Elections: All Articles

Barack Obama: Equality, Diversity and the American Transformation
The Election of Women: 2012
After 2012: The Troubled Values of the American Right
Truth Defeats Truthiness: Election 2012
Coming Home: Demography + Vision = the Re-election of Barack Obama
Going Abroad, Thinking of Home: Personal Reflections about the Elections
A Debate About Nothing: Barack Obama v. Mitt Romney (with the Assistance of Jerry Seinfeld)
Obama Wins?
Obama v. Romney: A Critique of the Culture of Debate
Romney Loses!
A Dialogue on Politics, Anti-Intellectuals and Ideologues on the Occasion of the Ryan–Biden Debate
Biden Wins: So What?
The Pseudo-Intellectual in American Politics
On “Don’t Mess with Big Bird”
Romney’s Big Bird Moment
Romney Wins! So What?
Romney – Ryan on Poverty: A Question and Exchange
47: A Prime Political Number for Romney and America
The President’s Speech: Citizenship and the American Story
Obama’s Acceptance Speech: Deliberately Re-Considered
Holland Playing Safe: Pro-EU Parties Win the Dutch Elections
The Three Stigmata of Todd Akin
9/11: A Post on Memory and Forgetting
A Quick Judgment on Obama’s Acceptance Speech and the Democratic Convention
The News from Charlotte: The First Two Days of the Democratic National Convention
Back to the Future: A Party Platform
Reflections on an Irony of American Conservatism: More on the Ryan Nomination
Ideology Once Again: Between Past and Future
Paul Ryan: Ideologist-in-Chief (Obama Wins!)
Politics as an End in Itself: Occupy Wall Street, Debt and Electoral Politics
Partisan Change
At Home Abroad, Thinking about Murdoch v. Romney
Heat and Light over the Wisconsin Uprising: Cooptation?
Heat and Light over the Wisconsin Uprising: On Unions
Sports in Politics?
Lessons of the Wisconsin Uprising
On Wisconsin
It’s More Than the Economy, Stupid
German Provincial Elections: On to the Post-Macho Welfare State, Pirates Included
Reflections on the Elections in Greece
Election in France: A European Roosevelt?
The French Presidential Election: In Search of Time Past
The Aggressive Cynicism of Mitt Romney and His Party: A Cynical Society Update Part 2
A Cynical Society Update: Part 1
“The Road We’ve Traveled”: A Serious Political Argument
Putin Wins?
The Right vs. Conservatives vs. The Left
The Florida Primary and The ADD Electorate
The Republican Reality Show: The Rise and Fall of Not Romney
The State of the Union: Opening the Debate of 2012
All You Need to Know about the Republican Primary in South Carolina
President Obama vs. the Republican Congress
Thinking about Obama on MLK Day: Governing with Republicans?
All You Need to Know about the Republican Primary in New Hampshire
Iowa: The Republicans Fall Apart
Brokered Democracy
Republicans, Revolutionaries and the Human Comedy
The Republicans, Obama, and Occupy Wall Street
Elections in Poland: More than the Lesser of Two Evils?
Things Come Together: Occupy Wall Street, Solidarity, Elections and Khodorkovsky
President Barack Obama: There is Method to his Madness
DC Week in Review: The American Political Landscape
Thinking like a Terrorist
Truth and Politics and The Crisis in Washington
Loading the Debt Problem onto the Backs of the Middle Class
Pushing Back Against the Right’s Narrative on the Budget
Is a Simulacrum or Pragmatism Driving Corporate Jet Tax Policy?
Red Jobs, Blue Jobs
Iran: The Meaning of Free Politics
DC Week in Review: Two Cheers for Hypocrisy!
What do Mormons, Muslims, Atheists, Gays, and Lesbians Have in Common?
Obama on Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal
Elections in Peru, the Runoff
DC Week in Review: Thinking about Public and Private at 37,000 Feet
Jürgen Habermas on Power to the Polls
In Praise of Serious Pols
Newt Gingrich and the Politics of Rumor
Barack Obama and Political Transformation
Presidential Elections in Peru
DC Week in Review: Ryan’s Budget, the President’s Speech and the Tea Party between Two Assassinations
Anger, Hate, Demonization, Villains, and Politics
The Conundrum of Their Character
For Disappointed Democrats, Action is the Answer
The Tea Party Goes to Washington: Now What?
Rand Paul and the Tea Party go to Washington
Voters have Demanded a Change, Again
The Results Were Expected
Today is a Good Day for the Republicans
After Sipping on a Slurpee, Republican Victory Still Likely
Obama Hits the Stump for 2010 Candidates
Obama: “Storyteller in Chief”
Why Obama’s UW Speech Should Have Made the News