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August 16, 2012 11:58 AM Paul Ryan’s Democratic Fan Club

If Barack Obama’s campaign officials were happy over the weekend about Mitt Romney’s selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate, they’re ecstatic now. The Obama camp is guarding against overconfidence and still betting the U.S. presidential race will be...

By Jonathan Alter

March 26, 2012 9:12 AM Same Old Story on Political Leanings

In a review of psychologist Jonathan Haidt’s recent book, “The Righteous Mind,” William Saletan writes: You’re smart. You’re liberal. You’re well informed. You think conservatives are narrow-minded. You can’t understand why working-class Americans vote Republican. You figure they’re being duped....

By Andrew Gelman

February 07, 2012 2:51 PM The 2012 Democratic Platform

In the GOP, there is, or was, a horse-race for the Presidential nomination: strike that as unfair to horses, and the race has been won by the Vulcan ahead of the circus barker and the various escapees from their carers....

By James Wimberley