Two More Signs that the GOP and Tea Party Are One
August 28, 2014
It's bad politics for the Republicans, but the rest of us will suffer the consequences.
President Obama’s Rose Garden speech Monday was supposed to send two messages—one, that he is determined to fix Obamacare’s troubled federal websites and, two, that the law is already helping many people get insurance.
Leaders of the Republican Party are still predicting that Obamacare will be a disaster, one that will wreak havoc on American health care. Most of their allies in the media say the same thing.
Obama said he wouldn't let Republicans practice economic policy extortion. And he prevailed.
Keep the Change: Why Obama Has No Use for Platinum Coins
January 13, 2013
Why won't Obama use the platinum coin? Maybe because he thinks he'll prevail without it.
How Washington Learned to Love Hostage-Taking
January 04, 2013
How the Washington establishment learned to stop worrying and love debt-ceiling showdowns.
Republicans Conveniently Forget All the Cuts Obama's Already Made
November 29, 2012
Republicans want more spending cuts, ignores all the cuts already made.
Chrysler, GM to Romney: Stop Lying
October 31, 2012
Having told Ohio one whopper about Obama's auto industry rescue, Romney tells an even bigger one.
A Little Late for a Pivot, Isn’t It?
October 08, 2012
Romney wants voters to believe he's a moderate. It's a little late for that.
Exploding the Reagan 1980 Comeback Myth
September 12, 2012
After an Obama bounce prompted a wave of articles about Romney’s dwindling chances, Romney’s pollster Neil Newhouse published a memo detailing the case for a comeback. Perhaps the most striking element of the memo was the complete absence of polling data, but his strained reconceptualization of the 1980 race was also highly unusual. Newhouse contended that Carter led by nearly 10 percentage points in late October and asserted that this year would see a rerun of that campaign.