Today looks grim for Democrats. Maybe it looks particularly grim for young idealistic Democratic staffers and interns, but today the future begins. Historic perspective is a luxury I did not have in 1994.
I served with the president in the Illinois Senate. The Obama I knew then was able to drop the partisan wall separating him from a common-sense solution. I've seen less of that Obama in the last two years.
After the strong showing of the Republicans in the midterm elections, the president needs to promote strongly the ideas of Elizabeth Warren -- what we need in financial services, above all else, is much more transparency.
There is an ironic coincidence of timing in the rise of the tea party and the absence of any blacks in the U.S. Senate. One of the tea party movement's major proposals calls for the repeal of the 17th Amendment.
After a historic 2010 election night, the results are in. The Republicans took control of the House and made significant gains in the Senate. Here, you can read the latest analysis from HuffPost bloggers and vote for the opinions you like best.