Welcome to the sad, hypocritical end of the austerians
Why Is Robert Gates Angry?
February 25, 2014
Robert Gates was one of the most effective secretaries of defense in recent history. He was also one of the most restrained—until now.
Hillary Clinton's Smart Campaign Opening
August 13, 2013
I hope Hillary enjoyed her time off; it looks like her campaign is underway.
Pakistan's Surprisingly Hopeful Election
May 12, 2013
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.
The Unlikely Underdog
April 15, 2013
Against Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden would break the vice presidential nomination streak.
Obama's Honeymoon With Hip-Hop Is Over
January 23, 2013
The Lupe Fiasco debacle only highlighted a deeper fissure.
Soak the Middle Class! In Praise of Higher Taxes on Everybody
December 13, 2012
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.