Not long ago, the most prominent supporters of the public option were touting it as essential for health care reform. Now, suddenly, it's incidental; its supporters are no longer principled -- they're pernicious.
Serious people assure us that there just aren't the votes to pass a public option. You know, there is one way to find out. Take the damn vote.
The Bennet public option letter can only be characterized as the worst form of manipulation of Democratic voters by the White House.
The lesson Obama should have learned from the Kennedys is that you need to know how and when to be tough and how to use your power well.
Good news for geeks like me everywhere. Word has it that there's a Doctor Who feature film in production, and that the project is being pursued with a...
Will all the "persons of the year" who made Obamamania happen get out and work long hours to stem the reactionary tide in 2010? If they do, it will have to be for the cause. The story won't be about them any more.
Rahm Emanuel seems to think his job is to grow the Democratic Party larger and larger, but he's forgotten that his real objective is to win the war.
As a movement, we'll never succeed in moving the nation leftward by engaging in dumb, kneejerk politics and by demonizing a president who is arguably the most sympathetic to progressivism in generations.
There's been a lot of analysis about why Democrats lost the Massachusetts Senate race, because it was so obvious. Failing to accomplish what you camp...
What went wrong with health care reform? Everything. Almost immediately, this debate was a diversion from the most pressing issue facing Americans -- an anemic economy with unemployment numbers never seen in our lifetime.
On October 30th, 2009 Arianna participated in a debate about the future of capitalism at Regent University. The debate was the University's seventh f...
Pass health care reform via reconciliation the way George W. Bush rammed through his tax cuts. By November 2012, even the Tea Baggers will appreciate and defend their new-found health coverage.
In today's Wilshire & Washington, we dive head first into Perry vs. Schwarzenegger, the trial to overthrow the anti-same-sex marriage Proposition 8 in...
Welcome back to my annual outright theft of The McLaughlin Group's awards categories for the past year in politics.
Progressives can be as bad as teabaggers, with their chronic dissatisfaction, ideological disdain for compromise, and limited understanding of historical precedent.
If you think Howard Dean has gone too far left on health care reform or Jane Hamsher has attacked Obama too hard from the left -- then, fantastic, you are now officially a moderate! And more importantly, so is Obama.