Politics is messy, expensive, comical, infuriating, and often dispiriting -- especially after an interminable US presidential campaign. But voting itself ... that's the real point of democracy.
At this point, the candidates are going only to the places they’re most needed. President Obama will be in Ohio at least four times, while Mitt Romney is spending all Thursday in Virginia.
The biggest issue on which the presidential candidates have given us the clearest choice is whether the rich should pay more in taxes, Reich writes.