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Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 09/30/2012

George Zimmerman’s DNA problem

DNA tests are not exactly bearing out the story told by the killer of Trayvon Martin.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:00 PM ET, 09/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trayvon Martin

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 09/30/2012

Paul Ryan: Giving specifics would ‘take me too long’

Tax cuts “more important than anything,” but he won’t show how the numbers add up.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  01:21 PM ET, 09/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 09/28/2012

George Zimmerman’s bloody mess

Where is the DNA evidence to corroborate Zimmerman’s story?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:46 PM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trayvon Martin

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 09/28/2012

How the tea party is costing Republicans in Senate races

What looked like a huge opportunity for Republicans is slipping away.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:26 PM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 09/28/2012

PostScript: Who’s skewing who(m)?

Readers respond to Eugene Robinson on polls.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:33 PM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 09/28/2012

Was climate change responsible for the Mongol hordes?

And do tree rings hold a warning for a warming world?

By Stephen Stromberg  |  03:14 PM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 09/28/2012

Curtailing an NGO — and political debate — in Armenia

Strike against NGO is a sign of curtailed political debate.

By David Ignatius  |  11:03 AM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/28/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Acme’ edition

Who wrote, ‘History counsels against counting on tax miracles’?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 09/27/2012

What exactly do Ryan's charts mean?

His argument against debt is undercut by the very facts he presents.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:30 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 09/26/2012

PostScript: Dionne and the Sargent Theorem [UPDATED]

Readers respond to a columnist’s blog post about the conventional wisdom.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  05:53 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Should Mormon voters shun Mitt Romney?

Harry Reid says that the LDS in Nevada understand that Romney “is not the face of Mormonism.”

By Stephen Stromberg  |  02:21 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 09/26/2012

No love from polls or people for Mitt Romney

A brutal morning for the Republican nominee.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:00 AM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 09/25/2012

Why is Obama ahead? The data offer a different answer.

Crediting Romney’s tactics or the effect of the GOP misses another, equally likely, answer.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:52 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 09/25/2012

The Sargent Theorem and Romney’s troubles

My Post colleague Greg Sargent is right.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  03:50 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 09/25/2012

PostScript: Metro, free speech and a controversial ad

Readers respond to an editorial about a controversial ad.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:28 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/25/2012

‘Romney’s nightmare scenario' was a year in the making — at least

If it happens, it won’t be about Mitt. It’ll be all about the Benjamins.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 09/24/2012

Romney's tax plan still fails the giggle test

But it’s not the vagueness of his plan that undermines it.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:41 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 09/24/2012

‘60 Minutes’ shows debates could be a Romney reset

His ‘60 Minutes’ interview was a preview of his debating style: unblinking confidence.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:48 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 09/24/2012

The big question from the ‘grand bargain’

Why didn’t Boehner make Obama accept the original deal?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:10 AM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:27 PM ET, 09/23/2012

An interview with Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

David Ignatius sits down with Iran’s president ahead of the United Nations meeting.

By David Ignatius  |  07:27 PM ET, 09/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 09/21/2012

Herman Cain thinks we’re ‘stupid’

He said the depth of his ideas would have given him a ‘substantial lead’ over President Obama. Um, LOL!

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:26 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 09/21/2012

PostScript: An Rx for what ails the Middle East

Who’s got an Rx for the Mideast?

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:51 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 09/21/2012

Republicans attack Tim Kaine on taxing the poor more, but they’re the ones who brought it up

Republicans attack Tim Kaine on the issue, but they’re the ones who brought it up.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  02:54 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 09/21/2012

How Obama and the Democrats defined "change"

More plausible was another path to “change” that Obama downplayed or ignored.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:16 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 09/21/2012

Romney needs to ‘stop it’

Perhaps Mitt will listen to Ann.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:59 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/21/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘47 percent’ edition

Who said Romney is “endearingly unsuited” to politics?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 11:14 PM ET, 09/20/2012

Nice Guy Scott Brown goes snarky in debate with Elizabeth Warren

In debate with Elizabeth Warren, he stayed on the attack all night.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  11:14 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:35 PM ET, 09/20/2012

A motive in Libya

The attack on the Consulate may have been revenge for a drone killing.

By David Ignatius  |  07:35 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 09/20/2012

PostScript: ‘Does Mitt Romney dislike America?’ asks E.J. Dionne Jr.

Readers weigh in on whether Romney dislikes America.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  05:10 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 09/20/2012

Why conservatives push foolish campaign themes on Mitt Romney

The “vetting” argument continues to have traction, and continues to fail.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:06 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 09/20/2012

Obama attends daily intelligence meeting 5 days in a row . . . for the first time in seven months

His attendance has improved dramatically since the story broke last week.

By Marc Thiessen  |  02:29 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 09/20/2012

Chicago strike a win for teachers and students

And “reformers” saw their less-than-impressive track record exposed.

By James Downie  |  12:54 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 09/20/2012

Mitt Romney’s tanned radiance on Univision

Why did the nominee appear to be fake-baked at the Univision forum?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:35 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 09/20/2012

Romney ‘redistributes’ Obama quote out of context

Trying to squirm out of his 47-percent video mess, Romney takes a 14-year-old Obama quote out of context.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:00 AM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 09/19/2012

Lunch with ‘The Lady,’ Aung San Suu Kyi

“She’s the real deal.”

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:45 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 09/19/2012

PostScript: Candidate Romney and Cyborg Mitt

Readers weigh in on Matt Miller and Kathleen Parker’s columns.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  06:15 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 09/19/2012

Procedural reforms can't help the fiscal cliff

There simply aren’t enough people in the center in either party to construct a real middle-against-the-ends majority coalition.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:36 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 09/19/2012

Sorry, Mitt – Real Americans redistribute!

It is actually the (bipartisan) American way

By Matt Miller  |  05:30 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 09/19/2012

Mitt Romney’s ‘redistribution’ attack makes him look even more desperate

There are far better ways to criticize Obama than pretending a 14-year-old quote is some sort of revelation.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  04:57 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 09/19/2012

Mitt Romney’s ‘quiet rooms’ revelations

He has yet to learn there are no ‘quiet rooms’ on the presidential stage.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:50 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/19/2012

NBC News-WSJ poll: Obama’s winning the economic argument

Under the old rules, Obama should be toast with no hope of electoral recovery.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 07:28 AM ET, 09/19/2012

Refusing to play Assad’s sectarian games in Syria

An activist from Bashar al-Assad’s own ancestral home refuses to play the sectarian game.

By David Ignatius  |  07:28 AM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 09/18/2012

The Donald’s video should have trumped Eastwood

Never-seen convention video should have run instead of Eastwood’s ramble.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:30 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 09/18/2012

What Obama is doing wrong

Democratic operative outlines three concerns for the well-run campaign.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:09 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 09/18/2012

PostScript: Sargent, Romney and the 47 percent

Readers respond to Greg Sargent’s blog post on the secret video.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:24 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 09/18/2012

Kate Middleton topless photos raise privacy, security questions

Topless images point up security, privacy concerns.

By Autumn Brewington  |  04:06 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 09/18/2012

What Mitt Romney is doing right

Three things a Republican operative says the nominee is doing right.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:50 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 09/18/2012

Does Romney’s ‘47 percent’ video show the real Mitt?

Or is the rhetoric in his ‘47 percent’ video just more pandering?

By Stephen Stromberg  |  01:43 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 09/18/2012

Four questions for Mitt Romney

Do you believe in a safety net or not?

By Ruth Marcus  |  09:27 AM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 09/17/2012

Mitt Romney trashes the 47 percent

So much for being concerned “about the veryheart of America, the 90, 95 percent who right now are struggling....”

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:00 PM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 09/17/2012

President Obama is an introvert. So what?

The knock against the president is he doesn’t like the people part of his job.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:30 PM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 09/17/2012

PostScript: Fouad Ajami and insulted Arabs

Readers respond to the Outlook commentary.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:00 PM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 09/17/2012

Romney’s ‘stumble’ is not all Stuart Stevens’s fault

The red-hot spotlight of criticism is falling on the top strategist. Yet the ultimate responsibility belongs to the candidate.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:52 AM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 09/14/2012

A civil discussion breaks out

Reactions to a Marcus column turn civil.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:45 PM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 09/14/2012

Don't jump the gun on convention effects

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:41 PM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 09/14/2012

Jennifer Granholm in 1978: The fourth ‘Angel’

The former Michigan governor appeared on ‘The Dating Game.’

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:06 PM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/14/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘ iPhone 5’ edition

Who wrote, “Romney chose Ryan, not Ryanism”?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 09/13/2012

The go-to move for Republican losers

The same tired press-bashing.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:00 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 09/13/2012

PostScript: Romney, an editorial and pundit solidarity

Even if the professionals agree, the commenters do not.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  05:15 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 09/13/2012

Mitt Romney has a ‘personal’ problem

The nominee has been “personally” involved in bunch of decisions that raise serious questions about his judgment.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:55 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 09/13/2012

The end of nuclear power? Don’t celebrate yet.

There could be some unintended consequences.

By Fred Hiatt  |  12:18 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Wearing one’s support for Obama in Charlotte

Charlotte was overcome by Obamamania during the Democratic convention.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:32 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 09/12/2012

The hosts’ responsibilities

The countries where embassies are located are obligated to protect them.

By Colbert I. King  |  05:10 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Tampa memories: Fashionable men of the GOP convention

‘GQ’s favorite sockless Republican strategist’ was among them.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:11 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Tampa memories: Fashionable women of the Republican convention

It was like trying to find a needle in a haystack, but I found them.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:56 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 09/12/2012

Romney and the trouble with being a professional candidate

Criticism of Obama on embassy events shows a lack of experience as an elected official.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  10:55 AM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 09/12/2012

Romney is no statesman on Libya and Egypt

In international relations, Romney seems to have a shoot (from the mouth) first policy.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:42 AM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 09/11/2012

Septemeber 11 and restoring ‘citizenship’

For too long, our country’s rights-obligations balance has been out of whack.

By James Downie  |  05:55 PM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 09/11/2012

PostScript: Thiessen, Obama and the daily intel briefings

Readers respond to his column about Obama’s attendance

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:52 PM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 09/11/2012

Why Republicans are puzzled by the polls

Their reading of the economy is coloring their view of the campaign.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:36 PM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 09/11/2012

Thiessen’s intelligence question misses the point

What a president does with intel is essential to the security of the country.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:15 PM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 09/11/2012

White House doesn’t dispute my report on skipped meetings

Obama missed more than half of his daily intelligence briefings.

By Marc A. Thiessen  |  11:17 AM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 09/10/2012

Bear hug of Obama puts squeeze Romney

The Republican small business owner voted for Obama in ‘08 and will do so again in November.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:00 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 09/10/2012

PostScript: Hiatt and reforming public pensions

Readers respond to his column on Rhode Island’s effort.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  05:45 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 09/10/2012

Lessons from the convention bounce

What will future campaigns take from this year’s gatherings?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:22 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 09/10/2012

Republicans complicit in the ‘failure’ they rail against

Rep. Steny Hoyer and Paul Krugman highlight the problem with the Republican Party.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:00 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/10/2012

Drowning in debt at $10 million a minute

The former comptroller of the U.S. thinks the $10 million a minute being added to the national debt is worthy of debate.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/10/2012

Charlotte showed the base is ‘fired up’ for Obama

The focus of Democrats is on getting Obama reelected in 2012.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 09/09/2012

Charlotte catch-up: ‘Gay is good’

Concern for LGBT Americans was woven seamlessly into the narrative of a welcoming America.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:00 PM ET, 09/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 09/07/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Takes a lot of brass’ edition

Which person close to President Obama is considered his “spine”?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:53 PM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 09/07/2012

Conventions are over. Voting begins.

Yes, we’re 60 days out from Election Day, but Election Day ain’t what it used to be.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:04 PM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 09/07/2012

Empathize with me — or not

Readers react to Krauthammer

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:30 PM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 09/07/2012

Anti-Mormonism and the 2012 election

It could be be the X factor.

By Charles Lane  |  02:28 PM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 09/07/2012

All hail Obama, man of steel!

Joe Biden loves the president. The president loves the president, too.

By Richard Cohen  |  08:37 AM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dnclive

Posted at 02:24 AM ET, 09/07/2012

In Obama’s convention speech, a good contrast with Romney, but not enough tough-minded ideas

A speech more about proving he is better than the other guys than about tough-minded solutions.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  02:24 AM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:59 PM ET, 09/06/2012

A solid speech caps a first-rate convention

It was actually two speeches in one, both cashing in on rhetorical openings Republicans gave him.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:59 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:50 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Give Joe Biden his due

He was effective, and at times powerful, speaking as a witness who watched Obama up close.

By E.J. Dionne  |  10:50 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:05 PM ET, 09/06/2012

The case of the missing ex-presidents  

Democrats invite them. Republicans don’t.

By Harold Meyerson  |  07:05 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 09/06/2012

The DNC scorecard, so far

From Sebelius to Rahm to Warren to Fluke to Clinton.

By Charles Krauthammer  |  04:52 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Democrats give labor the cold shoulder

And it could cost them in November.

By James Downie  |  04:13 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dnclive, ep

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Hoisted on their own words

Readers respond to George Will’s current thinking

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:45 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 09/06/2012

GOP’s move rightward pushes some Latter-Day Saints to the Democrats

The GOP’s rightward shift has encouraged more Latter-day Saints to defect.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  01:30 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Karen Bass traded Schwarzenegger for Paul Ryan

The former California Assembly speaker is new to Washington but is a veteran of big budget battles.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:48 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 09/06/2012

Clinton’s talkfest

No issue left behind.

By Ruth Marcus  |  11:21 AM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:33 AM ET, 09/06/2012

Clinton makes Obama’s case

A wide-ranging, effective and fair defense of the current president.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  01:33 AM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:38 AM ET, 09/06/2012

Watching Clinton speak is still a thrill

His ability to frame the arguments and the choice in a way that downright inspires you, remains unmatched.

By Matt Miller  |  12:38 AM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dnclive, ep

Posted at 12:26 AM ET, 09/06/2012

The Big Dog shows how it's done

Clinton’s speech was good as it gets.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  12:26 AM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:03 AM ET, 09/06/2012

Clinton’s political brilliance a mixed blessing

A reminder of his political gifts, and of the limits of his influence.

By Michael Gerson  |  12:03 AM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Race and Obama: still a glass-half-full story

But a recent paper measuring race in the 2008 election is downright creative, in a good sense.

By Charles Lane  |  05:00 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 09/05/2012

PostScript: Obama’s feeble schmoozing skills

Readers comment on Richard Cohen’s put-down.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:49 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 09/05/2012

How Michelle Obama disappointed

Where the first lady and Ann Romney went wrong.

By Jo-Ann Armao  |  02:20 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Is Romney warming up to global warming?

He concedes that humans play a role in climate change.

By Michael Gerson  |  12:42 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 09/05/2012

Why Michelle Obama dominated Day One

It’s hard to go wrong.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  08:15 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:51 AM ET, 09/05/2012

An excellent speech from Michelle Obama

She set a high bar for other Democrats.

By James Downie  |  03:51 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:50 AM ET, 09/05/2012

No lack of enthusiasm in Charlotte

More energy on first day of DNC than all three of the RNC.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:50 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:35 AM ET, 09/05/2012

Michelle Obama’s speech: Both apolitical and politically masterful

Both apolitical and politically masterful.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  02:35 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:10 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Reid lets up on Romney tax charge

Does he realize he was unfair? Will he say so?

By Stephen Stromberg  |  09:10 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:34 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Willie Brown calls out California’s unions

Willie Brown recognizes California’s unions for the selfish power brokers that they are.

By Charles Lane  |  07:34 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Does President Obama really care about global warming?

If Obama were reelected, he would have another opportunity for some big policymaking.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  03:55 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 09/04/2012

PostScript: Why Joe Lieberman is a party of one

Many commenters feel Michael Gerson is missing the Big Picture.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:25 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Next time, Obama may go over Congress’s head

Obama may go over Congress’s head in second term, key Democrats suggest.

By Fred Hiatt  |  02:55 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Clyburn to Dems: ‘Stop worrying about money’

“What we’ve go to do is stop worrying about the money and create the energy,” the South Carolina congressman says.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:19 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dnclive, ep

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 09/04/2012

The mood in Charlotte

From ‘Yes, We Can’ to ‘Yes, We Must’

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  11:36 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/04/2012

Sarah Palin goes Eastwood on Obama

Having a 140-character policy debate with the president of the United States is pathetic.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012, Palin

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 09/03/2012

Romney’s tiny bounce isn’t about a bad convention

It’s not about a bad convention.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:52 PM ET, 09/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 09/03/2012

Obama breaks his August curse

For the first time in his presidency, Obama made it through August without a major calamity.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:19 PM ET, 09/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 09/02/2012

DNC’s Gaspard hits Romney not Eastwood over chair

“First, Clint Eastwood spoke to an empty chair and then Mitt Romney gave an empty speech.”

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:00 PM ET, 09/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 08/31/2012

In Tampa, muddled messages and missed opportunities

Clint Eastwood’s bizarre speech wasn’t the only problem.

By Ruth Marcus  |  04:00 PM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 08/31/2012

George Huguely’s insulting words of sympathy

He couldn’t bring himself to say he was sorry for murdering Yeardley Love.

By Jo-Ann Armao  |  01:02 PM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  local

Posted at 01:56 AM ET, 08/31/2012

Romney’s speech fell short of its own standard

He didn’t really explain where he wants to take the country.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  01:56 AM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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