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The Power Grid Archive

December 3, 2012
State of War

The Republicans have thrown down the gauntlet over the possibility that Susan Rice will replace Hillary Clinton. But the winner is already clear.

November 12, 2012
Sandy and the Suitors

The storm swept one candidate toward the finish. But whoever loses has only himself to blame.

November 5, 2012
The Zombie Election

Four ways the campaign may be undead on November 7.

October 29, 2012
The Waitress-Mom War

Both campaigns know that in the swing states, women are the swingers.

October 15, 2012
The Etch-a-Sketch Moment

At the debate in Denver, it finally happened—but Obama looked like the one who was shaken.

September 24, 2012
Don’t Say “Desperate”

Muslim unrest has created a challenge for Obama and the nation—and a different kind of crisis for the Romney campaign.

September 17, 2012
The Dog and the Preacher

Why, this time, hope will need a lot of help from a certain ex-president.

July 30, 2012
The Hidden Mitt

Why does Mitt Romney have such a hard time talking about what matters most to him?

July 9, 2012

John Roberts saved the Court, Obama got his policy, and the GOP got its issue. (Plus, the public got to laugh at the errors of the media, and, oh, yes: health care.)

May 24, 2012
Gay Wedding Crasher

Joe Biden’s blunder made Barack Obama tie the knot sooner than planned—but he still may get to live happily ever after.