Instead of a Grand Bargain, How About a Little Bargain?
October 21, 2013
New bipartisan negotiations over fiscal policy are underway, as a result of the deal that ended the government shutdown. But don’t expect these negotiations to produce a “grand bargain” in which Democrats and Republicans each make major concessions.
Senate Republicans Don't Get It: The Democrats Aren't Bluffing
October 13, 2013
Mitch McConnell, leader of the Senate Republicans, approached Democrats with a new offer over the weekend: He and his colleagues would vote to open the government and increase its borrowing authority, as long as Democrats would agree to accept the de
Boehner Has a Plan. Or Something Like That.
October 10, 2013
House Republican leaders on Thursday morning announced that they have a new proposal and it hews to the outlines media outlets reported overnight.
Paul Ryan's Proposal Is Still a Ransom That Democrats Shouldn't Pay
October 09, 2013
The big news this morning is a Wall Street Journal op-ed by Paul Ryan, in which he dangles a new offer to President Obama and the Democrats.
WATCH: Bill Clinton Explains Obamacare
September 04, 2013
The Secretary of Explaining Stuff is back on the job. On Wednesday, former President Bill Clinton gave a speech about Obamacare—why it was necessary, how it will work, and what it will do in the future.
A New Howard Dean Scream—for Big Pharma
July 29, 2013
Remember when Howard Dean was a rabble-rousing progressive, the one who ran for president railing against special interests?
My Five Obamacare Anxieties
May 13, 2013
The five scenarios that keep this reform advocate up at night
Why Obamacare Is Not a 'Train Wreck' (Again)
April 29, 2013
But implementing it won't be easy, either.
Everyone's a Queen
April 01, 2013
Is welfare spending, as Republicans now claim, the largest item in the federal budget? Only if you make up a new definition for welfare.
Paul Ryan Ups the Ante
March 05, 2013
Concessions? No. Reports say his next plan will make new demands.