Patchwork Nation

  • July 25, 2012    

    The Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colo., where 12 people were killed Thursday night. Photo by Thomas Cooper/Getty Images. Less than a week after the mass shooting in a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., that left 12 dead and … Continue reading

  • June 14, 2012    

    President and Mrs. Obama campaign at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond in May. Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The home of the University of Michigan is in its quiet summer mode in June, as most … Continue reading

  • June 5, 2012    

    Supporters of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, who is trying to unseat Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, attend a rally on Friday. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images. In a year when most analysts are expecting a close presidential election, nearly everyone is … Continue reading

  • May 24, 2012    

    An all-terrain vehicle exits the cargo bay of a Kentucky Air Guard C-130 onto the flight line at Fort Campbell, Ky. U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Dale Greer via Flickr. HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. | Memorial Day weekend will feel a … Continue reading

  • May 9, 2012    

    Photo by Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images What’s the significance of President Obama’s evolution on gay marriage? In terms of policy, probably not much. He made clear in his interview with ABC News that he still considers the issue one … Continue reading

  • May 2, 2012    

    Mitt Romney speaks in Wisconsin in April. Photo via Getty Images With six months to go until Election Day, the 2012 presidential contest is only now beginning to take shape. In the coming days the campaigns of President Obama and … Continue reading

  • April 24, 2012    

    GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks in in Wilmington, Del., on April 11. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The 2012 election is going to be about the economy. We’ve heard that for the last year as analysts have diagnosed this … Continue reading

  • April 4, 2012    

    Rick Santorum greets supporters Tuesday during a primary night rally in Mars, Pa. Photo by Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum sounded defiant as ever in his speech Tuesday night, but after a sweep by Mitt Romney … Continue reading

  • April 3, 2012    

    Mitt Romney greets supporters Sunday during a pancake brunch in Milwaukee. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images. As former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has picked up momentum and endorsements over the last few weeks, his armor of inevitability has grown and … Continue reading

  • March 30, 2012    

    Photo by Paul Thomas/Bloomberg via Getty Images. No one likes paying more for anything, but there’s something special about gasoline. It’s a price increase that’s very hard to avoid, and it’s directly tied to one of the nation’s central tenets: … Continue reading

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