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Scott Lilly

Talking Points Trump Truth in Message-Driven Washington

Wendell Potter | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Politicians have misled voters for as long as there have been politicians. At times, though, and not so long ago, it was not a death wish to claim to be a moderate willing to work with members of the other party. That's hardly possible when message makers call the shots.

Double Dip?: Maybe We Need to Take a Lesson from the Past

Scott Lilly | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business
Scott Lilly

Economists generally classify the economic reversal of 1937 and 1938 as a second depression. It would be tragic if we permitted the new conservative crowd in Washington to repeat it.

Tea Party Republicans Win Earmark Fight

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Mitch McConnell has realized that this battle was really not worth fighting, and has thus thrown in the towel on his opposition to the outright ban on earmarks.