2012 Election Top Story

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Five Voting Systems Even Worse than the Electoral College

Think the United States has a crazy way to pick a president? You should see how Lebanon does it. 

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In Praise of Flip-Floppers

When it comes to presidents and foreign policy, changing your mind is as American as apple pie.

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Whatever Happened to Chinese Human Rights?

On the American campaign trail this year, China's people went missing.

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Clicking This Will Make You Stupider

The 10 worst foreign policy campaign ads of 2012.

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In Praise of Apathy

It's time to stop deriding the Americans who refuse to vote. They're trying to tell us something.

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Silent Treatment

The biggest global issues that weren't discussed at the debates.

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How Foreign Policy Came to Matter in This Election

The race was supposed to be all about jobs, jobs, jobs. What happened?

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The Case for Intervention…

In Obama's dysfunctional foreign-policy team.

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What the Frack?!

How the 2012 election could come down to one thing: coal.

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Vital Animal Spirits

Biden and Ryan skip policy to show off their muscles.

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A Truly Credible Military Threat to Iran

The Israelis and the Americans are zeroing in on a strike option that has a real chance of deterring the mullahs -- and defusing Mitt Romney's attacks.

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Better Late than Never

How naive self-confidence led Barack Obama astray, before prudence brought him back.

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Forget ‘Better Off’

Are you safer than you were four years ago?

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Coming to Grips with Impotence

Can we really expect the president to be able to fix the Middle East?

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