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Final Score in Honduras: Obama 1, Republicans 0

News this morning is that after simmering for four months, the political crisis that has paralyzed Honduras is drawing to a close. In an agreement (English translation)…

Conservatism Ascendant?

Conservative bloggers are crowing about a new Gallup poll showing that 40 percent of Americans describe their political views as conservative, topping moderates (36 percent)…

Defense Authorization Bill a Good First Step

In a February address to a joint session of Congress, President Obama promised to “cut Cold War weapons systems we don’t use.” By signing today’s…

At the White House, Clean Tech Gets a Push

A room full of clean tech entrepreneurs likely would not have been found in the Bush White House. But on Wednesday, October 28, that’s just…

New Afghanistan Strategy in the Offing

It looks like the White House is circling in on a new strategy in Afghanistan that focuses on protecting major population centers like Kabul, Kandahar,…

Build This: A Real Infrastructure Policy for America

Imagine boarding a sleek new bullet train and rocketing from Washington, D.C. to Richmond, VA in under an hour. Imagine creating thousands of durable new…

At State, a New Budgeting Plan Takes Shape

The State Department is involved in a massive project — the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review — that is designed to address a serious “funding…

The Good Health Reform Idea That Everyone’s Ignoring

Writing in The Hill’s Congress Blog, Joseph Minarik of the business group Committee for Economic Development brings up an idea that unfortunately has been largely…

Labor and the Excise Tax on Insurers

From today’s The Hill comes word that the AFL-CIO has fired another volley across the bow of Senate Democrats on the issue of the excise…

Reframing Climate Change

A recently released Pew poll on Americans’ views on climate change should worry progressives. According to the survey, there has been a significant drop in…