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Bill Galston

Learning From 2014 and Turning to 2016: Democrats Still Need a Compelling Economic Message

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 02.22.2015 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

The greatest mystery of the 2014 mid-term election is the question of why all of our leading analysts knew how important it is for Democrats to have a compelling economic message aimed at middle class voters, and yet we managed to get to the end of the election cycle without coalescing around an effective narrative.

Is Congress Simply No Fun Anymore?

National Journal | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics

When Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-La., announced this week that he would retire from his seat after 10 years in the House, he cited his frustrations with ...

Fiscal Reform from the Radical Center

Will Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Marshall

The big question is what impact the midterm election will have on the politics of fiscal evasion. Here's hoping that President Obama will give a close look to fiscal discipline that demands equal sacrifice from the left and the right.