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Republicans in Congress have set aside $20 million for a gala in Washington to celebrate victory in Iraq and Afghanistan. The party may be postponed for a while, but the program has been drafted--and we've got a copy.
Democratic gains in Statehouses around the country validated Howard
Dean's "50-state strategy" and set the stage for a long process of party
It's always a bad idea to rely on your opponents to be knaves and fools.
It worked for the Democrats this time. But what about next time?
Economic populism was the most underreported story of the midterms and
will be the cornerstone of any new Democratic majority.
Jimmy Carter's bold new book on the plight of Palestinians has piqued
Congressional Democrats who tailor their views to the Israel lobby.
The Pennsylvania Democrat's opposition to the Iraq War and Pelosi's endorsement couldn't match
Steny Hoyer's seniority, experience and connections to House Democrats.
It's time for Democrats to break out of their risk-averse habits and
blaze a new trail--if they can only remember how.
The party of permanent war--which includes lawmakers like Biden, Emanuel
and Lantos--is regrouping for a counterattack, their numbers refreshed
by a phalanx of incoming Blue Dogs.
Claire McCaskill's victory in Missouri proves that moral politics is growing more expansive--and less Republican--as values voters waken to the moral bankruptcy of the religious right.
Democratic Congressional leaders are taking the first steps toward
real reform to clean up corruption, rein in lobbyists, limit earmarks
and insure greater transparency in government.
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