Taking Credit for Obama’s Good Stewardship

It’s not impossible that Josh Marshall is right here, and that our man-child president’s ego allows him to believe he...

To Infrastruct or Not To Infrastruct?

I confess it occurred to me shortly after the horror of last Tuesday had begun to settle in that at...

Extending Health Care Coverage to More Americans

I just read a nice, brief history of Democrats’ decades-long, determined work to bring more and more Americans under the umbrella...

Speeches From This Week’s Democratic National Convention

Even in the midst of crisis, she listens to people. And she keeps her cool,” Obama said of Clinton earlier....

Chait: It Is Not 1968

Welcome perspective from one of my go-to voices, Jonathan Chait of New York Magazine: It Is Not 1968 By Jonathan...

Thinking Like a Grown-up

Thanks to Nancy LeTourneau at Political Animal for reminding us of the virtue of thinking like the Tortoise (slowly and...

Constitution-Loving Republicans Flout Constitution to Protect their Party Interests

President Obama spoke last week at the U of Chicago Law School (where he used to teach constitutional law) to, among other...

Tribalism and the Two Stories of America on Display This Election

I’ve been thinking about this marvelous and distressing Facebook posting from our friend Bob Fine the other day, in which...

Watch President Obama’s Speech Yesterday at the Islamic Society of Baltimore

It took me a few sittings to get through this speech, but it was worth it.  And how impressive is...

Readings: Bernie and Hillary, Exploding GOP, Motivated Reasoning

Readings: Bernie and Hillary, Exploding GOP, Motivated Reasoning

My (19-year-old) kid never misses a chance to remind me how Bernie is his guy (and sometimes to throw shade at...