Ruy Teixeira

Not by Popular Demand
May 19, 2011

From the Ryan plan, to the Obama plan, to the Gang of Six (now five), deficit mania has officially taken over Washington. Both Republicans and Democrats, while they have different preferred approaches, are single-mindedly focused on cutting budget deficits and relieving the long-term debt situation of the country. Yet unemployment remains at 9 percent and the modest economic recovery that’s underway has shown signs of sputtering.

Deal of the Century
January 05, 2011

During the grim days of 2010, it became common to worry that President Obama was throwing his electoral prospects into disarray. He failed to win over key groups like the white working class, even as his actions divided and demoralized his own core coalition: an emerging, but still fragile alliance of minorities, young voters, moderate suburbanites, and other growing demographic groups. "One hallmark of 2009 and 2010 was the demobilization of the Democratic base," wrote pundit Brent Budowsky in The Hill, explicating this view.

Job Loss and Liberal Apathy
November 05, 2010

Why did the Democrats decisively lose this election? It’s not really a mystery. The 2010 midterms were shaped by three fundamental factors: the poor state of the economy, the abnormally conservative composition of the midterm electorate, and the large number of vulnerable seats in conservative-leaning areas. These trends cost the Democrats their House majority but were not strong enough to sweep them out in the Senate. What’s interesting is who voted for the Republicans and why.

TNRtv: Americans Want Baucuscare
September 17, 2009

Ruy Teixeira, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and the Century Foundation, argues that the detailed presentations of health reform in

Americans Want Baucuscare
September 17, 2009

Ruy Teixeira, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and the Century Foundation, argues that the detailed presentations of health reform in

TNRtv: Democrats Leading Big On Climate Legislation
September 09, 2009

Ruy Teixeira, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and the Century Foundation, argues that there are few issues in American politics for

Democrats Leading Big On Climate Legislation
September 09, 2009

Ruy Teixeira, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and the Century Foundation, argues that there are few issues in American politics for

The Key To Resuscitating Health Reform
August 20, 2009

Ruy Teixeira, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and the Century Foundation, weighs in on the declining popularity of health care reform, and reveals what Democrats must do to save it.

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