By adopting a moderate framing and language that appeals to both centrist thought leaders and disenchanted Republican moderates and independents, the environment could become to the left what race has been to the right.
Last week former New York Times editor Bill Keller had a column that distinguished the "left-left" and the center-left. However, what's more important than the labeling is the main line of distinction Keller tries to draw.
Democrats need to give the American people a reason to support their party, and in my mind they can do that by supporting the public financing of elections and passing an amendment canceling out the Citizens United decision.
There is little evidence that Obama's current approval ratings have anything to do with a rightward shift, and the entire conversation rests on the premise that Obama was governing from the left in the first place.
Elena Kagan -- safe, no record, never challenged power in any meaningful way, never stood up for progressive ideology, beloved by the establishment in Washington -- the perfect Obama candidate. I'm tired of it.
While we understand that Barack Obama is a Democrat, we're encouraged by many of his policies that are conservative in the truest sense. There are some questions, though, that we'd like Senator Obama to answer.