The L Word Lives
January 30, 2013
Not long ago, Republicans used "liberal" as an epithet, Democrats hid from it, and conflict-averse news outlets avoided it. That's changed.
Obama's Second Inaugural Will Stand the Test of Time
January 21, 2013
Presidents use their inaugural addresses as an opportunity to talk about the future.
Jay Rockefeller's Retirement Isn't As Bad For Democrats As You Think
January 12, 2013
When West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller announced this morning that he won't seek reelection to the Senate in 2014, political commentators immediately downgraded Democrats' chances of holding his Senate seat. Politico wrote that Rockefeller’s retirement put the seat in deeply conservative “in play,” while The Fix’s Sean Sullivan said that Rockefeller’s retirement "boosted" Republican hopes.
The Washington Post's Confused Anti-Hagel Crusade
January 11, 2013
WaPo's editorial board has given two completely opposite reasons for disliking Hagel.
A Brief History of Joe Biden's Up-and-Down Vice Presidency
January 07, 2013
Just a few weeks ago, Beltway tongues were gossiping about Vice President Joe Biden being a second-term neuter. See, for instance, the Politico article, "Joe Biden waits on sidelines," which opened like this: "Vice President Joe Biden walked the halls of Congress and hosted top-level talks at Blair House during the last fiscal showdown. This time, he’s roaming the aisles of Costco." Then, all of a sudden, Obama gave Biden charge of the gun violence task force he formed in the wake of the Newtown massacre.
Everybody Was Freaking Out Over the Fiscal Cliff Tuesday. Here's Why.
December 18, 2012
Boehner opts for Plan B. Maybe it's time for Plan C.
A Fiscal Deal Is Emerging—But Is It Any Good?
December 17, 2012
Obama and Boehner may be near agreement on the fiscal cliff. Should liberals be satisfied?
"Right to Work" Isn't a Civil Right. But Unionizing Should Be
December 13, 2012
The adoption of so-called "right to work" legislation in Michigan, of all places, represents an historic setback for organized labor. First, Republicans went after public employees in the birthplace of public unions, Wisconsin. And now they have taken the fight to private employee unions in the cradle of modern industrial unionism.