Why Bob McDonnell's Fall Is So Damaging to the Republican Brand
January 22, 2014
How Bob McDonnell's transformation from religious-right crusader into pro-business conservative makes his fall more damaging to Republicans.
The Republican Reaction to the Polar Vortex Explains Why So Many Scientists Are Democrats
January 08, 2014
When I walked to work Tuesday morning, it was 4 degrees Fahrenheit, the coldest temperature I've experienced in the last two years living in Washington, D.C.
Republicans Discover Poverty. Now What?
January 07, 2014
Taking a lead from Pope Francis, Republicans are suddenly talking about poverty. This would be a good first step: Stop slashing the safety net.
Here Come the Green Conservatives (Shhh!)
December 18, 2013
A group of Michigan Republicans is pushing the state toward reliance on renewable energy sources, and away from coal.
Five Ways Republicans Screwed Up in 2013 (According to a Conservative)
December 15, 2013
Republicans have had, contrary to what The New Republic often claims, a pretty good year. The Affordable Care Act has had a disastrous start and President Barack Obama's approval rating has even dipped below 40 percent in some polls.
The politics of the pipeline are more complicated than you thought
Yes, Even Nelson Mandela Could Say Dumb Things
December 12, 2013
Just because a bunch of people said stupid things about one of the century's most amazing men does not mean that Mandela didn't make some grievous errors in judgement.
Sorry, Tom Corbett: Purple Pennsylvanians have little taste for truly conservative governance.
Six Reasons To Be Optimistic About States Expanding Medicaid
November 27, 2013
From the moment that the Supreme Court allowed states to opt out of the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of Medicaid – in a 7-2 ruling joined by Justices Breyer and Kagan – I’ve been among the more pessimistic when it comes to assessing the willingnes
After today’s Senate vote to eliminate the use of the filibuster for presidential nominees (except for the Supreme Court), Mitch McConnell vowed revenge. Evoking the tragicomic specter of unified Republican control over government, the minority leade