It's easy to understand how Ayn Rand came to her dark judgement – but not why Paul Ryan thinks it will help him run the country.
Romney's debate anecdote, the response, and the fact it wasn't true.
Adam Taylor got a month's readers in a day thanks to a link from the Drudge Report. But, he wonders, is the Conservative icon's power waning?
The second presidential debate will focus on the economics of the middle classes, writes CAP's Heather Boushey.
Yes, "it's the economy, stupid" is true, but other issues are influencing voters counter-intuitively, too.
The US presidential candidate wishes the former PM a happy 87th birthday.
US voters are more socially liberal and increasingly concerned with "fairness", rather than simply "freedom".
An educational system that has historically been set up to reinforce inequalities will take a lot of work to dismantle, says Lola Adesioye.
Paul Broun, once a medical doctor, now a creationist congressman.
On Obama: "He mad cool yo".
"Mr President, if they say 'cut back', will you say 'fight back'?"
It's the demography, stupid.
Americans respond well to enthusiasm. Obama needs to pull on his charisma to take Romney down in the next debate.
"Abortions for non-pregnant women" widely held theory.
Was it a terrorist attack or not?
The US has a long history of terrible visual aids.
...while Mitt Romney just keeps getting dumber
Poor Ernst. He didn't stand a chance.
Worsening jobs figures, Romney's ad blitz and low approval ratings are reasons for Obama not to be complacent.
The Daily Show host says the network's “turd containment crews have been working overtime.”
We're a long way from the days of the cold war, but the need for smart power endures.
"This is a disaster, it’s a catastrophe, it’s a cataclysmic event unrivalled by the likes of any calamity since the dawn of history."
Suggests that Palestinians are the aggressors and Israel is a state desiring no more than its own security.
CNN and MSNBC found it newsworthy, so why didn't Fox?
Secret video reveals Republican candidate describing 47% of voters as "victims" who will always vote for Obama.
Like the Democrats in 2004, the Republicans have over-estimated their instinctive appeal to voters.
"It’s anger at the police. The film is a spark that caused the flame."