To deal with the underlying sense of anxiety and anger, nothing will work for Democrats in the fall besides actually creating more jobs -- more short term economic opportunity. The fact is that voting for jobs is always good politics.
The restriction on American travel to Cuba not only limits our freedom, it actually prevents the presumed goal of our policy to open up Cuba. That's just plain dumb. And the same goes for our economic "boycott".
Much of the "horse race" coverage of the yesterday's primaries has failed to focus on three key lessons that have important implications for the direction of American politics and the elections this fall.
It turns out that -- in practice -- the Republican convention chant, "drill baby drill" really meant "spill baby spill." Many rank and file Republicans may not have intended it that way, but that's exactly the way it turned out.
The GOP has done a good job promoting the "deficits are out of control" narrative. But Dems should realize that failure to pass measures that create jobs poses a much graver political danger to members -- and economic danger to the country.
Obama's proposal to regulate health care premiums forcefully reframes the public dialogue in exactly the right terms -- a battle between insurance industry profits and the welfare of average Americans.
This is no Olympic sport. Here in Vancouver from midjight to 2:45am this Saturday morning, a man high up on a construction crane was threatening to jump off. The crane is located right next to the Olympic cauldren and the main media center.