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PostPartisan: August, 2012

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 08/31/2012

A palpable enthusiasm gap in Tampa

Yes, they roared for their nominee. But there was no passion behind the applause.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:06 PM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012, rnclive

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 08/31/2012

Truth takes a beating in Tampa

Romney gets long-sought cheers based on lies, distortions and misinformation.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:23 AM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 08/31/2012

The (still) missing case for Romney

Why won’t he tell us how job creation works?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  10:15 AM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/31/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Tampa’ edition

Did a black Romney supporter really say, “I understand I won’t have equal rights. But I also want to be filthy rich...”?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012, rnc

Posted at 12:59 AM ET, 08/31/2012

Mitt Romney, Mr. Rogers’ Candidate?

Was his nice-guy speech just a screen for a radical agenda?

By Harold Meyerson  |  12:59 AM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:08 AM ET, 08/31/2012

Mitt Romney in Tampa: A generic speech for the generic candidate

Romney’s night was probably good enough.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  12:08 AM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 08/30/2012

The Janesville Lie?

Obama’s Janesville 2008 speech had all kinds of interesting stuff.

By Charles Lane  |  06:18 PM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 08/30/2012

PostScript: An editorial and Paul Ryan’s misleading speech

What seems to be a whoa editorial doesn’t seem to have changed any minds

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:00 PM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rnclive, ep

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 08/30/2012

Five ways Paul Ryan’s GM attack was dishonest

Five reasons the Janesville example doesn’t begin to hold water.

By James Downie  |  02:35 PM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 08/30/2012

Ryan: Flunking his own test

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  12:14 PM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/30/2012

Sticking close to the script at the GOP convention

A forgotten script gives us a peek behind the tightly choreographed Republican convention.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012, RNC

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 08/30/2012

Which of Ryan’s distortions in his speech to the Republican National Convention were the worst?

He did not just misinform — he was corrosive.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  11:49 AM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/30/2012

Clearing the political bar in Tampa

Romney must focus on humanizing himself, reassurance and his opponent.

By Michael Gerson  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rnclive, ep

Posted at 01:40 AM ET, 08/30/2012

Paul Ryan’s breathtakingly dishonest speech

The media — and the voters — shouldn’t give him a pass.

By James Downie  |  01:40 AM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:37 AM ET, 08/30/2012

Ryan’s schools Obama

He managed to make the Obama appeal seem used and tattered.

By Michael Gerson  |  12:37 AM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  RNClive

Posted at 12:29 AM ET, 08/30/2012

Paul Ryan’s socialist strawman

Away with the Ayn Randian attacks.

By Matt Miller  |  12:29 AM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rnclive, ep

Posted at 12:14 AM ET, 08/30/2012

Condoleezza Rice outshines Paul Ryan

She was much more presidential.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  12:14 AM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 08/29/2012

In defense of Juan Williams (and Chris Matthews)

The Romney folks will work the media right through the end of this campaign.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  07:00 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 08/29/2012

The GOP is not just for Southerners

Readers respond to Meyerson column on race and politics

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  05:30 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 08/29/2012

The presidency is all about politics

Political skills are the key to success.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:05 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 08/29/2012

Chris Christie’s failed advertisement

New Jersey governor was pushing himself, not Romney.

By Eugene Robinson  |  12:22 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rnclive, ep

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/29/2012

At the Republican convention, a night for “Love”

Three speeches had a common theme — of sorts.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 12:40 AM ET, 08/29/2012

Ann Romney points to Mitt’s greatest strength — and weakness

In Ann Romney’s speech, a reminder of her husband’s greatest strength — and weakness.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  12:40 AM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  RNClive

Posted at 11:55 PM ET, 08/28/2012

Chris Christie is NOT a truthteller

Political courage means telling your base what it doesn’t want to hear.

By Matt Miller  |  11:55 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  RNClive

Posted at 10:32 PM ET, 08/28/2012

Kasich, McDonnell offer talking points

But they also hit on themes that are straight out of the Obama playbook.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  10:32 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:16 PM ET, 08/28/2012

I met a black Mormon birther Ron Paul delegate

Setting out to prove that Mitt Romney had black support at the convention yields a complete surprise.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:16 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rnclive, ep

Posted at 07:58 PM ET, 08/28/2012

Who’s on first in Tampa?

Where is the convention?

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  07:58 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rnclive, ep

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 08/28/2012

Yes, the filibuster is constitutional

Common Cause has a weak argument to the contrary.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:35 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 08/28/2012

PostScript: Milbank and the GOP sticking to script

Readers respond to his column about the theatrics of conventions.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:37 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 08/28/2012

Bully for Chris Christie

Tonight is the New Jersey governor’s chance to broaden his image.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:57 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  RNClive, EP

Posted at 07:45 PM ET, 08/27/2012

Romney’s absurd assertions

He says, “I am who I am.” And who might that be?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:45 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012, RNClive, EP

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 08/27/2012

Expect a good week for Romney and Ryan

You can pretty much count on Paul Ryan having a good week.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:55 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rnclive

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 08/27/2012

The Isaac Effect, the GOP and Obama’s challenge

The pressure on Obama to perform well if this storm hits New Orleans will be enormous.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  05:45 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  RNClive

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 08/27/2012

PostScript: Achenbach and those Neil Armstrong e-mails

Readers respond to a recollection of e-mails received.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  05:12 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 08/27/2012

Romney, GOP are leaving votes on the table

The GOP is resisting demographic changes that could deliver it votes.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:20 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Romney’s secret tithe

Readers react to a new reason for his not releasing his tax return.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:45 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Romney’s craven birther quip

Romney is no birther. So why did he make that not-so-subtle birther slam against the president?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:30 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Romney’s birther joke and the closed information loop

We’ll likely see more of these gaffes before the election is over.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  01:56 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/24/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Legitimate’ edition

What hasn’t Rep. Todd Akin said throughout this entire “legitimate rape” controversy?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 07:07 PM ET, 08/23/2012

Elizabeth Warren on health care and religion

A partial transcript of my interview with her.

By E.J. Dionne  |  07:07 PM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 08/23/2012

Akin more likely to stick — and lose

He has been rejected by most of the GOP, with the exception of the faction most concerned with abortion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:02 PM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 08/23/2012

When ballgames go into overtime, or whatever

Readers react to the prospect of stranded Nationals fans

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:05 PM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 08/23/2012

Taking up arms in Texas

A county leader is preparing for civil war if Obama wins a second term.

By James McAuley  |  03:48 PM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 08/23/2012

Mitt Romney’s pigeon-hearted new energy plan

His pigeon-hearted new energy plan.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  02:11 PM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 08/23/2012

Harris Interactive-Logo TV poll: Some gays would vote for Romney if . . .

Nearly 1-in-5 gay voters would switch to Romney if he shared the same positions on gay rights as Obama.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:37 AM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 07:54 AM ET, 08/23/2012

‘No Easy Day’ for Obama critics in ‘Dishonorable Disclosures’

The president’s critics in ‘Dishonorable Disclosures’ might have a new target.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:54 AM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 08/22/2012

Yes, they're infomercials, but broadcast the conventions

They’re propaganda, but label them as such and let everyone see them.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:14 PM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 08/22/2012

PostScript: Parker, abortion science and GOP damage control

Readers have their say about Kathleen Parker’s column.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:28 PM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 08/22/2012

Good gay-marriage ballot language in Maryland

The language of the November ballot measure is straightforward and a reason to be hopeful.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:25 PM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 08/22/2012

Todd Akin, expert on who hates God

The expert on rape also knows that NBC hates God.

By Colbert I. King  |  11:54 AM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 08/22/2012

NBC News-WSJ poll: Romney is not in the black — literally

George W. Bush got 11 percent in 2004. John McCain got 4 percent in 2008. What will Mitt Romney get on Election Day?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:32 AM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 07:21 AM ET, 08/22/2012

Todd Akin is the Republican establishment

Akin and his extreme and offensive views are no longer the fringe of the party.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:21 AM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 08/21/2012

PostScript: Robinson, Akin and Romney

Readers respond to Eugene Robinson’s column.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  05:40 PM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 08/21/2012

The last days of Akin

He’s hanging on now, but he’ll most likely eventually quit.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:19 PM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 08/21/2012

As Akin saga continues, GOP works to maintain control of the party [Update]

Minority Leader Mitch McConnell latest “big party” person to call on Todd Akin to quit Senate race.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:15 PM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 08/21/2012

Todd Akin’s crocodile-tear plea for forgiveness

After saying what the entirety of the GOP wishes he hadn’t, Todd Akin is resisting all pressure to abandon his Senate race.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:11 PM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 08/20/2012

Don’t give Augusta National the credit

Who really deserves plaudits for the club finally admitting women.

By James McAuley  |  06:10 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 08/20/2012

PostScript: Todd Akin and ‘legitimate rape’

Readers weigh in on the Missouri Senate candidate’s comment.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:46 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 08/20/2012

The Akin affair and how parties work

Two lessons from the Missouri Senate candidate’s troubles.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:00 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 08/20/2012

Romney-Ryan: Keynesianism 2012!

The GOP VP nominee gets caught flip-flopping on basic economics.

By James Downie  |  03:31 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 08/20/2012

Obama Akin to prolong ‘legitimate’ GOP agony

Obama’s remarks on Akin were part of a bipartisan flash mob of condemnation.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:00 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 08/20/2012

‘Legitimate rape’?

Rep. Todd Akin’s ignorant, offensive, cold-hearted and wrong views on women and rape.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:25 AM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 08/17/2012

Leave Joe Biden alone

All this talk about dumping him from the ticket is just plain nuts.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:00 PM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 08/17/2012

The obvious answer Romney won't give on his tax plan

Why won’t he say that no one below a certain income level would pay more in his plan?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:13 AM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/17/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Put y’all back in chains’ edition

Did Michelle Obama suggest that Joe Biden might need to be replaced by Hillary Clinton?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 08/16/2012

Ryan’s proposals and abs

Readers respond to Dionne column.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:30 PM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 08/16/2012

Romney’s trust-me candidacy should make Republicans nervous

He’s still a wild card.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:17 PM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 08/16/2012

On coal and wind, Romney and Obama forget substance

Shameless attacks from both candidates.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  01:42 PM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:02 AM ET, 08/16/2012

Violence against Family Research Council is wrong

The Family Research Council is loathsome. But that doesn’t justify violence against it.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:02 AM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 08/15/2012

Just another battle in the war on budgeting

For most Republicans, “deficit” simply means stuff they don’t like.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:43 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 08/15/2012

PostScript: Vanden Heuvel on Paul Ryan’s ‘cruel’ budget

Readers dispute that Ryan’s plan is any crueler than others’.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:24 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 08/15/2012

Mitt Romney’s ‘divisive and angry’ turn

Mitt Romney is lecturing President Obama about ‘hate’?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:22 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 08/14/2012

Romney campaign tripped by Biden’s ‘chains’

So much for the campaign of ‘big ideas.’

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:22 PM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 08/14/2012

PostScript: Robinson on Romney and bus drivers

Readers weigh in on recognizing public servants.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:56 PM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 08/14/2012

Romney-Ryan’s cowardice on Medicare

On GOP reform plans, Debbie Wasserman Schultz was wrong, and for the wrong reasons.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  02:04 PM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 08/14/2012

Paul Ryan: More trouble than he’s worth?

Ryan was an inspired choice that doesn’t impress as many people as you’d think.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:53 PM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012, Paul Ryan

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 08/14/2012

How parties (help) choose the veep

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  12:08 PM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 08/13/2012

PostScript: George Will on Ryan as VP pick

He’s feeling a lot better about Romney now

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:31 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 08/13/2012

Paul Ryan is no Sarah Palin

Ryan is the leader conservatives hoped Palin would be.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:00 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012, Paul Ryan, Sarah Palin

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 08/13/2012

The least foreign policy ticket since?

It’s not at all clear that a running mate’s experience in foreign policy matters.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:42 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 08/13/2012

Mitt Romney already overshadowed by Paul Ryan

Just like nature, presidential campaigns abhor a vacuum.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:45 AM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 06:54 PM ET, 08/12/2012

U.S. officials warily endorse new Egyptian defense minister

U.S. officials caution purge is part of generational change.

By David Ignatius  |  06:54 PM ET, 08/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 08/12/2012

No, Paul Ryan is not ‘courageous’

Nor is Mitt Romney’s choice of him for vice president.

By James Downie  |  08:30 AM ET, 08/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 08/11/2012

Paul Ryan: The P90x VP

Mr. Romney makes a solid choice

By Dana Milbank  |  02:25 PM ET, 08/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 08/11/2012

Realistic and conservative

The selection of Paul Ryan is a big step for seriously reforming government

By Michael Gerson  |  12:55 PM ET, 08/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 08/11/2012

How does the Ryan pick actually help Romney?

In what ways does the Ryan pick actually help?

By Ruth Marcus  |  11:54 AM ET, 08/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 08/11/2012

Picking Paul Ryan: Weakness in Romney’s boldness

The selection reflects another effort to sell himself to conservatives

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  11:36 AM ET, 08/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 08/11/2012

Once again: Paul Ryan is not what you think

He’s not a fiscal conservative, and he doesn’t have a plausible plan.

By Matt Miller  |  08:46 AM ET, 08/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:11 AM ET, 08/11/2012

Ryan: a high-risk, low-reward pick

If nominating him for vice president does affect the race, it’ll almost certainly hurt Romney.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:11 AM ET, 08/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 08/10/2012

How’s 12 Hoover Dams?

It’s inaccurate when conservatives claim that Obama’s stimulus “accomplished nothing.”

By Matt Miller  |  05:19 PM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 08/10/2012

Robinson and commenters in different comfort zones

Commenters disagree with Robinson’s global-warming column.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:20 PM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 08/10/2012

Republicans had it in for Obama before Day 1

The GOP helped Obama ‘fail.’

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:07 PM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 08/10/2012

Of course ambitious politicians should want the second spot

It’s been a strong precursor for the first spot on presidential tickets.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:30 PM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 08/10/2012

George Zimmerman will stand his ground

Just because the odds are in his favor doesn’t mean he will automatically walk.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:49 AM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  trayvon martin

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/10/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Dirty liar’ edition

For Erick Erickson, why wil Aug. 8, 2012 mark the day the Romney campaign died?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 08/09/2012

Olympic sexism from NBC

Would its reporter have asked two men who just finished a grueling race to give him a smile?

By Lauren Taylor  |  02:22 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 08/09/2012

In veepstakes, vetting should trump message

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:17 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 08/09/2012

The best VP for Romney

In this nasty campaign, he needs someone who’ll embrace confrontation.

By Michael Gerson  |  02:10 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 08/08/2012

The primary party difference

The difference between the parties right now, in a nutshell.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:19 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 08/08/2012

GOP asking for trouble if Palin doesn’t speak

Imagine Romney and his running mate having to compete with an angry Sarah Palin holding rallies outside the convention walls.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:15 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 08/08/2012

Turns out Romney didn’t build Bain on his own

Looks as if there was a time when he agreed with Obama.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:16 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 08/08/2012

Paul Ryan is a risky pick for Romney

Have folks forgotten how the Ryan budget lost Republicans a safe seat?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:15 AM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 08/07/2012

Chick-fil-hate mail

I should have known that comments about gays and chicken would elicit such vitriol.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:16 PM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 08/07/2012

The hard choices for the GOP in real budget math

One way or another, some tough choices need to be made.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:22 PM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 08/06/2012

Why Romney gets to be vague

Campaign promises tend to be more constraining on politicians if they’re more specific.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:07 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 08/06/2012

Sikh temple shooting: A ‘lone wolf’ in Wisconsin

Homeland Security warned us about the likes of Wade Michael Page.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:49 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 08/06/2012

Harry Reid’s gutter politics

Allegation about Romney’s taxes is yet another brazen and tasteless partisan attack.

By Richard Cohen  |  10:17 AM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 08/05/2012

Article 1, Section 8 requires compromise

The enumerated powers of Congress don’t mean anything without compromise.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:00 PM ET, 08/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 08/03/2012

Perry nails the veepstakes

It really doesn’t matter too much.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:14 PM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 08/03/2012

Gabby Douglas, Churchillian

Gabby Douglas never gave up.

By Charles Lane  |  01:45 PM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/03/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz; ‘Kiss my a$$’ edition

Who gave John McCain an Olympic-worthy 8.5 for his tart retort to Dick Cheney?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 08/02/2012

Romney still peddling phony "repeal and replace"

Of course he has no plan that “controls costs and improves care.”

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:16 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 08/02/2012

Release your returns, Harry Reid

The burden of proof is on the senator.

By Marc A. Thiessen  |  03:14 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 08/02/2012

Ted Cruz (Tea Party-Tex.) victory highlights OWS demise

Folks might not like the Tea Party much. But that’s not stopping it from sending people to Congress.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:15 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 08/02/2012

Beyond ‘Mitticulous’

Readers give new meaning to Romney’s behavior.

By Matt Miller  |  12:07 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Romney, in his own words

Not exactly the Straight Talk Express.

By Ruth Marcus  |  06:22 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Chick-fil-A and the politics of attitude

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:11 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Gore Vidal, nihilist

A pithy hater passes

By Charles Lane  |  04:45 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Mitt Romney’s credibility gap

A problem that only he can solve — and he doesn't seem capable of solving it.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:11 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Rejecting Romney’s ‘culture’ difference

A nation’s success or failure depends on a complex set of conditions.

By Fred Hiatt  |  12:42 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 08/01/2012

Battleground state trouble for Mitt Romney

There are four nuggets from a new poll that should make his team cringe.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:43 AM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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