The former Defense Secretary: Indignant, effective, and often wrong.
Robert Gates was one of the most effective secretaries of defense in recent history. He was also one of the most restrained—until now.
I hope Hillary enjoyed her time off; it looks like her campaign is underway. Last night, the former Secretary of State gave her first domestic policy speech since leaving State at the American Bar Association, where she criticized attacks on voting rights, including North Carolina’s voter suppression package. She also announced a series of upcoming policy addresses, including on the transparency of national security programs.
A small victory for democracy
Yes, the election turned back power to a pol who once cultivated the Taliban and presided over a near-war with India. Here's why you should consider that a success.
Against Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden would break the vice presidential nomination streak
Against Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden would break the vice presidential nomination streak.
The Lupe Fiasco debacle only highlighted a deeper fissure.
There’s a great fiscal debate in Washington, and George W. Bush is winning it. In 2008, Barack Obama campaigned on a pledge not to reverse Bush’s tax cuts for the bottom 98 percent of taxpayers, a promise he has worked hard to honor. That locked in 80 percent of the Bush-era revenue losses. During the current negotiations, Obama’s initial offer includes $1.6 billion in new revenue over 10 years, which would leave intact about 60 percent of Bush’s tax cuts.