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Obama's Clear Yet Muted Trumpet: Hope's Audacity Meets Lowered Expectations

William Bradley | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

A spirited if episodic address delivered by our first black president on the occasion of his second inauguration, acclaimed by most of the media, living up to many expectations of the Democratic base, and... a relatively flat response from the public as a whole. What gives?

Two Reluctant Bargainers

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

With the possibility of a government shutdown looming, it's hard not to see how uncomfortable both Speaker of the House John Boehner and President Barack Obama are at this sort of bare-knuckles game.

Friday Talking Points [153] -- SOTU-palooza

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The past week in politics was, quite obviously, dominated by President Obama's "State Of The Union" speech to Congress. For those of you who may have...

Personal for Mike Bloomberg

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

This letter, available as a document online, was written before the No Labels "show," which flopped big time as you now realize. I won't belabor the ...

The Health Care Reform Summit: Two Areas for Common Ground

Bradford Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bradford Kane

President Obama's health care summit with Republicans and Democrats this week provides a profound opportunity to identify areas of common ground for health care reform.

I'll Give You Post-Partisan

Doris "Granny D" Haddock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There's a bill to provide public funding of elections. There's even a bill to limit corporate speech in elections. All good. But we're facing what may be an historic opportunity to do much more.

The Obama Presidency at One Year: Taking Stock of Bipartisanship and Post-Partisanship

Bradford Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bradford Kane

Bipartisanship and post-partisanship remain central themes and objectives of President Obama's stewardship. But, there is no set rule-book for what these terms mean or how they should be applied.

The Radical Middle Wins in Iowa -- Gay Marriage and the Power of Progressive Centrism

Bill Shireman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Shireman

The Iowa decision illustrates that progress is possible when principled people on the left and right set aside their cultural preferences, and examine their beliefs at a deeper level.

Obama's First Fifteen Days

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

The expansion of SCHIP is a historic health care development and is a reminder that despite the drama, President Obama is able to deliver the change he promised.

Ann Coulter: Move Along, Nothing to See Here

Cindy Handler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cindy Handler

The reason that TV producers return to the well every time she comes out with a new book: they're betting that viewers won't be able to resist rubber-necking at this particular train wreck.

The Post, Post-Partisan President

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Obama may well get some Republicans to cross over and vote for a Democratic plan, but that strategy is not being bipartisan. It is being an astute partisan.

Friday Talking Points [57] -- End Of Prohibition 75th Anniversary Edition

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Brian Williams, NBC's talking head extraordinaire, is probably a decent guy, a guy with whom you could sit down and have a beer. [More on the alcohol...

Negative Campaigning and the Morning After

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

If we are serious about moving the US into a post-partisan, or at least a less partisan, phase, it is neither fair, reasonable nor wise to place all the burden of doing this on the president-elect.

Send This to Your Republican In-laws!

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Frances Moore Lappe

Over the last six decades, whether rich or poor, everyone has done better with Democrats in the White House.