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Entries by Peter Daou from 07/2010

On the Left, a False Choice Fuels the Growing Civil War Over Obama

| Posted 07.06.2010 | Politics

This civil war is premised on a false choice: that an incremental legislative approach and a well-articulated grand ideological vision are mutually exclusive. They're not.

Pull, Pull, Pull to the Left: On Rove's Revisionism and Obama's "Failing" Presidency

| Posted 07.15.2010 | Politics

Unfortunately, the President, his advisers, and many Democratic leaders and strategists are captives of the same Beltway mindset that tells us Iraq is a resounding success and Obama's problem is the liberal blogosphere.

Resolving the "Obama Paradox" (The Most Successful Failed Presidency in a Generation)

| Posted 07.19.2010 | Politics

There is one thing President Obama can do is stand for something worthwhile, and fight for those principles tooth and nail. The real Obama paradox is why that hasn't happened when it's good policy and good politics.