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Scocca
Aug. 31 2012 7:14 PMThe Assassination of Clint Eastwood by the Coward Mitt RomneyIs there anyone this campaign won’t sell out?
Politics
Aug. 31 2012 3:06 PMHow Did Mitt Do? Will Paul Ryan’s Lies Hurt Their Chances?The Slate/SurveyMonkey overnight survey gets a quick read on how the Republican ticket performed in Tampa.
The Breakfast Table
Aug. 31 2012 1:59 AMDispatches From the Republican National ConventionMitt Romney gave a fine, workmanlike speech. Even with Clint Eastwood.
The Breakfast Table
Aug. 30 2012 10:33 PMDispatches From the Republican National ConventionTonight Romney gave us permission to ask tough questions about his faith.
Politics
Aug. 30 2012 7:45 PMWhere Is George W. Bush?The curious and studied absence of the last Republican president from this year’s convention.
The Breakfast Table
Aug. 30 2012 7:03 PMDispatches From the Republican National ConventionMitt Romney needs one good sentence.
Politics
Aug. 30 2012 5:26 PM“You Didn’t Build That” Isn’t Going AwayIt doesn’t matter what Obama meant. Here’s why.
The Breakfast Table
Aug. 30 2012 2:57 PMDispatches From the Republican National ConventionPaul Ryan gave a great attack speech. But it felt like a throwback to an earlier time.
The XX Factor
Aug. 30 2012 1:33 PMStop Giving Us the "Built It" Quote in Context. No One Cares.
The XX Factor
Aug. 30 2012 12:19 PMWhy Did Mike Huckabee Imply That Obama Supports Infanticide?
The Breakfast Table
Aug. 30 2012 1:20 AMDispatches From the Republican National ConventionPaul Ryan was supposed to be the idea man. So far he’s pure attack dog.
The Breakfast Table
Aug. 29 2012 11:19 PMDispatches From the Republican National ConventionEven after Condi, do we know anything about what a Romney foreign policy would look like?
The Breakfast Table
Aug. 29 2012 10:09 PMDispatches From the Republican National ConventionWhat I learned on a brief walk around the convention.
Politics
Aug. 29 2012 5:26 PMThe Last Gasps of the Ron Paul MovementAnd how the GOP’s new rules are meant to make sure no one rises to replace him.
The Breakfast Table
Aug. 29 2012 4:25 PMDispatches From the Republican National ConventionThe closer you get to Ann Romney, the harder it is to tell how effective she is.
Spitzer
Aug. 31 2012 4:53 PMRomney Proved He Is a Decent Man, but GOP Policies Remain Dreadful
The XX Factor
Aug. 31 2012 1:32 PMMitt Romney Tries to Convince Us He Is Not Satan's Minion
The Breakfast Table
Aug. 31 2012 1:00 AMDispatches From the Republican National ConventionEnough Romney. Let’s talk about Clint Eastwood.
Victory Lab
Aug. 30 2012 8:09 PMMitt Romney's Square Deal: Not About the Money
The Breakfast Table
Aug. 30 2012 7:24 PMDispatches From the Republican National ConventionIs it a problem for Republicans that this convention is so boring? Maybe not.
The Breakfast Table
Aug. 30 2012 6:42 PMDispatches From the Republican National ConventionThe convention floor is ruled by people in hats. The black hats matter most.    
Television
Aug. 30 2012 4:08 PMThe Television Will Not Be RevolutionizedChannel-surfing the Republican National Convention.
Politics
Aug. 30 2012 2:44 PMDoes America Love a Pit Bull? Paul Ryan Hopes So.A Slate/SurveyMonkey overnight survey sizes up what people thought of Ryan’s tough talk.
The Breakfast Table
Aug. 30 2012 1:19 PMDispatches From the Republican National ConventionIt was a dishonest speech. But the part about Paul Ryan’s mother was powerful.
War Stories
Aug. 30 2012 1:59 AMCondoleezza Rice Has a Lot of NerveThe former secretary of state presided over a failure. She has no business lecturing Obama on international politics.  
The Breakfast Table
Aug. 29 2012 11:38 PMDispatches From the Republican National ConventionHere’s a list of some of the whoppers that Paul Ryan served up Wednesday night.
The Slatest
Aug. 29 2012 11:08 PMA Word Cloud of Wednesday's RNC Speeches
Politics
Aug. 29 2012 6:21 PMThe Incredible Republican Hat and Pin CollectionPhotos of intensely decked-out delegates at the convention.
Explainer
Aug. 29 2012 5:11 PMShould You Marry Your High-School Sweetheart?It worked for Mitt and Ann Romney.
The Breakfast Table
Aug. 29 2012 4:02 PMDispatches From the Republican National ConventionShe wasn’t speaking to me. Good thing, because I have already forgotten what Ann Romney said.

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