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Karl Rove Pageantry and Democratic National Convention

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics
Victor M. Feraru

I need to hear more from our president. What do you mean by "move our country forward"? How will you do it? Yes, we know you're human. So am I.

Democrats Now "All In" On Healthcare Reform

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Let's look at the poker hand we've been dealt on health care reform. Democrats have now officially gone from "pot committed" to "all in." The stakes, to be blunt, have been raised until they are as high as they can go.

When Political Ideas Have Costs

Scott de Marchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott de Marchi

Talk and inaction are relatively cheap for US legislators, since their own health care plan will remain the same whether or not legislation passes. Political ideas need to have a cost.

Taking Things Off the Table

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama absolutely loves the phrase "everything's on the table." But the time for piling "everything" on "the table" is over. Everything being on the table means that no decisions have been made.

Obama Faces First National Security Failure as Sotomayor and Health Care Hang in the Balance

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kimberly Krautter

Last week's sustained cyber-attacks on some of our country's most sensitive government networks exposed how a country that lives by the technology can also perish by the technology.

Obama Declares Himself President-For-Life (No Fooling!)

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

"I am ashamed at getting my stimulus bill passed so quickly. Republicans, those masters of bipartisanship, offered their sincere efforts to delay this bill for months and, I admit, I ignored them."

Nate Silver: Hard To Dispute Obama Begins Term With More Political Capital Than Reagan | Nate Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In comparison with Ronald Reagan, however, Obama's approval is quite a bit more impressive. Indeed, it is hard to mount a credible argument that Reaga...