The Mitt Romney Two-Step

Conventional wisdom holds that Rick Perry, last week's inevitable GOP presidential nominee, is now toast. Is that correct? Or will the race offer more surprises in the weeks to come? I'm betting the latter. No doubt Perry has problems. Many of the GOP's fundraising barons fear that a twangy Sun Belt candidate singing the

2021-06-23T20:25:38+00:00October 10th, 2011|Time Magazine|0 Comments

Numbers Matter. But Which Ones?

Democrats are in a grumpy mood, and with good reason. A big special-election victory in upstate New York quickly sagged into a disastrous media frenzy over Democratic Congressman–Internet lothario Anthony Weiner's spectacular success in becoming the Twittersphere's most obvious twit. To make matters worse, a brand-new Washington Post/ABC News poll shows President Obama actually losing

2021-06-23T20:25:55+00:00June 8th, 2011|Time Magazine|0 Comments

The Heartland Hustle

Iowa's presidential-caucus season is off to a slow start, so Governor Terry Branstad let slip a blazing 100-decibel hog call when he announced that many Republican voters in his state were still up for grabs. "It's a wide-open race," he said. His real message to the GOP hopefuls, however, could not be clearer: Iowa

2021-06-23T20:26:00+00:00May 22nd, 2011|Time Magazine|1 Comment

The Real Stakes in Wisconsin

If you don't look too closely, the battle lines between Wisconsin's Republican governor, Scott Walker, and his state's public employees' unions seem to be clearly drawn. Walker wants public employees to pay more toward their health care and retirement benefits, while teachers and public workers howl that Walker's plan to curb most collective bargaining

2021-06-23T20:26:07+00:00March 14th, 2011|Time Magazine|0 Comments
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