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The Democratic muddle continues in post-election hangover. The
corporate wing of the party, the Democratic Leadership Council, once
more urges the party to move even further to the right.

Voters felt devalued and heard no message, so many of them stayed home.

Raise a Glass to the Stay-at-Home Voter?

How dismal was election night 2002?

"Debacle 2002" is already in reruns but has been replaced by a new
dramatic series called "Zero 4," which chronicles some familiar
characters and a few new faces running for President.

With Republicans in full control in Washington, next year's prospects
are grim.

In defeat, Democrats have convened their perennial circular firing
squad, issuing salvos of what Groucho Marx used to call
departee--what they should have said.

Nancy Pelosi, a Democratic leader who knows how to fight and what to fight for.

(With apologies, once again, to Stephen Sondheim and his demon barber)

Trading in their books for buckets, welfare recipients learn
"responsibility."

As Congress squabbles over how and whether to revamp the welfare law,
one thing is clear: The Bush Administration has marriage on the mind.
The Administration has already promised to make marri

Blogs

Nobody saw this vote coming—but progressive activism delivered a shocking result Friday in Congress.

June 12, 2015

Senators John McCain and Dianne Feinstein have introduced a measure to prevent the CIA from evading the bans on torture that are already law. 

June 10, 2015

The Corinthian strikers are asking for debt justice, not forgiveness.

June 10, 2015

It is worth pausing to consider how far things have moved since the Snowden revelations.

June 2, 2015

An idea that didn't formall exist six weeks ago is picking up a lot of steam.

May 27, 2015

Senate cloture vote limits debate, restricts amendments and erects another barrier to honest discourse about trade policy.

May 21, 2015

With less than 24 hours to act on surveillance reform, things in the Senate have gotten dramatic. 

May 20, 2015

Too many derailments, too many bridge collapses. The neglect has got to stop.

May 13, 2015

Why does the White House keep telling reporters the public is lining up behind the trade push?

May 13, 2015

The White House has been going hard against Elizabeth Warren for making this claim—but she’s right.

May 12, 2015