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Tonight is the finale for insiders and outsiders in Los Angeles this
week: In a few hours, Al Gore will be giving his acceptance speech at
the Staples Center.

Less than a hour after George Bush concluded his party's
have-a-nice-election convention with a vapid but beyond-the-expectations
acceptance speech, a source deep within the Gore camp called me

Democrats gather in Los Angeles facing large questions not just about
their success in November but also about the direction of their party.
George W.

A part of me recoils at the thought of adding even a syllable to the
ocean of pontifical sludge emanating from the Republican confab in
Philadelphia, so mind-numbingly inane and diligently dece

On the eve of the Democratic convention, the challenge to Democrats is
to recognize the limits of the current economic boom and act boldly to
assist those left behind.

Have you ever wondered who really benefited from the Gulf War,
which will be celebrated this week at the Republican National Convention
as the crowning, if singular, achievement of the presidency

American politicians are not noted for their historical self-consciousness.

After the House passed President Clinton's China trade bill, Richard
Trumka, AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer, issued a threat: "The 163
Republicans and 73 Democrats that voted for China trade yeste

The federal law that gave us "welfare reform" expires in September 2002.

So what was the matter with Kasich?
And what was so bad about Dole?
And why did we sour on poor Gary Bauer
And find naught in Hatch to extol?

Blogs

Activists disrupt Henry Kissinger’s testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

January 29, 2015

If Rubio really wanted to position himself for 2016, he could seize on the implications of his question for a broader immigration reform bill: Adjustment for All!

January 28, 2015

Debunking climate change and other myths of liberal “science.”

January 27, 2015

Sheldon Silver and the history of “Legislative Corruption”.

January 23, 2015

GOP leaders replaced one abortion restriction for another in a demonstration of pure pandering. 

January 22, 2015

Why did Democrats wait until now to make a sharp left economic turn?

January 15, 2015

A new report points to states for the way forward.

January 9, 2015

Could the new civil rights movement thwart the Staten Island DA’s ambitions?

January 8, 2015

From demanding Obama's birth certificate to advocating a return to landowner-only voting rights, the newest contender for House Speaker has quite a track record.

January 6, 2015

The fresh face of the Republican Party voted twice against making Martin Luther King Day a holiday.

December 31, 2014