Teddy Roosevelt, Not-So-Great Reformer
March 14, 2014
The liberal consensus is that Teddy Roosevelt was a great progressive. But his popularity makes it hard to see an alternative: progressivism with power not in the hands of corporate managers, or oligarchs.
An Incoherent Harper's Essay Suggests There's No Difference Between Obama and Republicans
March 12, 2014
A new Harper's essay attacks Obama from the left—and is incoherent about the vast gap between liberals and conservatives
Putin's Been Wanting Crimea for a Long, Long Time
March 05, 2014
Vladimir Putin isn't invading Crimea or trying to secure the land around which his warm-water fleet is based, no, no. He is protecting Russian speakers from brazen fascist aggression on the part of the Ukrainians.
Obama's agenda embraces things that work. Paul Ryan's embraces revolutionary chaos.
Obama gave a long interview about Israel and Iran. But you have to speak the right language to understand what he really said.
Why Is Robert Gates Angry?
February 25, 2014
Robert Gates was one of the most effective secretaries of defense in recent history. He was also one of the most restrained—until now.
The Inconsistency in Obama's Iraq-Haunted Thinking on Syria
January 31, 2014
Obama says he considers foreign policy in its particulars. But that's not the case with Syria.
The Inequality Speech That Wasn't
January 29, 2014
Yes, he used the "i" word. But was it that different than all that's come before?
17 Charts About Economic Inequality Obama Should Read Before The State of The Union
January 27, 2014
Income inequality is at its highest since 1928. What does this mean for the State of the Union?
The Best State of the Union Addresses, Ever
January 26, 2014
When President Barack Obama delivers his sixth State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday, he is expected to address ways of combatting economic inequality, as well as reforming immigration and the NSA.