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

CORRECTION: John Eder of Maine, a Green, won state, not national, office.

The talk of war has done its job.
Rove's hopes were far exceeded.
So maybe, with the voting done,
The war itself's not needed.

Well, the elephant is out of the barn now. Congress is lost and whither
Congress, so will go the courts.

Let's take back the Democratic Party and do all we can to beat Bush in 2004.

The Republican wave that swept the country seemed to crash and recede
right at the California border, but only barely.

Right-wing foundation seeks eligible young women for meaningful,
long-term relationship.

The President, let's understand, won a historic victory by committing
politics--shrewd, aggressive, old-fashioned, take-no-prisoners
politics--while the opposition party did the opposite.

Blogs

The New Jersey’s governor’s plan to run on his record of working across the aisle isn’t looking too good.

June 19, 2014

Conservative writer George Will’s highly offensive column has yet to have serious consequences for his career—but perhaps that is about the change.

June 19, 2014

The Iranians are making concessions and Congress is asking for more. 

June 18, 2014

Will the fossil-fuel lobby leverage its considerable pull within the House GOP to ensure Scalise becomes House majority whip?

June 18, 2014

McConnell fights for “the little guy” at a secret billionaire summit.

June 18, 2014

The Tea Party is losing influence, and centrist Republicans are losing patience with it.

June 18, 2014

The federal government is really bad at preserving records—and this has led to many scandals.

June 18, 2014

Kentucky’s US Senate race takes off-the-record to the public.

June 17, 2014

Dispatches from the party of "no" (and not much else).

June 17, 2014

There are some political races in America that are classic examples of a healthy democracy in action. Kentucky’s US Senate race is not one of them.

June 16, 2014