The media’s nose for non-news

The media show their preference for “Will Romney run again?” and other made-up stories.

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

Rob Portman for president?

Another senator mulls a presidential run.

Column

America’s real ice bucket challenge

(Joe Ellis / AP)

The coming fiscal disaster has crept into the short-term.

Why Obama’s ‘we don’t have a strategy’ gaffe stings

The worst gaffe is the one that confirms pre-existing suspicions.

How many more white votes did Mitt Romney need to get elected in 2012? A lot.

The popular vote is one thing. The electoral college is another.

Article

5 things to watch in this fall’s Senate races

(J. Scott Applewhite, File / Associated Press)

The top prize of the November midterm elections is control of the Senate for the final years of President Barack Obama’s administration. Republicans need six more seats to take over.

Column

Lower corporate tax rates. Now.

(Mandel Ngan / AFP/Getty Images)

Obama should be taking the lead in reforming the tax code.