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Your Sunday Ground-Game Reports: Missouri, Virginia, and D.C. Sarah Conard/Reuters

Your Sunday Ground-Game Reports: Missouri, Virginia, and D.C.

Up- and down-beat readings as the election draws near

Today's Ignoramus-Nation Moment: 'Best Revenge'

Today's Ignoramus-Nation Moment: 'Best Revenge'

The unbelievable cynicism and know-nothingness of the 'vote for revenge' attack ads

And If the GOP Doesn't Win, What Then? Reuters

And If the GOP Doesn't Win, What Then?

A struggle for the future of a party, no matter how things go three days from now

The 'Pre-Delegitimization' Watch: It Begins Screenshot

The 'Pre-Delegitimization' Watch: It Begins

Why American needs a new election system, argument #14,285

The Separate Realities of a '50-50 Race' Reuters

The Separate Realities of a '50-50 Race'

How will part of the electorate handle a result it thinks could not take place without fraud?

'How Can That Be?' More on the 'They Can't Both Be Right' Saga Screenshot

'How Can That Be?' More on the 'They Can't Both Be Right' Saga

One side or the other is poised to disbelieve the results five days from now.

What It Will Take for Barack Obama to Become the Next FDR Larry Downing/Reuters

What It Will Take for Barack Obama to Become the Next FDR

First, he should let the United States go over the fiscal cliff. Then he should push filibuster reform.

Hurricane Sandy Is a Reminder of Why 'Obama Phones' Exist The White House/Flickr

Hurricane Sandy Is a Reminder of Why 'Obama Phones' Exist

The country has a strong safety interest in subsidizing communications for low-income people.

Why Mitt Romney Has Turned to Lying About the Auto Bailout Reuters

Why Mitt Romney Has Turned to Lying About the Auto Bailout

The 2009 rescue of the auto industry is broadly popular in Ohio -- and Republicans never came up with a coherent argument against it.

The Florida Voters Who Can't Forgive Obama Getty Images

The Florida Voters Who Can't Forgive Obama

In a state where things don't seem to be getting better, the president has not been able to assuage voters' anger and disappointment.

Romney's Major Economic Speech That Wasn't Reuters

Romney's Major Economic Speech That Wasn't

Despite the hype, the Republican's address was devoid of new policy ideas -- but that may not have been the point.

What the Undecided Voters Are Thinking AP

What the Undecided Voters Are Thinking

A canvasser for the Obama campaign reflects on the swing-state voters, especially women, who still haven't made up their minds.

What the Stock Market Shows About the Election—Maybe Brendan McDermid/Reuters

What the Stock Market Shows About the Election—Maybe

Obama thinks that Wall Street is his enemy. And yet ...

Why the GOP Should Fear a Romney Presidency Getty Images

Why the GOP Should Fear a Romney Presidency

At best, he would be hamstrung by the conflicting demands of a radicalized party. At worst, he would wreck the Reagan coalition.

Obama's Edge: The Ground Game That Could Put Him Over the Top Reuters

Obama's Edge: The Ground Game That Could Put Him Over the Top

In a close election, the president's sophisticated organization -- which Republicans don't seem to have matched -- could make all the difference.

They Can't Both Be Right, Cont. Reuters

They Can't Both Be Right, Cont.

Why do partisans and analysts say things that aren't true? Because there's no cost to doing so.

They Can't Both Be Right: 'Savvy' Experts vs. Polls randy stewart / Flickr

They Can't Both Be Right: 'Savvy' Experts vs. Polls

Political "veterans," plus GOP partisans, tell us that Romney is about to win. Numbers say he is not. One approach is plainly wrong.

A Good Debate for Obama, but Can He Stop Romney? Reuters

A Good Debate for Obama, but Can He Stop Romney?

The president comes out swinging and lands some blows. But with two weeks to go, Romney believes momentum is on his side.

Last Debate Reuters

Last Debate

Obama's best performance, and Romney's worst

More on 12-Dimensional Chess and the Discombobulation of Mitt Romney Reuters

More on 12-Dimensional Chess and the Discombobulation of Mitt Romney

Has a commander-in-chief learned how to get under a CEO's skin?

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