2012 Elections

The Urban Electorate: Why Republicans Can't Afford to Concede the City Vote Ever Again

Just take a look at these maps.

8 Urban Policy Ideas for Obama's 2nd Term

8 policy ideas the president should feel more than free to steal.

The Skyrocketing Costs of Running for Mayor of a Major U.S. City

While the 2012 presidential election will likely be the most expensive in history, a similar money-race is happening on the local level.

10 Signs the RNC Is a Way Bigger Deal for Tampa Than the Super Bowl

The city has plenty of experience putting on the NFL's big event. But hosting a convention will be something different.

What Not to Bring to the 2012 Conventions

Your lasers, your bike locks, your pieces of wood, and any hopes you had of actually getting near the action.

The Startling Urban Dynamic in Pennsylvania's Voter ID Law

Philadelphia voters are in uncharted territory as the state fights over restrictive new ID legislation.

Potholes Are Big Politics in San Diego

Amid a contested mayoral race, deferred road maintenance costs end up front and center.

The Most Powerful Constituency in the 2012 Campaign: The Suburbs

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have been getting most of their campaign contributions from the same place: the monied ‘burbs.

The Increasingly Republican States of America

The percentage of Americans who say they lean Republican has increased in 47 of the 50 states

The Geography of Obama’s Tanking Approval Ratings

The president’s stated goal of uniting the country may be a lost cause