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As the 2012 election begins to ramp up, we’re going to try our best to showcase several different perspectives of the candidates and issues involved. Read on…

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The newest issue of TNR is out.

In our cover story, What’s Driving Rick Perry?(sub. req.) TNR Senior Editor Alec MacGillis describes what makes the Texas Governor a permanent candidate.

Excerpts from the piece include:

We’ve got a great union. There’s absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But, if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what might come out of that.” - Governor Rick Perry, April 2009

“What the hell did I just do?” - Governor Rick Perry, after announcing his switch to the GOP in 1989. 

“He understood where the state of Texas was going.” - Greg Hartman, former strategist 

To read this article and more, including Timothy Noah’s TRB column on migrant teachers, Eliza Gray on super committee anxiety, and Leon Wieseltier on death penalty debates, make sure to check out the October 20th issue of The New Republic.

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