2012 Election

 
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Attacks over illegal immigration fly in Vegas debate

In Tuesday’s debate in Las Vegas, the subject of illegal immigration provoked one of the most biting exchanges between Romney and Perry that the race has seen yet.

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  The politics of resentment, from the tea party to Occupy Wall Street

This election season, there is a prevailing sentiment that our lives are being made worse by powerful interests that are beyond our reach. But the feeling is hardly new.

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Herman Cain thinks Uzbekistan doesn’t matter. He’s wrong.

Herman Cain recently dismissed Uzbekistan as a country Americans shouldn’t care about. Joshua Foust explains why he’s wrong.

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  Fran Lebowitz on turning consumers into citizens

Author and social commentator Fran Lebowitz explains what needs to be done to fix America’s government.

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Romney solidifies lead in economy-focused GOP debate

Tuesday night’s GOP debate was a relatively polite affair, with candidates targeting Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 economic plan and Mitt Romney solidifying his lead over the pack.

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What’s motivating the 99 percent? Herman Cain says it’s jealousy, others say it’s fear

Republicans have condemned the Occupy Wall Street protests as an example of class warfare. But a closer analysis reveals another motivation: fear.

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In Los Angeles, ‘Occupy’ protesters contend with movie shoots, celebrity trials

The Occupy Wall Street movement has spread to Los Angeles, where protesters must contend with movie shoots and celebrity trials.

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Rick Perry: Man of science?

Yale University’s Carolyn Mazure asks why Gov. Rick Perry is trying to discourage public trust in science, when its methods have directly contributed to his political success.

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  Presidentiality: ‘Dr. Keynes’

Republicans have come to revile the famed economist John Maynard Keynes, revealing a rift between how Democrats and the GOP view the economic crisis.