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Phil A. Buster and Democratic Regrets

In an interesting argument over at OpenLeft about the biggest mistake recently made by Democrats, Chris Bowers suggests that fighting Republican efforts to gut the…

Keeping the Record Straight on the Midterm Landscape

At CQ today, Roll Call columnist and election handicapper Stu Rothenberg has a piece today complaining about Democrats who are arguing that it was inevitable…

Dems and Spending: There Will be Blood

The Congressional Budget Office’s latest fiscal forecasts confirm that America faces a fiscal emergency. The national debt is projected to double as a share of…

History Does Not Repeat Itself — It Doesn’t Even Rhyme

Somehow the summer of 2010 has become the winter of liberals’ discontent. The blogosphere and MSNBC are rife with handwringing liberals wondering, “Is Barack Obama…

Celebrating Unemployment

It’s hardly news that state and local governments around the country are laying off workers and reducing services in the current economic and fiscal climate….

Why Democrats Must Change the Defense Budget Process, Now

For the first time in my life, I think I agree with John Boehner (R-OH) when it comes to national security. Well, sort of. (And trust…

Congress and Climate: The Long View

As you know by now, no climate bill will emerge from this Congress. Most have picked up Lindsey Graham’s metaphor — “cap and trade is…

Getting Serious About Education: Why Can We Measure Students But Not Teachers?

Last week, Michelle Rhee, chancellor of D.C. public schools, made national news by firing 241 — six percent — of the District’s teachers deemed underperformers….

Wikileaks: Lack of Editorial Discretion

Does the existence of a whistle-blower website like Wikileaks do more harm or good? Decisions about exposing information to the public depends on nuance and…

Primary Day in Oklahoma

If it’s Tuesday, there must be another primary election, and today’s is in Oklahoma, where both parties are holding gubernatorial primaries, and there are a…