The Divided States of America

Red and Blue Americans have grown so dangerously far apart, they should be considered different ethnic groups

The Republican Party presents: The roast of Hillary Clinton

Why the speakers on the Republican convention’s second evening assailed Clinton—and whether it worked

Trumputin: Disturbing parallels between Trump and Putin

Donald Trump doesn’t just admire Vladimir Putin, he emulates him. What this tells us about the Donald’s rise and how he’d rule.

Angry white men

There is a lot of misdirected rage in America, but the politics of anger works. And we’re starting to see it in Canada.

Obama’s own tea party

Barack Obama’s own tea party is backed by big money

A new strategy for high-dollar donations troubles finance watchdogs


Republicans fail to get the message after losing 2012 campaign

American voters want want compromise and results, writes John Parisella

Now is the time to argue about Nate Silver’s method

Jamie Weinman on the gap between trusting your gut and stats

What students are talking about today (Aug. 28 edition)

Hockey, marijuana v. IQ, sex drive, sea ice and Sarah Palin

Self-swift-boating, Romney style

Romney seems determined to stay the course despite a devastatingly negative ad by the Obama campaign

David Frum’s first novel reckons with conservativism in crisis

Theme: a U.S. conservative party hijacked by dastardly ideologues. Sound familiar?

Is this bake sale racist?

Campus Republicans could lose funding over cupcakes


Obama’s real opponent

Last week’s Republican debate in New Hampshire featured a steady diet of attacks on Barack Obama. Mitt Romney said Obama had failed America. Michele Bachmann declared Obama would be a one-term president. All the candidates, evidently suffering from short memories, blamed today’s economic woes on the Obama administration. Some called his policies European in character and incompatible with American values.