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Where’s Alexander? Part V: Youth in charge

President Obama’s re-election victory shows that young people remain a focal point in the present-day American political system.


  A historic election

Some years ago, the famed conservative William F. Buckley told me in a public conversations that the culture war is over—and my side lost.” Had Mr. Buckley been alive, he would have looked at last Tuesday’s outcomes and said, “as I was saying…”


Your voting rights

For most Americans, November 6 is still the principal voting day. Even with early voting up to nearly 40% this year, most of us will be casting our vote on a single day in history. State voting has a record of challenges — most notably from the 2000 election onward. But this year, the electorate faces […]


  What’s at Stake: NewsHour on the Senate

How are critical Congressional races shaping up?


  What’s at Stake: Foreign policy

The heated rhetoric doesn’t offer much of a guidepost on how either would navigate the challenges ahead.


  What’s at Stake: Jobs and taxes

From the beginning of the 2012 presidential campaign, probably no issues have received more attention than jobs and taxes. And perhaps no issues matter more to millions and millions of voters.


  Predicting Presidential effectiveness

How about an ex-one term congressman, a man of no prepossessing appearance, who’d lost his last two political campaigns. Not too impressive, is it…until you remember we’re talking about Abraham Lincoln, who led the country through its most severe threat to survival.

  What’s at Stake: Gwen Ifill on being the President

All you have to do is look at photographs of some recent presidents at the start of their terms – and then at the end – to appreciate the toll the job takes. The fact is, candidates are transformed by the presidency.


  What’s at Stake: Frontline’s The Choice

How much do you really know about either Mitt Romney or Barack Obama? Frontline’s “The Choice.”

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