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  • Commentary: Historians

  • Walter G. Moss: What is True Political Wisdom? A Primer for the 2012 Election (3-5-12)
  • Juan Cole: Top Ten Differences Between Rick Santorum and JFK (2-28-12)
  • David Greenberg: How Santorum Misunderstands Kennedy's Catholic Speech (2-28-12)
  • Joel K. Goldstein: Santorum Misunderstands Both Kennedy and Religious Pluralism (2-27-12)
  • Editor's Desk: Rick Santorum Isn't Thinking Critically About History (2-27-12)
  • Robert Brent Toplin: Santorum and Romney Were Wrong on the Bailouts -- But George W. Bush Wasn't (2-27-12)
  • Geoffrey Kabaservice: How the GOP's Looming Election Disaster Is, and Isn't, Like 1964 (2-22-12)
  • Julian Zelizer: Many Wild Cares Could Swing the 2012 Presidential Race (2-20-12)
  • Walid Phares: Mitt Romney’s Cutting-Edge Middle East Strategy (2-13-12)
  • Ian C. Friedman: Mitt's Verbal Gaffes Shows That When It Comes to Politics, He's Not His Father's Son (2-6-12)
  • Timothy R. Furnish: Has Mitt Romney's Mormonism Influenced His Views on Islam? (2-6-12)
  • Gil Troy: Mitt Romney Channels Dan Quayle as Gaffemeister General (2-4-12)
  • Daniel S. Margolies: No, Newt, the U.S. Cannot Make the Moon a State. That's Illegal Under International Law. (1-30-12)
  • Scot Faulkner: How Newt Gingrich's GOP Rivals Blackmailed Him Back in the '90s (1-30-12)
  • Steve Gillon: How Newt Gingrich, the Ultimate Washington Insider, Plays the Part of Outsider (1-29-12)
  • Gil Troy: GOP Debate Trivializes First Ladies (1-28-12)
  • David A. Walsh: Former Gingrich Ally Claims Republican Leaders Blackmailed Him Over Affair (1-27-12)
  • Juan Cole: South Carolina and Gingrich; Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood (1-23-12)
  • Gil Troy: A Referendum on the Republican Party -- Not Just its Leaders (1-19-12)
  • Rick Perlstein: What Mitt Romney Learned From His Dad (1-17-12)
  • Julian Zelizer: Gingrich's Attacks Now Could Help Obama Later (1-16-12)
  • Gil Troy: Bring It On: Early Attacks on Romney's Bain Capital Record May Inoculate Him Against Democratic Attacks (1-12-12)
  • Vaughn Davis Bornet: Can a Mormon Candidate Rise Above the Religious Issue to Win It All Next Year? (1-9-12)
  • Gil Troy: Fed up with the Iowa Corn Con (1-5-12)
  • Daniel Pipes: Tehran Holds Obama Re-Election Wild Card (12-20-12)
  • Robert A. Slayton: When a Catholic Terrified the Heartland (12-10-11)
  • Ray Smock: Newt Gingrich the Galactic Historian (12-8-11)
  • Michael Kazin: Why a Gingrich vs. Obama Matchup Would Be Good For the Country (12-7-11)
  • Jonathan Zimmerman: Newt Gingrich, Pseudo-Historian (12-1-11)
  • Leonard Steinhorn: Give Students A Break—An Election Break (11-14-11)
  • Alexander Heffner: Mitt Romney: Interviews with Rogers M. Smith and Lou Cannon (11-14-11)
  • Alexander Heffner: Rick Perry: Interviews with Historians Edward F. Countryman and Greg Cantrell (11-7-11)
  • Alexander Heffner: Ron Paul: Interviews with Historian David Beito and Political Scientist Matthew Wilson (10-31-11)
  • Lawrence S. Wittner: Is Mitt Romney Ready for the World? (10-9-11)
  • Jim Loewen: Rick Perry's "Niggerhead" Camp Is Only Part of the Problem (10-2-11)
  • John Willingham: Can Perry Rebound? He's Done It Before (9-21-11)
  • Mark Nevin: Is the Ghost of Barry Goldwater Haunting Rick Perry? (9-18-11)
  • Alexander Heffner: Herman Cain: The Man from Pizza (9-1-11)
  • Allan Lichtman: "Never-Wrong" Pundit Predicts 2012 Win for Obama (8-31-11)
  • Stanley Kutler: Neither Bachmann nor Perry is the Serious Candidate the GOP Needs (8-22-11)
  • Gil Troy: Daniels, Gingrich and others Beware: Personal Lives Become Public Fodder When You Run for President (5-14-11)
  • Commentary: Media

  • Elliott Abrams: Gingrich is No Reagan (1-25-12)
  • Steven F. Hayward: Is Newt Like Churchill? (12-8-11)

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