Harry Reid Should Kill the Filibuster, for Real This Time
August 06, 2013
Up until three weeks ago, Senate Republicans had gone out of their way to block Obama’s highest-profile executive-branch nominees, typically for no other reason than that the president had selected them.
Obama's Boys Club: Summers Shows How Gender Bias Really Works
August 01, 2013
Of all the charges and counter-charges that have been aired so far in the reality show known as “America’s Next Fed Chairman,” none is more explosive than the charge of sexism.
Obstructing Obama Isn't in the House GOP's Self-Interest
July 30, 2013
When we last left the House Republicans, they were balking at bipartisan immigration reform while laboring to cut domestic spending to Neanderthal levels, not merely the Eisenhower-era levels of the sequester.
Yes, Big Law Really is Dying
July 28, 2013
Defenders of Big Law sound a lot like the defenders of the real estate bubble in the the mid-2000s. Look how well that ended!
For Fed chair, Obama could pick a woman who fought the good fight. Or he could pick an abrasive insider whose record is decidedly mixed.
Wait, Larry Summers Is Now the Favorite for the Fed?
July 24, 2013
Ezra Klein reported yesterday that Larry Summers is now the leading candidate to replace Ben Bernanke when Bernanke's term as Fed chairman expires in January. This, for those who haven’t been following every twist and turn in the Fed sweepstakes, com
The Last Days of Big Law
July 21, 2013
A dispatch from the last days of big law
Obama, You've Got Leverage
July 01, 2013
Now he just has to use it.
Do We Have to Choose Between Guns and Climate?
June 17, 2013
Ever since Alec MacGillis’s terrific piece about building a progressive answer to the NRA, I’ve struggled with a nagging question: If, as Alec shows, the way to move the ball on gun control is to embrace the issue with single-minded intensity—specifi
Why'd He Do It?
June 10, 2013
Since the 29-year-old intelligence contractor Edward Snowden outed himself as the source of the NSA leaks on Sunday, reporters and pundits—heck, even Snowden himself—have compared him with Bradley Manning, the Army private on trial for passing classi