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How to be a Real “Redistributionist”
September 20, 2012

Here are a few things Obama could do if he wanted to be a real (or more effective) “redistributionist.”

Why Is Romney Afraid to Talk About Tax Cuts?
September 14, 2012

Until recently, Republican presidential candidates wouldn't shut up about cutting taxes. Now Romney avoids the subject.

This Should Be Obama’s Answer to ‘Are You Better Off?’
September 04, 2012

Why it's legitimate to ask whether Americans are better off, and how Obama should answer.

Whatever Happened To Tax Cuts?
August 30, 2012

Has the GOP relegated talk of tax cuts to quiet rooms?

National Review, Race, And Me
August 29, 2012

I answer National Review's absurd claim that it's Democrats (including me!), not Republicans, who have introduced race into the 2012 campaign.

Why Mitt Romney Wants to Be Like James K. Polk
August 28, 2012

Romney's looking to the 11th U.S. president as a model. Does it have anything to do with Polk's importance to Mormon history?

Romney’s Losing Strategy
August 27, 2012

TAMPA—As they assemble in Tampa, the Republicans should consider not just whether they can win back the presidency in November, but whether they can create a viable majority that can endure past an election cycle. But they won’t. Mitt Romney and his party are oblivious to their longer term prospects.

Mad Murdoch Maligns Mousy Mitt
August 24, 2012

What's behind Rupert Murdoch's mistrust of Romney?

The Definitive Guide to the Medicare Debate
August 22, 2012

My best effort to cut through the Romney-Ryan doublespeak on Medicare and explain what they really want.

Paul Ryan’s V.P. Nomination Kills Off Moderate Republicanism For Good
August 12, 2012

On the surface, Mitt Romney’s selection of Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential running mate is both daring and smart. It’s daring, obviously, because Ryan’s budgetary vision of a drastically reduced federal government presents such an existential threat to liberalism that it may unite Democrats in a death-or-glory stand behind President Obama. But it’s smart because Ryan has been one of the only Republicans since Ronald Reagan capable of inspiring the right while reassuring moderates.