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.

A Conservative Congressman Gets Flak About the Keystone Pipeline—From the Right
December 12, 2013

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.

Tom Corbett Went From Establishment Republican to Tea Party Ally. Bad Move.
November 28, 2013

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

Democrats Will Pay for Nuking the Filibuster. But They Would Have Paid, Anyway.
November 22, 2013

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

Nuking the Filibuster Is Great. Sanctimonious Beltway Types Just Won't Admit It.
November 21, 2013

Stop mourning bipartisan comity, sanctimonious Beltway scolds! It died a long time before the filibuster did.