So Long, Jay Carney
May 30, 2014
A farewell to Obama's outgoing press secretary.
In covering the story as a political scandal, just as Republicans want them to, the only scalps the media has really collected are their own.
End the White House Press Briefing!
July 22, 2013
It's an unholy charade.
May 20, 2013
Jay Carney's rough week was a blessing to one man: his boss.
Why Obama Should Lead From Behind on Gun Control
December 18, 2012
Obama has been ripped before for "leading from behind." But here, it's the right strategy.
Obama Shows His Upper Hand on 'Fiscal Cliff' Negotiations
November 09, 2012
Shorter Obama: I won. Get over it.
Can Julian Castro Make It In Texas?
September 04, 2012
The DNC keynote speaker might be the next Barack Obama. But can he ever win statewide office in Texas?
Why is an Assault Weapons Ban Off the Table?
July 23, 2012
President Obama stopped in Colorado last night to visit with survivors of Friday’s mass shooting and with the families of those who were gunned down. Afterward, he delivered some brief remarks, closing with this thought: “I hope that over the next several days, next several weeks, and next several months, we all reflect on how we can do something about some of the senseless violence that ends up marring this country.” Those words gave some hope to those of us who would like to see actual steps taken to make it harder for someone to shoot 71 people in the space of two minutes.
In The Matter Of Silver Spoons
April 19, 2012
In yet another high-minded day on the campaign trail, the two sides are now battling over the propriety of President Obama’s having yesterday invoked his modest upbringing thusly: “I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth.” This was taken by campaign reporters, and the Romney campaign, as a not-so-subtle swipe at his well-born opponent, who this morning fired back: “I’m certainly not going to apologize for my dad and his success in life. He was born poor.