If you want to make money in the stock market, buy low and sell high. If you want to get and hold elective office in two-party America, secure your base in the primary and win the middle in the general.
If anything can save Democrats now, it's populism -- the notion that standing with 80 percent of Americans is real power. That's why the White House and progressives should be cheering the decision striking down an individual mandate.
Progressives should be fearful about the economy. However we should not strive to be rid of fear, but rather to harness and master this fear. I am confident we can do this, with or without Barack Obama.
Behind any big historic political bargain there are usually big, bottom-line self interests. The case of the tax deal negotiated by the Democratic White House and Republican Leadership is no exception.
Let's be clear. The Republican Party has only one core value: massive economic benefits for the wealthiest Americans. And they'll sacrifice the welfare of everyone else who is gullible enough to vote for them in order to get it.
With right-wing Republicans soon to have a majority in the House of Representatives, the Progressive Caucus will become more important. Last week, the Progressive Caucus picked new leaders. I'd like you to get to know them, and for them to get to know you.
Despite conservative hysteria about the effects of a carbon price on the economy, the fact is that the amounts of money in question aren't that big in the context of the federal budget, much less the U.S. economy.
I don't believe we fully grasp the likelihood of Palin actually winning the presidency. Despite the giddy snickering at the notion, she could seriously do it. It's happened before, and we underestimate the frivolity of the American voter at our own risk.
President Obama will stop in Indiana on Tuesday. This visit is likely to further aggravate the un- and under-employed throughout the Rust Belt. Obama's administration appears to have learned little since its election defeat.
Progressives need to build a permanent grassroots infrastructure, so that they begin treating politics as a year-round endeavor and not merely show up at the last minute to endorse a lesser-of-two-evils candidate.
One of the most infuriating threads of the story of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is the lack of accountability for out-of-control private contractors, sending the message that they can get away with anything, including murder.