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Election 2012

Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:40 By Staff and Contributors, Truthout | Election 2012

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"Election 2012" is the place to find original insight and analysis on this year's presidential election. As Mitt Romney and Barack Obama battle it out on the national stage, Truthout chronicles the facts, the gaffes and the political questions and public response. Corporate influence in a post-Citizens United era is quickly changing the landscape of our democracy, and we'll be publishing a wide range of news and progressive opinion in the lead-up to that big day in November.

Romney's Shape-Shifting Foreign Policy
By Melvin A. Goodman, Consortium News | Op-Ed

Obama as Commander-in-Chief, Romney as Banal Bully
By Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog | Op-Ed

A Festival of Gibberish
By William Rivers Pitt, Truthout | Op-Ed

Presidential Debate Number Two: No Serious Solutions Offered
By Paul Jay, The Real News Network | Interview and Video

Ryan's Publicity Stunt Could Hurt Ohio Soup Kitchen
By Connie Schultz, Truthout | Report

Obama vs. Romney III: “I got nuthin’,” But There’s a Reason for That
By Lambert Strether, Naked Capitalism | News Analysis

A Timeline of Romney's Campaign Foreign Policy Positions
By Ben Armbruster, ThinkProgress | News Analysis

Obama vs. Romney on Iran
By Trita Parsi, Truthout | Op-Ed

e-Voting Company Could Intercept and Change Ballots Without a Trace
By Gerry Bello and Bob Fitrakis, The Free Press | Report

Mitt Romney's Pregnancy Problem
By Geoffrey Dunn, Metro Silicon Valley | News Analysis

America's Media Just Made Vote-Rigging Easier
By Victoria Collier, Truthout | News Analysis


Does the Romney Family Now Own Your e-Vote?
By Gerry Bello, Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman, The Free Press | Report

By Salvatore Babones, Truthout | News Analysis

By Mike Elk, In These Times | Report

By Ted Asregadoo , American Liberal/Truthout | Video Interview

By Lambert Strether, Naked Capitalism | News Analysis

By Arlene Ash and John Lamperti, Truthout | News Analysis

By Allison Kilkenny, The Nation | Report
 
Obama Punches Back
By Eugene Robinson, Washington Post Writers Group | Op-Ed

By Igor Volsky, ThinkProgress | News Analysis

Obama Is Back
By Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog | Op-Ed

William Rivers Pitt: When the President Comes to Town
By William Rivers Pitt, Truthout | Op-Ed

The Problem Is Not Romney - It's the Republican Party
By Paul Krugman, Krugman & Co. | Op-Ed

By Annie-Rose Strasser, ThinkProgress | News Analysis

Five Points Obama Must Address Tonight
By Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog | Op-Ed

By Lambert Strether, Naked Capitalism | News Analysis

Obama's Task Tuesday Night
By Eugene Robinson, The Washington Post Writers Group | Op-Ed

By Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog | News Analysis

By Charles Duhigg, The New York Times News Service | Report

By Brendan Fischer, PR Watch | News Analysis

By Lambert Strether, Naked Capitalism | News Report

By Mugambi Jouet, Truthout | News Analysis

By Lambert Strether, Naked Capitalism | News Analysis 

By Gar Alperovitz, Democracy Collaborative | Video

Biden to the Rescue
By Eugene Robinson, Washington Post Writers Group | Op-Ed

Know Your Rights: Voter ID Laws Threaten Transgender Voters
By Mike Ludwig, Truthout | Report

Biden Puts Ryan on the Defensive
By EJ Dionne Jr, Washington Post Writers Group | Op-Ed

At the Vice Presidential Debate: Ryan Told 24 Myths in 40 Minutes
By Igor Volsky, ThinkProgress | News Analysis

Hey, Joe
By William Rivers Pitt, Truthout | Op-Ed

What Everyone Needs to Know Before Watching the VP Debate
By Annie-Rose Strasser, ThinkProgress | Report

Big Joe and the Joyful Noise
By William Rivers Pitt, Truthout | Op-Ed 

Memo to Joe, Re: Debate
By Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog | Op-Ed

Sherrod Brown's Lessons for Obama
By E.J. Dionne Jr., Washington Post Writers Group | Op-Ed

Romney's $2-Trillion Defense Increase Won't Buy More Defense, Just More Waste
By Dina Rasor, Truthout | Solutions

Don’t Ask and Don’t Tell: Six Critical Foreign Policy Questions That Won’t Be Raised in the Presidential Debates
By Peter Van Buren, Tom Dispatch | Op-Ed

 Ghost of the New Deal Haunts Democrats' Agenda, but It's Time to Summon FDR
By Richard D Wolff, Truthout | News Analysis

"Class" Used to Be a Dirty Word: Elections Point to New Paradigm
By Roger Baker, The Rag Blog | Op-Ed

Robert Reich: The Politics of Fear and the Party of Non-Voters
By Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog | Op-Ed

The Definitive Timeline of Romney's Ever-Evolving Tax Plan
By Travis Waldron, ThinkProgress | News Analysis

 The US Electoral College Explained: Why We Don't Vote Directly for a President
By Harry J. Enten, The Guardian | Video Report

Romney's "47 Percent" Blunder Reveals the Hidden Heart of His Agenda
By Charles Derber and Yale Magrass, Truthout | News Analysis

At Least Five Pennsylvania Counties Still Falsely Tell Voters They Need ID
By Ian Millhiser, ThinkProgress | Report

Election Countdown 2012: New York Residents Block Construction on Proposed Pipeline, and More
By Lambert Strether, Naked Capitalism | News Analysis

Social Security: President Obama's Biggest Failure in Last Week's Debate
By Dean Baker, Truthout | Op-Ed

Election Countdown 2012: Elizabeth Warren Still Ahead of Scott Brown in Poll of Likely Voters, and More
By Lambert Strether, Naked Capitalism | News Report

Best Line of the Debate
By Dave Johnson, Our Future | Op-Ed

Robert Reich: The First Presidential Debate
By Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog | Op-Ed

Noam Chomsky: Issues That Obama and Romney Avoid
By Noam Chomsky, Truthout | Op-Ed

The Media Can Now Get the Electoral Horse Race It Wants
By Matt Stoller, Naked Capitalism | Report

Media Ignore Republican Disdain for Basic Human Rights
By Michael I Niman, ArtVoice | Op-Ed

Did Romney "Win" the Debate?
By Robert Parry, Consortium News | Op-Ed

Romney's Personality Shift
By EJ Dionne Jr, The Washington Post Writers Group| Op-Ed

Romney Passes the Torch to Taxpayers
By Jim Hightower, Other Words | Op-Ed

Tough Talk for America: A Guide to the Presidential Debates You Won’t Hear
By Mattea Kramer, TomDispatch | News Analysis

 Will Students Vote in November? Perspectives on Elections at the National Student Power Convergence
By Zachary Bell, Truthout | Report and Video

As Election Day Looms, Voter ID Law Critics Seek Out the Unregistered
By Tony Pugh, McClatchy Newspapers | Report

The Day After the Election, What Happens To Sensata-Style Workers?
By Dave Johnson, Campaign for America's Future | News Analysis

Suspicious Voter Forms Found in Florida - Again
By Lizette Alvarez, The New York Times News Service | Report

Illinois Ballot Amendment Attacks Public Employee Pensions By Attacking Democracy
By Zaid Jilani, Bold Progressives | Report

Mitt Romney Invests in Global-Tech Sweatshop in China
By Staff, Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights | Report

Romney Versus Realonomy: A Peek Inside the Bubble
By Salvatore Babones, Truthout | News Analysis

Bill Moyers: Election Expert Richard Hasen on Voter Fraud and Disenfranchisement
By Lauren Feeney, Moyers & Company | Interview

GOP vs. Democrats: The Failure to Communicate
By Ira Chernus, History News Network | Op-Ed

Romney's Goal for the Companies Bain Acquired: "Harvest Them at Significant Profit"
By Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog | Op-Ed and Video

Obama Versus Romney: Everything You Need to Know About Where the Candidates Stand on Energy Policy
By Daniel J. Weiss and Jackie Weidman, ThinkProgress | News Analysis

Florida GOP Fired Romney Consultant's Voter Registration Firm After Fraudulent Forms Reported in Palm Beach
By Brad Friedman, The Brad Blog | Report

Repackaging Mitt as a Compassionate Conservative? It’s Too Late
By Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog | Op-Ed

After Making a Mess of Iraq, Bush Advisers Join Team Romney
By Paul Krugman, Krugman & Co. | Op-Ed

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Obama's Lead Over Romney Is Growing in Key Battleground States, and More
By Thom Hartmann, The Thom Hartmann Program | Video Report

Five Facts About Voting in America for National Voter Registration Day
By Ian Millhiser, ThinkProgress| Op-Ed

Election Countdown 2012: Selma City Council Votes to Stop Monument to KKK Leader, and More
By Lambert Strether, Naked Capitalism | News Analysis

All Eyes on Ohio
By Paul Krugman, Krugman & Co. | Op-Ed

A Voting Issue That Isn't
By Eugene Robinson, Washington Post Writers Group | Op-Ed

Romney Energy Plan: Hot Cow Manure on Planet's Open Wounds
By Dr Brian Moench, Truthout | Op-Ed

Of the Two Major Views on Why Romney Is Losing, One Is More Convincing
By Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog | News Analysis

The 1% and the 47%
By Paul Street, ZCommunications | Op-Ed

Obama Against the World: Forget Mitt Romney, Can the President Make It to November 7?
By Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch | Op-Ed

Robert Reich: Four Reasons Why Romney Might Still Win
By Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog | Op-Ed

Romney's Class Warfare
By Eugene Robinson, Washington Post Writers Group | Op-Ed

By Bill Quigley, Dissident Voice | News Analysis

By Lambert Strether, Naked Capitalism | News Analysis

By Lambert Strether, Naked Capitalism | News Analysis

By Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch | Op-Ed

By Lambert Strether, Naked Capitalism | News Analysis

By Robert Parry, Consortium News | Op-Ed

By Pat Garofalo, ThinkProgress | News Analysis

By Zack Beauchamp , ThinkProgress | Report

By Tony Pugh, McClatchy Newspapers | Report

By Lani Gerson, Truthout | Op-Ed

By Jim Hightower, Other Words | Op-Ed

By Lambert Strether, Naked Capitalism | News Analysis

By Sarah van Gelder, Yes! Magazine | Op-Ed

By Michael Barbaro and Michael D Shear, New York Times | Report

By Adam Peck and Ian Millhiser, ThinkProgress | Report

By Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog | News Analysis

By Dean Baker, Truthout | News Analysis

By Kevin Zeese, October 2011 | News Analysis

By Lambert Strether, Naked Capitalism | News Analysis

By Wayne Barrett, The Nation | News Analysis

By Lambert Strether, Naked Capitalism | News Analysis

By Mark Karlin, Truthout | Interview

By Lambert Strether, Naked Capitalism | News Analyis

By Pat Garofalo, ThinkProgress | Report

By Ruth Rosen, History News Network | News Analysis

By Lambert Strether, Naked Capitalism | News Analysis

By Ethan Bronner, The New York Times News Service | Report

By Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog | News Analysis

By Bill Moyers, Bill Moyers & Company | Video

By Lambert Strether, Naked Capitalism | News Analysis

By Yana Kunichoff, Truthout | Interview


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Election 2012

Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:40 By Staff and Contributors, Truthout | Election 2012

election2012-banner2

"Election 2012" is the place to find original insight and analysis on this year's presidential election. As Mitt Romney and Barack Obama battle it out on the national stage, Truthout chronicles the facts, the gaffes and the political questions and public response. Corporate influence in a post-Citizens United era is quickly changing the landscape of our democracy, and we'll be publishing a wide range of news and progressive opinion in the lead-up to that big day in November.

Romney's Shape-Shifting Foreign Policy
By Melvin A. Goodman, Consortium News | Op-Ed

Obama as Commander-in-Chief, Romney as Banal Bully
By Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog | Op-Ed

A Festival of Gibberish
By William Rivers Pitt, Truthout | Op-Ed

Presidential Debate Number Two: No Serious Solutions Offered
By Paul Jay, The Real News Network | Interview and Video

Ryan's Publicity Stunt Could Hurt Ohio Soup Kitchen
By Connie Schultz, Truthout | Report

Obama vs. Romney III: “I got nuthin’,” But There’s a Reason for That
By Lambert Strether, Naked Capitalism | News Analysis

A Timeline of Romney's Campaign Foreign Policy Positions
By Ben Armbruster, ThinkProgress | News Analysis

Obama vs. Romney on Iran
By Trita Parsi, Truthout | Op-Ed

e-Voting Company Could Intercept and Change Ballots Without a Trace
By Gerry Bello and Bob Fitrakis, The Free Press | Report

Mitt Romney's Pregnancy Problem
By Geoffrey Dunn, Metro Silicon Valley | News Analysis

America's Media Just Made Vote-Rigging Easier
By Victoria Collier, Truthout | News Analysis


Does the Romney Family Now Own Your e-Vote?
By Gerry Bello, Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman, The Free Press | Report

By Salvatore Babones, Truthout | News Analysis

By Mike Elk, In These Times | Report

By Ted Asregadoo , American Liberal/Truthout | Video Interview

By Lambert Strether, Naked Capitalism | News Analysis

By Arlene Ash and John Lamperti, Truthout | News Analysis

By Allison Kilkenny, The Nation | Report
 
Obama Punches Back
By Eugene Robinson, Washington Post Writers Group | Op-Ed

By Igor Volsky, ThinkProgress | News Analysis

Obama Is Back
By Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog | Op-Ed

William Rivers Pitt: When the President Comes to Town
By William Rivers Pitt, Truthout | Op-Ed

The Problem Is Not Romney - It's the Republican Party
By Paul Krugman, Krugman & Co. | Op-Ed

By Annie-Rose Strasser, ThinkProgress | News Analysis

Five Points Obama Must Address Tonight
By Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog | Op-Ed

By Lambert Strether, Naked Capitalism | News Analysis

Obama's Task Tuesday Night
By Eugene Robinson, The Washington Post Writers Group | Op-Ed

By Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog | News Analysis

By Charles Duhigg, The New York Times News Service | Report

By Brendan Fischer, PR Watch | News Analysis

By Lambert Strether, Naked Capitalism | News Report

By Mugambi Jouet, Truthout | News Analysis

By Lambert Strether, Naked Capitalism | News Analysis 

By Gar Alperovitz, Democracy Collaborative | Video

Biden to the Rescue
By Eugene Robinson, Washington Post Writers Group | Op-Ed

Know Your Rights: Voter ID Laws Threaten Transgender Voters
By Mike Ludwig, Truthout | Report

Biden Puts Ryan on the Defensive
By EJ Dionne Jr, Washington Post Writers Group | Op-Ed

At the Vice Presidential Debate: Ryan Told 24 Myths in 40 Minutes
By Igor Volsky, ThinkProgress | News Analysis

Hey, Joe
By William Rivers Pitt, Truthout | Op-Ed

What Everyone Needs to Know Before Watching the VP Debate
By Annie-Rose Strasser, ThinkProgress | Report

Big Joe and the Joyful Noise
By William Rivers Pitt, Truthout | Op-Ed 

Memo to Joe, Re: Debate
By Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog | Op-Ed

Sherrod Brown's Lessons for Obama
By E.J. Dionne Jr., Washington Post Writers Group | Op-Ed

Romney's $2-Trillion Defense Increase Won't Buy More Defense, Just More Waste
By Dina Rasor, Truthout | Solutions

Don’t Ask and Don’t Tell: Six Critical Foreign Policy Questions That Won’t Be Raised in the Presidential Debates
By Peter Van Buren, Tom Dispatch | Op-Ed

 Ghost of the New Deal Haunts Democrats' Agenda, but It's Time to Summon FDR
By Richard D Wolff, Truthout | News Analysis

"Class" Used to Be a Dirty Word: Elections Point to New Paradigm
By Roger Baker, The Rag Blog | Op-Ed

Robert Reich: The Politics of Fear and the Party of Non-Voters
By Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog | Op-Ed

The Definitive Timeline of Romney's Ever-Evolving Tax Plan
By Travis Waldron, ThinkProgress | News Analysis

 The US Electoral College Explained: Why We Don't Vote Directly for a President
By Harry J. Enten, The Guardian | Video Report

Romney's "47 Percent" Blunder Reveals the Hidden Heart of His Agenda
By Charles Derber and Yale Magrass, Truthout | News Analysis

At Least Five Pennsylvania Counties Still Falsely Tell Voters They Need ID
By Ian Millhiser, ThinkProgress | Report

Election Countdown 2012: New York Residents Block Construction on Proposed Pipeline, and More
By Lambert Strether, Naked Capitalism | News Analysis

Social Security: President Obama's Biggest Failure in Last Week's Debate
By Dean Baker, Truthout | Op-Ed

Election Countdown 2012: Elizabeth Warren Still Ahead of Scott Brown in Poll of Likely Voters, and More
By Lambert Strether, Naked Capitalism | News Report

Best Line of the Debate
By Dave Johnson, Our Future | Op-Ed

Robert Reich: The First Presidential Debate
By Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog | Op-Ed

Noam Chomsky: Issues That Obama and Romney Avoid
By Noam Chomsky, Truthout | Op-Ed

The Media Can Now Get the Electoral Horse Race It Wants
By Matt Stoller, Naked Capitalism | Report

Media Ignore Republican Disdain for Basic Human Rights
By Michael I Niman, ArtVoice | Op-Ed

Did Romney "Win" the Debate?
By Robert Parry, Consortium News | Op-Ed

Romney's Personality Shift
By EJ Dionne Jr, The Washington Post Writers Group| Op-Ed

Romney Passes the Torch to Taxpayers
By Jim Hightower, Other Words | Op-Ed

Tough Talk for America: A Guide to the Presidential Debates You Won’t Hear
By Mattea Kramer, TomDispatch | News Analysis

 Will Students Vote in November? Perspectives on Elections at the National Student Power Convergence
By Zachary Bell, Truthout | Report and Video

As Election Day Looms, Voter ID Law Critics Seek Out the Unregistered
By Tony Pugh, McClatchy Newspapers | Report

The Day After the Election, What Happens To Sensata-Style Workers?
By Dave Johnson, Campaign for America's Future | News Analysis

Suspicious Voter Forms Found in Florida - Again
By Lizette Alvarez, The New York Times News Service | Report

Illinois Ballot Amendment Attacks Public Employee Pensions By Attacking Democracy
By Zaid Jilani, Bold Progressives | Report

Mitt Romney Invests in Global-Tech Sweatshop in China
By Staff, Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights | Report

Romney Versus Realonomy: A Peek Inside the Bubble
By Salvatore Babones, Truthout | News Analysis

Bill Moyers: Election Expert Richard Hasen on Voter Fraud and Disenfranchisement
By Lauren Feeney, Moyers & Company | Interview

GOP vs. Democrats: The Failure to Communicate
By Ira Chernus, History News Network | Op-Ed

Romney's Goal for the Companies Bain Acquired: "Harvest Them at Significant Profit"
By Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog | Op-Ed and Video

Obama Versus Romney: Everything You Need to Know About Where the Candidates Stand on Energy Policy
By Daniel J. Weiss and Jackie Weidman, ThinkProgress | News Analysis

Florida GOP Fired Romney Consultant's Voter Registration Firm After Fraudulent Forms Reported in Palm Beach
By Brad Friedman, The Brad Blog | Report

Repackaging Mitt as a Compassionate Conservative? It’s Too Late
By Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog | Op-Ed

After Making a Mess of Iraq, Bush Advisers Join Team Romney
By Paul Krugman, Krugman & Co. | Op-Ed

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Obama's Lead Over Romney Is Growing in Key Battleground States, and More
By Thom Hartmann, The Thom Hartmann Program | Video Report

Five Facts About Voting in America for National Voter Registration Day
By Ian Millhiser, ThinkProgress| Op-Ed

Election Countdown 2012: Selma City Council Votes to Stop Monument to KKK Leader, and More
By Lambert Strether, Naked Capitalism | News Analysis

All Eyes on Ohio
By Paul Krugman, Krugman & Co. | Op-Ed

A Voting Issue That Isn't
By Eugene Robinson, Washington Post Writers Group | Op-Ed

Romney Energy Plan: Hot Cow Manure on Planet's Open Wounds
By Dr Brian Moench, Truthout | Op-Ed

Of the Two Major Views on Why Romney Is Losing, One Is More Convincing
By Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog | News Analysis

The 1% and the 47%
By Paul Street, ZCommunications | Op-Ed

Obama Against the World: Forget Mitt Romney, Can the President Make It to November 7?
By Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch | Op-Ed

Robert Reich: Four Reasons Why Romney Might Still Win
By Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog | Op-Ed

Romney's Class Warfare
By Eugene Robinson, Washington Post Writers Group | Op-Ed

By Bill Quigley, Dissident Voice | News Analysis

By Lambert Strether, Naked Capitalism | News Analysis

By Lambert Strether, Naked Capitalism | News Analysis

By Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch | Op-Ed

By Lambert Strether, Naked Capitalism | News Analysis

By Robert Parry, Consortium News | Op-Ed

By Pat Garofalo, ThinkProgress | News Analysis

By Zack Beauchamp , ThinkProgress | Report

By Tony Pugh, McClatchy Newspapers | Report

By Lani Gerson, Truthout | Op-Ed

By Jim Hightower, Other Words | Op-Ed

By Lambert Strether, Naked Capitalism | News Analysis

By Sarah van Gelder, Yes! Magazine | Op-Ed

By Michael Barbaro and Michael D Shear, New York Times | Report

By Adam Peck and Ian Millhiser, ThinkProgress | Report

By Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog | News Analysis

By Dean Baker, Truthout | News Analysis

By Kevin Zeese, October 2011 | News Analysis

By Lambert Strether, Naked Capitalism | News Analysis

By Wayne Barrett, The Nation | News Analysis

By Lambert Strether, Naked Capitalism | News Analysis

By Mark Karlin, Truthout | Interview

By Lambert Strether, Naked Capitalism | News Analyis

By Pat Garofalo, ThinkProgress | Report

By Ruth Rosen, History News Network | News Analysis

By Lambert Strether, Naked Capitalism | News Analysis

By Ethan Bronner, The New York Times News Service | Report

By Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog | News Analysis

By Bill Moyers, Bill Moyers & Company | Video

By Lambert Strether, Naked Capitalism | News Analysis

By Yana Kunichoff, Truthout | Interview


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