The Hypocritical, Bipartisan Fearmongering of the Fiscal Summit
May 14, 2014

Welcome to the sad, hypocritical end of the austerians

Why Is Robert Gates Angry?
The former Defense Secretary: Indignant, effective, and often wrong.
February 25, 2014

Robert Gates was one of the most effective secretaries of defense in recent history. He was also one of the most restraineduntil 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
A small victory for democracy
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
Against Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden would break the vice presidential nomination streak
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.

A Romney in Palin Clothing: The Political Style of Kelly Ayotte
December 06, 2012

Why John McCain likes his new best friend.

Why Democrats Should Give Thanks For Mitt Romney
November 21, 2012

Mitt Romney's greatest gift of all to Democrats was clarying which party is on whose side. That wasn't so obvious to voters two years ago.

Small Business Sells John Boehner Out
November 19, 2012

Small business didn't get the memo on how higher taxes would destroy them.