A Vast Left-Wing Competency
How Democrats became the party of effective campaigning—and why the GOP isn’t catching up anytime soon.
Obama Does It BetterWhen it comes to targeting and persuading voters, the Democrats have a bigger advantage over the GOP than either party has ever had in the modern campaign era.
Don’t Let Them Disenfranchise YouCan Democratic organizers use voter ID laws to mobilize outraged supporters?
Let’s Get You a LicenseHow Democratic operatives are working to ensure that likely Obama voters in Pennsylvania have proper ID by November.
A New Job for LaborCitizens United didn’t just permit corporations to spend freely on elections; it opened the door to unions, too. Can the AFL-CIO get Obama re-elected?
The Death of the HunchCampaigns used to guess which ads were most effective. Now they can prove it. How Obama’s embrace of empiricism could swing the 2012 race.
The Creepiness FactorThis could have been the election when Web-based advertising changed everything. What happened?
The American ConnectionFrançois Hollande has embraced the tactics of Obama’s 2008 campaign—and it might win him the French election.
Vote 4 Me!!The political consultants who want to send you unsolicited text messages, and the man who is fighting to stop them.
Obama’s White WhaleHow the campaign’s top-secret project Narwhal could change this race, and many to come.
For Sale: Detailed Voter ProfilesThe RNC and DNC are getting into the data mining business. Will they trade sensitive, strategically valuable information for an influx of cash?
Project DreamcatcherHow cutting-edge text analytics can help the Obama campaign determine voters’ hopes and fears.
Stuff Some Envelopes, Then Ask QuestionsReporters should have to volunteer for a campaign before covering one.
Who Needs ACORN?Meet the woman signing up Democratic voters more efficiently and effectively than the disgraced organization ever did.
Knock, KnockIn Mexico, polling is done the old-fashioned way: In person. Could this be the future of polling in post-land-line America?
It All Comes Down to RaceYour opinions on health care reform, taxes, and even the president’s dog come down to racial bias.
The Power of the PetitionHow the effort to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker could swing the 2012 presidential election.
French Lessons for Barack ObamaFive things the American president can learn from the French elections.
The Obama IPOWill technology developed by his campaign make the president a power broker for many elections to come?
Early Bird Gets the DelegatesRomney’s mastery of early voting made it nearly impossible for his less-organized, less-moneyed rivals to ever beat him.
Obama’s Michigan MachinationsCagey tactics that will make life difficult for Republicans on Tuesday.
How Newt LostIt wasn’t just the bad debate performances and the moon base. His disorganized campaign got outflanked and outclassed.
The Mystery of the Puerto Rican VoterWhy do Puerto Ricans turn out in such high numbers on the island but not in Florida? And who will win their all-important support in 2012?