Democratic partisans spread the blame around: President Obama, party leaders, lethargic blue voters, and a hostile media. Nonetheless, there are five elementary lessons to be learned from the debacle.
This country needs a movement that will challenge the agenda of McConnell and his closest allies, the Koch brothers and Wall Street.
Warren's elevation is the latest instance of fundraising prowess helping to open the gates to party leadership, a trend that cements money's role in politics and could worsen polarization.
If you abuse someone no matter what he does, he might as well stand his ground. That is what our 44th president, at long last, appears to be doing.
The 2014 election was just as disastrous as 2010. Many observers now agree that Democrats again lost big because they failed to offer a clear economic message to economically insecure voters -- and they once again failed to attack Republicans for sabotaging action to create jobs.
The media has always played an essential role in shaping our opinions. Right now there is much too great a focus on the gender of -- rather than on the professional successes of -- power women.
As someone who has spent my career focused on domestic economic issues, including a stint of my own at the Treasury Department, I know how important these issues are and how much the people in Treasury can shape policies.
No one else can more effectively reshape the message and policy agenda of the Democratic Party, and there's no better way for her to do so than with the platform of a White House run.
Many are now pointing out that Warren's elevation pretty much assures she won't be running for president in 2016, but then we never really believed she would run in the first place. At this point, she'll be much more effective within the Senate Democrats.
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It's up to either party to educate the public with regards to their respective platforms, courses of action, and vision of the future. And if they don't give us something to vote for, can they really expect us to keep voting against something else?
What is the TPP? A giant trade agreement between the U.S. and 12 Pacific Rim nations now being negotiated in secret. Well, mostly in secret. Around 600 corporations have seen a draft. Yet Congress and the public still have not.
As recriminations continue over whose fault it is that Democrats lost the Senate, one potential positive is Hillary Rodham Clinton will be able to run full-out against the ultra-conservative Congress.
ithout someone willing to express a vision, articulate it and stick to it, the Millenials won't show. The McConnells will keep winning, sowing apathy and dysfunction to keep us from even wanting to pay attention.
Say a fond farewell to the 2014 Seinfeld campaign. Unfortunately, it probably won't be the last corrupt big money-dominated campaign about absolutely nothing.
So far there haven't been very many progressives willing to stick their head out there and say they're willing to take on Team Hillary. I understand that the Washington media is saying that she can't be beat. That's hilarious. Isn't that exactly what they said in 2008?