• Mitt's enduring gifts

    Mitt’s enduring gifts

    It would be wrong to see Romney’s failed candidacy as a total loss for Republicans, or for the country.

  • Back to square one

    Back to square one

    Op-ed: The chairman of the ACU says the election’s outcome has created a perfect storm of political division. How do we accomplish meaningful compromise?

  • Re-elected Obama preaches 'increased revenues'

    Re-elected Obama preaches ‘increased revenues’

    “We can’t just cut our way to prosperity. If we’re serious about reducing the deficit, we have to combine spending cuts with revenue.”

  • Dear consultants: In close elections, GOTV matters

    Dear consultants: In close elections, GOTV matters

    Judging by the current vote totals, Romney’s nationwide operation fell far short of McCain’s in 2008. In fact, Romney currently trails McCain by around 2 million votes.

  • Time for introspection, but not surrender

    Has the nation gone irreversibly blue? Did intraparty disunity sabotage Mitt Romney’s presidential quest? Or is there some other explanation?

  • ‘Generation Opportunity’ founder says youth vote was intense

    ‘Generation Opportunity’ founder says youth vote was intense

    Paul T. Conway, contrary to conventional wisdom, said he observed a high voting and election participation rate among young adults 18 to 29 years old.

  • Buchanan: Is the GOP headed for the boneyard?

    Buchanan: Is the GOP headed for the boneyard?

    Eighteen states have voted Democratic in six straight elections. Among the six are four of our most populous: New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois and California.

  • Obama won playing the charismatic priest

    Obama won playing the charismatic priest

    “2008 and 2012 show that presidential campaigns are increasingly ‘religious’ — that candidates need a compelling creation story — where they came from and what they overcame in life.”

  • The way forward

    The way forward

    In securing the Republican nomination, Mitt Romney made the strategic error of (unnecessarily) going to the right of Rick Perry. Romney could never successfully tack back.

  • Why does Boehner want to be 'led' off fiscal cliff?

    Why does Boehner want to be ‘led’ off fiscal cliff?

    If politicians have a desire to put politics aside they should probably find another career.

  • Mr. President, reach out to the private sector

    Mr. President, reach out to the private sector

    Letter from Andy Puzder, CEO of Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr Restaurants: “While we may not have voted for him, American businessmen and women want President Obama to adopt policies that will allow us and him to succeed.”

  • Jerry Brown wins big with new tax, no 'paycheck protection'

    Jerry Brown wins big with new tax, no ‘paycheck protection’

    Union power issues are far from over in California, much as Wisconsin experienced. As more California cities declare bankruptcy because of excessive public employee union wage and pension demands, this issue will grow exponentially.

  • We forget

    We forget

    There is no permanence in politics. All is fleeting. All is cyclical. We find comfort in our cycle and distress when others rise to the top.

  • Why Romney failed in the Buckeye State

    Why Romney failed in the Buckeye State

    Op-ed: Republicans need to promote election reforms that better secure the voting process and minimizes opportunity for mischief in Ohio.

  • Michele Bachmann wins re-election in a tight race

    Michele Bachmann wins re-election in a tight race

    The votes weren’t fully tabulated until Wednesday afternoon, but former Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann was able to hold her seat in the House.

  • Interactive Election 2012 Results Map

    Interactive Election 2012 Results Map

    Click here to see the results of the 2012 election on our interactive map powered by Google and the Associated Press — plus our live Twitter-feed commentary.

  • GOP House majority smaller, but still intact

    GOP House majority smaller, but still intact

    A post-mortem of the House races lost and won by Republicans. The good news: there’s still a majority of conservatives in the lower chamber of Congress.

  • Don't blame Romney

    Don’t blame Romney

    Op-ed: Republicans have taken out a sitting president only once in the last century, and that was in 1980 when Ronald Reagan beat Jimmy Carter. Sadly, Reagan’s record remains secure.

  • America is two countries, not on speaking terms

    One America listens to Rush Limbaugh; the other to NPR. Each America has its favorite cable news channel…

  • 'Mr. President, this is your moment'

    ‘Mr. President, this is your moment’

    Speaker of the House John Boehner tells fellow Republicans it is time to find compromise on tax increases and reform to avoid plunging into fiscal crisis.