If you're wondering why every president ends up with white hair when he leaves office, please read on because this post is for you. I have been critic...
As the 2016 election approaches, it is likely that we will also be told that having a clear nominee early in the process, rather than a hard-fought, and potentially nasty, campaign for the nomination will be good for the party. This idea is intuitive and attractive, but it should be noted that it also completely false.
The challenges that have kept progressive populists from winning presidential elections and creating a lasting majority movement are still there. This blog post lays out the challenges I think we have to overcome, and a strategy for doing so.
Two years is the equivalent of twenty years in political time, but there have been some recent political twists and turns that may profoundly affect t...
Maybe the real scandal is what's not considered scandalous! ...
At the least, Brown clearly wants to influence the politics of 2016, which prompts this discussion of his first three presidential campaigns, each of which was telling and intriguing in its own ways.
In 1955 the U.S. detonated a nuclear weapon. Men nearby huddled in fear, praying for their lives. Some died instantly. Others lost their sight or had the skin ripped off their bodies. However, these were not enemies of the U.S. They were Americans.
The Daily Caller, a conservative web publication, devoted much space in recent years to attacks on critics of America's for-profit colleges, echoing claims made by for-profit college owners at a time when that controversial industry has been seeking to avoid accountability.
A valid criticism of the Affordable Care Act is that it doesn't do enough to control health care costs. But all is not lost. Progress can be made to control health care costs. And once again, Massachusetts might be able to lead the way.
The worst thing that can happen to a politician is that a scandal breaks that reinforces the existing narrative. In this case, it's really not a surprise that Christie's now battling accusations of bullying.
As the United States debates its global role in the post-Iraq and post-Afghanistan era and as new calls are made to narrow the wealth gap in the country it is important to revisit the ideas of the real Martin Luther King.
Blake Mycoskie is casual, a bit scruffy, but can hit a camera mark and deliver his company's message in 30 seconds on the nose, like a suited up CEO. He's got a laidback surfer vibe, but speaks with the precision of a fine-tuned press release.
2014 promises another string of wins for policies like paid sick days that boost the economic security of families and of the economy overall. Recently two political leaders reminded us of the urgency of our task.
President Barack Obama's vacation schedule reflected the reality of this holiday season in which Christmas and New Year's Day each fell upon a Wednesday, with long weekends bleeding into long weekends. Now he's back and so is the working new year, at last functionally upon us, which will be odd and intriguing.
I share a similar mindset with President Clinton with respect to most issues and initiatives. Where we differ profoundly is on the issue of Obamacare....
Don't get carried away analyzing the presence of Bill and Hillary Clinton at the de Blasio inauguration. Starting this week, it is de Blasio who is the big show, not the Clintons.