It turns out that -- in practice -- the Republican convention chant, "drill baby drill" really meant "spill baby spill." Many rank and file Republicans may not have intended it that way, but that's exactly the way it turned out.
The GOP has done a good job promoting the "deficits are out of control" narrative. But Dems should realize that failure to pass measures that create jobs poses a much graver political danger to members -- and economic danger to the country.
Obama's proposal to regulate health care premiums forcefully reframes the public dialogue in exactly the right terms -- a battle between insurance industry profits and the welfare of average Americans.
This is no Olympic sport. Here in Vancouver from midjight to 2:45am this Saturday morning, a man high up on a construction crane was threatening to jump off. The crane is located right next to the Olympic cauldren and the main media center.
Scott Brown was not elected to be the 51st Republican in the Senate. He was elected to be the 41st Republican. That should not entitle Republicans to block every significant piece of legislation -- to block fundamental change.
The Massachusetts Senate race is a watershed event that has enormous implications for this political year. The media is making it a referendum on Obama and health care reform. But that interpretation is just flat wrong.