Noam Scheiber
Senior Editor

The Question at the Heart of the Democratic Schism
December 15, 2013

No one quite knows how to define "populism." Which is good news for vested interests who want to attack reform.

The Budget Deal Is a Win for Democrats
December 11, 2013

Republicans think that, in another shutdown, they can make the public focus on other Obama woes. They're wrong.

Of Course Tim Geithner is Joining a Private Equity Firm
November 17, 2013

The former Treasury Secretary's corrosive career move

Elizabeth Warren Can Shape the 2016 Race Even if She Can't Beat Hillary
November 14, 2013

Warren's crusade to keep banks from screwing the middle class will affect the outcome nonetheless.

Hillary's Nightmare? A Democratic Party That Realizes Its Soul Lies With Elizabeth Warren
November 10, 2013

Elizabeth Warren has become a phenomenon for populist Democrats. And that scares Hillary Clinton.

John Boehner's Shutdown Endgame: "The Final Spasm of a Corpse"
October 15, 2013

On Monday I wrote that the shutdown/default-threat/Republican extortion plot was essentially over—it was just a matter of Harry Reid and his Republican counterpart, Mitch McConnell, hammering out the final details of a deal whose contours were coming

The Inevitable Republican Collapse That Will End the Shutdown
October 13, 2013

The crisis in Washington is grinding, miserably, to a close. Here's who wins, and how it shakes out. 

The Boehner Plan Was the Best Thing to Happen to Obama In Months. He Should Have Accepted
October 10, 2013

Thursday morning John Boehner settled on a clever idea for avoiding a debt default while still appeasing House conservatives: a no-strings-attached debt-limit increase lasting six weeks, coupled with a refusal to reopen the government until Republica

Janet Yellen Will Be a Better Fed Chair Because of Who She Hangs Out With
October 09, 2013

Much has been written about Janet Yellen’s views on the proper tradeoff between unemployment and inflation, and about her economic forecasting powers.

A Short-Term Debt Limit Increase Would Be a Disaster
October 08, 2013

Let’s stipulate that yesterday’s acknowledgement that the White House is open to a short-term debt-limit increase didn’t deserve half the breathless coverage it received.