Afternoon Mirror

The Mirror | Betsy Rothstein

Terry takes a tumble

Opinion | Matt Mackowiak

Things turn South for the failed green tech entrepreneur-turned-Democratic candidate.

How Ted Cruz did it

Feature:Opinion | Matt Mackowiak

Cruz’s improbable Senate primary victory provides a model for future long-shot candidates to follow.

Romney's considerations for vice president

Opinion | Matt Mackowiak

The five factors that the presumptive GOP nominee is weighing.

Virginia debacle could seriously hurt GOP presidential nominee

Opinion | Ford O'Connell & Matt Mackowiak

Why low turnout for the Virginia GOP primary could make it easier for Obama to win the general election.

Ron Paul can't be allowed to win Iowa

Opinion | Ford O'Connell & Matt Mackowiak

Congressman Paul is extremely dangerous and his candidacy for president should not be taken lightly.

How Cain destroyed his campaign

Feature:Opinion | Matt Mackowiak

If Cain had run a better campaign, he might still be the GOP frontrunner.

Rick Perry's path

Feature:Opinion | Matt Mackowiak

Why Perry is well positioned to be the GOP nominee.

2012 could be another wave election

Opinion | Matt Mackowiak

If Republicans hold firm on the Cut, Cap, Balance plan, they could pick up more seats in next year’s elections.

Nine questions that President Obama can't answer

Opinion | Matt Mackowiak

What to ask Obama at Wednesday’s Twitter town hall.

Columnist now critical of Huntsman once inquired about campaign job - TheDC

Politics | Alex Pappas

Scorned consultant Matt Mackowiak inquired this spring about a job on Huntsman’s presidential campaign

GOP field is anything but weak

Opinion | Matt Mackowiak

The media is underestimating the Republican presidential candidates.

The stark contrast between Herb Kohl and Dennis Kucinich

Opinion | Matt Mackowiak

The best and worst of politics were on display last week.

President Obama faces red hot political pressure in Texas

Feature:Opinion | Matt Mackowiak

Texans have a lot of questions for the president as he arrives in Texas. Will he answer them?

Will Osama bin Laden's death make 2012 like 1992?

Feature:Opinion | Matt Mackowiak

The short-term and long-term political impacts of bin Laden’s death.