Does it matter who rules: Republicans or Democrats?

Taking a nearsighted view of the political landscape, some have concluded there is little or no difference between Republicans and Democrats.


Historic battle for voting rights is front and center

Newly elected Connecticut Secretary of State Denise Merril, a Democrat, was stunned to discover that her Republican counterparts across the country were all focused on how to keep the number of voters down in their states.


Wisconsin Walker recall battle close to dead heat

Polls show a near dead heat in the bitter battle pitting labor's legions against Walker's millions.


Cory Booker surrenders

Cory Booker said he was nauseated by the attacks on private capital. He said Mitt Romney's firm, Bain Capital, "has done a lot of good."


Supreme Court “rogues’ gallery”: another reason why 2012 matters

For millions of Americans, the makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court may not register as a priority, or even as a passing concern.