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President Obama Reportedly Settles on Afghan Strategy

McClatchy is reporting that the Obama administration has decided on a strategy that will involve sending at least 34,000 more American troops to Afghanistan. At…

Accounting Reform for…Biofuels?

From yesterday’s Boston Globe comes an op-ed on the need for sound accounting guidelines when it comes to bioenergy and greenhouse gas emissions: The problem:…

The ACORN Derangement Syndrome Goes Viral

When you’ve been away from blogging, and from regular access to political news, for more or less a month, as I have, there’s a lot…

The Proper Context for Afghanistan

Over at Democracy Arsenal, Michael Cohen — with whom I spent an interesting, accidental 48 hours in Dubai trying to get to Afghanistan as election…

Progressives and the Filibuster—Round 2

One of the functions of The Progressive Fix is to not only to provide an online outlet for “pragmatic progressives” but also to demonstrate that…

RIP Compassionate Conservatism

The Republican message on extending health care coverage can be summed up in two words: “Bah, humbug.” In taking a purely obstructionist stance, the GOP…

The Progressive Challenge in Afghanistan

Lorelei Kelly at the New Strategic Security Initiative issues a thoughtful challenge to progressives over at the Huffington Post: If progressives really want to help…

Dispatches from the Republican Self-Immolation, Vol. 2

Another week, another dozen reminders of the insanity that has engulfed the Republican Party. First is this absolutely astounding poll from Public Policy Polling: PPP’s…

Lieberman and Ft. Hood, Cont’d

Yesterday, I railed on Joe Lieberman for convening a witch hunt over the Ft. Hood shootings. One man’s witch hunt is another’s “responsible statesmanship,” per…

Drive Like a Jetson

When you watch an episode of “The Jetsons,” what gets you isn’t so much that Elroy wore an antenna on his head or that the…