ed Markey was largely lacking in zingers and, well, in unscripted passion.
It's time to force a national conversation on why, in the “world’s greatest deliberative body,” a simple majority isn’t enough to get anything done?
They say when one door closes, another opens. And so it goes for Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. Her political career may be winding down, but she's just getting started.
In order to win back America's hearts and minds, Republicans need to be open to change.
A look at the history of inaugural poems and the surprising vitality of contemporary American poetry.
An apt commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: President Obama is signalling his willingness to address our violent racial past.
We’re caught in the gulf between Republican stupidity and Democratic silence. The president’s inaugural address is an opportunity to turn the tide.
Latinos played a crucial role in the 2012 presidential election. But, says Ilan Stavans, the biggest test is yet to come.
Does the Christian right still have influence over the electorate? Or are we seeing a permanent decline of its influence?
Mitt Romney was skewered for his 47 percent comments. But Steve Almond argues that everyone does it: we tell one story in public — and another in private.
We conclude our series by looking into the key issues, opportunities, and challenges that President Barack Obama faces entering his second term.
The results of the 2012 election seem to have spurred bipartisan consensus on at least one issue: the need for comprehensive immigration reform. In the next installment of our series,...
One of the problems with punditry is that no one is held accountable when they screw up. Would prediction batting averages help?
Gun violence is an all too common fact of life in many urban neighborhoods across America. The next installment of our series looks at what President Obama can do to...
In order to keep the differences between the parties stark and vivid, the right-wing megaphones must keep firing loud and hot.
From “any excuse to get out” to voting against “euthanasia” — Margot Livesey discovers that even among a like-minded bloc of elderly women, what drives people to the polls is...
He'd like to be — but that doesn't mean the Republican Party will give him the nod. Here's an early look at his chances as well as some of the...
It wasn’t the first post-factual presidential campaign, after all. The outcome of election 2012 confirmed that voters still know a lie when they hear one.